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    What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a FREE email/webmail service (like Gmail/Outlook.com) -- not a client like Thunderbird -- that is 1) professional 2) free 3) preferably open-source.

    Any suggestions? I've tried openmailbox.org and like that a little.

    Thanks!

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    gmail.

    to make it "professional" get a domain host & domain and have email there with your domain. or use gmail and just use your domain on their email (even cheaper). i think it only costs about 20 USD per year to do that.
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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    Don't know, I'd have to ask the NSA

    No seriously, gmail. Locked into the google eco-system on all sides (gmail, apps, blogger, feedburner, webmaster tools, feedburner analytics, adsense etc etc)
    Oh well, I'll live with it.
    I hardly send/receive any real personal emails anyway.

    No secrets to be found here, please move on.
    Last edited by Mephisto Pheles; September 13th, 2013 at 09:49 AM.

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    Anyone running an email service needs to pay for it. So, they're either going to call it "free" and sell your data, send you ads, etc., or they're just going to bill you.

    I prefer the latter. I use Fastmail and like it.

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    Tbh I use three, gmail, outlook and operamail.

    I agree with Mephisto you do kind of get locked in. I have been with opera since erm 2000 i think it was they introduced it, gmail since it was in betas and outlook/hotmail for years as it was to do with work.

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    I switched to Fastmail after accidentally deleting a 40,000-message Gmail account that dated from the beta. (Surprisingly easy, and the recovery tools did not work.)

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    I recommend FastMail, too. It's relatively cheap and has a nice web interface. I used it previously, and I think I'm going to move back. The low end plan is $5/year, but $40/year will let you use your own domain: https://www.fastmail.fm/pages/fastma...ricingtbl.html

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    Gmail for my real accounts. I keep a hotmail(outlook) account just for random sites which require an email account. For example, the Ubuntu forums. Being kind of an exhibitionist I don't really worry about the NSA. Seriously, I think it is appalling that they spy on us like that, but I doubt that they would get anything useful from me except a lot of data smog (Reminds me of a pick pocket who once went through my pocket and all he managed to steal from me was a piece of napkin which I have just blown my nose on)
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; September 13th, 2013 at 09:34 PM.

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    I have this guy that comes to the door every weekday. He is professional, free, but I'm not sure about the open-source.

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    Re: What Email Service do you Guys Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by echotech2 View Post
    I have this guy that comes to the door every weekday. He is professional, free, but I'm not sure about the open-source.
    Not really free unless you are evading taxes.

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