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Which email service do you use ?

28 days ago from

I try to relay less on big companies that parse your data for advertisement profiles (like gmail), and as I need to host a new professional address, I was wondering what email service providers my DN colleagues here could recommend and/or share experiences of.

13 comments

  • Graham FGraham F, 27 days ago

    I switched to Fastmail about 3 years ago and highly recommend.

    5 points
  • Andrew C, 27 days ago

    I tried using Squirrel awhile ago. It was just kind of a nightmare to find old stuff. Back to Gmail.

    2 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 27 days ago

    Amazon SES with Postfix here. Looking to possibly transition to Mail-In-A-Box on a dedicated EC2 instance soon.

    https://mailinabox.email/

    1 point
  • Mark DavisMark Davis, 27 days ago

    I've been slowly moving my things into ProtonMail. Yes, the good stuff requires a paid-plan, but at least I'm not the product.

    1 point
  • T. F., 27 days ago

    Quick Update: I have done some research, and these are my selections filtered by privacy, feature set & sustainable engery usage:

    • Posteo: Pro: green energy, super private Con: no spam folder, no custom email domain

    • Proton: Pro: private, custom domain, Con: no imap or very limited, third party email app support

    • Mailbox.org: Pro: 100% green energy, private, great feature set, 31 Days free trail, custom domain Cons: None yet !

    Helpful Blog Posts I used:

    1 point
    • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, 26 days ago

      I'm using https://mxroute.com/. Really good support.

      0 points
    • Pedro Pimenta, 25 days ago

      I've been using Mailbox.org for the last 2+ years and I'm super happy! It's 1€/month for 2gb for email (enough until now), Calendar and Contacts also synced, good Android support with OX Sync apps. There's also an "Office" thing but it's not amazing and sharing features with others are almost null.

      But my favourite feature? Disposable addresses. God damn isn't that awesome? I can subscribe to whatever I want by making a disposable address that disappears automatically after 1 month (you can add more time whenever you want and you can delete it whenever you want too) and that's not banned from any service (never happened to me yet). Can't live without it now...

      0 points
      • T. F., 25 days ago

        I also choice Mailbox.org now because of all its features and progressive pricing model (there's a slider that you can actually adjust on how much space and cloud storage you need). Much more customizable in pricing than the other big players who offer you packages for so much stuff one does not need. I haven't tried out its Desposable Addresses yet, but they seemed super handy and I was surprised no other providers were offering them yet. Much better than going for some shady forward service.

        Good to hear that the 2GB for 1Euro per month lasted you for 2 years already.

        Did you have any problems with getting mails not delivered, or that the service is not accessable ?

        0 points
        • Pedro Pimenta, 23 days ago

          Good to hear that the 2GB for 1Euro per month lasted you for 2 years already.

          Yes, I usually delete mails and save any attachments if they're important, although lately I have been more lax with this.

          Did you have any problems with getting mails not delivered, or that the service is not accessable ?

          I felt I had some hiccups in the beggining, but maybe it was just my fault, i don't remember what happened. It has not happened again. It may be slower to receive emails than Gmail, but we're talking seconds, it is not a problem for me.

          1 point
        • Pedro Pimenta, 23 days ago

          The good thing about using any email provider (that supports custom domain) is that you can change providers anytime but still keep your email address.

          1 point
  • Sergey BogachevSergey Bogachev, 15 days ago

    I used mailchimp earlier, but now there are too many paid features, literally everything needs to be paid

    0 points