I want to switch away from gmail

I want to stop using google services as much as possible, which is why I want to switch to a different email service. I don’t know which one I should switch too though. It would be great if someone could recommend a good alternative.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Use ProtonMail for generic, common stuff wherever your personal name and identity is attached. The reason is simple - it is the most commonly accepted email provider outside of GMail or Outlook.

If you want a secure private email for discrete communications, pick a better alternative from this guide https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/email.html

This is my personally applied strategy.

@ajz
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Good green and cheap choices : Posteo and Mailbox.org

Tanka
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I can highly recommend Posteo. I have been using it for several years. It costs 12€ a year, but in my opinion that is a rather ridiculous amount to really think twice. In addition, you also get 2 alias email addresses. And if you don’t want to have a “xyz@posteo.de” address you can also choose to have e.g. a “@posteo.net” or “@posteo.com” email.

Oue
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If you need more alias addresses, you could pair with anonaddy.com and forward to one of your posteo aliases.

@fourstepper
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I think that they don’t own the posteo.com domain, just net

That said, I use posteo also and like the service a lkt

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@spytfyre
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At the end of the day it will depend on the amount of money that you are willing to spend on this (and 0 is a perfectly valid choice) but what I would suggest is that regardless of provider, you buy and use your own domain so that

  • you own your identity
  • can change providers in the future without sending a notice to all your contacts about the change
@datendefekt
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I would second this. We have a .me domain and the costs including hosting are just a few euros a month. Pretty effortless actually.

One thing I did notice is that some people sometimes don’t receive my emails. I guess that over-restrictive spam filters filter out the .me domain.

poVoq
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When you buy a domain from OVH, they give you a super simple webspace (called “start 10m”) and a single email with it, so it actually only costs a few euros a year to get a personal email.

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poVoq
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Imho that seems like the best solution in general… it is better to buy a domain anyways if you want to self-host some stuff, but self-hosting email is kind of unfeasible given the spam-filter situation, so this gives you the best of both worlds.

I personally have a cheap php webspace where I manage my domains and dyndns and also put all the landing pages for public stuff that is better to have available all the time, with stuff that is less mission critical running of my fiber connection at home (or a cheap VPS previously).

@Fisch
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I didn’t even know you could use your own domain, will probably do that

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@tracyspcy
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I used to have protonmail account, but huge amount of spam and phishing mails made me switch to tutanota.

And tutanota is really great in spam filtering, literally got 0 spam mails for the year of use.

@iortega@lemmy.eus
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I personally use and have a premium account on tutanota, but I still dislike to have to use their client to be able to use tutanota accounts. It is fine on mobile, I guess, but I would like to use my own client on PC.

@tracyspcy
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yeah, that is fair point

@gmate8
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Protonmail or Tutanota

@the_tech_beast
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I use both Tutanota and Protonmail

@ClosedGL
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I use ProtonMail, an open source and secure email service.

@Echedenyan
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https://libreho.st

Look there for a service provider of it.

Helix
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Do you have a budget? How technical are you? Would you be able to self host?

Maybe look at one of the tech collectives out there.

Tommi
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I highly suggest you to go for ProtonMail. I have been using their services for more than two years and I cannot be happier

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@gmate8
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They said at Protonmail, they will remove Google dependencies in the future and develop they own notif thing. The app will be available on the main official F-Droid repo!

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