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Old 17th June 2017, 03:56 PM
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What email service do you use?

Just curious what you all use?

I have a few

* Gmail
* Fastmail
* Posteo.de
* My school use office365
* Apple icloud (phasing this one put for posteo)

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Old 17th June 2017, 04:00 PM
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Re: What email service do you use?

Primary is yahoo.com along with "privacy badger" to cut down on third party adverts. I let the yahoo.com adverts through.

Secondary is gmail. I receive stuff on it, and rarely send from it as I don't like the Google tracking.
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Old 17th June 2017, 04:03 PM
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Re: What email service do you use?

I use gmail -- with privacy badger on the firefox browser.
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Old 17th June 2017, 06:10 PM
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Re: What email service do you use?

I use the email service from my ISP (Comcast). It's part of the service I'm already paying for, might as well use it.

I don't use Comcast's webmail application, though, since I despise webmail in general. Instead I wrote a Java program to grab the mail from the Comcast IMAP server and store it locally on my machine in mbox format. I then read the mail in Alpine, and I can send mail in Alpine as well, via Comcast's SMTP server, since Alpine has built-in support for SMTP server authentication. I actually could use Alpine to connect directly to Comcast's IMAP server for reading mail, but I prefer to not have active connections open like that (which can be slow sometimes). It's much faster reading them locally.
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Old 17th June 2017, 11:56 PM
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Re: What email service do you use?

I use godaddy to host my own domain mail servers. Reasonably priced, up to 10 domains IIRC. Has worked fine for the last few years, prior to that I ran my own mail servers but that became a PITA. Godaddy uses MS Exchange Server, I think.

I also have gmail and yahoo mail, oh, and aol mail, but seldom use any of these.
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Old 18th June 2017, 12:45 AM
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Re: What email service do you use?

I've used Gmail for years.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 01:08 AM
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Re: What email service do you use?

I mainly use Outlook but it's painfully slow. For that reason, I have my own email service which I pay a web host for. I only have 1gb of space in total but 10gb of bandwidth so I manage it really well and it is very nice to have a proper email service! No ads, no slow rendering.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 11:58 AM
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Re: What email service do you use?

I use a couple via IMAP, never webmail interfaces. I get what you all mean about IMAP being a little slow at times but if you leave the email client running as a background process and synchronising at an interval of your choice it negates the message access speed issue without having to setup alpine or use a paid web host.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 05:25 PM
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Re: What email service do you use?

I use Comcast mail and read/send with Thunderbird. I also have Gmail and have it auto forwarded to my Comcast mail, I don't send from Gmail. I've had a Yahoo mail account since it existed but rarely use it.

I use Kshowmail as a mail checker, it's old and not available anymore, but you can manually install the files from the old RPM and it still works. I like it because you can preview mail and even delete mail from the server with it. You can also blacklist addresses for auto-deletion.
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