a good gmail alterative?

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  1. zx81

    zx81 Registered Member

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    Gurus, can you please suggest a good email client to use long term?

    I currently use gmail, and would like the same ability to use imap into outlook2010 and andriod / web client

    I actually don't mind paying an annual fee if its coming with good features.

    I am an old user and not at all interested in any social networks etc just a decent email client. Why move from gmail? half boredom, half wanting to get away from being meshed up with the social/tracking side of things.
     
  2. Daveski17

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    I like Zoho Mail.
     
  3. zx81

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    thanks Dave for quick reply, signed up and will give it a run
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    This trend i suppose was inevitable with the wide distribution and subsequent popularity of mobile phone social media....

    and because of the mass saturation of it, google got sucked up right in the windpipe. Shame because when gmail first came out it was an infinitely better alternative to spam infested Yahoo Mail and MSN HotMail wasn't much better.

    Now that so much of google's freebie mail service is channeled and tapped, it isn't any surprise former user's of it are turned off and forever leaving it behind for other alternatives.
     
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    Runbox, they have been around longer than gmail.
     
  7. Bob D

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    Free: GMX is well regarded, also supports IMAP.
    Paid: EuMX.net. Email hosting, 25GB storage, IMAP $16/yr.
     
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    I have a GMX free account. It is quite good but I once opened it to find all of my addresses missing. I have since discovered that this has happened to other GMX users. I have only known this once however in over a year of using it.
     
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    another problem with gmx is its log in page is in plain http. that's a big no go for me.
     
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    It has a https login page. But the mail page itself isn't encrypted.
     
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    when i type gmx.com, it takes mo to a plain http site. and when logged in, plain http too.
     
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    GMXhttpsjpeg.jpg

    I just typed in https instead of http in the address & it took me to GMX https.
     
  14. imdb

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    that's the problem itself. you never type "https://www.gmx.com", you just type "gmx" and hit ctrl+enter or type "gmx.com" and hit enter. that's how it's supposed to be. it should redirect you to https by default.
    this is the case with all other major web mail providers.
     
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    what's worse is even when you try to log in via -https://www.gmx.com as you, daveski, suggest, it takes you to the plain http site.
     
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    I've run the https address through Phishtank, VirusTotal, WOT & Site Advisor. They seem OK with it. Do you think it's a bit dodgy? I looked at GMX on DuckDuckGo & found the SSL (https) site straight away. Maybe it's new?
     
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  17. imdb

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    come again? o_O
     
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    I just thought I'd try the address through everything I could think of. Just to be on the safe side. If I find GMX on DuckDuckGo on a different portable version of Maxthon (so no cookies from this https site) which has never opened the SSL GMX page it takes me straight to the https page anyway.
     
  19. imdb

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    strange. did you try to go to gmx page via google search results?
    also do you use https everywhere by any chance?
     
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    I have found AOL Mail to be a decent alternative; though I guess a lot of people don't want anything to do with AOL.
     
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    I agree, AOL is easy to use & efficient.
     
  22. imdb

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    yeah, i have an aol account and i second that.
     
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    I just tried, I searched for GMX on Google and saw gmx.com clicked it and it took me to the http site, not https. Just FYI
     
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    gmxddgjpeg.jpg

    I don't use the extension 'https everywhere'. Neither Google, Start Page, Ixquick, Qrobe, Bing or Ask Jeeves took me to the https page. Only DDG has.

    What do you reckon?

    I'll try SeaMonkey next ...
     
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    See what you get in DDG.
     
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