Gmail alternative

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by WSFuser, Aug 25, 2007.

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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Im not concerned with privacy so much, but my Gmail account got locked and Im considering a different provider. Plus my email accounts are filled with spam.

    I thinking about one of the following:

    bluebottle
    FastMail
    Inbox.com

    Hows their spam protection? and what do you think of their web interface; is it clean and intuitive?
     
  2. n8chavez

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    I went from Gmail to Fastmail recently and I am certainly glad I did. I have a full account, so I do pay for it. But it is well worth the $20/year. They offer POP3 and IMAP, secure and non secure; 110 or 443. I like the interface a lot. It is customizeable; they have a lot of css stylesheets to choose from. As far as spam protection is concerned, that is offered but its effectiveness is determined by the user; it depends on if you use rules of not and just how strict those rules are. I am very impressed with their implementation of server side rules. For instance, I have my account set up to automatically archive an email, once it had been delivered via POP3, to subfolders of the 'Archived" folder, depending on the address that the email was from. I like fastmail a lot. Give them a try.
     
  3. wilbertnl

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    AOL.com offers free email with 2 GB storage, I like it because it offers IMAP access (like fastmail.fm).
    The new Live Mail is also decent.
     
  4. ASM

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    Try inbox... not bad.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    I signed up for Inbox yesterday and so far it seems nice. I just hope I can keep it spam-free.

    I hestitated on bluebottle and FastMail since they have ads and/or taglines in their free version.
     
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    It has challenge/response spam protection. You have to enable it.
     
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    I signed up for the free FastMail account two years ago and have not received even 1 spam message in my inbox. :thumb:
     
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