What email provider do you use?

There is a recommendation 5 posts above yours for posteo. :wink:

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I too use Posteo. Have been for several years. More than happy. I like the alias feature. My email account is a hydra that I can decapitate whenever a head becomes infected.

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I would use Posteo, good pricing, same features as Mailfence, except one that prevents me from using it. I have my own domain and it doesn’t appear you can use personal domains with Posteo. :man_shrugging:

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As far as I know you can do this at mailbox.org. The price probably also starts at 1€ upwards.

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Thanks @Balder . I may consider switching at the end of the year before it is time to renew with Mailfence. :email:

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I’m also starting to lean more towards mailbox. There seems to be a lot of experience behind this company. With Posteo, it bothers me a bit that they peddle their green attitude. In my opinion, a service provider should not make a political statement. Doesn’t fit. But I also have to get my head around the effort of making the switch.

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The only thing I need to look into before switching are German vs Belgium privacy laws. That is a biggie for me.

Don’t worry, German data protection is watertight. Whether it is adhered to is another question. For me, it is important that my data is no longer stored on American servers. Therefore, no more Gmail in the future.

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Oh yeah, I de-US’d my :desktop_computer: some time ago. You might as well be cc’ing the 5 eyes on all your correspondence. :rofl:

The mailbox .org blog at least conveys a lot of transparency.
Several server locations exclusively in Germany.

I don’t know what I’m going to do yet …

They both do, but for me I need to see how many times the German vs Belgium courts over the years have gained/granted access re requests both to server info by parties inside the country and outside. It doesn’t matter how locked down you are, if the info is going to be handed over to the governments. :sunglasses:

That’s why I asked here in the forum if anyone has any long-term experience with these services. But in the end, any provider is probably better than Gmail.

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Well this is concerning…

ProtonMail under fire after giving authorities an activist’s IP address

It’s a reminder that the encrypted email service isn’t fully anonymous.

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Proton publishes a transparency report where you can read that they do such things frequently. In 2020 they have complied with 3017 legal orders.

Is that a surprise? No!

Any(!) service provider can be ordered to support legal investigations. And that is true in any country.

Even in Germany where we value data privacy very highly our highest court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has ruled that email providers can be ordered to track and log user activities:

And this is even binding for Proton in Switzerland if Europol is engaged by German authoritise and sending a request for information to Proton. Requests from Interpol are handled the same way, I would assume.

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Which leads us again to:

:upside_down_face:

Don’t get me wrong, protonmail is still relatively best option out of major ones, certainly light-years better than Google…
But NO ONE IS SAFE!!! :japanese_ogre:

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I have my main account at mailbox.org for a couple of years.
I can’t complain. :man_shrugging:t2: I’m not using any of the other features (calendar, contacts and whatnot) though. Mail only.

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I have now also signed up with mailbox.org (standard package > 3€ per month). I love the 25 alias addresses. Until now I had a separate Gmail address for each service.

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mostly gmail. have an account protonmail and yahoo

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Yeah I always suspected protonmail was shady. I think its best if you use a mail provider where you can use POP3 protocol and make sure the email is sitting in an encrypted local system.