Junking Yahoo for Riseup.net!
- Paraphrased from their commitment to their users, at https://help.riseup.net/en/email They encrypt traffic whenever possible. They do not disclose your location (IP address) to e-mail recipients. They do not log your internet addresses. There is no such thing as free email. Services like gmail, hotmail, and yahoo make their money from surveillance: they build a profile on your behavior and your desires and then bombard you with advertising specifically targeted to you. Riseup.net is different. This service is a labor of love by activists like you committed to building movement-run and secure alternative infrastructure.
GMX has foreign servers
- Germany's privacy laws are quite a bit better than America's and that is reason enough to choose gmx.de or gmx.ch. Better brush up on your German!
- —Guest Dogmantra
I love GMAIL
- I use Gmail for my free email, in fact, for all email. It is supersimple to use, the page can be decorated, it can link me instantly to Blogger, Google search, iGoogle, and all of the great Google services, and the storage is pretty much unlimited. Why choose anything else?
- —Guest Terri
Gmail really sucks bad
- I have an Android phone, and to date I have not been able to send pictures or mail through g_mail. I'm looking for a carrier that I can do this with. Any suggestions?
- —Guest Charles quarles
Looking for something GOOD!
- I am searching for a stand-alone email service that isn't tied to an ISP. I ran a search and started reading about the "FREE" email accounts, and wonder how any of them can offer a truly "FREE" service? I came across your site and started reading other people's reviews, and now I am considering a "PAID" service to avoid many of the problems your reviewers have mentioned. Is there a full-featured email provider out there for "FREE" or a reasonable cost?
- —Guest Rusty
Trying out FastMail
- Fastmail.fm looks pretty promising to me. I have Hotmail and have had since probably 1999 or so, but lately they've been overzealous in deleting everything coming to my inbox as spam. I actually lost business, because I never received emails from customers who wanted to buy my products! Incredibly frustrating that I am not even "allowed" to look at my own email and decide if it is spam or not because apparently Hotmail knows best. Fuck that. Tried Gmail until I realised that Google wanted to know every personal detail of my entire life, then I washed my hands of it. I have never liked Yahoo, personally. Maybe Fastmail will be better than these?
- —Guest Lisa
- This email service has a multitude of pop-up ads that are intrusive when logging in! And because of this (I think), it freezes or will not accept my log-in attempts. Sometimes you can't click on the internal links as well. I have emailed them, but get NO RESPONSE! I am switching!
- —Guest Frankster
Y!: I don't understand the negativity
- I've had no problems with Yahoo and no spam. The update is appreciated, as it's easier to view multiple emails when they accumulate. Love it.
- —Guest Ross
Yahoo Mail and Gmail
- Both systems work well enough for the cost (free). I don't really like the new Yahoo Java-based email+chat system. One thing in particular I dislike is that it won't allow me to save a chat session as a text file. The older version did that easily. The only negative I have about Gmail is that it takes too long to load their java client during login — otherwise, Gmail has some really nice message searching & organizing features compared to Yahoo mail.
- —Guest puter_dood
- I would recommend eCrypt.me. It also serves as a secure online data storage. It is a web-based software-as-a-service which means you can access your files anytime and anywhere internet is available! It uses one way encryption, no backdoors to ensure safety and security of your account. It's great and worth checking out!
- —Guest gina
Gmail: Can't We Sue Them?
- I have been using Gmail for some years; today, they asked for my birthdate and did not let me in. Why do they want for my birthdate? To sell the info to marketers? I do not want to give them personal info. So, I wrote a random date. It was less than 13 years, and they blocked my account. I am not going to pay them even 1 cent. All I want is to access the account one more time to switch my contacts. Can we not sue the company for bad practice and taking advantage of their strong thesis [basis?] in the market? Please, let's a lawyer check this. I'm fed up with such practices of these companies. Thank you. Miltos
- —Guest Miltos
Yahoo user for years
- New Yahoo stinks. I can only type 3 lines on email before it shuts me down. I'm looking for another server.
- —Guest Julie Ledbetter
Yahoo sucks, Gmail even worse
- I had Ya-screw for years; as others have said, they finally "fixed" it into sewage. Tried to get Gmail despite all the warnings ... and those info-nazis want my phone number! Who ever heard of having give over your phone number to open a "free" email account? To hell with them. God, the internet used to be so cool.
- —Guest xxxx
I use Radio.FM
- I have had some unpredictable cutoffs, but also welcome restorations. Inbox.com apparently didn't have the bandwidth to handle my attachments, so I switched.
- I opened a Mail.com account, only to be locked out of it instantly! It's a joke from the word 'go'. Have been using Gmail for years and wanted to try something different. So much for that.
- —Guest Gabrielle