Ten Years of Gmail

Things you notice, while spelunking through ten-year-old blog posts:

I’ve had my Gmail account for almost exactly ten years. I’m mostly OK with Gmail, but I’ve been thinking about moving off it recently, due mostly to the standard privacy concerns that everyone seems to have now, plus maybe just because I like changing things around every ten years.

I set up an account on Proton Mail a couple of weeks ago, but haven’t done much with it. I like the general idea, but I don’t think I could use their web interface for all of my day-to-day email. I’ve also considered FastMail, and I think that’s the most likely candidate if I do decide to switch. They have a good reputation, from what I’ve been able to tell, and they’ve got a really nice interface, and reasonable pricing. I’ve also considered getting a hosted Exchange account with these guys, or maybe trying out MyKolab. Probably the next time we get a rainy weekend, and I have nothing else to do, I’ll get serious about this.

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  1. I’ve thought about that from time to time but unless you plan to move all your business associates, friends and family to another email service I don’t think there is that much point when it comes to privacy and security. Of course if I could get them all to move I’d go all the way over to secure encrypted TNO (Trust No One) email but short of that I figure it is really a matter of convenience, features and whether you feel like changing.

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