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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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I have searched the site, but found no mention of this.
And I am not sure this is the best forum to post this, but here it goes. (Feel free to move it.)

Being sick and tired of Gmail (and Google in general), I have discovered an alternative to Gmail.
It is called Tutanota, it is German, and it is free (with a premium option for 1 euro a month - 1,20 if billed monthly.)
It can send mail both encrypted or non-encyrypted.
I think it is worth a try.

DISCLAIMER: I have absolutely no vested interest in this service, nor am I in any way associated with its creators, distributers etc.
I only want alternatives to Gmail to spread.




posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: AdAstra

you ever tried mail.com?



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: AdAstra
ha ha .. well done .. i also discovered a new email provider just days ago .. for the exact same reason you did ... i wondered, as i read, if you had discovered the same provider as me ... yep .. tutanota ..

and its open source .. so while am not a coder who can reverse engineer code to make sure its okay ... i do put trust in the open source community ...

that also led me to a site that apparently offers encrypted cloud storage ... which i wd prefer over google drive ... and they also offer an app to sync from your pc with ... as does google .. but tese guys offer 50GB free .. encrypted .. waaay haay ... google 'mega' ... it shd be the top result ...



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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Alphabet is upset.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: SharonGlass

To tell you the truth, I've tried so many in the past few years that I don't even remember them all.

to be on the safe side, I am going to assume that I haven't, so thank you.


I must say I am quite pleased with this one, though.
Let's hope it doesn't disappoint.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic


I bet it is. : ))
Let's make it even more upset.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: Segenam

Good!
But why didn't you share it here?
I know that many people are looking for good alternatives.

Oh well - we're sharing it now.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Segenam


BTW, thank you for the MEGA heads-up!
I will check it out.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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The alternative I use for Gmail, is GMX, which is just as good IMO.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: AdAstra

I have searched the site, but found no mention of this.
And I am not sure this is the best forum to post this, but here it goes. (Feel free to move it.)

Being sick and tired of Gmail (and Google in general), I have discovered an alternative to Gmail.
It is called Tutanota, it is German, and it is free (with a premium option for 1 euro a month - 1,20 if billed monthly.)
It can send mail both encrypted or non-encyrypted.
I think it is worth a try.

DISCLAIMER: I have absolutely no vested interest in this service, nor am I in any way associated with its creators, distributers etc.
I only want alternatives to Gmail to spread.



They are watching and listening. Even Tor has been breached. You should assume anything not pgp verified is being watched. I suspect even pgp is only marginally safe.

We live in dangerous times for people that hold alternative views. How long will it be before patriots are meeting behind closed doors with secret passwords?



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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People still use email?

That's weird.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Ksihkehe

Don't worry, I am well past assuming anything (and that goes for life in general). :-)
Speaking of Tor, I haven't used it for several years now precisely because I started doubting them.

But it is a very valid - never superfluous - caveat, so thank you!



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: Esoterotica
People still use email?

That's weird.


Well, in my experience it does beat mail pigeons.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: Debunkology

GMX was my first alternative. I was quite excited - but I never got to use it.
Not even all of my own emails sent to try out the service ever arrived - and only one of the three friends' test emails did.

I am glad it's working for you.
It is possible they have improved - I certainly hope so - but as you can imagine I dropped them fast. (This was about four or five years ago.)



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: AdAstra

haha that made me laugh. I guess I'm just fortunate to have no one to be in contact with, via pigeon or electronically.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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ProtonMail is supposed to good as well though I have not tried it yet...

Here is a tip for tracking down the best email services using Google.

I've used this 'VS' type of search for years and it works very well...

ProtonMail VS Tutanota - Google Search

Gmail VS Tutanota VS GMX - Google Search

Some of the results:

Tutanota private email review (+ vs ProtonMail)
Which service offers the best security for email: ProtonMail or Tutanota?
Tutanota Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net
The Descent of A Man: Good Alternatives to Bad Gmail



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: Esoterotica

: )))

Hey - you are contacting people right HERE.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: Murgatroid

Yes - thank you!
I was thinking of trying it out, but read some recent doubts about its security.
I haven't investigated it at all; and I suppose even if there are some concerns, it can hardly be worse than you-know-who.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: Murgatroid

ProtonMail is in version 3.0 and it is full of bugs. It's fetal. It's based out of CERN in Switzerland and it's end-to-end encrypted.

I don't recommend it yet.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: Restricted

That's what I heard, yes.




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