Trying to de-google and looking for an alternative to Gmail.

Don’t mind if it’s a paid service if it’s robust.

    • @[email protected]
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      8 months ago

      OP is looking to move away from Google. Immediately getting locked into a different, arguably more restrictive, platform isn’t a solution.

      Now in general:

      Pros:

      • free (paid plan only?)
      • company will stay in business for a while

      Cons:

      • subject to Apple’s privacy policy
      • US based company, not great for privacy
      • locked into a different platform
      • Apple’s walled garden ecosystem means long term use is questionable. Will Apple keep supporting 3rd party email clients in 1,3,5 years? Do they even support it now? Who knows?
      • Apple has control over your account. If they screw you over on an iPhone purchase and you do a credit card charge back on them (for any reason really) do they let you keep your account? Google doesn’t
      • @dot20
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        18 months ago

        Is it free? I thought e-mail is only in the paid iCloud plans

        • @sparemethewearysigh
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          38 months ago

          It is free and comes with 5GB of cloud storage. For $1 a month, you get 50GB of cloud, a personal domain, Private relay (basically built in VPN), and email relay (masks your email address when signing up for a site, site never gets your actual email address, apple receive an email at the masked address and forwards to you.)

        • @[email protected]
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          28 months ago

          Basic email is free, but you need iCloud+ to get support for custom domains and more than 5GB of storage.

        • @Hiru
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          28 months ago

          It’s free but you need a Mac or iOS device to set up a new mail account