OT: mail provider recommendation

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Sat Jun 11 00:50:07 CDT 2022

> Gmail has ceased to provide classic authorization for  smtp, pop3 or IMAP
> access; they want users to employ their new authorization mechanisms.  So,
> which email service do you guys recommend? I'd like to be able to access it
> in the old classic way, from different clients. Ideally it would be a free
> service (I don't store my messages on the server, but rather, download them
> to my client, so I don't need a lot of storage), and also likely to remain
> in operation for many years to come.

I used to be a self-hoster for my E-mail, but I've recently switched to
Fastmail, and I've been fairly happy with it. It's not free, but it's not very
expensive either. It offers both POP and IMAP as well as webmail and some
useful privacy features (and my wife likes the fact they're Aussie, even if
they're in Melbourne ;). I don't get a commission; I'm just a satisfied
customer. My usual mail client is Thunderbird on Linux and macOS, but I see
people using all kinds of clients with it.


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