Favorite free e-mail options (with some conditions)?

Discussion in 'Email Discussions' started by Webecedarian, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Webecedarian

    Webecedarian New Email

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    The constant question:

    I'm looking for a good, simple go-to option to replace Hotmail and Inbox.

    My main requirements are:
    -That it be free
    -That it have an inactivity limit of at least four months
    -That it not require a previous email or telephone number

    It would also be nice if it had a good reputation for privacy.
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    What is your definition of good reputation for privacy?

    As far as free goes I think Gmail is great, and I tolerate Outlook.com as a secondary account.

    In any circumstance, I think that if the email is important to you, it's also worth registering your own domain name and mapping that to a service so you don't have the risk of possibly losing access to a free email account.
     

  3. Webecedarian

    Webecedarian New Email

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    I think that both Gmail (Google) and Hotmail/Outlook (Microsoft) have poor reputations for privacy, and Hotmail/Outlook violates my third condition by requiring an existing account or telephone.

    I don't have any interest in having my own domain, but your comment "if the email is important to you" puzzles me. I'm new here, but I would have thought that if anyone posts here at all it would because email is important to them.
     
  4. Belstone

    Belstone New Email

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    How does one do that? I'd like to use my own domain name with an email service (preferably free but I'm open to other options) but can't figure out how. I signed up with GMX.com but there doesn't seem to be a way to use my own domain name. (Sorry if this isn't the proper place to put this question.)
     

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