I am planning on forwarding a number of personal emails from a friend that I want to save eventually, partly because of my distrust of Google. But I also want to know what email service/ provider is better than Gmail where it would be convenient to forward a lot of email off of the Gmail account that I eventually
I am planning on forwarding a number of personal emails from a friend that I want to save eventually, partly because of my distrust of Google. But I also want to know what email service/ provider is better than Gmail where it would be convenient to forward a lot of email off of the Gmail account that I eventually may completely delete. Also, what email service providers are more trustworthy to respect your privacy than Google? Someone once suggested Yahoo email to me, but I recently read that Yahoo accounts were hacked into in 2014 so I’m not sure if I trust Yahoo that much either. Google seems worse though because I have heard that they are part of “Big Brother” or the surveillance society. I may just forward the emails to my Yahoo account for now. I suppose I could also install email client software that could download the emails directly onto my computer.
One of the benefits that comes with signing a contract with your local internet service provider is that they generally give you three things:
1) Access to the internet at "up to X MB/s upload and download speeds".
2) One or more email addresses to use
3) Up to X GB/month data usage plan.
Let's say you sign up with Xfinity from Comcast. You'll be given an initial email address of "email@example.com", but you can also add "alternate email addresses" like "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com".
Then what you do is just use your Google mail account to send and receive in public forums and to companies that you don't want them knowing your REAL address. And then you forward any gmail you get back to your real address.
Keep in mind that if you are a conspiracy theorist and worried about what Google will do with your emails, quite frankly any mail you receive in that account and is forwarded to a different account for safe keeping is till leaving a digital footprint on their servers. They will see who it came from, who it was forwarded to, and if they want the subject and body text, they have that too. So all you are doing when you forward the emails to another more private account is protecting you from losing that copy of the email if your Google account is suspended or you have to close that email and open a new one.
What makes you think ANY internet services provider is 'trustworthy'? They are all in a race to separate you from your money and sell your digital life to the highest bidder! We lost the war on privacy many years ago. all we are doing is negotiating the terms of our surrender.
You'd be better served removing the tinfoil hat. Don't trust google? To do what?
Some people are so incredibly stupid.
Your internet provider should have an email option, check out what that is.
Outlook, hotmail and yahoo – outlook is more trustworthy and easy to use