I may be changing my email soon....

  • @seachnasaigh I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens to both Yahoo and AOL. Both used to be Power house sites on the Internet in the early days. I used to use Yahoo all the time and AOL was where my internet name and email address first came from. I've been eclark1849 since then.

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    I've been with Yahoo since they offered their stocks for free ... (I was an idiot and didn't get any) ... I don't have any numbers after my name ... it's that old!!! Still it's my primary e-mail and since I don't give a hoot about what they do with my information. I limit what I post online anywhere ... it doesn't matter to me.

  • @Boni I don't do a LOT of communicating by email, but increasingly, a lot of my personal stuff is coming to me via email since a lot of companies are trying to save money by doing more and more of their communications via online and email. My utility companies are sending me notices, my bank is sending me statements, as is my health insurance company and my hospital wants me to pay them via online. I'm not deliberately telling people my deepest darkest secrets but doesn't mean I want them rooting through my stuff. And Yahoo has already been hacked once that we know of. Who knows if there are more that they haven't told us about? Frankly, I don't know enough about what they want to root through my emails for to NOT care why?

  • Gmail? If privacy is a concern and considering Google is the only company that puts Facebook to shame when it comes to how much of your personal information they collect, @ghostship's suggestion of RunBox is probably the best solution (although not free).

  • @Cobra I have a visceral dislike and mistrust of my current cable company, but I do get my internet services from them. And as if turns out I have had an email address with them for years and never used it. Might be time to start.

  • I had never heard of RunBox before, but even though it's not free, their pricing structure is fairly inexpensive, even if billed annually, that's not really a lot of money.

    My concern a few years ago was more to do with Google search, so I switched to StartPage and have been quite happy with the switch.

  • @Miss-B if you pay them withing 24 hours of signing up they give yo a second year free.

  • @ghostship So just $20 a year for an email account?

  • @ghostship said in I may be changing my email soon....:

    @Miss-B if you pay them withing 24 hours of signing up they give yo a second year free.

    I'll definitely keep that in mind.