Gmail Reviews

Don't use Gmail if you value your privacy and the privacy of those you contact

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Gmail (and Google) is "free" because it harvests your private information, scans your emails, contacts, and collates this against your use of YouTube, Chrome, your browsing habits, Google Drive contents, websites you visit and adverts you click... everything... The amount of information collected is massive, creepy and you'll never undo it. If a person followed you around collecting this information you'd think it was the creepiest thing.

Worse still, this information is stored on Google servers, which can be hacked or supboenad. You also have no idea who will own that information in 10 or 20 years time, how it can be used against you or other people it contains information about, or under which legal jurisdiction.

Others who may have never agreed to Gmail/Google's Terms & Conditions (including perhaps for privacy reasons), have the content of their emails scanned if they send stuff to a Gmail address. All of that is also true for Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! (And some others.)

Want to improve your privacy online? I recommend this as a start.

That's a good start. Then follow the info on for further advice.


Awesome list. Thanks for sharing! Switched from Google search to Qwant recently, works just as nicely.

For secure emails you could also add Tutanota. The entire mailbox is encrypted, plus it's open source.

Yes, Tutanota is end-to-end encrypted and open source. Better still, they are currently testing the beta version of their new interface, which looks awesome, judging from the screenshots. They also promised a calendar in 2017; I hope they can deliver that and attract even more people away from Gmail.

Gmail & Yahoo are mega spies

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Gmail, Yahoo and most other services are mega spies, they collect all your data and scan it for posting targeted ads. If this doesn't concern you, they also let the authorities scan all emails as the recent Yahoo scandal has shown. The only alternative is encrypted mail because these services simply can't spy on your data.

Take a look at these encrypted email services:

There really is no reason anymore to use free spyware as the alternative options are just as easy.

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The UI is pretty good, it's quite beginner-friendly, and loads quite fast.
But the spam filters are horrible, 80% of the mail in my spam folder is real mail, while 80% of the spam mail end up in my inbox. The the pseudo-file directory in also terrible. And I keep getting locked out. And your mail is not encrypted (Google can read it, even if they don't read it). It's not open-source, and has ads. I am getting myself an alternative, I am getting rid of this burden.

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Used almost every where in the world. Free and friendly UI.


Very friendly UI
But i would recommend trying out Hop email. It works on top of existing gmail accounts and makes it even better. Imagine real time messaging and emailing came together.

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Zoho Mail delivers everything Gmail does + more!
If you setup a free business account with your custom-domain - you have awesome user defined spam control capabilities and the web-interface of Zoho is simply an eye-candy <3

Please Note:
The sending IP address of Zoho Mail ( is listed on none, none (0 of 130) DNSBL (DNS Blacklist)!
While the sending IP addess of Gmail ( is listed on 8 out of 130 Spam Filter Lists (because Gmail is being misused by a lot of Spamers)! This easily results into your Email NOT getting delivered at your destination!!!
Zoho on the other hand always delivers!
I am speaking from experience.


google: #PrivacyRaping as a business plan

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gmail is yet another not-actually-free service google uses to entice the foolish into whoring their privacy as chattel for google profiteering

cost is too high: privacy


I've decided GMAIL is not as advertised..

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It's a great email platform but, that's as far as it goes..

Anything else such as if there's ever a problem and if you need help for some reason well then you might as well bend over and take it in the rear because they lie and don't help as their email 3-5 business days thing claims.

I lost access to my gmail account no thanks to stupid gmail authenticator and couldn't get back into my account no matter what I tried so I emailed them about it because nothing else was letting me back in and it has now been almost a month and no reply..

Because of this I am moving all my accounts to a new mailbox system and refuse to rely on crappy gmail no more..

[Edited by KadeJM, February 27]


hotmail cant beat gmail

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i made an account on hotmail and used it for a few weeks. it is a very complicated mail service for me and i prefer using gmail. its mailing services are a lot better and its other apps are an icing on the cake


GMX, if not gmail

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Gmail is the best option. I suppose there's no dispute regarding that. But if not gmail, GMX is a pretty good service which is particularly hassle-free.


Gmail is not the best option.

Gmail scans your emails for content, connects what it finds to the data in the rest of your Google account (Youtube, search, GoogleDrive, where you go with your Android phone), builds a profile about you: what you do, what you look for, what you like, what you watch, who you talk to, when, where you are when you do it and then uses this information to advertise to you and enable others to do it. That's how they make their money. What you pay with isn't money; it's your entire privacy. Thats not "free". In fact, it's extremely creepy - just think about how you'd feel if a real person was simply following you around recording all this information. Worse still, other "free" services also do this (e.g. Yahoo, Outlook).

The fact is, if you're not paying, you're the product.

For more private alternatives to Gmail, try:

  • Fastmail
  • Protonmail

Also, none of the above are in US jurisdiction, so the NSA can't simply order them to hand over your private data without telling you, which is something that has happened to Gmail, Yahoo and Microsoft (look up the National Security Letter for more info).

Cost-Effective Email Solution For Small Business

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If you're a small business I think Gmail is a great cost-effective tool. Integrates well with other Google apps.


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Solid And Reliable Email Service

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Gmail isn't perfect but I do prefer its speed and overall performance. It's SPAM filter is a little too heavy in terms of putting important emails in SPAM. It's also a pain to open multiple emails in a seamless way. Still, it's hard to argue with overall performance, and integration with Google Drive is great.


like it

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this app has never failed for me, i've been using it for a long time now and it has been great


Good Job!

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I was a bit hesitant when my employer asked we move away from Thunderbird to GMail. That said, while I am still a bit of a Thunderbird fan I have to admit that Google makes everything so accessible in GMail and it's really easy to have everything configured and accesible across a variety of devices. Also, implementing other Google services makes sharing docs and whatnot a dream.


gmail for any case

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This is my first choice for me when it comes to mail services. This app never let me down. My strong recommendation for all who is searching for reliable mail service.