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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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


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.


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.


everything is connected

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i love it because it has everything connected, is easier to manage everything like this and it has never failed for me, i handle everything with it.


Best Way for a small business to get email

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Gmail is the best way for a small business to get email.

Our organization has 9 people, the app is literally free, and it does everything that I would want. The Messaging is great, the search saves hours a week, and the collaboration is 2nd to none!

Beats setting up an Exchange server 7 days a week!


Sadly, it's not "literally free". 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, and then uses this information to advertise to you and enable others to do it. What you pay with isn't money; it's your entire privacy. Thats not free.

Advantages of (& AOL-Mail) over GMail

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Disadvantages of GMail and AOL-Mail:

  • In opposite to you can send from your GMail-mail-address only a limited time. As soon as you receive dangerious spam-E-Mails (with higher risk since HeartBleed [6,7]) you must close your GMail-Account again, because it is not possible to change the primary address
  • If you use Gmail with your account, it's in April 2014 not possible to change your Gmail username after you've registered. You must, however, create another Google Account with a different Gmail username, if you will be a spam-victim one day, details see [1]
  • AOL: The primary Master Username will always have the Master Username status. This name CANNOT be changed, but you can remove the Designated Master Username status from any other Username at any time, Details see [5].
  • Google Mail is limited with 15GB, see .
  • In AOL WebMail E-Mail Filters can be sorted, what is not possible using Google Mail. The missing E-Mail-Filter-Sorting-Feature ist the greatest weak point of Google Mail. ALL OTHER Mail-Accounts have a Mailfilter-Sorting-Facility. Mozilla Thunderbird has a good user interface for AOL Freemail and GMail using IMAP for access to your E-Mails from more than one Computer.
  • Thunderbird is able to put screenshots or pictures in new mails. This is 2009 not possible using only Google WebMail.

Advantages of (and AOL-WebMail):

  • In you can change all your 10 mail-addresses, if you will be a spam-victim without closing your account [8,9]: "Change your primary alias", "Ändern des primären Alias"

  • You can protect from hacking your account, because they offer a setting [3,4], that you need an additional security-code, sent per SMS, if you try to login the first time on another computer: "Two-step verification" or "Überprüfung in zwei Schritten". GMail also offers this security option [2] and call it also "Two-Step Verification" (Password + Phone).

  • AOL WebMail is ideal as E-mail archive or E-Mail-Backup utility for other Mail accounts because there is NO LIMITATION.

  • AOL can shift arriving E-Mails with E-Mail Filters in E-mail directories.

  • In distinction from GMail AOL WebMail is a FREE e-mail account with UNLIMITED storage.











GMail now has done much more than it should be

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GMail now has done too more than it should be