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  • want to leave gmail behind

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     Purg2 5 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #242702 Reply


      Hi Y’all!

      Have a paid email account(fastmail) but want to leave gmail,, yahoo and hotmail behind…any suggestions for “free” junk email provider?

      Yea,Ive had a few accounts since 1985(?)….


    • #242742 Reply


      I don’t know of any other free email providers.  However, I use gmail as a junk email provider.  It’s very simple to open gmail accounts and close them at will.  By using 2 factor authentification with a yubico key I feel they are very secure.

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    • #242767 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Well, there’s always GMX. They’re a bit weird, being ad-supported but still supposedly big on privacy (at least sufficiently so as to pass scrutiny under the German privacy laws)… but apparently they make it work somehow.

      Haven’t used their services myself though.

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    • #242814 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I use a free service with Telekom.  It includes 25gb ‘Magenta’ cloud storage and complies with EU GDPR.   But…’s mostly in German.

      Searching for “english language free email account in EU” you’ll find quite a few more English ones based in EU, some encrypted (e.g. Proton mail)

      Happy hunting.   HF


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    • #243078 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      cheers, Paul

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    • #243081 Reply

      Da Boss

      Have been using this disposable provider for years!
      Hint: You can extend beyond the 10mins by hitting the refresh button 😉

      ********** Peng/Wins x86/x64 **********

      - µfix

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    • #243132 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Being in the same position, I’ve been considering ProtonMail.  Not in a big hurry, perhaps something else will appear.  Good luck to us both.

      Win 8.1 Group B, Linux Dabbler

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