Originally Posted by yensid98
That is why I have never used one of those "free" email services. I've always paid for Apple to host my email. Now that iCloud is free I do still use it (no ads, no selling of personal information) but I'm worried that Apple may begin acting like the other "free" services in time. If that ever happens, I'll switch to a paid service. My email is not something I want big corporations looking trough to toss adds my way.
Originally Posted by wakefinance
You realize nobody actually looks
at it right?
Target away, adholes, I've developed blinders. Used to have an extension to do that. Now my brain does it.
Meanwhile, "privacy" on the web is an ever-thinner illusion. NSA has a facility just opening that scans EVERYTHING on both the public and deep webs - and stores it all. Supposedly they can only look - within some policy guidelines in a manual somewhere - at things that algorithms flag as "matters of national security" - but that's just one example.
And if anyone wants me, there's already enough electronic tracks that could be conflated into something I'm sure, so I'm just happy for all the free cloud gigabytes, free local phone number and never losing a message ever.
Not that I don't have gripes with both gMail and Google, and plenty with the now Outlook branded Hotmail, but hey, never have to worry about getting access to all my mail ever anytime I have a net connection, and never have to configure anything for that to "just work." On the whole, I'll take it.
Edited by bigpics - 5/29/13 at 10:57pm
As for the tabs - the notification dealies aren't a bad add, but I already segregate all the stuff into separate email accounts. Gmail's for personal (95% of the conversations that are actually muti-threaded - which is still my mainstay Gmail feature, and I use Hotmail accounts for 1. my business, 2. my personal financial and shopping site accounts, 3. the sites I follow, e.g., news, tech news and other vertical categories and 4. My art activities. If I hadn't needed to do this to avoid a complicated labeling system, then this might be useful for me.
PS: As for whoever said nobody uses gmail, get a grip.