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Old 2 Jun 2021, 04:03 PM   #1
jeffpan
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A new provider - IK.me

@ik.me provides free email for 20GB space, 3GB disk, no ADs.
it supports webmail and pop/imap access. the alias can be setup as username+123 as what google does.
Clients setup:

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IMAP:mail.infomaniak.com 993 SSL / TLS
POP3:mail.infomaniak.com 995 SSL / TLS
SMTP:mail.infomaniak.com 465 SSL / TLS
registration needs a mobile to verify. good luck.
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Old 2 Jun 2021, 04:05 PM   #2
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The free @ik.me email service is currently only available from Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Monaco. Join the waiting list to be informed of when itís available in your country!

https://www.infomaniak.com/en/free-email
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Old 2 Jun 2021, 08:30 PM   #3
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Here in the USA @ik.me will be entered correctly exactly never if it has to be typed in. I have found that even the most normal email addresses are entered incorrectly frequently, causing all sorts of problems. Also, I would be concerned about deliverability once the free email addresses get vacuumed up by the spammers.
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Old 2 Jun 2021, 08:48 PM   #4
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Here in the USA @ik.me will be entered correctly exactly never if it has to be typed in. I have found that even the most normal email addresses are entered incorrectly frequently, causing all sorts of problems. Also, I would be concerned about deliverability once the free email addresses get vacuumed up by the spammers.
I even prefer more on IDK.me than IK.me
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Old 2 Jun 2021, 09:40 PM   #5
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What's their funding stream? Free email with no ads doesn't sound very lucrative.
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Old 3 Jun 2021, 03:29 AM   #6
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Why force ppl to put in a mobile phone??

I dont have one...... Thats why they dont have ads,they spam your #!!!
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Old 29 Jun 2021, 11:15 PM   #7
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"Ik" means "I" in Dutch, so can't deny the domain name is not unattractive. Storage space is very good too. I don't need cloud storage space or other features like calendar, but I guess I can always opt out of using those.

And I'm in Belgium, so I guess if I'd sign up before the service is opened up to more countries, I could get quite a good username

However... I don't want to create mailboxes just for the sake of it, as it's a hassle to check all of them in time. They say "email for life", but is the company backing this service really having a financial stability that indicates the service is likely to stay around long time?

I've seen services declare "email for life" before... None of those services is still around.
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Old 30 Nov 2021, 01:16 AM   #8
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Ik.me is from the service Infomaniak.

They are known in Europe for their domain and web hosting.

I stumbled across it after looking into Switzerland's privacy laws, which are some of the best in the world.

They also have a drive, K drive I believe, similar to Google Drive, but more privacy oriented (and available on F-Droid, which is a bonus).

So I think it is here to stay around for quite a while, because it is the same email platform used when you buy a domain from them (they give you a free email and starter web hosting).
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Old 30 Nov 2021, 03:12 AM   #9
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Its not allowing me to get a fee email account although I live in the US
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Old 30 Nov 2021, 06:17 AM   #10
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Its not allowing me to get a fee email account although I live in the US
I have a dozen of email boxes on them b/c some of my domains are on them
They have also etik.com and ikmail.com for free emails.
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Old 30 Nov 2021, 06:30 AM   #11
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I have a dozen of email boxes on them b/c some of my domains are on them
They have also etik.com and ikmail.com for free emails.
If I want to use my custom domain, where should i go?
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Old 30 Nov 2021, 08:35 AM   #12
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If I want to use my custom domain, where should i go?
Transfer your domain to them
Their EU country domains have the good price.
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Old 30 Nov 2021, 01:20 PM   #13
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Just got myself a new email with ik.me. I've to say I'm enjoying it no less than the major players eg. Gmail and even better than Hey.com tbh. However I'm not from EU so have to use a free online SMS receiver to signup...hence, I'm a little concerned to use it seriously.
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