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Old 7 Mar 2021, 01:48 AM   #1
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mailo.com

Is anyone using this?

Looking for an alternative since Fastmail took basic app support away from basic package. thanks.
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Old 7 Mar 2021, 01:51 AM   #2
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Also, considering startmail.com and mailbox.org

Would appreciate feedback.

Thanks.
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Old 7 Mar 2021, 04:50 AM   #3
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Looking for an alternative since Fastmail took basic app support away from basic package. thanks.
It's not available to new subscribers. Existing subscribers can continue to use their apps.
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Old 7 Mar 2021, 06:32 AM   #4
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There are n0 good email services anymore FREE....

I am grateful I have the two I have (One from our friend Jeffpan and the other safe-mail.net/login)

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Old 7 Mar 2021, 03:06 PM   #5
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I have been using Mailo for since May last year and I hope this helps -> https://emaildiscussions.com/showpos...82&postcount=6
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Old 7 Mar 2021, 06:55 PM   #6
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mailo v mailfence?

what do you think?

cannot believe FM were foolish enough to pull this stunt of no mobile email app support!
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 05:09 AM   #7
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There ar eno good email services anymore FREE....

I am grateful I have the two I have (One from our friend Jeffpan and the other safe-mail.net/login)
I've been a Safe-Mail fan for years, until someday a couple of years ago there was a large technical problem. By the time I could log in again, recent emails were lost. I also receive way too much spam in Safe-Mail.

I still keep the account, but I wouldn't rely on it anymore for any important things.
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 09:48 AM   #8
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mailo v mailfence?
Of the two I'd choose Mailo. Its much cheaper and has roughly the same features. My main concerns are how good is their spam detection , do they have a support forum and are they too much B2B focused.

There is no mention of what anti-spam software they use. They just talk about "advanced anti-spam features, based on predictive heuristic filters, to identify unwanted messages and phishing attempts". They list "premium assistance" but its not clear what that means.

Mailfence uses a Javascript based implementation of OpenPGP. That's much easier to implement but not trustworthy IMHO. While I don't care about OpenPGP any email provider willing to make that sort of tradeoff I don't want to use.

I'm also thinking about leaving Fastmail. Care to share what other email providers you considered and why you rejected them?
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 12:42 PM   #9
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I've been a Safe-Mail fan for years, until someday a couple of years ago there was a large technical problem. By the time I could log in again, recent emails were lost. I also receive way too much spam in Safe-Mail.

I still keep the account, but I wouldn't rely on it anymore for any important things.
Ya they seem to be wary of letting stuff off the server..... I think almost nothing I used to send went out!! (Im a FREE member)

I emailed them and assured them im not a spammer,I asked them to look at my email history and see for themselves..... (Almost all email providers have logs of sent emails)

It seems to be better I think...I think almost everything I send goes out now.......

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Old 8 Mar 2021, 11:49 PM   #10
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Ya they seem to be wary of letting stuff off the server..... I think almost nothing I used to send went out!! (Im a FREE member)

I emaled them and assured them im not a spammer,I asked them to look at my email history and see for themselves..... (Almost all email providers have logs of sent emails)

It seems to be better I think...I think almost everything I send goes out now.......
When I needed the Safe-Mail support, I did it per telephone call as I wasn't sure how to reach them per email. They are based in Israel, so those calls weren't cheap, but I have to say they responded to my question very well.

That said, I lost my confidence in them a bit after those technical problems in which they lost a portion of the stored emails. When I store emails instead of deleting them, it means I want them to remain accesible. So this is a very serious issue in my opinion.
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Old 9 Mar 2021, 02:46 AM   #11
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I have been using Mailo for since May last year and I hope this helps -> https://emaildiscussions.com/showpos...82&postcount=6
Any issues with Activesync?
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Old 9 Mar 2021, 02:48 AM   #12
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Of the two I'd choose Mailo. Its much cheaper and has roughly the same features. My main concerns are how good is their spam detection , do they have a support forum and are they too much B2B focused.

There is no mention of what anti-spam software they use. They just talk about "advanced anti-spam features, based on predictive heuristic filters, to identify unwanted messages and phishing attempts". They list "premium assistance" but its not clear what that means.

Mailfence uses a Javascript based implementation of OpenPGP. That's much easier to implement but not trustworthy IMHO. While I don't care about OpenPGP any email provider willing to make that sort of tradeoff I don't want to use.

I'm also thinking about leaving Fastmail. Care to share what other email providers you considered and why you rejected them?
Yes, I will post a more detailed note asap this or next week to help you.

Mailfence free does not have mobile support. Only on paid for account and is twice the cost.

I went for Mailo as French based, free package has activesync, imap etc and so took that, but paid to move up to the premium package. Had a few teething issues but given the cost 12Euros a year can't really argue.
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Old 10 Mar 2021, 01:59 AM   #13
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Mailo activesync is either broken or their outbound spam filters too aggressive, I have had it tell me email being sent out is being rejected, so I end up sending it several times (changing the text to try and force it through) & when I log into webmail I see several copies of that email having been sent!

It also is not instant and quite often does not alert on the phone for a while!

I have switched to imap for now but will keep it under review.

I would rather they charged say $20-$25 a year and provider a more reliable experience.

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Old 10 Mar 2021, 02:53 AM   #14
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okay, the imap is even more flakier.

visibly slow to load messages!

have signed up for a trial account with mailbox.org, will see how that goes too.
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Old 10 Mar 2021, 04:34 PM   #15
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Mailo activesync is either broken or their outbound spam filters too aggressive, I have had it tell me email being sent out is being rejected, so I end up sending it several times (changing the text to try and force it through) & when I log into webmail I see several copies of that email having been sent!

It also is not instant and quite often does not alert on the phone for a while!

I have switched to imap for now but will keep it under review.

....
I was considering them too and this is not good indeed.
Did you try to contact them just in case that this is a temporary glitch?
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