For example, right now in Inbox I see two bold email subjects within the promos section - very minimal, makes it look like everything has been read.
Whereas in Gmail, I have four bold emails spread across the page making my inbox look messy and that I may have missed something important (I haven't).
I know I can change the inbox type to improve it, but just out of the box Inbox does such a great job at hiding it whilst still letting you know it's there.
At least this one is furthering discussion
Fastmail is a great service that I'm very happy with so far, but you will have to set up your own "bundling" if you want that feature. I have found the Fastmail rules configurator to be easy enough to use and set up. For example, anything from '*@amazon.com' goes into "Purchases", anything from 'email@example.com' goes into "Family", various mailing lists go into "Newsletters", etc. All the other stuff gets archived. The rules configurator is much more comprehensive than this, but I haven't found a need to filter by much more than domain name yet.
Their stance on privacy is great, their phone app is slick, their calendars and file storage get the job done and are at least as good as their Google counterparts. It's very easy to set up forwarding and replies from your gmail address as well. I am happy to pay for their service and plan to keep using it for the foreseeable future.
IMO the Inbox UI is miles ahead of default gmail, and all of the other graphical email clients I've found on web and desktop mimic the traditional email UI.
It seems like I'm left with changing gmail's CSS or using a terminal email client, but I'm not relishing it as it seems like a step backward when all I'd like is a simple webmail client with a nice UI.
You have a wide array of rights that we respect. Among those the right to:
- Require access to your personal data;
- Require rectification of your personal data (this is less relevant since otherwise we could not provide you with the service);
- Require erasure of your personal data;
- Withdraw consent to processing of your personal data, where applicable;
- Lodge a complaint with your national supervisory authority (in the EEA) if you believe that your privacy rights have been breached.
I started out about 6 months ago with this great guide:
The cost of a convenience like having a free email account is participating in the demise of the protocol-based networks that we have replaced with centralized products. There's many other great IMAP clients and maybe some of the features of Gmail/Inbox can be recreated using server side rules and scripts.
Classic hacker news “just roll your own email server”...
- I run my own postfix, dovecot, mutt, emacs, gnupg, gpg, pfsense yadda yadda (on OpenBSD!) works great ...
- Email is too tricky to run yourself nowadays
- Works fine for me for the past 100 years (OpenBSD vry stble, much solid)
It's not free but then again, that's a good thing I hope. Implies they plan to be around for a while!
We're here to stay — the world doesn't need another email app to come and go :)
But I'm still angry.
I depend on reminders for those tiny pieces of information that I don't want to forget, and I need them to jump back at me at a predefined time - so that's what it's going to replace.
I have like ~50 items going on at any given moment.
I was one of the sandy people about losing Inbox too, but the sunset date is several months out and they have coordinated the timing of the EOL announcement for Inbox with the rollout of all the new Gmail features to people with Gmail via Gapps or whatever they're calling it now.
I have two institutional Gmail accounts and I've been using all of my Gmails with Inbox. They've both (institutional accounts) finally sent an opt-in notice inviting me to try the new Gmail (which looks intended to replace Inbox), and offered to convert me over or let me keep the old Gmail.
Hopefully everyone else is getting this new Gmail too. I'd suggest to try it, if you've been holding out. A lot of the innovations pioneered in Inbox have already been ported over. I was one of the strongest supporters of Inbox to my friends, and I didn't convince very many people to try it, (so I've got that going for me, at least I'm not likely to have to answer this question a hundred times...)
I liked Inbox's implementation of a few of the features better, but there's also a few of them I can't put a finger on. I'll probably switch back and forth several times over the next 6 months. I'm sure I'll be able to articulate it better by then. (In that respect, they've really done a fine and decent thing here, for the betterment of Email at large, so I can't be too sandy about it I guess.)
Notably in all of this, I haven't heard anyone complaining about "this new Gmail and how much crappier it is than the old Gmail." That must mean it's better than the old Gmail. So the experiment is going well, at least a naïve eye might infer that...
: and you're still not losing access to Inbox for 6 months, so you'll have plenty of time to whine about whatever you like most from Inbox that still hasn't made it to Gmail. I'm looking at you, travel bundles...
Source: personal experience, I've done this for about 23 years now. There are many others who have detailed their experience running their own mail servers on this site...
Your use-case might be different so something that's an adequate replacement for you might not be for me.
Its not as feature rich as some services, but it covers what I need. Multiple account fetch, simple identity management for sending from those accounts, and a basic calendar to aggregate work and personal schedules make it just handy enough.
The idea behind Protonmail is interesting, but Fastmail was just a bit more convenient. The calendar is a differentiator for me.
I'm apparently one of the few that did not prefer Inbox.
Later I completely dumped Gmail for a reputable hosting provider and a personal domain name. Full cPanel setup and Roundcube webmail does what I need.
IMVHO the era of "free" mails is ended.
The only time I ever use webmail is you search for an old message.
I'm not sure anything out there strictly replicates the exact feature set that Inbox or Gmail had/have