Google's IPO was nine years ago, which means they're now well past Peak Non-Evil and sliding rapidly into the predicted
slough of despond. I hated the last Gmail makeover with a passion, I hate the new Gmail "compose experience" even more, and I'm sick of telling them I don't want my non-online name attached to a YouTube account I never asked for and knowing full well that they are going to do that anyway. We are about to part ways.
So I'm looking for a freebie web mail service that's as good as Gmail used to be, and gmx.com's offering looks pretty good on the face of it. What would I miss if I switched?
Things I value about Gmail: huge storage allocation, pleasant looking web interface (now available only via Stylish
, unfortunately), conversation threading, online text IM, IMAP access, POP3 fetching from other providers, support for multiple sending addresses, high availability, truly excellent spam filter, labels with nesting, large attachment size, long term idle account retention, ability to monitor recent logon activity, ability to sign out other logon sessions, support for passwords with 100+ bits of entropy.
Things I never use and have no desire to use: video chat, Orkutbuzzwavegoogle+, two factor auth, access via mobile phone.
Deal breakers: ads that Adblock Plus won't block.