Migrating 12 Years of GMail to FastMail [Link]

August 09, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

From Charl Botha:

Fast forward to July 15, 2016 (there’s that lab journal again…) when, after receiving an email from Google asking me to indicate how exactly I would like them to use my data to customise adverts around the web, and after thinking for a bit about what kind of machine learning tricks I would be able to pull on you with 12 years of your email, I decided that I really had to make alternative plans for my little email empire.

I'm still a big fan of FastMail and it continues to add new features that I actually want to use. FastMail makes their money by providing email. They are not in the U.S. They have a plain english privacy policy.

By way of Chris Herbert on Slack.

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