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If you use #GMail, #Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt, and even if you didn't buy the product from them. Here's metadata from my takeout showing price, delivery address, description, vendor, etc. #privacy
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Jesus.....................

Does anyone have recommendations for a less terrifying email provider?
#posteo is good, but costs 1€/month
@oshy🐈
Does anyone have recommendations for a less terrifying email provider?

Self hosting isn't an option for most people, but that would probably be the best.

Most e-mail providers aren't as creepy as Google, the average ISP would be a reasonable alternative. If you want something that's focussed on privacy, you should consider Tutanota:

https://tutanota.com/

If you want a complete package (e-mail, cloud, vpn and more), have a look at Librem One:

https://librem.one/

Bottom line here: stay away from #Google. Not just their e-mail, but everything. Use DuckDuckGo to search the Internet, for example. And Odysee to share videos. There are alternatives for those who understand how evil Google really is (and #Facebook of course).
Self hosting is a good option. But that's sadly not straight forward and tuning a postfix config still freaks me out after two decades. Protonmail and services similar to it provide good service. It's not 100% anonymous but at least once the email has been arrived at protonmail the data is encrypted on their servers. Their free service is just fine. But don't expect rock solid privacy from anything related to email. It can't be private, especially not the header.
Oh yeah i already discovered it, bought stuff from amazon and then found out google kept it's record (from my inbox when amazon sent confirmation email) and even knew when its arrived

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