Is iCloud email good / secure?

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Platinum Member

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    I want to ditch Gmail because I find its interface to be rubbish. Today I had to look around for 1 minute just to find out how to change the font in my outgoing email

    I tried the iCloud interface and I like it and am thinking about using my iCloud email as my main email as it integrates with my iPhone contacts as well what do you guys think? it has no ads or anything

    is it better ?

    I cannot afford to pay for lavbit email yearly so...
     
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    lxskllr Lifer

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    Use a mail client. You can use any service you like, or multiple services, and have one interface for all of them.
     
  4. CA19100

    CA19100 Senior member

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    On that note, try Postbox:

    http://www.postbox-inc.com/

    Just a terrific email client, and it works well with your existing Gmail account (or any other one). Same address, better interface.
     
  5. berryracer

    berryracer Platinum Member

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    I might use Thunderbird but why Postbox bro? it is paid, says 9 USD, is that per annum or a one time fee?

    is postbox better than thunderbird and how?
     
  6. CA19100

    CA19100 Senior member

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    I think it's better; that's why I bought it a few months back. It's based on the Thunderbird code for the engine, but the UI is completely reworked. I think it's a much cleaner, nicer interface, and has some enhancements specifically to work better with Gmail: http://support.postbox-inc.com/entries/85196-using-gmail-with-postbox-3

    There's a 30-day free trial; I'd definitely give it a shot. I've tried just about every Windows email client under the sun, and this is the only reasonably-priced one I really liked. (Outlook 2010 is good too, but not cheap, and doesn't play as nicely with Gmail.)
     
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    berryracer Platinum Member

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    I don't want anything cheap I want quality. I have Office 2010 Professional Plus but always do not choose to install Outlook as it is horrible with Gmail and very slow. Like if I delete an email it hangs for a few seconds until it actually deletes it

    does Postbox have google contacts integration?
     
  8. berryracer

    berryracer Platinum Member

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    Just purchased 2 licenses for Postbox @ 15.90 USD

    I like it :)

    Now I can keep my GMAIL
     
  9. CA19100

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    Excellent! Glad it did what you were looking for. As I said, I tried a lot of email clients, and Postbox just clicked with me. Enjoy!
     
  10. berryracer

    berryracer Platinum Member

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    I love its interface so much man. So clean and organized.

    I just hate that there is no Gmail contacts importer. I did import my contacts manually but that came up with fields on the right and fields on the left that I had to match (ie. Mobile Number on the left, and Mobile Number on the right or First Name on the left, first name on the right) this process is so annoying because when you move up/down anything from the bottom the ones on the top get messed up and you must re-match the fields as they don't auto populate. When I used Thunderbird it had a nice little plugin that did all the work to keep your contacts synchronized manually. I can't imagine myself reimporting my contacts again when I update them anymore as that would involve a 30 min work of a very annoying and tedious job :(
     
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    nevemrind bro just got my refund and back to Thunderbird with the Google Contacts plugin which does what I need. very simple