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Re: Looking for a "friendly" e-mail service

On Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:04:48 +1100
Erik Christiansen <dvalin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 26.11.18 21:12, Celejar wrote:
> > On Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:37:21 -0500
> > Mark Neidorff <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Now, I don't like the webmail interfaces and the limited storage for old 
> > 
> > Limited storage? Who - big or small player - offers unlimited storage
> > for old emails?
> There are various values for old and limited, in reality. When I'm out
> of town for a fortnight, there's usually 1500 to 2k emails piled up on
> the ISP's mailhost. Fortunately only a small subset of them are over 1
> MB in size.
> It is fortunately rare for ISPs to block multi-megabyte emails now that
> we've left the old millennium behind, as I'm in the process of building,
> and local authorities, building surveyors, fire authorities, etc.,
> mostly issue their documents by email now.
> Still, a few hundred MB usually does it for the fortnight, and the
> longer absence over the new year is an email drought, so size would be
> similar.
> Those who leave read mail on the ISP's mailhost, due to accessing from
> multiple client hosts, are at greater risk of exceeding their quota, and
> would naturally look for some extra, I figure.

Understood. But the big players - Gmail, Yahoo - are probably the ones
offering the largest amount of storage, whether you're accessing the
mail via POP3 / IMAP or the webmail interface.