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Email provider that doesn't suck balls?

  1. #1
    Kuntzschutz Tuskegee Airman
    I made the mistake of using gmail for years, and one day they suddenly say I'm locked out of my account because the computer I've used for over a year isn't recognized by google anymore, despite having the same operating system and even the same browser.

    Lost a bunch of good info to that faggotry.

    Is there any that don't fucking suck balls that are reliable and won't do this kind of shit?
  2. #2
    gadzooks Dark Matter [keratinize my mild-tasting blossoming]
    Literally everyone uses Gmail.

    Your described scenario just isn't real.

    If you insist on having something else, you could use Yahoo or protonmail or some other shit.

    Or just set up your own SMTP server.

    Or, you know... Just use Gmail like a normal person.
  3. #3
    Kuntzschutz Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by gadzooks Or just set up your own SMTP server.

    HAHAHAH

    That's a good one
  4. #4
    gadzooks Dark Matter [keratinize my mild-tasting blossoming]
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz HAHAHAH

    That's a good one

    Y tho?
  5. #5
    gadzooks Dark Matter [keratinize my mild-tasting blossoming]
    If you have a steady internet connection, you can host your own email service.
  6. #6
    Kuntzschutz Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by gadzooks If you have a steady internet connection, you can host your own email service.
    Yeah, but that wouldn't do me much good if the power goes out. The thing with these big email service companies is they have shitloads of backup servers and backup generators if there's ever a power outage. That's unrealistic for most of us. I could have one and it'd be fucked if it lost power, cause then I couldn't send an email till power was restored.

    I am looking into building some efficient generators but it's a ways off, so until then it's not the best idea.
  7. #7
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    I pay for Protonmail, and have it set up on a few domains I own.

    I wouldn't think about running your own email server nowadays, though lots of people and companies do.

    I would prefer to just let someone else have that headache.

    I also have a yandex.com email that has always worked great, and they are free.
  8. #8
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    cock.li


    if you want to set up your own pop/imap/smtp server you can always run it on a vps but a mailserver takes a good deal of maintenance to keep it off spam lists, RBLs etc.
  9. #9
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by gadzooks Your described scenario just isn't real.

    yeah I don't know why it would've locked you out for trying to use an unrecognised device unless you specifically configured it to - I do it all the time and just get constant emails saying 'check your security' or some shit
  10. #10
    Wariat African Astronaut
    Yahoo
  11. #11
    Wariat African Astronaut
    Or Compuserve and Netscape as well are good.
  12. #12
    Kuntzschutz Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by aldra yeah I don't know why it would've locked you out for trying to use an unrecognised device unless you specifically configured it to - I do it all the time and just get constant emails saying 'check your security' or some shit

    Well that's what happened. They locked me out for using the library computer a few days in a row when I'd normally use the other one. But the other one has the same hardware and operating system, same browser, everything.

    The only thing that's changed is a network engineer came in for some reason. To my knowledge, nothing about the device was any different, just the network. Even gmail told me the reason was the browser, but it's the same goddamn browser. It's also the same one I use at the library. So even the reason they gave me was bullshit.
  13. #13
    Japan-Is-Eternal African Astronaut
    Protonmail
  14. #14
    Admin African Astronaut
    Mail.com
  15. #15
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz Well that's what happened. They locked me out for using the library computer a few days in a row when I'd normally use the other one. But the other one has the same hardware and operating system, same browser, everything.

    they use browser fingerprinting to determine individual machines, sometimes using hundreds of different datapoints like screen resolution and colour depth
  16. #16
    Kuntzschutz Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by aldra they use browser fingerprinting to determine individual machines, sometimes using hundreds of different datapoints like screen resolution and colour depth

    That does not explain anything. But thanks for attempting. I had some damaging information about communists and the central banking system in that account and I thought maybe that was partly why I was locked out. Elsewhere maybe their servers got raped.
  17. #17
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz That does not explain anything.

    Point is they would've had no trouble telling the difference between the machines you delusional nigger
  18. #18
    Kuntzschutz Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by aldra Point is they would've had no trouble telling the difference between the machines you delusional nigger

    What is it going to take, a screenshot? Why would I make this up? The reason they gave me was "google chrome" when that's the only browser I've ever logged in from with this computer.
  19. #19
    Admin African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz What is it going to take, a screenshot? Why would I make this up? The reason they gave me was "google chrome" when that's the only browser I've ever logged in from with this computer.

    With browser finger printing, they can determine a lot about the system(processor architecture, installed fonts, screen size). They have scripts that'll lock accounts immediately if something is off.
  20. #20
    mmQ victim of incest
    Cant you just like... prove that it's you? Isnt this why they make you give security answers in case this happens? Seems odd that there would be ZERO way of you getting back onto your own established account.
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