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Journal GeckoFood's Journal: [query] Looking for a new email provider 3

I know it has been a looong time since I have posted anything. I still read here though, and today I have a question.

I have an email provider that does spam filtering above my local box. That is, I get filtered results with no opportunity to see what has been filtered out. The problem there is that sometimes it filters out emails I actually want and there's no way to get them at all.

I need a new email provider. My needs are simple - I need POP/SMTP access, I do NOT need web access, and I want absolutely no spam filtering at all. I'll filter out spam locally. I do not care if it's a paid service or free.

Any suggestions?

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[query] Looking for a new email provider

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  • by Jeremiah Cornelius (137) on Wednesday June 06, 2012 @08:59AM (#40231755) Homepage Journal

    They all offer webmail, now days.

    You don't need to use it. I'd look at You can use their smtp and pop/imap, even redirecting your domain MX so zoho handles it. With 3-4 mailboxes, they are even free - without ads.

    There is spam filtering, but I think that it can be turned off. Any how, it's never been too aggressive, and honors your address book settings.

    Oh, yeah. Their address book has never been compromised and used as a way to phish. Yahoo! Google and MSN are all guilty on this account.

  • Stop using POP... Use IMAP instead. Furthermore, gmail fits the bill perfectly. It doesn't throw anything away, it just puts it in the spam filter. If you have a domain lying around, just associate it with a Google Apps account and be done with it. Then there's the self-made option, like I use for and, but it requires quite a lot of time and a server.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall