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Episode 241: Gmail Alternatives


We've received a ton of email asking how to get off Gsuite, and what alternative providers are out there. This week we dig in and go through the top alternatives to Gsuite.

-- During The Show -- 00:30 Another Gmail Migration Suggestion - Charims
  • https://imapsync.lamiral.info/
  • email address: charims@pcwideopen.com
01:00 More Gmail Suggestions - Freddie
  • Import mbox file into Thunderbird then export in the format you need
01:30 NFS/Freenas issue - Charliebrownau
  • NFS shares broke with kernel 5.13
  • FreeNAS offers a snapshot solution to rollback
03:15 NFS - Gary
  • Could be a NFS file locking issue
03:45 OpenMedia Vault - Cory
  • Works great on a RaspberryPi
  • LVM not working however
04:25 Pick of the Week
  • Deskreen
  • Allows any device to be a second monitor
  • Cross platform
05:30 Gadget of the week
  • Pockethernet
  • Smartphone connected Ethernet network analyzer
  • Pairs via bluetooth
  • Supports:
    • Cable toner with customizable tones
    • Wiremap
    • PoE
    • TDR
    • TDR Graph
    • Link
    • CDP / LLDP
    • Outgoing VLAN Tag
    • DHCP
    • Ping
    • Traffic
    • BER
07:40 Linux foundation - 3D foundation
  • Tech Republic
  • Open source 3D engine
  • 20 founding partners
  • Linux Foundation can "speak corporate"
  • Benefits not just gaming
  • Github
13:16 CBL Mariner
  • Beta News
  • Github
  • Microsoft's Linux
  • uses RPM-OSTree
  • Follows a secure-by-default principle
15:50 Audacity Update
  • ArsTechnica
  • Telemetry is off by default
  • Telemetry is optional
  • Telemetry is intentionally easy to remove
  • Convenience of Yandex and Google is at odds with community wishes
  • Going forward Audacity will self host metrics
  • 4Chan forced/doxed/threatened a fork of audacity into ending
  • Github Sneeds
  • Github Tenacity Maintainer post
21:40 Ansible considers switching to Matrix
  • Ansible Github Post

  • IRC issues:

    • out of date
    • blocked in many network environments
    • Lack good moderation tools
    • missed messages when not logged in
    • lack of name space ownership
  • Matrix benefits:

    • Issues in Matrix are client limitations not protocol limitations
    • control over name space
    • Federates like email
    • Federated, auto updating blacklist
    • Red Hat is providing funding for EMS hosting
  • EMS, Mozzila, and Red Hat are fantastic partners

  • Blacklist Post

34:20 Firefox 90.0
  • Https only mode in about:config
  • Print to PDF now produces working hyperlinks
  • FTP support removed
  • Firefox Post
35:30 Tony from the matrix chat
  • Bring in IP cam to web conferencing software
  • VLC capture
  • OBS
37:00 Gmail Alternatives
  • Hushmail

    • Plain text only
    • been around since 1999
  • MsgSafe.io

    • 4096-bit GPG encryption
    • Virtual Identities
    • Free plan available
  • GMX

    • OpenPGP
    • Based in Germany
    • Ad supported
    • Send up to 50 MB attachments
  • Mailbox.org

    • Setup after Snowden revelations
    • Based in Germany
    • 25 years of experience in providing secure communications
    • Standard subscription includes many tools
    • Stores IP addresses for 4 days
    • Up front with their privacy policy
  • Posteo

    • Combines privacy with sustainability
    • Powered by 100% green energy
    • Anonymous Sign-up and Payment
    • ad-free
    • 50 MB Attachments
  • Runbox

    • 100% hydro-electric energy
    • Based in Norway
  • Zoho Mial

    • Free up to 5 users
    • Full email and office suite
    • Encryption
  • Fastmail

    • Great for business
    • Fantastic Management interface
    • Data belongs to you
    • you are the customer not the product
    • Stored data encrypted with LUKS
    • Has added features like "topic box"
    • Based in Australia
    • Australia is part of the "Five Eyes"
    • Australia has the Assistance and Access Bill
  • Mail Fence

    • Based in Belgium
    • OpenPGP end-to-end encryption
    • free and paid plans
  • KoLab Now

    • Full collaboration suite
    • Based in Switzerland
    • 100% Free & open source software
    • No vendor lock-in
  • Startmail

    • Founded by Dutch private search engine Startpage team
    • Track record of privacy
    • IP address is kept for 3 days
    • Tracking cookies strictly forbidden
    • Offers PGP encryption
    • Encryption is done server side
    • Accepts crypto currency
  • Tutanota

    • Based in Germany
    • Free and Paid Plans
    • Discounts for non-profits
    • End-to-End encryption
    • secure calendar
  • Proton Mail

    • Open source and Independently audited
    • End-to-End encryption
    • No-logs
    • Supports 2FA
    • You control the encryption key
    • Password protect non Proton Mail emails
    • Message expiration
    • Secure calendar and file sync
  • Ctemplar

    • Icelandic law
    • No data retention
    • advanced protections (JS injection, malicious SRI)
    • 100% audited and open source
    • Zero data access
    • end to end encryption
    • powered by green energy
    • Anonymous (including payments)
    • App in Fdroid
    • Email Comparison Chart
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