Time to retire your old American tech company email service

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Still using gmail, hotmail, or yahoo email? Ready to start focusing a little more on your personal privacy? Last year I wrote about the two most popular alternatives, which still stand today. The process is simple, take the next few minutes and create a Protonmail or Tutanota email account. Then, go into your gmail/hotmail/yahoo and find the forwarding option -- then forward all of your emails to your new privacy centric email provider. This way you don't lose any emails going to your own email address, and over time as you reply, your contacts will learn your new email address.
I've also previously written why you should leave fastmail (Australian) or gmail/hotmail/yahoo (American).
If you have a custom domain name, like krisconstable.com, you can even pay a few dollars and use your own domain name with their services.
In 5 minutes, you can be well on your way to upgrading to a more privacy centric email email service. One small step in protecting the privacy of your emails moving forward. Even if you feel you have nothing to hide, but using these American or Australian services, you are offering up all of the emails from your friends and family to those governments as well -- in a way that they can use them against you for the rest of your life.

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