#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

@antekone ok but how am I supposed to use a youtube account without it? I mean, I don't primarily use gmail but it's kinda hard to live without google, you know?

don't get me wrong, I'd prefer Google to be abolished all together, or at least have its business model be different, and make its products actually be GPL open source, but that ain't happening any time soon, and for now, Google controls a lot of our lives, and there are no alternatives

@miro @antekone Don't use a Youtube account at all because it's only here to spy on you.You can watch all videos without a account,or even better using a Invidious instance like invidious.kabi.tk where you can register for a local,independent account which has features like subscriptions without needing a Google account.You can watch all videos without ads and tracking there.Need alternatives for other Google shit?Just ask me,I know them all!

@nipos @antekone also, I use Android and I need Google to install a lot of apps

and don't say F-Droid because not a lot of things are on there. even open source products aren't there. great example is Signal.

and it seems like Invidious isn't available either...


@miro @antekone Invidious isn't a app,it's a website.You can download NewPipe,a great Android app which does the same as Invidious.I know that F-Droid doesn't have all apps.Another great alternative is Aptoide which has nearly all Android apps and you can use it without needing a account.

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