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03.10.2020

Two big reasons not to use Gmail

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Filed under: business, internet, technology, USA—Jack Yan @ 09.14

3 Responses to ‘Two big reasons not to use Gmail’

  1. jaklumen says:

    I’m still using Zoho, Jack. Thank you again for the wonderful recommendation.

    I regret to tell you I’ve been negligent, however, more especially as my persistent pain has gotten worse, and I use a tablet so I can compute while lying in bed. Cimmy has been encouraging me to move more e-mail to Zoho, actually. I still use Gmail for electronic receipts, retail mailing lists, and such. Not ideal, I know. I have moved some other things- mostly gaming stuff- to Protonmail.

    The GOOGS borg is tough to escape, despite my lackadaisical attitude. My parents would be slow to move to Zoho services, if at all. Our local school district went all in to use Google Classroom for quarantined remote learning. Such is a different discussion, but I remember your perspective on Borgle generally, so I mentioned it.

  2. Jack Yan says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your pain. My rule about technology stands: it’s here to help us, not the other way around. If shifting everything to Zoho and Protonmail isn’t convenient because of our current circumstances, then we should wait, otherwise it feels as though we are serving the technology.
       I work with one school that uses Google as well, and I was given a Gmail as a result. I set up a forwarder from there as soon as I could so I wouldn’t have to go back into it. I also made sure I used a fresh browser just to use Google so it wouldn’t track me as easily on my main one, which has a load of privacy plug-ins.
       My experience with Gmail has been mostly negative. Every board member at this school receives Google Hangouts information in their messages, except me. Mine don’t even show me the same times for meetings sometimes! If you look at some of my older posts, there are basic things that Google says I should be able to do which are impossible for me. Everything they have, it seems, is buggy.

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