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added link to fastmail blogpost about AABill

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adipasquale committed Dec 25, 2018
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@@ -26,7 +26,10 @@ First, I strongly suggest you buy a domain name, so that you really own your mai

From there on, you could use Gandi's mail servers, but I recommend you use [Fastmail's](https://fastmail.com/). It's not free, but it will be much simpler to setup, faster, they provide push notifications for mobile, their spam filter is better, their web interface is better, and it's the most popular privacy-respecting service.

**Edit**: I am not affiliated to Fastmail in any way, and I do not want this article to look like an ad! Also, as [HN commenters](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18633216) and [@mediafinger](https://twitter.com/mediafinger/status/1071325185364672513) pointed out, Fastmail is an Australian company, where they just passed [a new bill](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/world/australia/encryption-bill-nauru.html), which is concerning for privacy. Have a look at other privacy-caring providers like [mailbox.org](https://mailbox.org/), [runbox.com](https://runbox.com/),[posteo.de](https://posteo.de/) and [startmail.com](https://www.startmail.com/), they may very well be cheaper too.
**Edit**: I am not affiliated to Fastmail in any way, and I do not want this article to look like an ad!
Also, as [HN commenters](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18633216) and [@mediafinger](https://twitter.com/mediafinger/status/1071325185364672513) pointed out, Fastmail is an Australian company, where they just passed [a new bill](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/world/australia/encryption-bill-nauru.html), which is concerning for privacy.
Fastmail stated [in a blog post](https://fastmail.blog/2018/12/21/advocating-for-privacy-aabill-australia/) that this law does not impact them though.
Have a look at other privacy-caring providers like [mailbox.org](https://mailbox.org/), [runbox.com](https://runbox.com/),[posteo.de](https://posteo.de/) and [startmail.com](https://www.startmail.com/), they may very well be cheaper too.

[Signing up with Fastmail](https://www.fastmail.com/signup/) is very simple. If you bought a domain name, you can use their [easy-setup option](https://www.fastmail.com/help/receive/domains-setup-nsmx.html) where you use their name servers and they do all the hardlifting. You will still be able to add custom DNS entries later if you want to, for your personal website or blog. If you did not buy a domain name, you can also create a mail address ending with one of theirs : sent.com, fastmail.com…

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I hope this helps, let me know if you switch!

*You can comment this article on [Hacker News](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18627509)*
*You can comment this article on [Hacker News](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18627509)*

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