The joy of a fresh email account

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Increasingly, over the past few months, my personal email — a Gmail account — I’ve had since the beginning is almost useless due to spam. Combined with my lingering issues over the Gmail UI, I reconsidered and got myself a account. It still has the new email account smell.

Here are some of the joys I’m rediscovering with a fresh email account:

It’s for personal email only

Over the years, my Gmail and emails became intermingled, mostly when I was a freelance writer. Since day 1, I use my for only personal email. It’s not for pitches. It’s not for my contributions either.

I can track important personal email

Recently, I used my email to sign my Mom up for her Covid vaccination. Using a clean email account gave me confidence that these most important emails wouldn’t get lost in the spam repository that my personal Gmail account has become. does break new ground in email

I went back and forth over whether to purchase a email account. The email experience has long been ruined for me because of spam. While I didn’t quite get the filtering features during my trial, I’ve come to appreciate them after seeing them in action. does restrict you to their email client, which feels like a step backward somehow. The bright spot is that the user interface is relatively novel, with many of the same design sensibilities I enjoy using Basecamp.


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