Re: email service question
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Ah, yes, I am thinking about getting a fast mail account. I was not sure how accessible it was to use with the screen readers. Thanks for posting about it. Heather
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From: Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email service question
Hi Madison and all,
I'm not sure there's an email provider that filters nothing but I myself understand what you're saying and after swearing I'd never change email addresses again I defected from Outlook.com and signed up with Fastmail.com
It is however, a paid service if you wish to use it in an email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird or the mail app on a smart phone.
I was so pleased during my thirty day trial that I signed up for 3 years. But you can pay monthly or annually. Setting it up in an email client is very similar to doing so with something like iCloud or GMail when 2 factor authentication is in place. I.E. you have to generate an app specific pass code which is entered once and then remembered and you're in business. You don't have to enter any settings manually as during set up most clients with which I've entered things have entered all defaults just fine that is if you're using IMAP which I am.
I have no affiliation with the company I'm just a happy user.
As for filtering I still get a few emails going to spam folder but nothing I can't easily retrieve and mark as not spam but these are usually email newsletters from places like CNet for instance. Most mail that's important to me is going where it ought.
Also like GMail you have to set up any mail rules or filters for sorting mail into subfolders on their web interface but doing so is very easy and accessible with screen readers and once done it's set it and forget it and any client through which you access mail will show your mail placed where you set it to be.
I hope that helps.
Take good, good care.
On 10/25/2021 12:35 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,Does anyone know of any email services (if that's even the right word for them,sorry if it's not) that don't filter messages at all? The reason that I ask isbecause I had a gmail account (I actually still have it but I don't use itanymore) but I stopped using it because I found out how much gmail filtersmessages and this annoyed me. I switched back to an account with my ISP, but nowI'm having all kinds of problems with their filtering marking messages thataren't spam as spam which means that I don't recieve them and now I'm constantlyworrying about whether or not I'll get a message or not and also about whatmessages I'm not getting because of their filtering. There are newsletters thatI've signed up for that I'm pretty sure are being marked as spam and so thereforI'm not getting them, I've added these addresses to my safe senders' list on myISP's webmail preferences but this has not solved my problem. When I wassubscribed to these newsletters with my gmail address they'd come through justfine, but I really want to have all of my emails being sent to one address, Ireally don't want to have to have to be checking multiple addresses all thetime. The reason I changed addresses is because I asked my ISP and they told methat they don't filter to the same extent that gmail does. I totally get thatthey need and want to protect people from spam and such, but when you're notreceiving all emails sent to you because they're thought to be spam when they'renot then that's no good either. I've asked them and they say that they can'tturn off the filters (if I have to deal with spam then I really don't care if itmeans that it prevents other emails from being marked as spam and therefor I getthem which is all I really want) and I haven't gotten any response from themwhen I've asked them to look into emails that aren't spam but are being markedas such by their filters. This is really frustrating and worrying me and I'mreally not sure what else to do so that's why I'm asking about this. If anyoneis wondering I use the latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 (as I use Outlook toaccess my emails) and Windows 10 pro and I don't have any rules or filters setup in Outlook. Really hope someone has a suggestion, as I really want to dosomething about this as it's driving me nuts, please don't tell me to justunsubscribe from the newsletters. Sorry for such a long message, anyhelp/suggestions will be very much appreciated!!!! ThanksMadison