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For a recent work I had to build myself a dedicated Windows machine.
It was since 2008 that I didn’t use a Windows computer on a daily basis so I had to spend quite some time to find what’s new in the Windows software landscape.
It is not clear what data they send to themselves, but I’m pretty sure they are still collecting your email address, name and user session (so they can track your habits).
They also collect usage statistics to “improve user experience”.
So here starts my hunt for the perfect desktop mail client.
It seems that all efforts nowadays are spent on mobile. Am I just a retro-junkie, a dinosaur that will have to adapt or extinguish? First of all let me say that it’s kinda sad that your privacy is always the last thing companies care about. I’m happy to see that they finally encrypted the data!
At the same time I decided to finally get rid of gmail.
It will be a slow process, but the first step is to change client.
I have good text editors/IDEs, native server tools (apache, node, php, etc) and a no-compromise terminal.Indeed soon after the installation you receive the first spam email from the Mail Bird team, alas you are kindly subscribed to their mailing list (you can unsubscribe of course).I was pretty shocked so I contacted Mail Bird support and they put me in contact with their CTO.I see it as a porting to the desktop of the gmail web interface, which is actually a good thing.That being said, with all the security concerns raised this year, Mail Bird phones home and shares your data over unencrypted connections.
You should be aware that, if you use Mail Bird from a public network your email and name can be easily spoofed (by just opening the application, you don’t even need to check for email). is an incredibly light and sophisticated email client. It uses an internal address book and an internal HTML viewer, both designed to avoid virus attacks to known Windows and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. is a solid and elaborated application, but all this power comes to a cost: it is quite complicated and tedious to configure.