From 6 May 2016, we're changing the price of BT Premium Mail from £1.60 a month to £5 a month.
Maybe I'm being unreasonable in objecting to BT trebling their Mail price, as their multi-million TV sport deals must be paid for somehow. I left BT after many years because of unreliability and have been satisfied with Plusnet for the past 18 months, but kept our BT email for continuity. Anyway we found it very difficult to set up PN's own email service and its support staff were unhelpful and totally disinterested.
I would like to keep our existing mail system as my wife and I are too long in the tooth to change. We use Thunderbird and have two addresses/boxes, one for me and one for my wife. The past seven years' emails are stored in folders and the Thunderbird program folder contains 80MB, I don't know if this includes the years of stored emails or not. We do not need webspace, sync across devices etc. just the handling of say 10 emails per week. We seldom send attachments.
Free providers such as Gmail might do but Google's snooping gives me the creeps. I do have a couple of disposable gmail addresses to keep RL info offline on occasion and I'm amazed to see these entities pop up together whenever I watch Youtube, with appeals to SIGN IN NOW for an even better experience ...
I am considering Fastmail, which offers a $US10 annual 'Lite' package which meets my needs, and TSO, which at £10 monthly is very expensive for all we want. I would be very grateful for the advice of all you TBB posters.
Edited by Malwaremike (Tue 22-Mar-16 12:30:45)