What's a secure alternative to Yahoo Mail?

Episode 1289

Maggie from Tuscon, AZ

Maggie is on Yahoo and she's thinking of moving her email account since they're going to be sold. Leo says that Gmail is a great option. It's what he uses. If she wants to pay and avoid ads and prevent a service from scanning her email for ad keywords, then FastMail is a great option. She can also set up her Yahoo mail to forward to her FastMail account, so she doesn't have to cancel it.

How can I improve email for business?

Episode 1014

Cathy from Los Angeles, CA

Cathy has a large client base and has been using Yahoo mail for her business for years. Leo says that Cathy should have her own domain (i.e. Cathy@[insertnamehere].com) and have Yahoo forward to her email service. As long as it forwards, everyone has the same email and she can change her email provider on the fly. Leo also thinks that Cathy should leave Yahoo and go with Gmail instead. Her business is too important to trust Yahoo with it. Gmail also uses IMAP, which allows her to keep copies of the email both on the server and on her PC. Forwarding is easy on GMail also.