4 replies, 2 voices Last updated by Benjamin Troemel 17 hours, 4 minutes ago
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    • #57660

      Benjamin Troemel
      Participant
      @BenBob

      Looking for more guidance on moving from Gmail to StartMail Such as, what happens to my ability to access things like youtube or other Google products if I eventually close my Gmail accounts?

    • #57670

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Benjamin,

      When you sign up for StartMail they give you access to a tool called ShuttleCloud migration service. This service will migrate up to 20GB Personal account and up to 30GB if it is a business account.

      Tap or click here for more information.

      • #57673

        Benjamin Troemel
        Participant
        @BenBob

        1) Thank you John, but that is not the question. I have read somewhere that if you don’t have a gmail account, you may not be able to access things like youtube, etc. So my question is – if after I change and migrate to startmail, and subsequently close my gmail, what do I do or how do I access things such as youtube. (If gmail is as worthless as Kim states, then I really don’t want to have anything to do with them).
        — I received the following email from startmail after sending a message to Kim, but as of today, Tuesday, I have heard nothing from them. Makes me hesitant to switch to them if there is no real support.

        Currently we do not offer Phone Support, but we are happy to assist you through our Email Support. Your inquiry has been escalated to our Tier 2 Technical Team for further assistance. A member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible, most likely, on Monday.

        In the meantime, enjoy your weekend and we look forward to being in touch with you further.
        Best regards,
        Nadine C.
        StartMail.com

        2) On a separate question – I am also hesitant to switch (but I want to) because I have never seen anyone with a startmail account – i.e. no emails from anyone, including Kim, using a startmail email. Any insight?

    • #57675

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Benjamin,

      Sorry, I missed that second part of your question. Moving your email to a new host does not delete your Gmail account, you will still be able to use that with their services.

      Kim’s recommendation is a fact as Google reads your emails to serve you ads based on their content.

      You need a Google Account to sign in to YouTube. A Google Account works across all Google products (like Gmail, Blogger, Maps, YouTube, and more).

      On your last question, I have a StartMail account as my own personal email account.

    • #57684

      Benjamin Troemel
      Participant
      @BenBob

      Thank you John, very helpful. Just an update – once I move I will probably keep one of two of my gmail accounts open for other uses (actually I will probably keep both open for sometime before I shut one down), but don’t plan to use it for much anymore.

      However, with that said, I did get the following response from StartMail: “Your ability to visit Youtube.com will not be affected by using StartMail. You will need a Google account to use other Google services that require a Google account.”

      So it appears you do not need gmail for youtube.

      All will work out, thanks again for your help!

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