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Old 18 Dec 2023, 04:20 PM   #91
Join Date: Dec 2013
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Originally Posted by SideshowBob View Post
Have you found a service that gives a legally binding guarantee about never reusing addresses? The case for reusing addresses grows indefinitely over time. There's also the risk that a service closes and someone uses the domain on a different service.

If you pick an alias address that's statistically unlikely to be reused you could have a much lower risk than you currently have.
Apart from big players like Gmail and Outlook/Hotmail. For example, ProtonMail, Skiff and Tutanota will never recycle usernames, don't thibk they will ever change this until EOL.

In contrast, most other paid email providers do recycle usernames, i.e. FastMail, posteo, I'm not sure how Zoho does this better because they do have an inactivity period of 6 months, whether they recycle those inactive accounts or not is still question mark because I couldn't find any information about it.

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