At Vivaldi, we think a lot about privacy. In fact, we believe that privacy is a basic human right.
Vivaldi browser collects zero information about you. We have no access to the sites you visit, what you type in the browser or your downloads. When it comes to privacy, with Vivaldi you have one less thing to worry about.
But of course, every time you use Facebook, Google search, or Gmail, they collect information about you and make money out of it.
So, it’s important to carefully look at and select the tools you use to minimize your private data being harvested.
One tool that’s particularly sensitive is your email. It contains large amounts of data about who you are, what you purchase, where you travel to, and a lot more.
If you’re using Gmail, think twice – or even three times. We strongly encourage you to look at privacy alternatives to Gmail. One such alternative is our long-term partner privacy-focused Fastmail.
Bye Gmail, hello privacy Gmail alternative Fastmail
They have been around since 1999. That’s a long time! In comparison, Gmail was launched in 2004.
We have known Fastmail for a very long time. Fastmail was in fact owned by Opera for a few years and some of us worked together at Opera and have been friends ever since.
Btw, if you haven’t been to Melbourne, it’s a very nice city and I highly recommend visiting it if you find yourself in Australia (once travel is again possible).
Why partnering up?
Fastmail is a small company yet a great group of people who really care about their users and provide an important privacy alternative to Gmail.
We know that we have a similar ethos – we think about our products and service our users in a similar way.
Many of us at Vivaldi use Fastmail as our personal privacy-focused email provider of choice. We trust them with keeping some of our very important information private and secure.
Obviously, charging for email is pretty hard when companies like Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft (and many others) all offer email services for free.
So, we thought we could help each other out.
Free 30-day trial of Fastmail
We’re happy to offer Vivaldi users a free trial of Fastmail for the first month, and if you decide to stay, you will get 10% off for the first year.
For full disclosure, we’ll get a small share of the subscription fee you’ll pay after the 30-day trial.
Think of it as a way to support both Vivaldi and Fastmail, and more importantly as a way to protect your privacy online.
Want to sign up? Here’s the link.
Let us know what you think!