I’ve been trying the HEY.com mail service, really excited to see how the experience would be.
14 days trial – nice and all. And a great information flow. My trial has passed and I receive a lovely e-mail telling me so, and how we can go on
It made me think about my experience and I took the time to write back, giving feedback on the experience:
Thanks for letting me try Hey!
I “kind of liked it”, but in the trial I never got to get a real flow of mails going, so I didn’t get the “wow effect”.
Which I think might not have been the idea of this product after all.
It’s not about “wow”, it’s about “ahh” (the sound of relaxation).
In my trial I found out how nice it was to login to a inbox, not filled with stuff I didn’t wan’t to take care of ( = my Imbox being empty).
So, I found myself wanting to remove myself from al kind of crappy newsletter I receive. Not quiet a “screening” effect, but I have to take responsibility of what I once signed up to 😀
I also found, that I really like my calendar, which is a service along with my current Gmail (custom domain) service. By going all in on hey.com I will finding myself with multiple services for simple task.
Good friends pointed me to both Fastmail and mailbox.org to find a privacy-focused service that can fit my simple mail and calendar needs.
So, bottom line being. I’ve found myself willing to pay for my mail service. I still (at this time in life) need a calendar service, but I’m focussed on my privacy more than before.
We might meet again 🙂
Thanks for letting me try your service and all the best 🙂