Today's finally the day: I deleted my personal Google account that I have had for more than 15 years. Was a rather pleasant user experience -- especially when compared to Amazon who make this step unnecessarily difficult.

I wrote about the why and how-to in my blog:

@hanno on my way to delete my account too. Only gmail remains. I got a lot of account and stuff linked to it 😪


@kbesson Yeah, that can be hard work. It took me a while to get there so that I felt comfortable doing it without risking to lose access or contacts along the way...

BTW, I used mbsync to pull a final backup which worked fine. I had trouble getting offlineimap to work with GMail (authentication method is outdated iirc).

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