Can anyone please recommend a safe free email software. Hotmail has bee in chaos for weeks if using its site, as can be confirmed by a search in Google. Also my Thunderbird sends all outgoing mail in duplicate and loves to hide the inbox.
What do you mean by “safe”? IMHO if you are after complete security and control, the only way is to run your own mail server, but I suspect that is not what you are after. All the online plays (MS, Google etc) will probably scrape all the advertising and info they can out of your emails.
I have used mail.com for years as a “reserve” address, but I only look at it every few months, so I can’t speak about uptimes.