I have sent a few emails recently to people who generally respond to emails. This, combined with the recent concerns regarding silent spam filtering, makes me wonder if iCloud mail simply is not as reliable as other services. If not this instance, in general. All of my hardware is Apple-made. I was formerly a Gmail user of many, many years. I used to try to be platform-agnostic; I neither love nor hate any given company. I am also a minimalist, and given that all of my hardware is Apple hardware, iCloud makes sense. But, if the mail service is not up to par in terms of reliability when compared to Gmail or Outlook.com, well, that's just not good. That said, does anybody have any suggestions on how I might use another service and have it be as streamlined as iCloud is? Push support by way of ActiveSync is a must if not iCloud on phones and tablets. No traditional IMAP on mobile devices. Desktop service must be by IMAP IDLE or by Exchange / ActiveSync connection. I do plan on trying Office for Mac 2014, and I plan on purchasing the iPhone 6 later this year, so iCloud still is asensible decision. I just need a mail service which is as reliable as they come.