Over the years, I and a few others have created, or posted in, threads about iCloud silent filtering and general reliability issues. I have multiple Apple devices. iCloud is currently home to everything for me -- mail, contacts, calendars, notes, reminders, pictures, so on. I like simple. But Mail leaves something to be desired as has been detailed here. My question is simple. From the standpoint of reliability insofar as being able to count on receiving and sending without issue -- without silently dropped messages and the like -- what's my best option? I hate the feeling of "I wonder if iCloud is going to screw this up...". iCloud has the worst reputation for this, but then a quick search shows up threads that talk about silent message dropping for Outlook and Gmail, too, albeit not as frequently. Hoping someone more versed in such things could clarify.