In 2018, Google announced that it was killing Inbox, my preferred email service. This triggered a major rethinking of the way that I handle email across multiple accounts, and I learned two things immediately: I would not be using Gmail (on the web) because it had become just as convoluted as Outlook (on the web), and my previous method of consolidating multiple accounts so that all emails were delivered and managed through Inbox was resulting in me losing some emails, most likely because of multiple layers of spam protection.
I tried all kinds of options, first experimenting with Outlook.com (on the web) and Outlook Mobile. I tried Outlook for Windows for the umpteenth time, but it’s a horrible client for Google services. I tried Gmail and various third-party clients. I even looked at Windows Mail, which is a sad joke and remains so today.