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View Poll Results: Do you use the e-mail account you got from your ISP?
Yes, I do. I don't trust free web mail, such as gmail or hotmail 3 15.79%
No. I am happy with my current free e-mail account. 10 52.63%
Are you kidding? I run my own mail server. I trust noone 6 31.58%
I don't use e-mail. 0 0%
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Do you use the e-mail account provided by your ISP?


I think most (all?) ISPs, at least over here, provide an e-mail account and some limited storage for personal webpages. While I use the webpage space sometimes to upload screenshots, I never even tried to use the e-mail account. I stick with gmail, not only because Gmail's web interface is leaps and bounds superior (because I use mostly a mail client), but I see no point in using one.

Besides, if I ever change ISP, I can kiss that e-mail goodbye. So, do you guys use your e-mail account provided by your ISP? If you do, why? Just curious

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Old 01-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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nope, use my own domain.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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nope, use my own domain.
Thanks. Wow you sure were fast. I even didn't have the time to add the options
 
Old 01-08-2009, 11:55 AM   #4
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never ever ever have I used the ISPs email for anything. I wouldn't even know where or how to check it, if I even wanted to.

I use my gmail account for the same reason the OP mentioned.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 11:58 AM   #5
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own domain with my surname as domain > ISP addresses

as example (not my actual name, obviously )

john@doe.com is way better than
johndoe321@your.isp.com (and variations)

 
Old 01-08-2009, 12:46 PM   #6
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Both really - I use my Gmail account and also an account with firstname@mydomain.org
 
Old 01-08-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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I use gmail and my own domain email. My ISPs email service seems to suffer from a lot of problems so I am not confident in using it.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 02:09 PM   #8
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I use e-mail accounts that are tied to my website. The main reason is that I can change ISPs without having to change my e-mail.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 02:15 PM   #9
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nope, use my own domain.
Same same..........

I set it up along with Google apps, Google does a pretty good job of catching all the damn SPAM for me.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #10
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Free emails ftw!
 
Old 01-08-2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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I have a gmail I give out to friends and family. I have my own domains with email that only a few people have and I use for those trusted. Actually I think xavierp is one of the few that has my domain email besides my gmail account. He should feel so privileged.

Plus the bonus of running my own email server with domains, I'm my own ISP literally. If the government comes asking for my emails, I'll tell them to go f**k themselves unlike what the ISP's do.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 09:11 PM   #12
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I use my ISP's email, but not because I distrust free email services. I pay $40/month for internet service, and it's not that I think that is excessive, but I want as much of that to count as possible. In other words, if I didn't use the email it feels like I'm throwing money away.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 03:51 AM   #13
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Actually I think xavierp is one of the few that has my domain email besides my gmail account. He should feel so privileged.
I do feel privileged. So privileged that I've been signing it up to the best offers I can find on the web to say thanks
 
Old 01-09-2009, 08:08 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the input. The results so far about using the e-mail from your ISP did not surprise me. However, the amount of people here running a private e-mail server indeed surprised me I never tried to setup a mail server myself

Thanks again!
 
Old 01-09-2009, 09:43 AM   #15
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I do feel privileged. So privileged that I've been signing it up to the best offers I can find on the web to say thanks
I'll just create a filter and catchall for all spam to go to your account then..
 
  


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