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Old 07-04-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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Smile Your online free email choice


Which one do you think is the best?
Yahoo mail
Gmail
Hotmail/livemail
etc.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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I prefer Gmail.

Won't say it's best but feels easier and faster to work with for me
 
Old 07-04-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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Hi,

I use Gmail as well, I'm not sure if it's the faster/better, but it appears to have a better filter for spam than Yahoo or Hotmail that I used to use before I tried Gmail, so my inbox/spam folders rarely have something in.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #4
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Gmail, use it for several of my own domain names and have just finished migrating the "day job" corporate e-mail to Gmail Apps For Business.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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Gmail because it has free IMAP access, which most providers seem to charge for if they have it at all. Having to use a web browser and somebody else's choice of GUI for email are not my thing.

That said I still like my spl.at email account, what's not to like about an address like that?

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #6
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No one is concerned by the Nasty Surveillance Agency's cozy relation with Yahoo, Google and MSN?
 
Old 07-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #7
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That said I still like my spl.at email account, what's not to like about an address like that?
I've an e-mail address that's only 7 characters long in the form X@XX.XX I don't think there's THAT many that are smaller
 
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:58 AM   #8
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I use,

Live.com
I have lot of notes in Office OneNote, Word and Excel sheets. I have put them all on Skydrive so that I can view them at home/office/family/friends place etc.

Gmail.com
For regular mailing between friends and family.

Yahoo.com
For those website where I frequently visit and email is required. But I wont check for mails except for validating email from those websites.

10minutemail.com
For those only one time visit websites where email registration is compulsory.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:09 AM   #9
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No one is concerned by the Nasty Surveillance Agency's cozy relation with Yahoo, Google and MSN?
Not really as a non-American that has nothing to hide, actually^^
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #10
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Currently Gmail, but will change to self-hosting once I get the access data for my new VPS. Using mailing lists is seriously broken in Gmail (own posts to a list don't show up) and they never answered any of my bug reports, so I couldn't care less about them.

Regarding NSA, if they are interested in your data for whatever reason you can be pretty sure that they get your data, regardless which mail service you are using.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:48 AM   #11
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Regarding NSA, if they are interested in your data for whatever reason you can be pretty sure that they get your data, regardless which mail service you are using.
Sad but True...
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #12
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I use Gmail; i need Gmail account for my smartphone anyway.

I used Yahoo in the past. Personally i liked it better but AFAIK to use POP3 or IMAP you have to pay.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:28 AM   #13
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Using mailing lists is seriously broken in Gmail (own posts to a list don't show up)
Their explanation for this behaviour makes sense. They assume you've already READ what you're sending to a mailing list
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #14
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Currently Gmail, but will change to self-hosting once I get the access data for my new VPS.
I went down this route before for my own domains and to be honest it was a pain to keep up with the various tools and configuration for MTA, Spamassassin, IMAP/POP3 server and new spam "recipies" etc.

Recently switched 60 users to Gmail from a previous Postfix/Dovecot/z-push platform and so far they are loving the multi-platform access (Outlook/Web/Mobile Device) and from an admin point of view we've much better control over mobile devices.

However, as with everything, "Your Experiences May Vary", so it's all down to personal preference.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #15
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I use Gmail; i need Gmail account for my smartphone anyway.
Basically my answer exactly also.
 
  


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