Free Email Address

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Phazor, Nov 12, 2002.

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  1. Phazor

    Phazor Registered Member

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    Guess i just missed being able to sign up for my free email account at myrealbox.com.

    Whats everyone suggesting now for free email (pop3).
    I know......wouldnt it be cool if we could sign up for free email at wilders...How 'bout it paul....o_O? Myemailadd@wilders.org

    Anyone hear as to whether realbox is ever going to start accepting again or not.
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    Phazor,

    LOL! Can you imagine the consequences in case someone for example would start spamming using such a .wilders addy? :rolleyes:. Sorry: a .wilders addy is solely for our .org members and team members over here ;).

    Would you mind opening a new thread over on "software and services" for this one? Thanks in advance.

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    Opps, too late. I already moved this there. ;)
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    No prob ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. Im Worried

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    Hey, have you tried the new MY WAY? www.myway.com I heard an ad on the radio about it being Yahoo without the ads, popups and poor privacy policy. I went there and they are serious. The free E-Mail is great. try it out. www.myway.com oh I already gave it. There it is a 2nd time! They are spending megabuckaroos on advertising. must be be some big dollars behind this one. Greg
     
  6. Ghost

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    "They are spending megabuckaroos on advertising. must be be some big dollars behind this one. Greg"

    Greg - Does that simple fact not set off alarm bells in your head?

    If they're spending big on it, that means they're expecting to profit/benefit/collect on it in some way.

    The question is - how?
     
  7. I\'m worried

    I\'m worried Guest

    When i went to the site I read a How Do We Make Our Money kind of thing, where they say they are making their money off being upfront about Pay For Placement in their modified Google search. Just like the real paper Yellow Pages, just because you have a business doesn't mean you automatically get an ad there. The email is great and I liked their mentioning privacy in the ad. They are the ones that say Yahoo Is Toast in them.

    This is VERY FUNNY!


    YAHOO RESPONDS

    Yahoo, breaking its silence in connection with My Way's launch, responded on Tuesday in a statement to the Associated Press.

    "A simple ad-free site does not provide value to consumers' lives if it does not incorporate the leading technology, compelling products or an understanding of consumers," Yahoo said.

    Ouch! No value?! At first glance, that sounds rather harsh. But maybe we shouldn't take it so hard. Let's dissect their feelings about My Way for a minute.

    "Simple" - Our goal is to create a clutter-free environment to provide more room for our world-class content and functionality. Call us crazy, but we view simple as a good thing.

    "Ad-free" - Guilty as charged. No banners. No pop-ups. No kidding.

    "Does not incorporate the leading technology" - Not that you really care, but My Way features a technology platform built on the best of commercial and open-source solutions (Apache, PHP, Linux, PERL...), using hardware from EMC, Dell, Cisco and more. How does this benefit My Way users? In a recent performance test, My Way's top pages loaded up to 51% faster than corresponding pages on Yahoo. This, according to Keynote - the leader in Internet performance measurement.

    "Compelling products" - Maybe we're confused, but is Yahoo actually suggesting that people are not going to use My Way because, without pop-under ads, we're unable to sell them mini-spy cameras? Is that what they mean by compelling products?

    "Understanding of consumers" - We strongly believed that the idea of a great portal and search engine in a banner- and pop-up-free environment had real consumer appeal. To confirm it, we had InsightExpress conduct independent market research. We learned that 77% of Yahoo users would "definitely" or "probably" use My Way.

    Most importantly, however, is the feedback that we have received from Yahoo users who are now using - and very much enjoying - My Way. Based on these comments, we honestly feel we have created the best user experience on the Web, and we will continue to deliver value to our users in the years ahead.

    So, no hard feelings, Yahoo. As a rule, we try to find the good in every comment we receive.



    We do not sell, rent or trade any personally identifiable information you provide when using the My Way website ("My Way"). We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you (such as your name or email address) when you use My Way unless you specifically decide to provide such information in order to enhance your My Way experience. If you choose to provide an email address as part of personalizing My Way, we will not send an email to you unless you specifically request an email response to a customer service inquiry or contact is required in order to protect someone's safety or to enforce our Terms of Service. You are not required to provide an email address to personalize My Way. When you visit My Way, we place a small text file -- called a "cookie" -- on your computer that allows us to identify your web browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, and store your preferences and settings. Importantly, a cookie does not allow us to obtain any personally identifiable information (such as your real name and address) unless you have specifically provided such information as part of personalizing My Way.


    Try their email and send it to another email address and see how cool it looks. It is full featured all the way.

    Greg
     
  8. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    Anyone else trying this My Way email?
     
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