Which Email services do you use?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by OHM, Nov 28, 2007.

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  1. OHM

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    Hey,
    I'm just curious of which email services you guys use.
    I use to use Gmail, but I heard a lot about its privacy issues, so I ditched it.
    And Hotmail seems nice, supporting up to 5GB of storage space.
    Anyways, which email service do you use?
    And do you think the service you use is safe?
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    I use Inbox.com though I occasionally use my Gmail email too. As for privacy Im not too concerned about it.
     
  3. OHM

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    Inbox.com looks nice, 30GB of online storage, and free 5GB,
    How much online storage does gmail have?
     
  4. fce

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    i'm using gmail




    Free Email Services Reviews 2008

    Listed in order of rating

    Gmail
    Inbox.com
    AOL
    #4 Yahoo!
    #5 MSN Hotmail
    #6 FastMail
    #7 Goowy
    #8 Mail.com
    #9 Dora Mail
    #10 Care2
    #11 HushMail
    #12 Lycos Mail
     
  5. boonie

    boonie Registered Member

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    I use Gmail for personal, and Fastmail for business, Happy with both.
     
  6. OHM

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    Thanks for your replies guys.
    BTW, when is Google going start Gmail as a non-BETA service?
    Is gmail going to be in BETA era forever?
     
  7. Osaban

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    Gmail here, and very happy about their service. They stop suspicious attachments, the best ever antispam filter (IMO). I think their idea of 'beta' is that they are improving it continuously.

    I have a question for other gmail users: It claims to give you up to 2 GB of space (more than i would ever need), but when I delete my trash folder it says that I have up to 5 GB available. I don't really care as 2 or 5 it is an awful lot anyway, only curious. Using Ad Muncher I don't get any of their ads. As for the privacy issue, I can understand it bothers some people, but nobody is forcing you to use it.
     
  8. HURST

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    GMail has 5GB, and it is increasing constantly.
    I use it for my personal e-mail, I'm not so concerned about the claims on lack of privacy. Antispam is very good. Every now and then something slips, but I never had an FP.
    With firefox's "customize google" extension you can block their ads.

    I also use Yahoo and Hotmail. Before GMail, Yahoo was my favorite, now I only keep that account for listening to launchcast.
    I had hotmail only to chat on msn messenger, now I set my gmail account to do that, so I think my hotmail account is closed, haven't checked it in months. Never liked Hotmail.
     
  9. Osaban

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    I've just read that they are about to introduce GMail Drive, basically you'll be able to store your data with Google like in your harddrive, which means you'll be able to have access to it with any computer anywhere in the world. Nobody knows yet how many GB will be free, but knowing Google you bet it's going to be a lot. There are already programs not affiliated to Google which allow to use the mail storage as an extra drive:

    http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm this is one of them. At this stage I prefer to wait for Google's solution for security reasons.
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Using gmail, yahoo mail, my own webmail, workplace, kasmail.
    Mrk
     
  11. Arup

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    For POP, Gmail and Bluebottle are the ones I have found to be super reliable.
     
  12. NGRhodes

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    Are you a fortune teller :D ?

    Seriously though, do you have a link for that info :) ?
     
  13. NGRhodes

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    I use gmail (and google calendar).
    Privacy issues, is there anything that Gmail does that others do not ?
     
  14. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    If I need to use a POP3 service, I choose Gmail for any serious stuff and Hotmail when I need a temporary, throwaway, account.

    Regards

    Menorcaman
     
  15. steve161

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    I use gmail, yahoo, , hotmail, mail.com, and e2umail with Thunderbird. I also have operamail. One for each personality. I'm not too concerned about privacy because most of my correspondence is horribly mundane. I really do not need more than one account, but I guess the upside of multiple accounts is that each server will not know too much about you. Also, one of the accounts serve as a junk account.
     
  16. dNor

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    Can't recommend Inbox.com enough.

    Other than that I use Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.
     
  17. Bob D

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    Fastmail (paid) for my professional / personal email.
    IMAP w/ many many domain choices, 6 aliases, 600Mb mail strorage, other goodies.
    Different plan pricing here: http://fastmail.net/pages/fastmail/docs/pricingtbl.html
    For non-critical (disposable) addresses, I use these free services:
    gawab.com: POP3 w/ 20 or so domain choices (I chose zambia.cc).
    Arab based service with generous 2048Mb disk space.
    Not that popular yet in the west, so chances are you can select a simple user name (opposed to "joe35128542xb" as seen with many yahoo accounts.
    Also, vfemail.net: POP3 w/ 50Mb disk space.
     
  18. ccsito

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    Mail.com
    Lycosmail
    Excitemail
    Hotmail
    Yahoo mail
    Fastmail.fm
    Go mail
     
  19. Cerxes

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    Fastmail which i forward to my desktopclient.

    /C.
     
  20. 031

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    INBOX
     
  21. kC_

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    you may like http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html

    the ultimate "throwaway" account ;)
     
  22. fce

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    ~Link removed. Not recommended by Wilders.~

    enjoy :D
     
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  23. acr1965

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    Inbox.com looked like a nice email site to consider. Then I saw it is affiliated with Crawler and Xacti. Although I guess they all pretty much invade your privacy as much as possible.

    Is there an online email provider that does not?
     
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