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Tech: Email providers

Penny S. 31 Aug 15 - 12:48 PM
Richard Mellish 31 Aug 15 - 01:26 PM
Greg F. 31 Aug 15 - 02:40 PM
cnd 31 Aug 15 - 02:46 PM
Penny S. 31 Aug 15 - 04:39 PM
cnd 31 Aug 15 - 04:56 PM
Richard Bridge 31 Aug 15 - 06:20 PM
Greg F. 31 Aug 15 - 06:27 PM
GUEST 31 Aug 15 - 07:08 PM
GUEST,Lou Judson 31 Aug 15 - 07:18 PM
Stilly River Sage 01 Sep 15 - 12:24 AM
Sandra in Sydney 01 Sep 15 - 04:58 AM
Mr Red 02 Sep 15 - 04:46 AM
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Subject: Tech: Email providers
From: Penny S.
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 12:48 PM

A friend has several hotmail accounts, but Microsoft now seems to want to have loads of extra information unnecessary for the basic sending and receiving of mail. So does Google. We need to have another basic account that doesn't smirk though its privacy policy about how amazing the services it offers through using all the data it collects are. any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 01:26 PM

You get what you pay for. If they don't charge you money for a mailbox they are determined to make a profit from you some other way.

The company that provides your broadband connection may also give you one or more mailboxes.

Or you can go to one of the many companies that will provide your own domain and some email addresses in that domain. You can have your own website as well if you want one, but you can ignore that and just use the mailboxes if that's all you need.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Greg F.
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 02:40 PM

Amen to Richard's suggestion above- download Thunderbird e-mail program & use the mailbox provided by your broadband connection. Lots less aggro than the on-line services in the long run.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: cnd
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 02:46 PM

I think mail.com might be basic, but it might have changed since I last used it.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Penny S.
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 04:39 PM

I've seen some negative stuff about mail.com. It's not the ads, by the way. It's the stuff like Google connecting everything up so that my sister's gmail account insists on labelling me by the name I used in the account I set up to download stuff to my Android phone. Like not being able to update the maps without allowing it access to my contacts list. Like Microsoft requiring an alternate email address in order for me to download stuff to my tablet. (I'm using gmail for that, and nothing else.)
Not everyone, by the way. has broadband yet.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: cnd
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 04:56 PM

Aol mail doesn't seem too bad, as long as you don't mind sharing your birthday and zip-code.
Inbox.com may be good, but right now, you can't make any new accounts
Myway.com also appears to have a very basic email. All you needs is an account, password, and secret answer.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 06:20 PM

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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Greg F.
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 06:27 PM

Not everyone, by the way, has broadband yet.

Admittedly so. But most if not all internet access providers will supply you with at least one e-mail account/mailbox.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 07:08 PM

The company that provides your broadband connection may also give you one or more mailboxes.
Surely if the OP wanted to tie her email address to the contract for her internet connection she wouldn't have started this thread?

There isn't much to choose between the big 3 webmail providers. These days domains are cheap enough to justify buying one which provides several mailboxes. I use UK2 and can use their own webmail which is much cleaner and quicker than Hotmail et al. I prefer webmail as I can access my mailbox from other machines without downloading.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: GUEST,Lou Judson
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 07:18 PM

My local ISP charges only $4 for email addresses. They are friendly, real people and I recommend them for email anywhere you are. And you can get a domain or complete service at ;least in the USA, but emails worldwide. www.sonic.net

I repeat, really good people there. I am not affiliated unless you sign up for full service and refer it to me I get a free month...
Best, Lou

Free email services are not really free!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 12:24 AM

Yahoo has been around for a long time and is robust. To download into an email program (like Mozilla's Thunderbird) you need to pay an annual fee. They have quite a lot of spam mail activity happening still, to do with how easy it is to set up an account. But once you have it, they give you a lot of flexibility in how you manage and organize it.

I use gmail, parsed out in separate accounts. I figure nothing is private and the Interwebs know everything anyway. Just don't send anything via email that you don't want to see in print at some point in the future.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 04:58 AM

I have 3 gmail addresses - 2 are for a committee, one is a personal address that does not include my name. I get annoyed when they want my mobile (cell) phone as I don't have one. Yes, I know everyone in the world has one, but I don't ...

I didn't give any more details than I had to - no Google+ or nuffin!

I also have a main (personal) address thru my ISP, one of Australia's largest which would also give me another address (or more??) if I wanted them.

I was also forced to get a yahoo address for a yahoo list & as previously noted, it gets lots of spam.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Sep 15 - 04:46 AM

Why would you provide a real birth date? Any memorable date would suffice, providing it makes you older than 18. And other data can be false. I have to smile when Farcebook "Friends" wish me happy burpday on January 1st.

My Yahoo, Goggle and gawd knows what else email addresses are so old they only ask for mobile phone numbers occasionally. If they insisted they would loose me, curiously they don't seem to want that.

Having said that I own domain names so I change some specific addresses when the spam rolls in.

BUT I have advised several people to take a non ISP e-mail address so that they maintain continuity when choosing/changing phone companies (etc) - but it only now has dawned on them.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Sep 15 - 10:06 AM

On the irregular times google asks for my mobile number, they do allow me to Skip the request for phone no.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Penny S.
Date: 02 Sep 15 - 02:39 PM

Plenty of useful stuff. l once had an address from the OU, which they said would be lifetime, but they changed their mind. Pity.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Sep 15 - 03:11 PM

We used to have AOL as our internet, and later, broadband provider. When we eventually ditched them, I thought the email address would go with it, but we can still use the AOL email. I use it via webmail, but my husband still uses it from the AOL software.
I stopped using Hotmail as my main email after I started getting too much junk mail and spam: however it does have a better mechanism for reporting hi-jacked accounts etc than either AOL or Yahoo.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Email providers
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Sep 15 - 04:01 AM

if you were in the UK I would suggest waitrose.com, it work well. And they serve freeish coffee in their stores if you have a card. You have to buy something from the restaurant but a banana is 25p if you are really impecunious.


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