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What Do You Use For Email?

What Do You Use For Email?  

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  1. 1. Your email provider?

    • Hotmail
      4
    • Gmail
      11
    • Me.com/MobileMe
      0
    • Self Hosted Email
      6
    • Yahoo
      2
    • Other?
      2


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I use outlook for mine as I have many pop3 emails and one exchange email.

 

It's easy for me to keep them separate and in one centralized location for easy searches, reading, ect...

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Gmail all the way. I have a dozen or so different emails, including old ones from other services, and I have them all forwarded into a single account. I filter various things out and use a lot of labels to keep it running smoothly and working for me, instead of against me.

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Gmail for personal emails.

I do have a hotmail account that I've had for at least 10 years, but I stopped using that about 6 years ago when I moved to Gmail.

 

For work, we use Outlook/Exchange.

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I use gmail for personal contacts and yahoo for school and other online businesses. I will choose google over yahoo because I think it is faster and more easy to use.

 

Yahoomail is quite good too but it is too slow for me.

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I have several Gmail accounts, one on Yahoo, a bunch of self-hosted (for domain admin addresses) and a few others. I have one main account on MyHandle that I use as a catch-all, though I may have to change that - their service died a death for 4 days last month (first time ever). Although they fixed the problem, they were too slow for my liking.

 

I honestly can't stand webmail services of any kind - they're slow, unwieldy and far more open to abuse - so I grab everything via POP3 and use Outlook locally for sorting, filtering and everything else. Much more efficient.

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I honestly can't stand webmail services of any kind - they're slow, unwieldy...

 

Okay, you had me until here. You find Gmail to be slow? I pull using POP3 elsewhere, too, and I can always see it in Gmail almost instantly compared to elsewhere...and never have issues having to wait for pages to load or navigating elsewhere inside. I do all my sorting/filtering/etc right there, so I'm not sure where you're running into things being unwieldy or slow, hmm.

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You find Gmail to be slow?

 

Not particularly but it's unwieldy and incredibly annoying in the way it handles spam without any kind of control at all. I also have an issue with Google storing ALL my personal communications since the year DOT so they can "better serve me [ads]".

 

The "unwieldy" part comes from my desire to have instant access to my archives and everything. I don't want to have to do searches or page through hundreds of pages of crap to get to what I want and Gmail just doesn't cut it. It never will, because it's a web app and not a stand-alone. It's the best (web) option there is but I deal with a stupid amount of mail on a daily basis and need a "power app" (probably the only thing I actually need one for, come to think of it!).

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Not particularly but it's unwieldy and incredibly annoying in the way it handles spam without any kind of control at all. I also have an issue with Google storing ALL my personal communications since the year DOT so they can "better serve me [ads]".

 

The "unwieldy" part comes from my desire to have instant access to my archives and everything. I don't want to have to do searches or page through hundreds of pages of crap to get to what I want and Gmail just doesn't cut it. It never will, because it's a web app and not a stand-alone. It's the best (web) option there is but I deal with a stupid amount of mail on a daily basis and need a "power app" (probably the only thing I actually need one for, come to think of it!).

I find Gmail extremely useful and better than any webapp or stand-alone app on the market. If you use filters correctly you shouldn't have any problem. If you have thousands of archived emails, how else are you suppose to find the one you want without searching?

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I have different email accounts with different email providers for different things. For example, I have email accounts at AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo, and GMail, and one I use for forums, another for PayPal and eBay and things, and so on.

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I find Gmail extremely useful and better than any webapp or stand-alone app on the market. If you use filters correctly you shouldn't have any problem. If you have thousands of archived emails, how else are you suppose to find the one you want without searching?

 

I'm clever like that. :D

 

It's a personal thing: I have a working system and it's worked extremely well for over ten years - I can find anything almost instantly without searching (though yes, there's also the search utility). Gmail just doesn't give me the flexibility (and spam control) that I want, which is perhaps because my working system has been perfected in Outlook over such a long period.

 

If I were starting from scratch, I'd be a Gmail user. But I'm not, so it doesn't float my boat. To each his/her own!

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I started with Hotmail. In fact, I used Hotmail exclusively for many years until I got tired of deleting all the spam mail. Then I tried gMail. And liked it more and more with each passing day. Now I have added the Google Redesigned addon and gMail looked even better. Hardly any spam, too.

 

Sometimes I wonder why Hotmail can't screen out all the spam mail like gMail does.

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But I'm not, so it doesn't float my boat. To each his/her own!

 

That's what I was going to say. I'm sure I could get by on Yahoo or something now, but I have mastered Gmail and that works for me. It's definitely a personal choice on that end. When you said "slow," though, I was thinking you meant actual loading times or clunkiness, which I hadn't run into. If it's just a matter of having yours tweaked the way you like and the familiarity, then I totally get it. :)

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When you said "slow," though, I was thinking you meant actual loading times or clunkiness

 

That too. Compared to clicking once on a folder and scrolling down through a list of several hundred emails to find one I'm looking for (which takes maybe 2-3 seconds), the Gmail interface of so-many-per-page or having to search is simply inefficient. Again, perhaps it's easier for me because I can scan titles without stopping while scrolling, which I know some people can't do and prefer to use a search. But to me that's clunky.

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Gmail is the best email service I've found. Almost all of my emails use it because I find it the one with the most effective spam filter and very quick and easy to use. The only problem with it is you can't have all your emails in one feed and have to switch between accounts. That does irritate me and I'm starting to consider using an email client again.

 

The thing that has stopped me from reinstalling a client like Thunderbird or Outlook is the fact I have an Android phone and Tablet which I read most of my email on. You don't have to keep logging in and out of accounts for different services, you just click the dropdown and select one.

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I use a lot of e-mail providers here are just a few:

 

Client (for my site)

Gmail

Hotamil

Yahoo

 

I really like them all so far, the only one that has let me down really is yahoo, because it gets so many spam emails so easy. The others one do too, but they block most of them. If I had to pick a favorite one it would have to be Hotmail because it's so userfriendly, has all the features I need.

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I usually use my website's email (blahblah@gamingavenue.net) and usually live with that. But if I were to use a public email, then I would go for Hotmail or Gmail.

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On 5/10/2012 at 10:07 PM, Nathan said:

I use outlook for mine as I have many pop3 emails and one exchange email.

 

It's easy for me to keep them separate and in one centralized location for easy searches, reading, ect...

It's a good suggestion according to the mail. Its very helpful to us.

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