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What's the best email provider?

I'm signing up for a new email account coz I hate my current email address! Which do you think is the best out of Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and why? Or any others you would recommend!

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CTPAHHIK  Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:55

On the phone it would be GMail. In browser it would be outlook.com
Depending on what you use most.

spruceyb  Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:12

Gmail is my favorite personally because it's easy to organise things and has a great app on Android. Also integrates well with Drive so I can save attachments to it and then just look in my Drive folder on my computer or Drive app on my phone. I also use it to retrieve my old Outlook emails and add labels to them. There's a lot functionality when you really dive in to the Settings.

Yahoo is pretty nice too and it's got 1TB storage compared to 15GB on Gmail (that's shared with Drive & G+ Photos)

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:38

I have had a Yahoo account for aeons, and - touch wood - I have never had any problems.
The 1 TB storage is nice especially if you share/deal with a lot of photos or videos.

The obvious advantage of Gmail is that you need a Google account for Android, for Youtube for this, that and the other - which is exactly why I do NOT use Gmail. I don't like to be handled by a company that is handled by the NSA :p Another thing that makes me hate Gmail, is what others love so much about it: sooooo many features, and changes, and updates... It's like a virtual Tesco store managed by a coke head. When I open my account in the morning, I want it to look the same - or similar to what it looked like yesterday. Google is the Beta Company. Lets change stuff just so. "Just so" really stems from the underlying
attitude - advertising psychology. Google is an ad company. Everything they do serves 2 purposes, the stated purpose and: manipulation/research. Probe the customer, analyse and get the suckers to do what we want them to do.
But useful? Yes. Go Gmail.

I use Operamail/Fastmail for important stuff. That email doesn't get scanned so I get better adverts *wink*... For everything else I use Yahoo. Flickr (which is part of Yahoo) is very useful for me.

I also have a Live.com account - necessary when you want to use a Windows Phone device.
It comes with 15GB OneDrive storage.

spruceyb  Nov. 21, 2014 at 16:29

I have had a Yahoo account for aeons, and - touch wood - I have never had any problems.


Not logged in over the past couple of days?

This is what I've been getting past couple of days
http://i.imgur.com/CCV4qWf.jpg

if it does load then it's like a Lotto of if it will take 5+ minutes and fail or 2 minutes and work fine.

Although Google do use your email contents for ad targeting it at least gives them more incentive to keep the service up. They also have a Status page you can check (which Yahoo completely lacks)
https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 21, 2014 at 17:15

I have had a Yahoo account for aeons, and - touch wood - I have never had any problems.


Not logged in over the past couple of days?

This is what I've been getting past couple of days
http://i.imgur.com/CCV4qWf.jpg

if it does load then it's like a Lotto of if it will take 5+ minutes and fail or 2 minutes and work fine.

Although Google do use your email contents for ad targeting it at least gives them more incentive to keep the service up. They also have a Status page you can check (which Yahoo completely lacks)
https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status


Nope. Today I had a short issue where mail got stuck in the outbox to then, eventually be sent twice...

And NO MISTAKE: Gmail has some kickass features, and obviously nothing free is free. Not faulting them for that.And if Schmidt thinks sucking up to the likes of Kissinger & Netanyahu is just peachy? Let him. I just won't play whenever I don't have to. But at the end of the day 99.999% of the corporations we deal with will gladly sell us out to the next Fuehrer :p

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