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#1 Leurgy

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 04:47 PM

Many people are unaware that their Internet Service Provider (ISP) provides a secure email address. This is typically one address with dialup and up to seven or eight with broadband or hi-speed.

Sick of spam? Sick of hotmail or yahoo?

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:18 PM

You are most likely correct in thinking that many people may not know that most ISPs offer, as part of their subscription, generous Email boxes, often with POP access, spamguards, and antivirus scanning. Depending on the ISP, these could be better than the free email boxes from Hotmail or Yahoo, just because of the POP feature. These are, however, usually dependent on your continued payments to the ISP, so it is useful to have at least one Email address that is independent and web-based, or simply as throw-away addresses.
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 08:17 AM

From personal experience, isp provided mailboxes tend to be up and down, service-wise and usually just get full up with junk sent from the isp itself.

mind you, it could just be that my isp's have sucked :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 08:43 AM

Your right on the money with the free email addresses jgweed. I have two yahoo ones and a hotmail, in addition to the two I have with my ISP.

If I need to supply an email address to download something or enter a contest or whatever I give one of the yahoo ones. The ones from my isp are only given to friends and relatives and are used for work related purposes. The happy result is that I don't get any spam with my two primary addresses. About once a month I check the other three and usually end up deleting everything in there.

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