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What is a good free email other that gmail, yahoo, aol, and hotmail?


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#1 juvanya

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:25 AM

I have had bad experiences with all four. Is there anything else out there that is good and free?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:04 AM

Mozilla's Thunderbird...review here

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:49 AM

You have mentioned the top four E-mail services available, so it is difficult to mention any that might be "better." What kind(s) of problems have you had with them?
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#4 juvanya

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:54 AM

Hotmail I dumped a long time ago. They kept signing me up for spam. There was actually an option checked off somehow that allowed them to sell my email to spammers. Im not kidding. It said give to advertisers or something. And the thing that pissed me off more was that I couldnt uncheck it because I was under 13 and CRAPPA regulations meant I couldnt fill out a form that "might reveal personal information" or whatever... I use another hotmail account for MSN Messenger, and once when I signed in, the interface is hideous.

Yahoo was fine for about 6 years, save the constant unnecessary interface changes. But about a month ago it somehow decided I was a spammer and should submit a captcha. I find this very insulting. I tried contacting their help twice and even gave my phone number and got no help. This is why I need a new email.

Gmail its more that I hate Google, but Ive also had a few other problems when I tried it once.

AOL is the least worse, so I may just use this. I dont really have any complaint other than that its old school.


I guess Im just the 1 in 1000 person that cant stand what most people accept. xD Personally, I like the simple text email interfaces that my college and previous college use. Theyre a little a slow, but it works well.

Edited by juvanya, 29 May 2011 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:39 PM

One that comes to mind you might want to look at is: https://www.fastmail.fm/mail/

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:32 PM

One that comes to mind you might want to look at is: https://www.fastmail.fm/mail/

interesting. i tried it out. hmm not bad

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 11:04 PM

http://lavabit.com/

its POP3 instead of webmail but its very nice and pretty spam free (i have 3 accounts there)

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:40 AM

http://lavabit.com/

its POP3 instead of webmail but its very nice and pretty spam free (i have 3 accounts there)

oh sweet. I like that domain name. Didnt realize it at first, but it has to use Thunderbird, which is ok. In fact, that might mean I wont have to worry about idiotic cosmetic changes.

The only problem is it got put in the spam folder on my AOL account. However...it went to my Yahoo inbox.

I think we have a winner! :D


...now I just need a username >_< (I made a test account to try it out)

EDIT: Actually there is a way to login online, but I might just stick with Thunderbird anyway. Now the only problem is that I have to wait 24 hours to make a new account >_<

To prevent abuse, our system only allows one user registrations from the same subnet in a twenty-four hour period. It appears that there has already been a registration from your subnet in the past twenty-four hours. If you are not the person responsible for registering the accounts please access our website from a different location or come back in twenty-four hours.


Wish Id known that before I made a dummy account. I wouldve just made what I wanted.

Edited by juvanya, 30 May 2011 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:54 AM

The distorted picture of text that Yahoo! forces on users is only done occasionally to each user. The purpose is to help maintaining your account security. Yahoo, at least in their webmail, is mostly easy to use so you might think about it and keep using or return to Yahoo mail.




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