Gmail (Google Mail)
Date of use:June 11, 2012
Gmail is horrid! My email acct is private: means HANDS-OFF GMAIL! AND G+!& YOUTUBE! & ALL OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING GARBAGE! Had Gmail been forthcoming & warned subscribers that they're automatically signed up for all the above listed [garbage], I'd never have put my real name as my email user id. Gmail does not protect privacy, & once u get an email acct w/ Gmail they'll invade your privacy over&over, signing u up automatically for YouTube & all other social networking garbage. This may be fine for needy teens & bored housewives, but not for grownups. It's an outrageous presumption, unconscionable really, that Gmail isn't forthcoming about what signing up for their email means to ur privacy. I've never liked their services & even less now, with their new hard to understand and access 'look' forced on us; w/ all the scrolling up&down to find something; their 'automatic linking' that complicates email searches. They claim their 'labels' are like "folders". It's BS. Labels aren't like folders. Plus if u want to find a 'label' u 've got to scroll past "chat' & other links that "turn on", then u hv to turn them off. IT's a joke! Don't sign up for Gmail. Gmail doesn't hv the right to automatically sign up a subscriber to YOUTube or any 'social networking' garbage, plus all the ads! EX: If you are Googling the web for, "vacations in PR", u'll start getting all kinds of vacation ads. If u're searching the web for 'yoga', u'll get tons of ad garbage. Their marketing strategy & invasion of privacy is an insult. We need to boycott this company. (I'm going back to JUNO. they hv easy to read features&graphics, their address book & real "folders" are easy to read; you can search emails by name, date, subject; spam blocking isnt bad (I get about 6 a day on June as opposed to 130 that I got with Gmail the other day! .When i tried to unsubscribe from Gmail's forcing YouTube on me today, I couldn't do it without closing out my new Gmail acct that I just advised about 100 people via email that I'd set up...and I'd set up this new Gmail acct for privacy, because my old was full of spam and garbage and the 'labels' content were so hard to access, I even lost content/emails when I tried to delete an email, it was 'linked' to other emails in different labels, so it's gone, photos too. Gmail sucks.