Leaving Gmail: Privacy Issues, Hacked
- I am leaving Gmail because of HUGE privacy issues. You have to be careful where you click within Gmail, or you're pressing a url that's tied to who knows what. Also, someone hacked my Gmail account, managed to get my credit card, and make a charge to it. Goodbye, Gmail!
- —Guest ams
- I had used Yahoo.ca for a lot of years. Recently both my friend and myself have been hacked and I see no way around deleting the account and starting over. My password was a very secure one too. Makes you wonder.
- —Guest Jan
Hushmail Best Email Provider
- Hushmail.com is the best e-mail provider. No ads, free, easy registration and super fast with secure encryption. Beat that Gmail and Hotmail.
- —Guest Ernie
Payment at Mail.com
- I have used mail.com for more years than I care to remember, even before it was sold to the current owner. It has always been free for all these years. Today I received an e-mail from mail.com telling me that it is only free when one first signs up but after a period of time they require a payment. They claim that I signed up to be a Premium member which I did not do. Can’t argue forever with them, they have the power to disconnect me. I'm now looking for a new e-mail home.
- —Guest disappointed
Gmail works with few issues
- More options for organizing than most other services, and all the usual bells and whistles. Ads are text only and not visually distracting. Wish the labels/archiving = "folders" concept was better explained to new users. The labels could also use some more tweaking, along with somewhat clumsy filter setup, but it's not a deal-breaker. I've had gmail for over a decade on two different accounts (maiden name and married name). I have never had any privacy issues stemming from Google's use of my information — and I'm type-A about junk mail to the point where I call every business that mails me a flyer and request removal from their mailing list. To those blaming an email provider for excessive junk mail… that's not how it works. The provider may have poor spam filters. But the spam is either caused by your email address being so short that spam software guesses it (i.e. "firstname.lastname@example.org") or you or ANYONE YOU HAVE EVER SENT OR RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM somehow giving out your address.
- —Guest Mel
Gmail's Piracy Policy
- —Guest Steve
What is happening to BigString?
- I've been using BigString for years, and at my first time use, i am totally impressed with it's self destruct and recallable email feature… so i decided to abandon my spamful hotmail and useless gmail and make my yahoo as secondary email whenever i forget my password for my new primary email, the BigString. i tried to send long visual basic code in my self using my school's computer, but it was blocked by BigString, saying that my account is temporarily blocked and i need to wait for 24 hours for them to review it, then they are going to reactivate it… but it is still blocked after a year, it is my school's IP address blocked i think, since i can send email using other computer… now i cannot log in to my account. there are times that i cannot log in to my account no matter how i try. i contacted the support about it, but they suggest me PrivateString for god sake. what is happening to BigString? maybe i should move to Opera Mail now…
- —Guest joeyoey
Hotmail — No tech support/cust. service
- Hotmail is okay until something goes wrong. And something always goes wrong. Good luck getting any help. Ridiculous!! I've spent a week trying. There is a site that will FLASH a phone number for about 1.5 seconds. I kept going back until I wrote down entire number only to find that they sent me to another number that then said they no long handle Hotmail security problems! Finally got someone via e-mail (Hooray) who referred me to their Help Forum moderated by users (Boo!). So, in short, as long as nothing goes wrong, Hotmail is just fine.
- —Guest Laura921
My Gmail Experience
- I sent an email out to someone with my mobile number in the email on good friday, 5.45am on the tuesday morning after easter I was sent spam txt messages saying I had won $400, 0000 in a worldwide phone competition!! I never gave my number out before this email. It can only be google doing this. Very angry, but it confirms everyones fears. Now I not only have to change emails, but my ph number as well. They try to make it the best email to pull us all in… but we are not all blind… DON'T STAND FOR IT. Goodbye, Gmail.
- —Guest Stung by Gmail
Finding few email alternatives
- I feel plain email as a communicative medium is already being dismantled. Gmail went the way of Facebook and began collecting ad revenues on the strength of detailed personal profiling. So much for "Don't be evil". I have AdBlock anyway, so who are they fooling? Never see any of their ads, and wouldn't click on them if I did. I've been using privacyharbor.com for a couple years, but lately mails have been bouncing, and although there is a link to support I never get an answer. Guess I'm going to try this Indian service I saw mentioned here — mails.in.
- —Guest Harv
- Gmail is owned by Google, and I'm fed up with Google wanting me to link all of my internet accounts together… The privacy changes work for Google and not the account holder… me.
- —Guest rose
Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail
- I was forced to use Yahoo with my Internet provider, AT&T well I guess not forced but that is what they offered so I use it. I was getting so much spam that I finally wrote the CEO, she assigned someone to work with me. I worked with them for a year and the spam issue wasn't resolved. The lady helping me tried her best to set up filters but I still got spam. Gmail sometimes gives me issues with compatibility issues I have to use that for my work email and Gmail doesn't like that. I have had success with Hotmail (lousy tech support) but their spam filter works well. If not in my address book it goes to spam. I am leaving AT&T so won't be using Yahoo anymore.
- —Guest Jo
I am dropping Yahoo email
- I've been using it for a few months, and I find it frequently bugs out, losing what I've typed, not sending messages, the contact list freezes.
- —Guest zm
- Well, I suppose it is what you are used to. I have been using hotmail for about 14 years now. It has a good spam filter, although sometimes it does get a bit over zealous. You have to keep your eye on the junk box now and then. But you can simply tag it as not junk and it goes into your inbox. I am blind to the adverts and they are not really in your face. You can do all the organising of folders sub folders and stuff. If you are interested in social media you can link with Facebook, linked in and the rest. But I am sure Gmail and the others have their hand on the pulse as well. Regards Gordon www.ourtechguy.co.uk
SeeYa Later Snoopy!
- Gmail's motto is supposed to be Nothing Evil... Unfortunately the Uber Spy company has been doing NOTHING BUT EVIL!
- —Guest Bye Bye Gmail