- Google changed its privacy policies so it's a right time to say "F**kOff Gmail… And I am here to find my free best 100% Non-Hackable free email service called "Hushmail".
- —Guest Hushmail
Hello Mail.com, Good-bye Gmail
- I quit Gmail last week. Don't want Google+, hate the new interface, hate the "privact" policy. I am now using Mail.com. It's a lot like Gmail used to be.
- —Guest Dorothy
Which Free Email Do You Use? Why?
- ...is the name of this thread, not "why do I hate the one I have." I'm here looking for a new service because I too am unhappy with the top 3. I'd like to keep the same address if I move or change ISPs, and keep it long term. Thanks to those who have provided the mail they use. They should have a different topic "Which Free Email Service Do You Hate?.
- —Guest Dan
I'm done with Gmail
- Title says it all. Gmail is not free. I absolutely think they are liars if they try to present the idea that they are not making money off the information they collect about you even if they don't sell it outright. [They] have gone too far stating they don't claim to 'our' your content then stating unequivocally how they own our content. Good riddance and goodbye Big Brother.
Farewell Gmail; Hello Zoho
- I signed up for ZOHO today so I can get everything migrated over before March 1, 2012 when Google's new security policy takes effect. I really like Hushmail but opted for Zoho because I need something that can function as a POP account without incurring extra expense. The new security policy is what prompted me to change. Gmail has been my primary email since it first became available. I have also terminated use of Google search though it was previously my primary search engine.
- —Guest Guest
Bye Bye Gmail!
- Keeps asking me about that password send to my mobile over and over again! New interface is crap!
- —Guest 4getGmail
Don't go to Gmail. AOL IS AWESOME!
- Gmail is the worst, it freezes up all the time! That's why I switched to AOL, and AOL is great and easy!
- —Guest puppy12
With iOS, Gmail is the Most Secure Email
- Gmail asks you for a phone number, it doesn't demand it. It's a security feature so only you can retrieve your account via your phone. I have never received any phone calls from Gmail as a result of using my phone number for verification purposes. If you have a iOS device, Gmail is the most secure email. Let me explain: make a Gmail account, register your @me.com account using that Gmail email. Secure the Gmail account with your phone number and make a device password. Now since iOS@me doesn't have online servers for checking mail you can only get the email on your iOS devices. You can't hack it because you would have to hack the Gmail account and then your iTunes account and then your iOS account and all while some how verifying the pin Gmail sends you via text once unauthorized access to your account is detected. In other words you are good to go.
- —Guest Lol
You get what you pay for - Part 2
- I had to abandon Zoho due to its poor interface and small storage. Otherwise, it's a great service. Despite Gmail's and Live's shortcomings, they should pass the test of time where others will fail. Of course, one always has the option to buy webmail service. At least, you will not get ads and support should be available in a timely manner. I've got to put a plug in for lavabit.com. This service has been around for years and they supply 8 gigs for $16.00 a year. Very secure, very fast, and reliable. Webmail is no-frills however.
- —Guest scoot
You get what you pay for
- I would rather see ads in free email than not. At least they are making a buck from the advertising and may not close due to lack of funds. I would not tolerate any ads or taglines in pay-for email. The most important features of any service is secure logins and sessions. Gmail is very reliable in this area. Hotmail/Live has included a HTTPS option in settings, but my browser often reports an insecure connection. Yahoo and Aol do not have secure sessions unless this has changed recently. Beware of these little unknown services. They are often a one man show someone is running in their basement and there are many - some were mentioned here. Hushmail is very secure but like another commenter said, they will shut down your account after the inactivity period of 3 weeks till you upgrade for cash. This is a little heavy handed but they are upfront about it. Safe-mail, while secure, is so limited rendering it useless. Zoho has become a big player. Slow and horrible interface. Small storage.
- —Guest guest scoot
No more AOL
- It is terrible. It is very hard to delete, and now I am stuck.
- —Guest Andy
Ticked off by Gmail's New Version
- Gmail lost me with this bullshit new version. I'll go to anyone else, I don't care, but I will not be using Google again. Not just Gmail, all of Google, [damn] them!
- —Guest mark
Why hating Gmail?
- I use both Gmail and Hotmail (Yahoo! in the past). I left Yahoo! because of its Ads EVERYWHERE. Hotmail is gonna be the same (I know). I don't understand why people keep hating on Gmail. Just switch to the hold design and voilà ! But the new design has some features like the - Drag & drop > to the recycle bin or into another folder - The online chat with your Google friends (Ewwwww) - And we have to admit it (very little Spam) ! A classic Yahoo inbox (you have 4982 messages). Open the mailbox: 1 Inbox, 4981 Spam
- —Guest Owen
My Yahoo isn't for me any more
- Cannot reliably get into my email accounts any more. Yahoo can't/won't straighten it out. My password keeps being intercepted and I am forced to change it, only to find, weeks later, that the new password doesn't work anymore either… They don't respond to requests for help, and the auto generated emails to change the password yet again never show up! Do yourself a favor, go somewhere else…
- —Guest paulinphila
NO MORE Gmail
- Looking for something better than the crap that Gmail has turned into. Went to it because it was simple and non-intrusive to begin with, but recent "improvements" and encroachment on my privacy have me looking for an email server that is less BIG BROTHER.
- —Guest Guest Glover