- I'm using Gmail for my business mail, Hotmail for the personal things and robustly sending all the junk to the Yahoo! Mail. Those are the best for each purpose. Fair enough?
- —Guest JustAP
Yahoo Used To Be The Best
- I was with Yahoo for years until they changed and I finally had enough this summer and tried two different places since then. Fanmail (.com) is the first (i took army.com since i dont care for the teams they have) and they suck! You can only write five addresses for each emails and you can only email to ten addresses a day and it looks cheap so I did not stay there long. Now I'm with Caramail (its actually gmx.fr but it still works when you enter that name [.com]), it's in French. If you do not count the fact that even if you click the remember me box it does not always and that sometimes it takes a few tries to get into your account (it once took a few hours for me to get in) they are great. I'm about to change again (this week actually) since these technical problems are getting on my nerves, it's a shame since besides these technical problems they are actually the best place (after Yahoo BEFORE the changes) that I tried for emails! One day I'll go back to Yahoo but not now.
- —Guest imagination
- I just signed up for Hushmail.com. I have received a limited number of e-mails but so far, so good!
I have no real favorite
- Well, Gmail is working all right for my personal business email. But for my personal email, right now I'm using myway.com, and I'm looking to switch. It's ok for now but not great. There are supposedly a lot of features but they don't necessarily seem to work right always. Anyway, can't stand Yahoo, which I used to have, plus I had switched Yahoo accounts twice because of major amounts of spam. I used to like the old Hotmail, but haven't much liked it in quite a while. I did use mail.com for a little while and didn't much like it either. *sigh* So I'm still eternally searching for a good option... I guess Gmail is really the best but I need another free email provider and just don't know which one to use... guess I'll stick with what I'm using now.
- —Guest Dunn
Gmail Thus Far
- I've used Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail for email purposes so far. The only folly I find in Gmail is that it doesn't let one choose another Gmail address to be associated with it (i.e. when I forget password and security answer, I need to rely on some other service). Yahoo also suits me, but I feel a bit uncomfortable using it since my account got hacked once. I did nothing that could have led to that, but if you want to blame me, feel free. Hotmail is the worst of the three I've used. So Gmail remains top on my list [to] date.
- —Guest irockstar
- [I've] been using it since 1999, and the new Yahoo is even better!
- —Guest Mo
Gmail — Until Google Went for Change
- I am looking for something other than Gmail because — they have a perfectly good system, but they are changing it, and it really sucks. It is amazing why they think they have to change it… it wasn't broke.
Apple over Gmail
- I choose Apple [and iCloud Mail] over Gmail simply because Google's customers are the advertisers, not you.
- —Guest VTM
Gmail's Awful New Design
- Used to like the simplicity and design of Gmail, but now they are insisting on switching everyone to this new ugly design which is very off-putting to use. Will be searching for a new email account.
- —Guest anon
I Want To Get Away From MAIL.COM
- I really liked mail.com when I signed up for it a few years ago, but now it is a pain to delete messages. It keeps refreshing or something. Very aggravating! I also don't understand how to make a word a hyper-link with this new set up! When I asked for help, it took a long time to get an answer that didn't help. I like Google, but I'm tired of not having folders easily set up. I would go with Yahoo, but, since I have a few Yahoo accounts, I don't want to add another. I want one that is separate from the others. *sigh* Not seeing that you guys have found much happiness either. I'm gonna keep searching.
Gmail for Spam Filtering
- I use Gmail to fetch my Mail.com account because Gmail is the best at filtering spam. NO spam gets through.
- —Guest LeeD
Mail.com has driven me away.
- I've used Mail.com and Inbox.com for over 10 years, but they were bought out by AOL. The new software is error-prone. I had a bad experience with AOL long ago. I won't use Gmail because of their Big Brother techniques. I'll look carefully now.
- —Guest Herring choker
Major FastMail.fm Problems
- I have been a paid FastMail.fm user for years. In the past 6 months my account has been "locked" twice because they say my account has been compromised. Both times this happened without my knowledge until after the fact. They want information from your account to verify you are who you say you are, but you cannot get to your account to retrieve the information. The most recent has been going on for a week. I have scanned my computer, no problems showing up. Twice, support has closed the support ticket without resolving the problem. It take 24 hours or longer for support to respond (time zone) and the only way to communicate with them is email! Which is difficult to do when email is locked. Support is not very supportive, and you feel as if they really do not care. I am done with FastMail and looking for another IMAP account.
- —Guest c2031
Junking Yahoo for Riseup.net!
- Paraphrased from their commitment to their users, at https://help.riseup.net/en/email They encrypt traffic whenever possible. They do not disclose your location (IP address) to e-mail recipients. They do not log your internet addresses. There is no such thing as free email. Services like gmail, hotmail, and yahoo make their money from surveillance: they build a profile on your behavior and your desires and then bombard you with advertising specifically targeted to you. Riseup.net is different. This service is a labor of love by activists like you committed to building movement-run and secure alternative infrastructure.
GMX has foreign servers
- Germany's privacy laws are quite a bit better than America's and that is reason enough to choose gmx.de or gmx.ch. Better brush up on your German!
- —Guest Dogmantra