Gmail, best email server.
- I see a lot of people are disappointed with Gmail, but personally I like it. The problems they have are probably connected with their internet connection; or loading too many tabs/windows; or their browser: Internet Explorer isn't reliable, so use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
- —Guest Happy
Yahoo! and Hotmail
- For years, I was using Yahoo! e-mail but then I started losing e-mail; not only from companies but also from my contacts. Things like "hey are we still on for dinner this week" from someone in my address book would be marked as spam and I'd never get it but my mail box was suddenly overwhelmed with things that really were spam. So I switched to Hotmail. This was four years ago. I'm actually very happy with Hotmail. Yes, there are things that could be approved but I always get my e-mail and the only spam I seem to get is from companies that I've signed up with. It has a friendly user interface too.
- —Guest Jenn
- Just switched from an ISP provided email to Gmail as I wanted a web based address for when I moved house. I can't take my existing address with me. So far I have been very pleased with Gmail. I read some comments about it being slow but this doesn't bother me as I have always downloaded my emails to Outlook Express anyway.
- —Guest Paul
Gmail and looking
- With all the privacy issues Google has been a part of, I'm starting to drop most of their services to include Gmail. How is it a car that is supposed to take pictures captures email and passwords — it's by design, of course, and they got caught.
- —Guest A guest
- When I signed up for my free icloud account, I automatically got an account based on my username. With my icloud email, I can also manage several other of my preexisting email accounts such as Gmail.
Mail.com is good
- Have tried a few. Yahoo photos can be too slow to load and colour options/themes are limited. Hotmail is now good because I can open attachments on my mobile with ease, never had a problem with Hotmail but lots of spam. GMX looks great, has never locked me out but can run a little slow. Mail.com is easy to use and you can access mail and contacts on your mobile internet which I like. Gmail account has been the only one hacked, but they do offer good search options and themes. Overall, I would say Hotmail for access to mail, calender, messenger and photos or otherwise mail.com.
- —Guest Darren
AIM Mail, Gmail and Netzero
- It has never failed me… AIM Mail which is basically AOL, but I have never had a problem… AND Gmail has also been good for me… Yahoo is just plain awful… Hotmail is buggy… Netzero ( don't laugh) is good, too!
- —Guest rda3611
Hotmail vs. Gmail
- I've had Hotmail for over 12 years — seems to be the most reliable. I tried switching to G-mail (heard it was great), but I'm not so happy with it. It's very slow and hard to read. It may offer better features, e.g., excellent attachment ratio vs. Hotmail and a lot less spam. It's still too hard to read as far as the visuals go. Maybe they can make some improvements in that area.
- —Guest jan
- Gmail wanted a cell phone number, I do not own one, using VoIP + Wifi only. I will NEVER attach any phone number to email, ever. If a phone number is required, as of Oct 14, 2010 it is NOT REQUIRED, Gmail will be out, period. Yahoo is slower, if you forget your password its over. There have been lawsuits that Yahoo, Facebook, others(?), have successfully defended against in providing passwords for deceased family member's accounts. Even lawful executors of estates. So mail user beware. I am willing to walk away if they turn it off. Hotmail was slower then Yahoo, rarely used and account was turned off. No recourse. No email service, even gmail, has customer service, thus good backup email address is critical… still looking for a good backup email service… why I am here. If you keep your emails separate for business reasons, a separate backup reliable, stable email is required. Never attach credit cards, banking cards, etc… Browser choice must not be limited. No toolbars.
- —Guest lamapper
My Experiences with Gmail and Hotmail
- Had Gmail for years, and then this past year or so, when I would delete in "Trash" an email from "Mr. B" and IF I still had an email from "Mr. B" in the "inbox", Gmail would delete that one too! VERY upsetting! I went to Hotmail! Got the email all set up, then went to notify my family and friends "in MY contacts", and Hotmail shut me down completely ~ said they could see I had SPAM!
- —Guest jenny
Looking for something new
- Currently, [I] am using Gmail but looking for something new or different now. [I] was also using Hotmail, but too much spam gets into the inbox, and [you] spend most of the time deleting those! Plus, like another poster said—it's ugly and not too useful. I'm looking for another email acct because I think Gmail/Google is too big for the world. Not too keen on their current rep (they're the ones who want to take over the world!).
- —Guest marti444
Gmail, and Sick of It
- [I've been] using gmail a long time. Lately it is slow beyond reality. It also randomly deletes contacts or parts of contacts. And best of all, it recently deleted all of my archived mail! Don't even know what to do right now.
- —Guest Disgruntled gmail user
There isn't anything perfect as of yet..
- I tried quite many email "solutions" over the time. Yahoo is good, but no free POP access. Gmail is good, but you can't sort your email based on size? Ridiculous. Hotmail is good, but full of ads, ugly and the name is terrible (hotmail??), and they delete your account if you don't use it for a while… Operamail is good, but it crashed on me a few times (buggy). Inbox.com is very good indeed (my favorite), but they don't have IMAP access (that's a big letdown). Technically it would be very easy to make a perfect email service. I think nobody wants to do it, for some reason (no idea why not). If someone is willing to launch the perfect email service, here is my wishlist: 1. Limited storage is OK, say, max 5gb. 2. IMAP (and POP) access for backup. 3. Collect from other POP/IMAP/etc. accounts. 4. Organizer/notebook features. 5. Integrated IMs (all of them). 6. SMS notification/integration option. 7. Save/backup into 1 single file. Anyone willing to launch it?
- —Guest Tafinaf
Gmail, Yahoo, MSN
- I have all three. But I use G-mail rarely, but it probably works best. Yahoo will come up second, although I don't use it as much as Hotmail, which I use the most.
- —Guest Someone
Yahoo. Gmail& Hotmail suck
- I have been a very good user of the above free service providers for quite sometimes no, but someone hacked my both of them, what a joke? with all this technology?? [They] suck big.
- —Guest shilla