G-Mail handing out user data
- There was a gripe about G-Mail handing out someone's data to the authorities over the Bear Sterns case. Guess what lady, legally they have to. Regardless of which ISP you use, if there is a formal warrant, e-Mails can and should be handed out. This is NOT specific to Google - this is the natural progression of any legal case with potential criminal proceedings by the laws of almost every country. Another gripe about G-Mail being down occasionally? Firstly, it is a free service. Secondly G-Mail has an uptime well over 99.9% which is INCREDIBLE given the volume of users and data. Thirdly, if you need access to your data all the time, just use POP to keep a local version of your mails. I fail to see what is it that is bothering you so much. Finally, privacy is over-rated. There are plenty of ways in which your privacy is invaded and it does not bother you one bit. Google does not look through your InBox - the ads displayed are contextual. And I don't even work for Google.
- —Guest Dennis
- G-Mail is pretty much the best. One of the biggest Inboxes, access to multiple productivity tools with same account, fabulous search interface (try searching for mail with a regular client once you get beyond 1000 mails in your Inbox - nightmare!!), excellent spam protection. Two things mentioned in this thread crack me up. Your Gmail got hacked...because you chose an easy password. Its a free service, are you griping at google because you're too stupid to pick a strong password? Also, gmail can be accessed fine from iPhone, iPad or any phone out there - browser or POP service. G-mail being restricted to google phones only is a blatant lie.
- —Guest Dennis
Hotmail and now Yahoo! Mail
- Used hotmail for years! Got hacked & they wouldn't help solved problem. Yahoo is my pick & your email can stay there for months…
- —Guest Jannxin
I Like Hotmail…
- …because it's so fast and safe. [I've been] using live mail [for the] last 3 years. But in Fiji, local email like connect mail, kidanet and unwired are so slow.
- —Guest fiji homer
Yahoo! Mail: unlimited storage
- I use Yahoo! Mail. Very easy to use. Also, it lets me store unlimited messages on their server.
NO TO GMAIL
- Sister's Gmail account was hacked. The hacker sent emails to all her contacts asking for money to be sent to her in London saying she got mugged. She obviously isn't in or from London, she lives in OKLAHOMA. She can't get into her account because the hacker changed the password. She's frustrated and can't fix it. There's nobody to talk to or customer support. Just an online form you fill out over and over gain.
- —Guest Becca
Not GMX or Bigstring
- GMX is very unreliable. Luckily it wasn't my main email account when I was locked out several times. Unfortunately it was my friends who I suggested GMX to. Bigstring… not bad but forget cutting and pasting. Also, I have 2 friends who say they cannot open any Bigstring mail from me?
I use this email service — it's good!
- BreakThru.com http://breakthru.com/ — 100% free spam protection!
- —Guest Korey
Yahoo for so long
- i have been using Yahoo for so long, but recently I have decided to quit and set up my own email server. The reason is that it's become very easy to hack into Yahoo. I will welcome 1000 members free into my server. If you want to give it a try, email me at email@example.com.
- —Guest acha
Was Gmail, now shopping around
- I was a happy Gmailer for about 5 years, until my account was hacked. Google claims recent hacks are a result of phishing scams, but my account was hacked and I was locked out WHILE I WAS USING IT. Support for Gmail is atrocious, no one to talk to, just an online form you can repeatedly fill out and receive the reply of them being unable to verify that you own your own account. Thinking about trying another service with a better reputation for security… thinking of trying either Lavabit or Hushmail.
- —Guest Jason
I like and stay with Yahoo!
- I like and stay with Yahoo, so far they have proven themselves to provide reasonably good service. I like the fact that they provide direct team assistance when you can't find something and you are able to delete the account right away if you had problems with people who email you-unlike one email account provider, who they have made it a political debate as to how to delete the email account you made with them, which is absolutely ridiculous the amount of work you have to do and expense to delete it. Pointless!
- —Guest monique
- Windows Live has [a] confusing filing system, very frustrating, but overall it's ok, I guess. Jesus, it's only email for god's sakes. GO OUTSIDE AND BREATHE FRESH AIR.
- —Guest scrotom
Gmail is ahead in the race
- Gmail is simply best for its ample space, filtering facilities and other exclusive services, though sometimes accessing Gmail through slower connection is pretty boring. With all this, Gmail is the solution to average email users, personal and official.
- —Guest maEEN
Gmail - NO!
- "Conversations" causing email loss. Can not be turned off. Back to Yahoo!
- —Guest Eugene
Gmail, but not liking it too much
- I just switched to Gmail, after paying $10/month for more than 10 yrs. I know, I know; but I not dumb, just lazy! Had DSL with Qworst, and used Peoplepc dialup in the interim. Qworst wanted $13/mo more for email at the time. Besides it was from MSN anyway. I figured I'd still have dialup in a pinch if I was traveling or dumped Qwest, save $3/mo, and not have to migrate again [stopped using Outlook]. Qwest finally added firstname.lastname@example.org, but it's Hotmail/Windows live- and I was too lazy to migrate. After I became unemployed Qworst DSL [now $55/mo!] cut me off for not paying, used the phone line[$15/mo] for 3 mos until they cut that off.... Now I've got city WiFi for $20/mo & migrating my email & contacts from SheeplePC so I can save that $10/mo. Here's what I don't like about gmail: - NO easy way to organize mail & contacts - NEEDS hierarchical labels or FOLDERS! - Not a fan of mail "Threads"- rather have discrete mail - TOO MUCH [bad stuff]
- —Guest Bo