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    Best Email? (I need to escape)

    Hi
    I have had a hotmail account now for longer than I can remember, long story short i want to change to another free email provider but i'm not sure which.

    So can anyone recommend a good one?

    Heres a few things i'm looking for:

    Internet based or outlook type, i dont mind.
    I dont want to use Gmail cos they read ur email
    I dont want yahoo (tried it years ago)
    i'd like to use evolution mail but i guess you need a server or something to use that?

    I'd quite like to sync all my email services together too much i'll have to find the right tool for the job first.

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarath View Post
    I dont want to use Gmail cos they read ur email
    I think you're going a bit over board there. I have a gmail account which I forward most of my other emails too, then use icedove as an email reader thingy.
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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    Whats wrong with your ISP? I know that they give you two or three when you sign up...
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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    Quote Originally Posted by slimdog360 View Post
    I think you're going a bit over board there. I have a gmail account which I forward most of my other emails too, then use icedove as an email reader thingy.
    overboard eh? well maybe i believe those you_tube videos too much, are Gmail anygood then? I know you can use Gmail through evolution.
    From what you said, can you get hotmail live to forward all emails to Gmail then?

    Quote Originally Posted by CouchMaster View Post
    Whats wrong with your ISP? I know that they give you two or three when you sign up...
    1) I dont know how long they will be my ISP
    2) i to keep an email address for a long time and dont wanna have to tell all my contacts the new one when/if i change ISP.

    If i say anything dumb excuse me, for as long as i have been floating around the net i am still a n00b when it come to email services teehee

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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    have you actually seen or tried yahoo's new mail service? it's quite good.

    Though I have to admit I'm a gmail user, and I love it Though Yahoo's interface look's nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeb454 View Post
    have you actually seen or tried yahoo's new mail service? it's quite good.

    Though I have to admit I'm a gmail user, and I love it Though Yahoo's interface look's nicer
    Not the new one, but yahoo and hotmail always used to be pretty similar so i figures the new yahoo would just be a hotmail-live clone.

    I may check out Gmail and hope the conspiracy theorists are wrong ...

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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    hi,

    gmail user here, too =)

    to answer your question:
    Quote Originally Posted by Scarath View Post
    From what you said, can you get hotmail live to forward all emails to Gmail then?
    from the gmail help page:
    You can fetch mail from your other email accounts. You'll be able to read email from up to five additional accounts, all in one place, [...]
    The email accounts you’d like to fetch must support POP access and, in the case of Gmail accounts, have POP access enabled.
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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarath View Post
    I dont want to use Gmail cos they read ur email
    I'd vote GMail too; I've been using it for years as my spam-trap account. I have one or two proper IMAP address but I use different email addresses for everything I sign up to, which all forward to the GMail account.

    Whilst I understand your concern, I have to dismiss it as FUD. GMail are no worse than Hotmail or Yahoo; they don't read your mail but they do serve up focussed advertising based on the content of the email you're reading.

    That can be achieved easily using Google functionality, which they make available to all free of charge. Of the three, I'd say that Microsoft/MSN/Hotmail have commited far more heinous crimes.
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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    Gmail is it then, i'll see if i can get my hotmail sent there in the short term then cut loose of it.

    Thanks

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    Re: Best Email? (I need to escape)

    Get your own domain and use google apps at your domain .
    I have set it up for 8 different companies now and they all love it.
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