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I got used to GMail.

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PC Mech has an article on why the author thinks Microsoft’s Windows Live Mail AKA Hotmail is better than Google’s Gmail. I personally use both services and each one has its’ pros and cons. If you abandoned Hotmail before it changed to Live Mail, you may want to check this article out and see if it’s worth giving MS another try.



Name an e-mail service - any e-mail service - that offers both a web interface and a mail client, by the same company, that syncs mail, address book, calendar, instant messenger, and allows you to connect it directly to your domain, all for free. …Microsoft and its Live Services is the only one.

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Edited by linskingdom - 6/1/08 at 5:36pm
post #2 of 74
People should try Yahoo! Mail. Everyone looks down on Yahoo! but i love their services.
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Its Gmail for me. I just find it simple. Which is what I like.
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Gmail is 10x better then windows mail.

Windows Mail always has spam, I cant block any spam at all. My Gmail is completely free of spam. My spam box on Gmail is 543 right now while WindowsMail has 0 but an inbox of over 900.

Windows Mail is also slower then Gmail considerably.

Gmail has access to AIM chat also, so I can chat between BOTH my Gmail contacts and any of my looser friends who still believe AIM is good.

Gmail also has a ton of modifications and extensions possible in its interface. Windows Mail does not.


Gmail = Win
Windows Mail = fail
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I personally love my hotmail it has always worked great for me. I tried yahoo and liked it better then aol but not as good as hotmail was at the time. so I stuck with hotmail. I just dont feel like switching everything anymore.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Gmail is 10x better then windows mail.

Windows Mail always has spam, I cant block any spam at all. My Gmail is completely free of spam. My spam box on Gmail is 543 right now while WindowsMail has 0 but an inbox of over 900.
I hate to break it to you, but the amount of spam you get is largely your own fault. It's quite easy to block spam with Hotmail. If you managed to get your address signed up on some spam list that generates e-mail addresses, then you're screwed no matter who you are with. Also, 543 > 0 last I checked.
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post #7 of 74
live hotmail beats gmail for me. Gmail actually has a loading screen. I don't get any crap from hotmail. I get more spam on gmail then hotmail.

I love the drag and drop feature in hotmail. MUCH easier to organize
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post #8 of 74
I'd recommend to all of you to use Thunderbird. I'm currently managing 5 mailboxes and 2 different SMTP servers for sending mails with it and it has good junk mail filter.
Web mail is just something limited. Thunderbird because is from the Mozilla family has extensions and other fancy things.
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
I hate to break it to you, but the amount of spam you get is largely your own fault. It's quite easy to block spam with Hotmail. If you managed to get your address signed up on some spam list that generates e-mail addresses, then you're screwed no matter who you are with. Also, 543 > 0 last I checked.
He means that GMAIL is better at filtering spam than hotmail...which it is...
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Gmail is 10x better then windows mail.

Windows Mail always has spam, I cant block any spam at all. My Gmail is completely free of spam. My spam box on Gmail is 543 right now while WindowsMail has 0 but an inbox of over 900.

Windows Mail is also slower then Gmail considerably.

Gmail has access to AIM chat also, so I can chat between BOTH my Gmail contacts and any of my looser friends who still believe AIM is good.

Gmail also has a ton of modifications and extensions possible in its interface. Windows Mail does not.


Gmail = Win
Windows Mail = fail
i get more spam with my gmail then i do my hotmail.. and both seam to do pretty well with weeding out all the crap.. i personally thing they all suck comepaired to hushmail.. but thats just my point of view
    
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