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been using my hotmail account for over 10 years. i never used my isp account, except for a few exception like paypal.
    
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I definitely prefer gmail over hotmail. I think the new Live mail is worse than the old hotmail. I use the semi-classic view because it just takes too damn long to load and I had a hell of a time to get it working right in Firefox.

My hotmail accounts are my junk mail accounts since they can't filter junk mail correctly anyway and I hate the stupid spam you get from MS.

Gmail is my preferred account. I've loved it since it was first available because of the threaded mail view and I immediately switched from hotmail to gmail. Only recently has gmail had a loading screen, perhaps Google needs to add some more servers.

At work, I use Thunderbird to check my company accounts. We're supposed to use Outlook but I've always hated Outlook.
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I honestly love Windows Live Mail, I have two accounts and all my messages are downloaded, no need to connect to the internet to get them, it looks sleek, you can upload as many files as you want at once...
    
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I personally get a ton of spam due to how simple my email is. I was lucky enough to register for an email account back when @Home turned to Comcast, so I'm [amcgraw@comcast.net]. I personally use Thunderbird at home for all my email purposes because its awsome sauce and I just dont check email unless I'm at home =P.

as for web based accounts, I have a gmail for all my spam stuff [FlamingSasquatch@gmail.com] and it usually has very little to no spam at all even though I use it as a valid email address in all the shady parts of the interwebz. I've never tried hotmail or yahoo because I hate weeding through the ads all over the front page trying to get to the login prompt.

so, in short, I agree with the prievous statement about "Its all about personal preference." arguing about which webmail service is better is like arguing over what foods taste better or what color is the most awsome. its all a matter of personal perspective.

"Arguing over the internet is like competing in the special olympics. Even if you win, your still a retard."
post #55 of 74
Being an Outlook user at work, I really like how the Windows Live Mail mirrors the Outlook UI.

Personally, I like filing my stuff in folders so that I can go look for them. And the search feature works great. Plus drag and drop rules....basically I just like that it's a web-based Outlook (I loooooove Outlook - that and OneNote are my favorite Office apps).

I *hate* the Gmail labels...granted, it's nice that you can label an email with multiple labels, but I like having things segregated in their own little spot. Plus I don't like the way they scan your emails for ad targeting. It makes me wonder what they'll do with that next.

I'm also a mobile user - I have Windows Mobile on my cell phone. When using the Gmail client on my phone, I have a very small amount of text I can enter for an email. It's like 6 lines on my screen so probably about 100 characters. The Live Mail application on my phone has no such limitation. Plus, last time I tried emailing my wife at her work via the Gmail app on my phone, I didn't capitalize letters since it doesn't automatically do that for me unlike Live Mail phone app. The message got identified as spam by her work email server and was bounced.

As for spam, I don't get any in my Live Mail inbox nor spam folder and I've had the account years longer than my Gmail, in which I get spam periodically (not just in the spam folder, but in my inbox).

All in all, I use them both a lot...but I like the Live Mail UI and features better.
     
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Hah. No. Gmail = Win.
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Gmail FTW

Its
  • Clean
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Great Spam Fliter
  • Does the job
  • No ads
  • And more

Hotmail has loads ads. Its slow, and all the stuff I tell it is junk (yes I have to report it as junk unlike gmail) still ends up in my inbox. My phone contract bill always ended up in my inbox on hotmail and now for some random reason..it ends up in my junk.

+ hotmail has ads and all sort of crap on it to slow the page down
    
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Gmail FTW

Its
  • Clean
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Great Spam Fliter
  • Does the job
  • No ads
  • And more

Hotmail has loads ads. Its slow, and all the stuff I tell it is junk (yes I have to report it as junk unlike gmail) still ends up in my inbox. My phone contract bill always ended up in my inbox on hotmail and now for some random reason..it ends up in my junk.

+ hotmail has ads and all sort of crap on it to slow the page down
How do you get no ads on Gmail? There's a banner at the top and then a whole bunch of ads down the right column of the screen. True they're not flashing "punch the monkey" banners, but ads (targeted due to scanning your email) nonetheless...
     
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I like IMAP, personally (even if Gmail's IMAP support isn't great - I hate using webmail, I want to have my email client open all the time and tell me when I get an email, not have to browse to it every 5 minutes (I know there are chekers, but then you have to open a browser, it just seems clunky and takes longer). Gmail I can access anywhere easily, I'm not entrusting my email to M$, who could at any time pull some proprietary stuff out of their arse that won't be Linux-compatible (I mean, so could Google, in theory, but M$ are the only ones likely to do it).

He says gmail isn't as good because you loose functionality with a separate client, unless you use thunderbird with two plugins. Yeah, OK, but how is trusting everyone to have Windows Live Mail any better? Only if it runs Vista is that going to be so, surely you would be better of putting Thunderbird portable onto a USB stick?

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Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
How do you get no ads on Gmail? There's a banner at the top and then a whole bunch of ads down the right column of the screen. True they're not flashing "punch the monkey" banners, but ads (targeted due to scanning your email) nonetheless...
Easy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
How do you get no ads on Gmail? There's a banner at the top and then a whole bunch of ads down the right column of the screen. True they're not flashing "punch the monkey" banners, but ads (targeted due to scanning your email) nonetheless...
I dont get any of that on my =[LSS]= clan account

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Originally Posted by Indian_Engineer View Post
assuming everything in his inbox was spam
Yeah.
Though I never used my hotmail account for anything important. Only for things like forum registrations ect.
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