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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Considering I only ever get spam on hotmail accounts (I wonder why, MS?) and Thunderbird takes less than 5 minutes to download, install and configure to do the same thing with a far superior service (Gmail + My ISPs email) and doesn't require me to open a browser, I'd prefer Thunderbird thanks.
What? You can use Hotmail accounts with Thunderbird aswell.
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What? You can use Hotmail accounts with Thunderbird aswell.
I know, I never said you couldn't, I was saying Gmail are better than Hotmail generally.
    
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I know, I never said you couldn't, I was saying Gmail are better than Hotmail generally.
Oh right, thought you were implying that was one of it's negative points.

I must admit, I barely see a difference between the 2, especially when I use Thunderbird. They're just addresses, to me. I have 3 hotmail accounts (accrued over the years) and they all are linked to Thunderbird. The online client is annoying, but then again, it's pretty much the same as Gmail's, bar the ads.
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post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Culverin View Post
Really? Can you link gmail addresses?
I actually like how I have a couple of my hotmails linked so I can quickly flip through them.
You can forward messages from other accounts to your gmail, but it doesnt separate them, so +1 to hotmail
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Live has actually been doing a lot of things right recently, publicity is coming soon. Since I am working for (a certain company...), I am perhaps slightly biased, but the live system has a whole bunch of awesome functionality that is only going to grow in Windows 8. Have you guys played around with the photo editing features in live? It is really a kick in the face of photoshop. Once the PR team gets together, I think people will begin to recognize the powerful suite that has been put together by the Live team!
For reference:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live...llery?os=other
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Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a throwaway email address? If I really wanted to get a million annoying emails from ebay and such places I'd give them my main email address...

The solution is to get several different ones (i.e. one gmail, one yahoo, one hotmail...).
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post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by s-x View Post
You can forward messages from other accounts to your gmail, but it doesnt separate them, so +1 to hotmail
You can label each account. I have 6 gmail addresses that I can do everything from with my main account, and can tell which account they come from.

I have a hotmail address, only thing I used it for was Bing cashback and my technet. I check it about once every 6 months, and have hundreds of spam e-mails in my regular account.
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I've had the same Hotmail address since 97'. Still use it to this day. It works fine with Outlook and Thunderbird. I use Skydrive a lot now and like that as well, ties in with Hotmail nicely. I use my OCN gmail account sometimes, but I find it cumbersome and gmail is not very visually pleasing. It reminds me of what email looked like 10 years ago, but with more features I'll admit.
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Live has actually been doing a lot of things right recently, publicity is coming soon. Since I am working for (a certain company...), I am perhaps slightly biased, but the live system has a whole bunch of awesome functionality that is only going to grow in Windows 8. Have you guys played around with the photo editing features in live? It is really a kick in the face of photoshop. Once the PR team gets together, I think people will begin to recognize the powerful suite that has been put together by the Live team!
For reference:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live...llery?os=other
I don't need any of the features Live offers. I'm so glad microsoft doesn't force feed the software down our throats. SO happy you can opt out of features like that.
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Live has actually been doing a lot of things right recently, publicity is coming soon. Since I am working for (a certain company...), I am perhaps slightly biased, but the live system has a whole bunch of awesome functionality that is only going to grow in Windows 8. Have you guys played around with the photo editing features in live? It is really a kick in the face of photoshop. Once the PR team gets together, I think people will begin to recognize the powerful suite that has been put together by the Live team!
For reference:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live...llery?os=other
The problem is half the time MS adds useless features while removing ones people actually use. (Eg. Handwriting in WLM...Nicknames in WLM, both small fun things that people use, but they take it out and add facebook integration and a new UI? Eugh.)

And I really don't see a free downloadable product from Microsoft beating Photoshop.
    
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