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I have had the same Hotmail email addresses for the past ten years and have no reason to believe Hotmail is any worse than Google. All my spam goes to my junk folder and I check to ensure nothing valuable got mixed with them.

I also have a Google email account and I don't like it much. This could be because I never use a website to access my accounts, Live Mail is pretty fast and convenient once all mails have been cached on the HD.

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Lol it was probably in China that these accounts got clean slated. lol

~Ceadder
Almost as funny as your fervent defense of GMail.
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Live Mail is pretty fast and convenient once all mails have been cached on the HD.
??? If you are downloading them - why not use a real mail reader like Thunderbird, than the daim bramage that Live is?
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Lol, didn't know about this until now. I used GMail because it's quick, fast and easy. I used to use Yahoo, but decided I didn't really like the way it works. Haven't tried Hotmail and don't care to, I'm happy where I am with GMail.
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??? If you are downloading them - why not use a real mail reader like Thunderbird, than the daim bramage that Live is?
Shrug, I've never found a reason to need anything other than Live, either. Do you have a specific reason why Live is "daim bramage" compared to Thunderbird? Just wondering because I don't have any problems retrieving e-mail from a server, which is my sole purpose for using a program designed to retrieve e-mail from a server.
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I have had the same Hotmail email addresses for the past ten years and have no reason to believe Hotmail is any worse than Google. All my spam goes to my junk folder and I check to ensure nothing valuable got mixed with them.

I also have a Google email account and I don't like it much. This could be because I never use a website to access my accounts, Live Mail is pretty fast and convenient once all mails have been cached on the HD.



Almost as funny as your fervent defense of GMail.
Too funny. I'm not defending Gmail, I'm just stating truth. The fact that they had a problem with multiple accounts and that those accounts were wiped is not a good thing. All I'm pointing out is that someone doesn't know what they are talking about when they say that the reason a forum doesn't accept Gmail as a subscription source based on "spammers" is undeniably false.

As ANY person who gets spam knows, if THIS were the case then Yahoo, Hotmail, LiveMail and all the free email account systems wouldn't be accepted. Cause spammers make a new account on the average of 4 to six hours. That and there are Trojan Hacks that get downloaded(the cause of a good portion of spam) set up shop in someones system, infiltrate their contact lists and then spread throughout the Net. Banning just one particular because they appear to have a lot of spammers(I pointed out why this is not likely) is just ignorant.

That's all I'm sayin. That and the fact that he said MANY when in fact it's ONE.

But thanks for your feedback.

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Shrug, I've never found a reason to need anything other than Live, either. Do you have a specific reason why Live is "daim bramage" compared to Thunderbird? Just wondering because I don't have any problems retrieving e-mail from a server, which is my sole purpose for using a program designed to retrieve e-mail from a server.
Both "retrieve", but Live requires Cloud connectivity, while Thunderbird (or whatever mail reader) can be used offline when required. Thunderbird is also non-proprietary and can be set up with a number of services. This is something that I need, since I draw mail from a number of servers, like GMail, my ISP's mail service, and my work email. I also have the need to view certain emails when I am away from access points and at other sites where I do not have administrative access on their servers.

For people that use Hotmail only, and have a constant Internet connection, Live might be an acceptable tool - but I find that a real, stand alone mail reader to be a better experience, especially in a mixed environment where mail is pulled from different sources, and where one needs a fair amount of flexibility. I find that Live tends to be bloated and sluggish - but then, I have the same complaint about Thunderbird. I think MS really needs to reconsider Live, perhaps have their developers use real Cloud applications like Citrix, and see how the real world operates. Of course, MS has taken steps, because Live used to be real dreck.

I just don't like being completely dependent upon Cloud applications - especially after working in a place that is overly dependent upon the Cloud; so I have all of the tools that I need loaded directly on my machines so that if the Cloud goes down, or if they bork the firewall that chops services (like yesterday, when they chopped the port for email - so I couldn't even send them a service request to restore my email...) I can keep on working through alternate means.
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I saw this already, but it's still a shaking thought. Come on Google, at least tell us what happened. I think it's better to be up-front with errors than to risk a hurt reputation. Honestly, the whole Toyota thing is the same way and I'd rather work with someone that admits that they're human and will take the needed measures to compensate, while not being secretive about it.

Before gmail, I used something called gawab (the only free pop3/stmp e-mail service I could find at the time), but it was a little clunky and didn't have many other features comparatively.
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I have never trusted Gmail for some reason...
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I have never trusted Gmail for some reason...
Cause Google let China get away with their BS mebbe?

Nvm Google is a company and China is a very powerful government that could have them all whacked in their sleep.

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