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Well atm I am using cox.net (only ISP that offers cable in my area) and I don't like having an email like "[email protected]"

I'm also afraid I'll lose it if I ever switch ISP's.

I'm not gonna lie: I don't know jack about email. I got into to it when everyone knew all there was to know about it, and I just got one to log into Gamefaqs.com 5 years ago.

So, what is there to consider when choosing and email provider?
 

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Well atm I am using cox.net (only ISP that offers cable in my area) and I don't like having an email like "[email protected]"

I'm also afraid I'll lose it if I ever switch ISP's.

I'm not gonna lie: I don't know jack about email. I got into to it when everyone knew all there was to know about it, and I just got one to log into Gamefaqs.com 5 years ago.

So, what is there to consider when choosing and email provider?
Register your own domain name, and then just set it up against Google Apps... than you can have [email protected].

Basically have your own email addresses that run off of Gmail's interface & infrastructure.
 

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gmail for ever
 

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I never use my ISP's email address. Mainly because when I move and cancel service, I'll lose those emails.

Free webmail (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo) offers the best portability. And if you want your own domain name, ComGuards suggestion is spot on.
 

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gmail. Stay away from aol (obvious), yahoo (also turds) and hotmail.
No reason to stay away from those providers. They're all about the same (though Yahoo's UI is pretty clunky). At least those providers don't parse your emails to generate context advertisements like Gmail does.
 

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My first email was a hotmail, which I used for about 3 years. When I tried to configure my email for POP3 (for my iPod) I couldn't because hotmail makes you pay for POP3 service. Really made me angry. Got gmail and a yahoo. Gmail was better.

To make a long story short, Gmail is BY FAR the best email service.
 

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No reason to stay away from those providers. They're all about the same (though Yahoo's UI is pretty clunky). At least those providers don't parse your emails to generate context advertisements like Gmail does.
AOL accounts get spam (my parents get about 50 spam messages a DAY on their AOL accounts.
Yahoo gets spam and also gives your address to spambots (I blocked my brother's yahoo address because I kept getting spam for Viagra from him)
 

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I have an email service from GoDaddy that I pay for (with my web site but never use,I really need to check it out). I really like my Yahoo Plus account.It is easy to link with Outlook Express, I can have "stealth" email accounts,under 20.00 a year, easy to work with LogMeIn for remote computer monitoring (you need a seperate email address for each computer you want to monitor with LogMeIn.LogMeIn is not cheap though.

I have come up against sites that want you to have a "pay for" email account before you can register.For sites like The NY Times,you must register to read the paper but I don't like to use my main email address so I use one of those that "evaporates" after like 20 minutes,fine for registering at a newspaper though.
 

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I have an email service from GoDaddy that I pay for (with my web site but never use,I really need to check it out). I really like my Yahoo Plus account.It is easy to link with Outlook Express, I can have "stealth" email accounts,under 20.00 a year, easy to work with LogMeIn for remote computer monitoring (you need a seperate email address for each computer you want to monitor with LogMeIn.LogMeIn is not cheap though.

I have come up against sites that want you to have a "pay for" email account before you can register.For sites like The NY Times,you must register to read the paper but I don't like to use my main email address so I use one of those that "evaporates" after like 20 minutes,fine for registering at a newspaper though.
Those sites that require those "pay for" email accounts are really just blacklisting the free email providers on the web. If you use a custom top-level domain that you register, and then host it on Google Apps Standard (Free), you can still bypass those checks.

When you have access to your own domain, you can create and delete aliases at your pleasure. For example, you could have something called [email protected] that you would always use to give out when asked if you want to subscribe to something.

Or something like, [email protected] for all those other uses...

I'm not saying that Google Apps is the be-all-end-all solution - but they did do it right in terms of providing an easy-to-set-up email interface for custom domains. Other providers are playing catch-up.

As for remote monitoring, Team Viewer should work just as well as LogMeIn.
 

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gmail is my favorite.

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gmail for ever

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gmail. Stay away from aol (obvious), yahoo (also turds) and hotmail.

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My first email was a hotmail, which I used for about 3 years. When I tried to configure my email for POP3 (for my iPod) I couldn't because hotmail makes you pay for POP3 service. Really made me angry. Got gmail and a yahoo. Gmail was better.

To make a long story short, Gmail is BY FAR the best email service.

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gmail.com

nothing else need apply.
This.
 

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My first email was a hotmail, which I used for about 3 years. When I tried to configure my email for POP3 (for my iPod) I couldn't because hotmail makes you pay for POP3 service. Really made me angry. Got gmail and a yahoo. Gmail was better.

To make a long story short, Gmail is BY FAR the best email service.

Hotmail has been offering free POP3 for over a year now.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...tion-settings/

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AOL accounts get spam (my parents get about 50 spam messages a DAY on their AOL accounts.
Yahoo gets spam and also gives your address to spambots (I blocked my brother's yahoo address because I kept getting spam for Viagra from him)

I get ~15 spam messages/day in my Gmail account. I get none in my hotmail account.

Those spambot emails can come from any email address. I've seen them come from Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, and even regular domain names. It's all about which sucker clicks the link that they shouldn't have.
 

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For me, the first concern in an online email service is longevity and overall dedication to the service from the host company. Therefore, Google(gmail) and Microsoft(hotmail) are obviously the best bets.

I'd choose Google though, because their systems are usually more open. If in 10 years email is a totally different system, I'd bet that it will be easier to move your email data around the cloud with Gmail vs Hotmail.
 

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I don't think I could survive without my Gmail labels & labs tweaks.

Hotmail makes me laugh though; I've noticed that (in Gmail at least) I can see their users' BCCs half the time
 

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Hotmail+Gmail.
I rarely use Gmail since my Hotmail that has served me for like 12 years has been clean.
 
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