I'm looking to use one of these free email services. Any opinions of one versus the other?
Well Doc, I can say from experience that Yahoo is sweet. Had a hotmail account once and recieved wayyyy to much junk. Not sure about gmail.
I'd go with Gmail. I pretty much don't get any junk mail and also it's really nice having a constantly increasing amount of space. I suppose you don't need 2 gigs for your email, but at least you never have to worry about your email being full.
gotta go with gmail
I have both gmail & yahoo. I definitely prefer yahoo. No spam on yahoo, they've really beefed up their filters and it's very easy to put people on your block list. I do get spam on g-mail.
Get both and use the one you like, that's what I did. I can't even remember my g-mail password, I use it so rarely now that I have to look it up.
I have accounts on all three. Hotmail is the worst...tons of spam that the filters don't catch unless you set the security to exclusive, which means only people you've added to your address book or "safe list" can send you anything. Not very good if you want to use it for new people to contact you.
Yahoo is decent. I get very little spam on it, and it all filters to the spam folder.
Gmail is also decent. A few months back, I started getting floods of spam, when I used to get none, but it too catches all of it and quarantines it in the spam folder (complete with spam recipes if you check that folder...hee). What I prefer about it is that it keeps track of conversations rather than single emails. So if you're emailing back and forth with someone and retain the same subject line, it all goes into a single "thread" type email display. It took some getting used to that at first, but now I really like it. I also prefer the nearly unlimited space and the large attachment size it allows (I often use it to email attachments to myself from work, because my work account has unreasonably low attachment size limits).
There's nothing that says that you must have just one.
If you have gmail, then your account also gives you access to their blogger (beta version that requires a gmail account) and google video, among other things. Plus, they still have the largest capacity of any free e-mail server, I think.
If you have yahoo e-mail account, then you'll be able to log in to that "alternative hang-out" place that I mentioned in case PF goes down again! (P.S. who got the invitation but haven't logged in yet?) :)
Go gmail - it's searchable!
I use Hotmail and my school e-mail.
I have no complaints thus far. I have plenty of space on Hotmail, like 250mb. Also I didn't hit the attachment file size maximum, so that's good too.
Gmail, and where have you been yomamma?
Gmail is awesome. I love how I can search it easily, and also star some emails to send into a favorites type folder. The spam filters work great for me. Things just make sense.
Gmail. Not a single piece of junk in a very long time, at least not on my account.
Gmail I got 18 invites left
I've been using Gmail for well over a year, and I haven't received even a single spam message.
Gmail no question. Best thing about Gmail is the free POP! I will admit though, I get tons of spam! Although Gmail filters it all flawlessly. I also get tons of spam with my yahoo account, but I rarely use it.
edit... I just signed into my yahoo mail account and now there is a new beta, is this any good?
I haven't seen your posts for a while... I thought that you left for a few weeks or something....
Yeah, Pengwuino is missing too!
Yomamma, WHAT DID YOU DO TO PENGWUINO??????? :grumpy:
I can search my yahoo mail. Plus they added a bunch of new features. Yahoo is more user friendly, but you have more storage with g-mail, if that's an issue.
lol, my friend uses gmail to make backups of his MySQL databases, among other databases. Other than for that reason, I don't see why you would need 2.7+ gigs, but it's nice to have just because
You can search Yahoo? Is that relatively new? I hadn't noticed that before. I didn't think there was much difference in user-friendliness between the two. They have different ways of organizing your emails, but I don't think either is any harder than the other to use.
I pretty much take the attitude that they're free, so sign up for both and see which you like better and once you decide, just give out that address and use the other for things you suspect might attract spam.
And don't forget there's always PF Email!
Gmail is awesome, but I have problems setting up filters to automatically delete incoming mail from specific senders.
I've used all three. They have no chance against gmail.
gmail- no spam no spam no spam.
and its fast, and there is a search engine on emails
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