Bastard hotmail as screwed up again with that bloody anti-spam code you have to put in (which I have done a zillion times but it refuses to let me back into my account). Can anyone suggest some more reliable accounts?
i don't know butchie instead.
I'll give it a try. Thanks Will. does anyone know why Hotmail screws up with the anti-spam code?Originally Posted by William R.
I've used a Netscape account as a primary email addy for over ten years, but since its acquisition by AOL and the way in which, last August, Netscape users have been switched to AIM, I'm thinking of dumping it: it's full of ads, the interface is crap, my emails to my work addy are always bouncing back. It seems to me that just about all the webmail services available to UK users are crap.
excite.com has worked fine for me.
Is that a real poncho . . . I mean is that a Mexican poncho or is that a Sears poncho?
Seconded.Originally Posted by William R.
Yahoo also offers a free email service. I have six different email accounts which separate work, hobby and personal accounts. I tie them all together in Microsoft Outlook Express so I can open them all (or individually) when I am at work, home or on the road. I've been doing this for years without any problem. I once used HotMail but discontinued it because I wasn't receiving half the email sent to me and there were too many glitches in it to trust with important stuff. Besides, I don't particularly care for Microsoft's EULA policy. It doesn't seem too secure to me.
I use the Yahoo account to send out emails that I don't expect answers to. You would probably be better off getting an email account from your ISP. They are usually free when you sign up.
If you are still using AOL, all I have to say is: WHY???!!!???
Hotmail is very unreliable. However, I've heard that recently, Yahoo's webmail service has taken a turn for the worst: my officemate has Yahoo (UK) email, which until recently he was very happy with, but over the past couple of months he's found the interface has locked on him several times, and he's also had all sorts of problems sending and receiving emails.Originally Posted by Fred Adelman
My Netscape account used to be very reliable--for a decade, I hardly ever had a problem with it--but since the company was bought out, it's deteriorated gradually--and since they switched over the interface last August, it's become almost unusable.
Within the UK, there have also been some privacy campaigners who have expressed concerns over Google's 'Google Mail' service (which is the UK's equivalent of Gmail: UK based customers are now given a 'googlemail' addy instead of a 'gmail' address).
Last edited by Paul A J Lewis; 02-24-2007 at 03:59 PM.
Yahoo is die.
I prefer Euro stuff to most stuff. If that makes me a snob just call me Troy Howarth.
Haven't heard about that, Paul. What were the concerns?Originally Posted by Paul A J Lewis
To go back to the source of the debate, this is quite a well-balanced article from MSNBC:Originally Posted by Martin N
A slightly less even-tempered piece from the UK's own 'The Register':
There was a great article about this issue in the Privacy and Data Protection journal, volume 4, issue 6. The article was titled 'Google Mail: Privacy Implications' and was written by Cindy Burns.
There's also some relevant information on Privacy International's website: http://www.privacyinternational.org/...]=x-347-183142
It all comes down to this, I guess: 'If you’re concerned about confidentiality, don’t use Google mail as your primary email service. But then, you probably wouldn’t want to use AOL, Yahoo!, MSN, Sympatico or other external email services either': Allan Gahtan, 2004: 'GoogleMail and Privacy Issues'. The Law Times 17 May
Other UK users have had problems with the service: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,1000000073,39258170,00.htm
Ah, many thanks for the info, Paul.
Thirded. Used Yahoo for a bit, and it has improved, but I love me gmail with the Google portal, and I even have a plug-in checker on my Firefox browser.Originally Posted by Martin N
Lith for nothing, or die fuh thomething!
I have about 3 email accounts, in addition to my ISP account. I`ve used Fastmail for about 7 years, and haven`t gotten any spam in that time. I like the preview window too, you can read the first few sentences before you open an email.
Let's finish it the way we started it -- on the level.