Looking for free e-mail service.

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Nan(TX), Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Nan(TX)

    Nan(TX) Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, our service provider has changed, and I don’t want my new address to get as junked up as our old one was. Can anyone steer me in the direction of a good free service?
     
  2. green5acres

    green5acres Well-Known Member

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    Yahoo is good ,I hardly ever get any junk mail
     

  3. dreadstalker

    dreadstalker Well-Known Member

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    hot mail is free as well.i use both hotmail and yahoo i use the yahoo addy when surfing as it has better spam controls,the hotmail account i use among friends and i have the junk mail filter set to high which limits what can be sent to your account.
     
  4. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    I have used Juno.com for about 8 years with no problems.
     
  5. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    safe-mail.net, gmx.net, and gmail.com are all good depending on size and whether you can use your isp's smtp server. Yahoo is ok, but suggest when you sign up you look for the option to pick Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, or UK content. These accounts still give FREE pop3 service. USA content account charges for pop3. I have an Australian content yahoo account and in the two years I've had it, I got all of one spam and it was from yahoo as part of agreement in getting free pop3. And that one spam was for a car only sold in Australia so actually kinda interesting. Used to have a hotmail account, but they apparently sold/released info to spammers without asking me as it became "all spam, all the time". Heard it is better now, but I wouldnt mess with it ever again. The only way I found to make Hotmail spam free was to lock it down to where it only accepted email from people in my address book. This option was kinda hidden and only available I think because M$ was afraid of critisism for all the porno spam getting into childrens accounts.

    Also depends how you use your email how much spam you get. My GMX.net account is used for ebay so I get significant amount of spam on it. Virtually none on the other accounts. GMX offers filtering but they get bit too enthusiastic and I end up having wanted mail filtered out. I turned it off and just hit delete button a lot. Need to just open new GMX account as spam builds up over time as spammers sell each other addresses on lists.
     
  6. Nan(TX)

    Nan(TX) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions y’all. I’m going to look into them.
     
  7. Jenn

    Jenn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We've used yahoo for 10 years now same address and still happy, esp now they've increased size they'll store
     
  8. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    Corgitails Well-Known Member

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    Do you want a Gmail (googlemail - 1GB storage, very fast, is technically still in beta though) accoutn? I've got invites if you (or anyone else) is interested.
     
  10. BetwixNBetween

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    I believe this one still has a free email service in addition to a paid subscription: http://www.fastfmail.fm (that is .fm NOT .com)

    Years ago I used: bigfoot.com

    There are many free services: Do a google websearch for: free email accounts
     
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    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Yahoo has been very good,good spam filter too.My favorite email address.

    BooBoo
     
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    Dances In Woods Well-Known Member

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    another vote for Yahoo.
    I also have another one its from softhome.net but sometimes it gives me trouble sending. I won't use softhome.net again.
     
  13. Nan(TX)

    Nan(TX) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all, a very nice person gave me an invitation for Gmail. Looks good so far.
     
  14. Nan(TX)

    Nan(TX) Well-Known Member

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    Okay I just changed my e-mail to the new Gmail address. On one of the other message board that I subscribe to I an not receiving my notifications on new messages to threads I am following. Do you know if there is something I need to do on Gmail that will let me receive them?