Need a New Email Provider, Any Ideas?

Updated on April 26, 2013
E.S. asks from Billerica, MA
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Hi! I've had Yahoo mail for forever. I have steadfastly stuck with their "classic" email but it seems they are finally going to force us to upgrade to their new system. I hate the new system, we have it on an account we use strictly for bills and I remain unhappy after all the time we've had it. Do you have something that you love? And easy to use?

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answers from San Francisco on

Gmail, very happy with it, love all te Google extras like Calendar, Chat and Drive.

ETA: good point at browser vs program. If you don't like the way it looks online, use a mail program. Outlook is the main Microsoft one but if it is not standard on your computer then you may not want to pay for it. On Mac it's called Mail. You plug in your account information and look at it there rather than online in a new format you don't like. Then you don't have to deal with switching to a new address.

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answers from Los Angeles on

Lots of emails will have cloud service and once you use it, it becomes a godsend. Gmail is the most popular. I've had my Hotmail account for ages and they now integrate to Outlook. I know I hate the idea of changes in my mail but isn't getting a new email address a whole new change? lol

But yeah, if you have an iphone, do the that way you can text for free under wifi plus it has all the cloud stuff. Hey, if you are gonna change, get one with all the bells and whistles and learn to use it!

Just stick to a large company, Gmail is Google, Hotmail is Microsoft, iCloud is Apple, Yahoo obviously Yahoo. If you go with a small provider (even your cable company... you'll be lost when the company goes out of business or you leave the company. I've had Hotmail for 15 years. Pretty much since the internet became more open and chat rooms where black screens with people's names and comments showing up on single lines. Gosh I'm old!

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answers from Lansing on

I hate the new format too! :(

I have gmail at work, I don't like using it out of the web based site, but using it through outlook is ok.

I'm just not sure I want to make the switch since I've had mine for so long.



answers from Baton Rouge on

I use Yahoo and Google, mostly Yahoo. I don't find their new system difficult to use, and I prefer it to Google.



answers from Washington DC on

I don't love it, but I don't hate it - gmail. That's what I converted to after we switched providers and I lost a lot of my Comcast mail. I still have Hotmail for spam and my SD has Yahoo but got so fed up she now almost exclusively uses the campus account.



answers from Dallas on

My vote is for Gmail. I love it, and I use it with Google Chrome on my home computer and cell phone.

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