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View Poll Results: Which email provider do you use for your primary email?
Gmail / Google 20 48.78%
iCloud / Apple 6 14.63%
Outlook.com / Microsoft 3 7.32%
Yahoo! 2 4.88%
AOL 0 0%
Other web-based email 1 2.44%
Your own server-based email 9 21.95%
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Which email provider do you use for your primary email?

I have decided to pare down the number of email addresses and email providers that I use (currently have far too many) and I'm not sure which way to go. I'd really like to get down to one or two providers to make consolidating email a lot easier.

Which provider do you use for your primary email address?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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I use LavaBit. It's a really nice service, the web version is lightweight, the spam filter is great, and it has free POP3/SMTP support.

I used to use AmeriTech, which turned into SBC/Yahoo!, which turned into AT&T/Yahoo!, but my account was suspended, due to spammer breaking into my eMail and sending news fraud scams.
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Depends on what you mean by primary. [I have more, but] in general I have a gmail address for personal stuff and work address for work stuff.
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I use fastmail for my primary address and gmail as my junk/facebook address.
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I switched to an @outlook.com when I was able to reserve my perfect email address when it went live.

It's also sleeker and nicer than gmail. And after 6 years of gmail, I unfortunately started to accumulate quite a good amount of bothersome email newsletters/spam, so it was a good time to cut loose.
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Yahoo! for me. It's what I had for my first email address and I've stuck with it since.
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I'm using gmail for a lot of my stuff. However, I was able to get first.lastname@outlook.com so I am using that as well.
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Gmail for business, Yahoo for forums and AOL for spam/Facebook junk.
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Which provider do you use for your primary email address?
IMAP on a server sitting in my office at home.

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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It's difficult to define what primary is, but I use several. Gmail would probably be primary, although I use these as well:

- School email for school stuff and job applications
- Hotmail for random sign-ups to stores and forums etc
- iCloud for Apple stuff

Also reserved an outlook one with my name which I'm considering using as my primary in the future.
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