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Old Mar 19, 2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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Do you pay for your email?

Are there any users here who pay for their email service?

I'm toying with the idea of switching to a for-pay mail provider which has not only tougher privacy stances, but also more reliability as I am using my mail for increasingly more important things.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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I do email alot, and perfectly happy with Apple MobileMe (@me.com) now iCould service. Never been using paid service though, but as long as I experience no problem with it, I'll stick with it.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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I use gmail and outlook.com both of which are free.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Never ever ever pay for an email unless it is a system wide company one. If it is personal use always use free services. If it is for a business use paid, paid for by the business and write it off as an expense.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:48 AM   #5
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Yeah seems like paid is a rip-off unless there is some specific feature you need that you can't get. Doubtful that it's any more secure.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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We use Microsoft Exchange and it's not anymore reliable than free emails (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail. etc).
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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No I use the free Gmail service, both for private use and for my company's email
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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I use Google's Gmail and Yahoo!Mail, just for daily use. Both of them are free and I have never use paid service.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 11:27 AM   #9
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I use the email that comes with my Internet service, which I pay for, not sure if that counts. In a lapse of judgement I gave turbotax my non spam email address and have been getting buggered by piles of junkmail the past few weeks.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 11:35 AM   #10
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Are there any users here who pay for their email service?

I'm toying with the idea of switching to a for-pay mail provider which has not only tougher privacy stances, but also more reliability as I am using my mail for increasingly more important things.
My email is through my internet provider. Since I pay my internet provider every month for internet access, I guess I'm paying for my email .

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Yeah seems like paid is a rip-off unless there is some specific feature you need that you can't get. Doubtful that it's any more secure.
You don't pay an internet provider for internet access ?
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 12:12 PM   #11
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My email is through my internet provider. Since I pay my internet provider every month for internet access, I guess I'm paying for my email .[COLOR="#808080"]
Hit this one on the head. Same boat here with ISP. Goes for my domain email as well. I pay for hosting services, so therefore my domain email is a paid service.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 12:31 PM   #12
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If .Mac/MobileMe/iCloud were still for-pay, then I would, but no.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 01:43 PM   #13
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All my Android stuff is based on a gmail account, also use it for some website communications.

Pay for ISP, get email there

Family domain was recently (last summer) moved to Google-hosted, before they made new sign-ups a paid service.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 02:12 PM   #14
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My dad's work uses Google Apps for the e-mail. And so does my college.

If you're really worried about e-mail in general, just set it up so that it doesn't stay on the server. I forgot how you do that, but it's possible to have it just stay on the Mail.app and have it not show up in the web based version of the mail client.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 02:24 PM   #15
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I pay for my own email domain (£5 a year Ish) so i can give all the family one but use them with a google apps account which was free
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:13 PM   #16
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I use gmail and outlook.com both of which are free.
+1

Really been transitioning to outlook more as my gmail seems to have gotten a bit spammy over the years - even with giving stupid promos a semi-fake @yahoo address. Oh well.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:05 PM   #17
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For work applicants, Gmail and Hotmail looks tacky on the résumé, and I suspect it will only be a question of time until the same happens with iCloud and Outlook (if not already). Sometimes "free of charge" can become expensive in other ways.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:06 PM   #18
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For work applicants, Gmail and Hotmail looks tacky on the résumé, and I suspect it will only be a question of time until the same happens with iCloud and Outlook (if not already). Sometimes "free of charge" can become expensive in other ways.
I disagree with that premise about gmail looking tacky

If an employer judges you on a email associated with a very public service, that's their loss. Your resume should speak for itself and your email domain should not be a factor. Now the email handle, that's something to consider.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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I disagree with that premise about gmail looking tacky

If an employer judges you on a email associated with a very public service, that's their loss. Your resume should speak for itself and your email domain should not be a factor. Now the email handle, that's something to consider.
Seems like I have misunderstood a couple of things then. Thanks for clearing it up.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:34 PM   #20
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Seems like I have misunderstood a couple of things then. Thanks for clearing it up.
At least that has been what has been told to me by recruiters. However, everyone is different and If I don't get a job because of a gmail email address, chances are I wouldn't have wanted to work for them in the first place if they judge on such superficial things
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:55 PM   #21
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At least that has been what has been told to me by recruiters. However, everyone is different and If I don't get a job because of a gmail email address, chances are I wouldn't have wanted to work for them in the first place if they judge on such superficial things
Agreed.

What other email would you use? Your university one for a school you've been out of ten or more years?

As far as I'm concerned, yourname@gmail is kind of the world standard for a generic and respectable email address. Much better than hotmail, yahoo, aol, etc. since google is generally respected and a gmail address seems more modern and with the times compared to say, AOL.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 05:30 PM   #22
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My own domain comes with email. But I get the domain free anyway.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 07:20 PM   #23
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 07:45 PM   #24
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I paid for a year of MobileMe before it became iCloud and dropped the price to zero. I still use that email address and have been happy with it since I got it.

I also use Outlook.com as a backup email address.

I refuse to use GMail because I made an account and used it for NOTHING but school and it gets more spam than actual emails. Never gave out the address except to ONE teacher and somehow it's getting numerous spam emails daily.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 07:57 PM   #25
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I refuse to use GMail because I made an account and used it for NOTHING but school and it gets more spam than actual emails. Never gave out the address except to ONE teacher and somehow it's getting numerous spam emails daily.
An unattended or rarely used email account of any type will eventually start filling with spam.

Gmail is extremely good at filtering out spam, but only if you are using the account. I receive about 80 expected, valid email messages per day on my work Gmail account, and about the same on my personal Gmail account.

Last year I received only four spam messages for the entire year. It's one of the many reasons I enjoy Gmail.
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