Better than 1GB email for free

Discussion in 'Community' started by King Cobra, May 16, 2004.

  1. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Huge find...I did a quick couple of searches through Altavista, and I found something better than Spymac's 1GB or Gmail's 1GB of free email. Check this out: http://www.eid.com/

    Unlimited email for free! And it has a built in email search, much like Gmail's.
     
  2. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Without the e-mail ads even.. a good find. :D
     
  3. mms macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. But personally I don't need more than 1GB, and I doubt that most people do. And since I'd rather have important email served from a reliable company that I've heard of, I'm sticking with GMail.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    good find, has anyone ever used this service? reliable?
     
  5. virividox macrumors 601

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    whats the catch?
     
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I have to wonder the same thing...but I'm gonna sign up anyway :D
     
  8. King Cobra thread starter macrumors 603

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    So far, their internet search engine (not for emails) is laughable.
     
  9. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    yahoo...

    Yahoo is upping is wonderful service to 100 megs soon. Supposedly geocities will give you 50 (instead of 20 or wutever it is now) megs of space for free too.
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Well, I sent myself a test msg from my work account to my new eid account at 12:30, it's almost 15:30 now and still no sign of it. Not to mention the fact it takes 5mins to even open your inbox when it is empty!!! :mad:
     
  11. stoid macrumors 601

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    Meanwhile Microsoft's hotmail account has been steadily shrinking. I think it's down to 2 MB now. Shocker. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it seems we have found some of the problems then...

    You know what they say if it seems too good to be true... :rolleyes:
     
  13. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I would want to use Google because I love Google.. and you know that Google will make money, so support the best search engine (that you can use for free) by letting them provide you a free service :D
     
  14. virividox macrumors 601

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    erg thats a pretty big catch...
     
  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    And guess what!? 20:35 and it still hasn't arrived.

    DON'T BOTHER SIGNING UP TO THIS SH*T!
     
  16. King Cobra thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah, even I'm eating my own words, eid.com doesn't work. I tried at least three test emails (before I did my homework...blah), and 0% came through.

    All right, I blew this one.

    In the meantime, Spymac or Gmail for 1GB; Crispymail or 2cni.net for free 100MB email accounts if you won't use Yahoo's email.
     
  17. PalmHarborTchr macrumors member

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    That Dog don't hunt

    This is what I got after opening an account and sending an e mail

    to my .mac account.

    None of the recipient's email addresses were accepted by your server.
    Check their names or try again later. :confused:


    Its worth exactly what they charge for it.........NOTHING>
     
  18. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    same thing happened to me, my own email address wasn't accepted. and it said i had used 1.76% of my quota when i created it, so it doesn't sound terribly unlimited, even if it worked. pity, i could use a big account, but gmail is taking forever :(

    i give it a week before the inbox is flooded with spam...

    paul
     
  19. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, what is 1.76% of infinity??? :confused:
     
  20. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    A lot.


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    Anyway, I think its always best to stick with stuff people actually have heard of.

    On a different not: Server space isnt as expensive as it used to be. Google has something like 100,000 servers for its use. If they dedicated one of those and put 2.5TB of hard drive space, thats 2500+ gMail accounts (gMail gives you 1000MB, not 1024). Google makes back the cash in not time through the advertisers. Instant cash cow. Hotmail just doesnt look good enough anymore. I personally use Fastmail.fm, which is super fast and super reliable. I pay $39/year for 150MB space and 750MB BW/month. I dont mind it being so small because I dont get spam. Ever. Plus it comes with server space (think 100MB, though maybe more) and domain registering. It can even be routed through mail.app, which is nice .A very quality service.
     

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