Do you pay for your email?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by kylera, Mar 19, 2013.

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    kylera

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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.
     
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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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    ucfgrad93

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    I use gmail and outlook.com both of which are free.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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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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    eric/

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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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    heehee

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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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    Angelo95210

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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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    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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    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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    Plutonius

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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 :D.

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    You don't pay an internet provider for internet access ?
     
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    firedept

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    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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    If .Mac/MobileMe/iCloud were still for-pay, then I would, but no.
     
  13. macrumors 68000

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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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    Jessica Lares

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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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    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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    +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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    DesertEagle

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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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    dukebound85

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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.
     
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    DesertEagle

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    Seems like I have misunderstood a couple of things then. Thanks for clearing it up.
     
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    dukebound85

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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
     
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    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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    roadbloc

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    My own domain comes with email. But I get the domain free anyway.
     
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    No. I use my university email most of the time but I have a Yahoo account for junk and personal use and a Gmail account I set up when I got my Android phone.
     
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    ideal.dreams

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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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    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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