Free email to desktop?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by eclipse, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

    eclipse

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    #1
    Hi all,

    another basic question.

    I'm wondering if Yahoo or Hotmail do free email to the desktop, and what server names I key in etc... or are all free email services basically webmail (and strewn with p3n1s enlargement adds to boot?)
     
  2. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I use Google Gmail, which does offer free POP3 servers to download my mail using Apple Mail.

    Yahoo offers POP access, but for $20/year.
     
  3. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

    eclipse

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    Cool, thanks heaps for that I'll look into it.
     
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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  5. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

    eclipse

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    LOL! :D

    I just thought about that!:eek:

    At first I went through our webhosting account for our design studio, but my wife freaked out and thought better of having any of my eccentric peak oil "Eclipse" stuff associated with our graphic design business.

    Then I went straight to OPTUS Australia and checked out our optus accounts... and of course, it allows us to have 5 accounts.

    So I activated eclipse-now as an Optusnet account, fed that new email into various forums online, and your reply just pinged into my new email address, straight to my desktop the way it is meant to.

    Cheers — all solved.
     

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