Want new e-mail account

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by EJBasile, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816

    EJBasile

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    hey everyone

    Whats a good, reliable free email serivce that will work with Mail (apple program)

    I have paid AOL and got rid of it when I got high speed internet. Then I used hotmail, but I'm getting tired of it- doesn't always work right and I though now that I have a mac, why deal with windows more than I have to? So today I set up a Yahoo! acount but then I realized after an hour of working with Mail + Yahoo that the free e-mail accounts do not have the option of syncing to a POP3 account.

    Any reccomendations??

    ~EJBasile
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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  3. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816

    EJBasile

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    So I hear but I don't know how I sign up because its not offered to the public yet. Only some people can use it.
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    PM me your e-mail address and I'll send ya an invite.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    gmail is awesome, and we have a whole "pay it forward gmail" thread or some such, so if clay or i dont give you an invite (yes that is an offer) just head over there
     
  6. verozov macrumors regular

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    yah gmail is awesome... especially the whole "almost no ads" thing... and email filters...
     
  7. nosser macrumors regular

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    yup I like it too. I have 50 invites left to so if anyone wants one pm me.
     
  8. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    how do you set up mail with gmail?

    edit: nevermind, figured it out. gmail rocks!
     
  9. verozov macrumors regular

    verozov

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    actually how do you set up mail with gmail? i'd really like to know...

    if you have gmail, there's also an awesome program called Gmailstatus that shows you how many (if any) new messages you have, and updates on a regular basis (15 min or w/e)... also has a hotkey (mine is F1) that automatically brings up your account in safari...
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    to figure out how to set up GMail with Mail, go to GMail's account settings, and under the POP3 access area there is a link to a guide that shows how to set up Mail and GMail
     
  11. clearlynuts macrumors newbie

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    Actually, gmail is public now. Just go to google.com. The registration link is sitting right there
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it doesnt show up everytime you go to google.com, it maybe a bit more public, but its still not totally open the public, you either need and invite, or to happen and hope to chance that the link appears when you go to google.com
     
  13. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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    Yeah gmail is the way to go. Just posted on the Google Gmail invites on my blog earlier today. Drop me a line if you need an invite. I'd be happy to distribute them to anyone who wants one.
     

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