Which email provider do you use for your primary email?

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Which email provider do you use for your primary email?

  1. Gmail / Google

    21 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. iCloud / Apple

    6 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Outlook.com / Microsoft

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Yahoo!

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. AOL

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Other web-based email

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Your own server-based email

    9 vote(s)
    21.4%
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    Prototypical

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    Apr 22, 2011
    Location:
    Nebraska
    #1
    I have decided to pare down the number of email addresses and email providers that I use (currently have far too many) and I'm not sure which way to go. I'd really like to get down to one or two providers to make consolidating email a lot easier.

    Which provider do you use for your primary email address?
     
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    Ariii

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chicago
    #2
    I use LavaBit. It's a really nice service, the web version is lightweight, the spam filter is great, and it has free POP3/SMTP support.

    I used to use AmeriTech, which turned into SBC/Yahoo!, which turned into AT&T/Yahoo!, but my account was suspended, due to spammer breaking into my eMail and sending news fraud scams.
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    Aug 19, 2008
    Location:
    The Anthropocene
    #3
    Depends on what you mean by primary. [I have more, but] in general I have a gmail address for personal stuff and work address for work stuff.
     
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    soloer

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    Sep 27, 2004
    Location:
    Omaha
    #4
    I use fastmail for my primary address and gmail as my junk/facebook address.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    May 29, 2011
    Location:
    Michigan
    #5
    I switched to an @outlook.com when I was able to reserve my perfect email address when it went live.

    It's also sleeker and nicer than gmail. And after 6 years of gmail, I unfortunately started to accumulate quite a good amount of bothersome email newsletters/spam, so it was a good time to cut loose.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 3, 2012
    Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    #6
    Yahoo! for me. It's what I had for my first email address and I've stuck with it since.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #7
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    ChrisMan287

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Location:
    NY.
    #8
    Gmail for business, Yahoo for forums and AOL for spam/Facebook junk.
     
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    jasonvp

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Northern VA
    #9
    IMAP on a server sitting in my office at home.

    jas
     
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    sviato

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    HR 9038 A
    #10
    It's difficult to define what primary is, but I use several. Gmail would probably be primary, although I use these as well:

    - School email for school stuff and job applications
    - Hotmail for random sign-ups to stores and forums etc
    - iCloud for Apple stuff

    Also reserved an outlook one with my name which I'm considering using as my primary in the future.
     

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