iCloud or Hotmail Emailaddy?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by MCIowaRulz, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. MCIowaRulz macrumors 6502

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    I need to know which provider is better for a "Free" email for my Mom?
    She wants to keep her beginning address and Gmail doesn't have that name available so I'm torn between the two. Which is more reliable? I don't want to giver her an ISP email as she wants to cancel her current ISP

    With iCloud coming in the Fall what advantage does a ME email address have?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just use GMail. It's far superior to any other webmail service.
     
  3. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Just for email I don't think iCloud will have any advantages. I would go with Hotmail for this one.
     
  4. shandyman Suspended

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    lol nice to see you read that the OP doesn't want to use GMail.......

    Hotmail is good enough, i've used it for over a decade now, got it set up via exchange on my iDevices so i get push email.

    i'm using iCloud to do calenders, contacts and that tho.
     
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  6. maflynn Moderator

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    How so?

    The last time I used hotmail, the interface was aweful, they did not provide much storage and it was generally slow. Admittedly this was a couple of years ago.
     
  7. shandyman Suspended

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    actually it's changed significantly in the last few years.
     
  8. dlsife macrumors member

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    Well, the interface for one. Advantages over gmail there include drag and drop and a preview window, neither of which come with gmail. Hotmail also has skydrive, which provides much more space than Google does for free. Other aspects are personal taste. For example, I prefer folders to gmail's tagging.

    Hotmail has come along way in the past 2-3 years, and it's currently better than gmail, imo. Most people just assume gmail is better because it's trendy to say so.
     

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