Recommend an e-mail provider?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by eXan, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. eXan macrumors 601

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    I got a mail from my e-mail provider that they are shutting their service down, so now I have to find a new one. Can you recommend a good free e-mail service? If possible, could it be related to Macs? For example, my previous e-mail was @macbox.ru.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Gmail is excellent, and it's pretty easy to set up to use Mac OS X Mail.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    There's always GMail. With Eric Schmidt on the Apple board, it's sort of related ;)
     
  5. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    3rd for Gmail.

    And, if you use Mail.app for it...makes it that much better. You will never see spam.

    Yahoo and Hotmail make you pay extra for POP access. BOO!
     
  6. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    dot mac?

    for as low as $70/yr, it's almost "free" considering you get the name and don't have to worry about privacy.
     
  7. ghall macrumors 68040

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    $70? I thought it was $99. Or is that with an Edu discount?
    Anyway, I have a .Mac and I don't like the email system very much at all.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I have to put in one for Yahoo. They recently upgraded thier 1 GB storage limit to unlimited and I love the interface.(No more clearing out my inbox :D)
     
  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Who wants ads on the bottom of e-mails they send? And an unlimited e-mail inbox is totally unnecessary. ~2GB is perfect, as it would take forever to fill that up.
     
  10. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    ebay is teh awesome - $70-$80 for dot mac family.

    ask the seller to email the code, so no shipping as well.

    also, amazon has the single-user dot mac for $80.

    agreed. but i use dot mac along with mail.app mostly and it's been great. and while the web interface isn't as good as google's, it's better than yahoo and most others.
     
  11. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Which is why Gmail is perfect! :D
     
  12. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I've used Gmail since very early 2006 and it's awesome. 15,000 emails later and I've still only used 2% of the storage. So, another vote for Gmail.
     
  14. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Yet another vote for GMail here.

    It just works great. :)
     
  15. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    15,000 emails!? :eek:

    I've been using gmail since early 2005 and I've only got 3,000 which total 9% of the storage space.
     
  16. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    sorry to but in, but my friend can't access his email anymore, so he needs a new one. he keeps saying hotmail, but i don't think that's a hot option anymore. how can i get him to gmail with no email he can get to?
     
  17. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Just send yourself a invite, then send him the link you get.

    Another vote for Gmail.
     
  18. macmama macrumors regular

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    Count me in on the Gmail love-fest. :cool:

    You could always incorporate '"mac" into your address name if you want to represent.
     
  19. eXan thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks guys, I've registered on Gmail!

    The process of adding this account to Mail.app went rather roughly (it couldn't connect to pop and smtp servers and later couldnt receive mail from pop server), but now its working.

    :)

    BTW, is it normal that if I send e-mail from Mail.app to somebody and then check for new mail, it downloads that e-mail as incoming mail? It also appears in the Inbox folder on the gmail site (the From field contains my own gmail address)

    :confused:
     
  20. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Does your broadband provider offer email accounts? Use that.
     
  21. eXan thread starter macrumors 601

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    No, and I have a 64 kbit ADSL (no traffic limit though :D)
     
  22. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Why use something with very limited storage and the possibility of losing it if you move to a different ISP?
     
  23. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    No. For me, this happens when I send a message through the web interface, but not when I send through mail.app. I'm surprised you're having any trouble at all with gmail. I take it you are following the instructions gmail supplies? As i remember there is a certain port you have to open...

    Perhaps you need to change your settings? I'm guessing that this is the page you need to change (these are my settings):
     

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  24. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Correct! I just don't understand why anyone would use Yahoo when Gmail is available. Maybe if it involved money or something...but they're both free.

    lol, I've been using Gmail almost exclusively since it was basically new and have had over 70k e-mail messages (including SPAM) in my account at one time and didn't even fill it up. It wasn't >2GB back then either.
     
  25. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    ive been gmail for about a year and i only have 1500 emails and using 0% of my space. almost 3 gb of space now
     

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