what alternatives to icloud email

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by bws5, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. bws5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Because of the ongoing failure of the Apple icloud email, I want to use an alternative to me.com email, and would appreciate suggestions.

    I have used earthlink, and this does work, but I have had a lot of spam there; they only allow 500 entries in the junkmail listing, and these were used up within weeks of starting. And it is clumsy to use their webmail interface because they do not allow the usual Apple method of dragging to select items.

    I use gmail now, and have not had any problems so far.

    But are there better choices? Is there a good site to see the choices discussed?
  2. djshack macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Somerville, MA
    Microsoft's new Outlook.com is quite nice and clean.
  3. Gyrene macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2011
    I personally believe you are using the best email in the form of GMail. I have been using them since the day they offered the service and can only count a single time that I had issues. GMail has always been my default service and will continue to be for the future.

    I do use iCloud but think that it lacks features that GMail provides. Also, with this outage going on over 24 hours now for me, I need something I can trust.
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I agree. With my further and further integration in all things Google, gmail is looking like a good alternative. Always have another backup, however. I use MS Live now but its fairly subpar, IMO.
  5. ATC macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008

    Outlook.com has been superb and rock solid, with full push capability on my iPhone. I've dumped my GMail for Outlook, and I love their new clean interface.
  6. Dolorian macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Stick with Gmail, it is great and works like charm.
  7. dlsife macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Another vote for outlook/hotmail. It's been maligned in the past, but it's really very sold. I would still far prefer to have iCloud work flawlessly (with threaded messaging included on web interface), so if they get iCloud working like that, I'll use it exclusively.
  8. Prototypical macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2011
    Another one here. I'm in the process of de-Googling my life and have gone exclusively to Outlook as my secondary email account (@me.com is still primary, no problems here). It's fast, it's clean, it seems to be dependable, and the @outlook.com domain is still very new... so you have a good chance of nailing down your preferred email address if you want it. The integration with SkyDrive is really pretty slick, too.

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