Which webmail service do you use?

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Which webmail service do you use?

  1. gmail

    29 vote(s)
    55.8%
  2. outlook.com

    3 vote(s)
    5.8%
  3. yahoo mail

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. other

    18 vote(s)
    34.6%
  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

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    #1
    And have you tried others? Why do you use what you use?
     
  2. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    #2
    gmail for personal stuff and storage, outlook for work. used yahoo in the past and it sucks. gmail trumps all
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    #3
    I have been using Gmail since it launched, but I am slowly moving into iCloud as I'm trying to distance myself away from Google as much as I can.

    Both have been good when it comes to spam. I remember coming home from a week long trip in 2001 and having 1,000 messages of just pure spam in my AOL mailbox. It's amazing how the technology has evolved.
     
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Outlook is actually an excellent service. They learned from their hotmail mistakes.
     
  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I've used gmail pretty much since it was first released; my username is exactly what I wanted. I used to use Yahoo but left after gmail due to the desirable username. I also have my own domain that I installed Google Apps on it for a gmail interface on accounts I create. These are usually for places where I don't feel like giving my "real" email. I also have a @mac, @me, & @icloud but I seldom use it, usually only for in-store Apple purchases.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I use none of the ones mentioned in the survey, hence I clicked 'other'.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #7
    My host provides Squirrelmail; it's not too fancy but it doesn't need to be. Naturally I use Mail at home, and it's rare that I need to check my email while out and about.
     
  8. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Gmail for personal stuff, outlook at work (though the software, not necessarily the email)
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Gmail

    I like all the services that come along with having a Google account. I also think Gmail is easy to use and has a lot of features that I like. I find that the web interface for Outlook is too heavy - it causes me problems I don't have in Gmail. Yahoo seems pretty good, but I'm happy with Gmail.
     
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    On an apple site and you didn't include iCloud :confused:

    I use iCloud for most of my email needs and I have my own domain for those that don't want to use my iCloud account
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #12
    I use both gmail and outlook.com for my email.
     
  13. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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  14. carjakester macrumors 68020

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  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    #16
    I've used the following services through the years:

    • Yahoo
    • MSN
    • Hotmail
    • Earthlink
    • Charter
    • Gmail
    • Hushmail
    • .mac (now iCloud)
    • Several of my own domain names

    Currently, my primary email is @mac.com, now @iCloud.com for new users.
     
  16. Shrink macrumors G3

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  17. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    #18
    My primary email account is through Yahoo, have had it since their beginning in 1997, but I manage it via a gmail account (everything automatically pulled in). I only keep the Yahoo account because I've had it for so long and prefer to have my actual name in my user ID--wasn't available via Gmail.
     
  18. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    I used to use Gmail but I got sick of their incompatible iMAP BS in all the email clients I've used.

    So, I switched to Fastmail and it does exactly what I want. It's very fast, no ads, great web interface, has power user features that's better than Gmail and so on.
     
  19. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    #20
    Gmail primarily.

    I use an old Yahoo email for newsletters/sign ups/potential spammers.

    I have an outlook.com email address solely due to being able to lock up my first initial last name, but I don't regularly use it and currently just forward to my gmail account.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #21
    I voted other.
     
  21. Jws macrumors regular

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    I've used Outlook.com ever since it launched. I was able to get a variation of my name (which is very common) so I started using it. I prefer it to Gmail anyway when I have to go to the Web interface, but I don't do that too often anymore.
     
  22. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't use the web interface too often anymore? Is it just me or is the web version of email the 'future' of things?
     
  23. talmy macrumors 601

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    #24
    Webmail, as in via a browser? Only for POP accounts (most of my mail is through POP accounts) when I'm not at home and need to check incoming mail. Two work Outlook accounts, but I don't use their web interfaces. Gmail and iCloud accounts which I don't use at all. Basically I like to use Mail.app and only from one system.
     

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