Yahoo! vs. Hotmail

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by klb028, Jun 19, 2008.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Yahoo!

    24 vote(s)
    72.7%
  2. Hotmail

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. klb028 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    So, I read the latest issue of Mac Life while I was at work today. There was a small review over Yahoo! Mail and it got me to thinking... I've heard so much about Yahoo! in comparison to Hotmail in these past few months. What's going on? I want to find out what it is that's drawing everyone's attention and why it's the better of the two these days. Used to be, Hotmail was the only thing you ever heard about. Just wanted some honest and logical opinions on the matter, preferably from people who have experience with both email services. :) Again, this is just out of curiosity. Thanks!
     
  2. katanna macrumors 6502

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    My #1 choice: my personal POP e-mail.

    My #2 choice: GMail.

    If I had to choose between Yahoo and Hotmail, I would use Hotmail, if only because that is what I have used in the past (RIP zip_a_dee_doo_da@hotmail.com).

    Matthew
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I prefer Yahoo mail even though Gmail ultimately rocks

    Yahoo has a better interface than hotmail

    Yahoo has a Push option if you have an iPhone

    Hotmail threatens to/will cancel your account if you try to unsubscribe from the microsoft newsletter

    Yahoo mail works with Safari whilst hotmail chokes after a while

    Im *this* close to cancelling my hotmail account but unfortunately all my friends here use MSN IM
     
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    You don't have to use a @hotmail address for msn messenger. Mine is xxx@googlemail.com
     
  5. klb028 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was under the impression that you couldn't delete email accounts, but I guess I was wrong! Email accounts aren't ever taken away from you if they haven't been active in a while, right?

    Most of my friends still use MSN as well. I've been trying to get everyone to switch to AIM for years.
     
  6. klb028 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    hotmail, only because yahoo gives me so much junk mail (even more than hotmail which has it's own share of problem). although i only use my hotmail account right now mostly for spam and site emails, so my current gmail addresses doesn't get spammed over like hotmail has.
     
  8. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    I personally think GMail is better.

    1) Cleaner UI
    2) Works well across the board on Windows, Mac, iPod touch, and iPhone


    I also have a personal POP address from my ISP which is forwarded to my GMail.

    My GMail has a more professional address while my ISP's is more personal.

    __

    It's all just a matter of preference.
     
  9. FloridaBSD macrumors newbie

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    As matter of fact I use my personal @mac.com email address and even my @gmx and @gmail.com address depending on the website and if it is a forum or news group as well a if the topic being discussed is of interest to me.
     
  10. candyman macrumors regular

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    Having to choose between the two, I go with Yahoo! mail.

    However, my personal POP account comes in first, followed by GMail! So I guess that puts Yahoo! at #3 for me.
     
  11. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Gmail all the way.

    I used to use Yahoo! Mail, until I started noticing I wasn't getting mail sometimes (i.e., I'd have to send something to myself twice in order to get it).

    Haven't used Hotmail in over 7 years.
     
  12. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    gmail here, too.

    Neither Hotmail or Yahoo offer IMAP access to your email, which is a huge deal for me.
     
  13. iTeen macrumors 65816

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  14. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    CANADA? eh?
  15. Galley macrumors 65816

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    Gmail. Yahoo! is going downhill, and Hotmail is evil.
     
  16. klb028 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I wasn't really planning on this thread pertaining to Gmail. :p The whole idea for the thread initially started when I read an article in a Mac magazine over what email client to use. They mentioned Yahoo! quite a few times, but I saw no signs of Hotmail. I remember Hotmail being very popular as far as email was concerned (as well as instant messaging), but it seems as if Yahoo! is taking its spot. I don't even really hear about Hotmail anymore. Gmail is my email provider of choice, too. If I had to choose between Yahoo! and Hotmail, however, my vote would be for Yahoo! I've checked out both recently, and it seems Yahoo! has more to offer.

    Plus - did you know Yahoo! started to offer @ymail.com and @rocketmail.com accounts? Check it out. :)
     
  17. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    Ive dropped both of these long ago, especially hotmail. gmail rules other than my IMAP account through work/school. I run them all through apple mail.
     
  18. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    After seeing the preview videos (www.me.com) I don't think I'll be able to use anything else but Apple's MobileME any more. It looks beautiful... and it will work flawlessly pushing content to/from all of my devices!
     
  19. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    it does look cool, i'm tempted
     
  20. Aperture macrumors 68000

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  21. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Hotmail for me, by default, since I've had an address there since 1997. However, if I were picking one today (between the two) it would be Yahoo!. Hotmail is just too far behind the curve at this point.
     
  22. klb028 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's crazy... 1997! I remember getting online in 2000, and I was already so young. I wonder what Hotmail looked like back then.
     
  23. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yahoo! All the way. Hotmail is just...bad in so many ways.


    Why does everyone love Gmail? POP access? This is webmail, I think that's the oppisate(sp) of the purpose of webmail. The interface is unbearably ugly and confuses the heck out of me. (How about just Inbox, Spam and Trash? What's all this with "folders" and everything...)

    Ugh, sorry for the mini rant, but I hate Gmail with a passion.
     
  24. klb028 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, do you use Yahoo! as your main email provider? Have you been with them for a while? What major changes have they seen?

    One thing I strongly dislike about Gmail is the fact that I can't create a new folder to store things in. I don't like having a cluttered inbox... extra folders are always really useful. This is one of the reasons why I use my Gmail account through my Mail app - so I can create those folders.
     

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