Your default email service is provided by?

AGX

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Original poster
Oct 12, 2014
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Hi,

everyone have several email address, but one of them is our default address where we receive all, and we use with all, apple account and all the service that we found online.

Your default email address is provided by? (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo etc...)

Tell why you chose your solution :p;)
 

D.T.

macrumors G3
Sep 15, 2011
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Vilano Beach, FL
Don't really have a default since my email (and I get loads of it...) is pretty much divided between my primary business email using Google Biz Apps and my main personal email using Apple/iCloud.

Not counting aliases I have 8 addresses. :)
 

Cromulent

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Oct 2, 2006
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The Land of Hope and Glory
Used to use my ISP provided email account from 1992 to 2005 ish and then switched to Gmail because I wanted to be able to move ISPs without having to worry about losing my email address. Haven't really looked back since.

For business I have used Microsoft Hosted Exchange Online in the past but switched to Google Apps for Business because it offers more features that I am after.
 

D.T.

macrumors G3
Sep 15, 2011
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Vilano Beach, FL
Used to use my ISP provided email account from 1992 to 2005 ish and then switched to Gmail because I wanted to be able to move ISPs without having to worry about losing my email address.
That is such a great point I felt it was worth repeating :) With so many things tied into your email (including probably dozens you don't even remember/know), the idea of having to change email addresses is a nightmare.

Even if you don't use a large service from Google or MS, you can always snag your own domain for very cheap and setup mail records to point to a smaller provider - then later simply change DNS to point to a different provider while maintaing the same address.
 

sdilley14

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Feb 8, 2007
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Mesa, AZ
I use Gmail. It seems to have a good spam filter, clean and simple interface, loads quickly without a lot of "fluff", integrates well with iOS.
 

boast

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Nov 12, 2007
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Phoenix, USA
GMail.

Used it as my main since private beta. My email is my name and looks professional, has lots of free storage, and was one of the only ones to provide free IMAP at the time.
 

Osarkon

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Aug 30, 2006
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Wales
Gmail has been my main one, but has been getting bogged down as of late with spam.

I've created an iCloud email account, but I use that for strictly personal correspondence (not used for website accounts, mailing lists etc).
 

Menel

macrumors 603
Aug 4, 2011
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GMail.
Because custom domain hosting is superior to all alternatives... and free!
 

mojolicious

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Mar 18, 2014
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Sarf London
GMail.

Used it as my main since private beta. My email is my name and looks professional, has lots of free storage, and was one of the only ones to provide free IMAP at the time.
Same here. Out of interest, are you blessed with an unusual(ish) name?

I'm commonfirstname dot commonsurname @ gmail.com and I think, if I had my time again, I'd use my middle initial too. The spam, and the mailing lists other people of the same name sign me up to in error, is horrendous.
 

srltzz342

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Oct 2, 2014
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I used to use AOL back when it was "cool" and then I switched to gmail after google bought everything.
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Same here. Out of interest, are you blessed with an unusual(ish) name?

I'm commonfirstname dot commonsurname @ gmail.com and I think, if I had my time again, I'd use my middle initial too. The spam, and the mailing lists other people of the same name sign me up to in error, is horrendous.

One of my very early Gmail accounts is my first name last name initial. I get all kinds of important emails for several other people all the time. I've given up replying telling people they have the wrong address. For reputable services, I unsubscribe or change the email address if I can.

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Even in 1992 AOL was not cool.

Neither was Compuserve before you mention it.

eWorld was cool. :cool:
 

bobr1952

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Jan 21, 2008
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Melbourne, FL
I suppose someone has to use iCloud for their main email account--and I started using my account that way this year. Use Gmail for some things--and have tons of (mostly SPAM) on my ISP account. For me, iCloud works the best between my Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
 

Roller

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Jun 25, 2003
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I suppose someone has to use iCloud for their main email account--and I started using my account that way this year. Use Gmail for some things--and have tons of (mostly SPAM) on my ISP account. For me, iCloud works the best between my Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
I also use Apple as my email provider with the mac.com suffix — I prefer it to icloud.com or me.com. My only gripe is that Apple's mail.app no longer lets me specify a different default reply:to address for the account, which it used to.
 

LadyX

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Mar 4, 2012
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Your default email service is provided by?

Gmail.

Lots of features, integrated with other Google apps, user-friendly minimal interface, and I like the labels and filters, it helps keep my messages organized.
 

OllyW

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Oct 11, 2005
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I also use Apple as my email provider with the mac.com suffix — I prefer it to icloud.com or me.com. My only gripe is that Apple's mail.app no longer lets me specify a different default reply:to address for the account, which it used to.
Same here, I still prefer using the old @mac.com address I've had since 2004.