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Old 08-21-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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I'm ditching the cable company and losing my 12 year old email addresses from that domain in the process. I don't want to have the same problem later with the new provider.

I need a recommendation for an email provider, but I have certain parameters:

1. Must work with outlook
2. Must not try to integrate with everything else I open on my computer or phone (compartmentalization is important to my security) (sorry gmail/youtube/google/plus/evil meglamonstrosity)
3. Must be free or free-ish (I don't mind $10 bucks a year)
4. Would be nice if it was semi-permanent
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Whatever you do, never, ever, under any circumstances, use the pathetic tub of crap that is Yahoo Mail.

The level of fail there is out of this world.
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I use godaddy.. I think I paid $70/2 years. Small price to pay for a little privacy. No IMAP though without spending a bunch more which sucks
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I'm ditching the cable company and losing my 12 year old email addresses from that domain in the process. I don't want to have the same problem later with the new provider.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I need a recommendation for an email provider, but I have certain parameters:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1. Must work with outlook</p><p>2. Must not try to integrate with everything else I open on my computer or phone (compartmentalization is important to my security) (sorry gmail/youtube/google/plus/evil meglamonstrosity)</p><p>3. Must be free or free-ish (I don't mind $10 bucks a year)</p><p>4. Would be nice if it was semi-permanent
</p><p>Not sure the hatred for Gmail...</p><p>1.&nbsp; Free</p><p>2.&nbsp; Integrates with Outlook (IMAP)</p><p>3.&nbsp; Best SPAM filters on the planet.</p><p>4.&nbsp; Did I mention FREE.</p><p>You can also look at OUTLOOK.COM if you trust Microsoft more then anyone else.&nbsp; Also free.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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So far Gmail is my only account that has never gotten a spam email into my inbox.
Yahoo cannot be any more glitchy, terrible, and spammy if they actually tried.
The chances of them being "down" or erroring out on any given day is about 50/50
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i like when gmail knows everything so my calendar is always up to date, and my locations are already on my google maps.
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fastmail.com is can be as cheap as $10 a year and is a good provider. I have several technical friends who use it and love it.
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and with gmail you can sex chat with me and Scott
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<p>gmail, hands down. Don't look elsewhere.</p><p>Just don't use it to sign in other places.</p><p>How do I get in on sex chats. That sounds sexy.</p>
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<p>gmail, hands down. Don't look elsewhere.</p><p>Just don't use it to sign in other places.</p><p>How do I get in on sex chats. That sounds sexy.</p>
The sex chats are a mod privilege.
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The sex chats are a mod privilege.
And they are so much fun!

I didn't realize you guys were doing it on Gmail also. So much mod sexchat, so little time.
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<p>:( I want sex chats.</p>
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So everyone says Gmail or Gmail except for the suggestion from Lars?
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I'd really like to keep the Google behemoth out of some portions of my life.

Outlook.com, huh? Is that the same thing as live.com?
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<p>The spam features alone are worth it in gmail. Set it up, set up outlook with IMAP and then never use google again.</p>
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I have yahoo and gmial. Gmail is the best I've ever used for all the reasons mentioned, yahoo is so bad I'm considering changing my info on several sites that use my yahoo and abandoning yahoo email permanently.
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Anything to do with microsoft mail/outlook.com will likely drive you mad with needless total overhauls of the internet based inbox.

I guess if you use outlook/imap it wouldn't matter, though I thought outlook (the program) was dead and replaced with microsoft live apps or some other bullshit. I used thunderbird around the end of XP, when outlook express was dead, gmail will give you imap logins for free. Gmail app isn't too bad, but you don't have to use it if you don't want, use the imap login.
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<p>yahoo mail will give you aids. I guess if you're into that kinda thing then go for it.</p>
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Yahoo no give imap, not for free. You can't search the spam folder and there will be maad spam, there's also no way to go add your own custom bayes based filter either, really blows chunks. Mark the same subject message spam twenty bagillion times, never will it filter the next one that somehow sent from the future...

I've been using the same one for sigunps stuff for at least a decade, though. It won't likely be going anywhere soon.
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I'd really like to keep the Google behemoth out of some portions of my life.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Outlook.com, huh? Is that the same thing as live.com?
</p><p>I guess, maybe.&nbsp; Same as Hotmail (which is on par with yahoo mail in my book) and owned by Microsoft so pick your poison.&nbsp; I run my business on gmail for business apps, and use gmail for personal account.&nbsp; Nice to always have synced stuff.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>
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Anything to do with microsoft mail/outlook.com will likely drive you mad with needless total overhauls of the internet based inbox.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I guess if you use outlook/imap it wouldn't matter, though I thought outlook (the program) was dead and replaced with microsoft live apps or some other bullshit. I used thunderbird around the end of XP, when outlook express was dead, gmail will give you imap logins for free. Gmail app isn't too bad, but you don't have to use it if you don't want, use the imap login.
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>No Outlook (the program) is still alive and well in the business world...&nbsp; Once in a while you have the googlers pissing on the leg of the microsofties and screwing up sync but it's a rare event and typically resolved with an update.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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