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Old 11-05-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Email on the road

After 18 or so years with the same email address I'm being booted off for reasons too boring to go into. I wonder if there are any accounts that are easier or harder to access from the road?

So if you really like (or can't stand) your email account would you tell me why?
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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I have been using gmail for a bunch of years now. I really like it, as it keeps track of all my contacts and emails on their server, and I can access them on any connected device I like.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:35 PM   #3
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I keep few accounts with several major services. I have been happy with gmail. It is free, includes plenty of storage, and has some of the best spam filters/virus checking. It is very popular and a lot of people use it. YMMV
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:38 PM   #4
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I have four different email servers, and have had the least trouble with Google (gmail). The worst has been my local cable company, Time Warner.

Generally, there isn't a problem getting email on any of the accounts while traveling (with the exception of Time Warner), but sending mail can be a problem. Again, Google lets me send mail from anywhere, while some mail servers only send mail from your local account.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:42 PM   #5
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After 18 or so years with the same email address I'm being booted off for reasons too boring to go into. I wonder if there are any accounts that are easier or harder to access from the road?

So if you really like (or can't stand) your email account would you tell me why?
Hi: Ruthe... You must have said...$#!( Alf
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:04 PM   #6
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Ruthe, I have two email accounts, gmail is my primary acct, I have been happy with this service. I also have an old AOL acct I keep active which I use when I know it will be abused with ads etc. Dan
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:23 PM   #7
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I have gmail, probably because I don't know how to have any other. Although, I have an old sbcglobal email address that I don't know how to cancel. Wonder what's in that inbox? Gmail seems to work everywhere.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:46 PM   #8
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I have been using a yahoo account since before they lost their cool factor.

Anyone have thoughts on the M$ outlook freebie?
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:58 PM   #9
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Outlook.com is good option. Gmail is good option. Have a yahoo as well, I would put it at the bottom of these free services. Probably would put gmail first all round for usability, etc.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:37 PM   #10
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Ruthe, I've been in IT for almost 20 years, and I've either used or configured just about every SMTP or POP email platform there is. For my money, a web-based POP type email is the only one that makes sense on the road, and Gmail is the easiest and most robust email program for most users.

I'd go with Gmail.
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