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#1 JSmooth25

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:03

Looking to switch my primary email service, I want to leave Yahoo. They don't seem to be going in the right direction with email or anything for that matter.  I don't really like the privacy issues (scanning email) with Gmail. Which would you recommend?




#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:12

outlook does the same thing, they are not really reading it more than they are looking for keywords so they can sell advertisements.



#3 bdsams

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:16

I use outlook.com like it quite a bit.



#4 Denis W.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:23

Given Gmail dropped Exchange support recently, would have to say Outlook.



#5 HoochieMamma

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:23

Without a doubt Gmail, have nothing but problems with Outlook.com it's my spam/registering account now.



#6 TheExperiment

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:24

I've used both for some time (over a decade,) prefer Outlook now.



#7 +techbeck

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:48

I use GMAIL since it integrates better with my Android phone.  If I ever go WP, I may switch over to Outlook.  I have an outlook account I reserved, but never really used it.  Yahoo is my spam/site signup address and has been for along time.



#8 Crisp

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:01

Outlook.



#9 tsupersonic

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:03

I have both and I prefer Gmail. Try both, and see what you like.



#10 vanx

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:15

Outlook all the way.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:15

I've used Gmail for the past few years as I prefer the labels approach vs the folders approach to sorting. That said I haven't used outlook.com so it could be just as good.

Regarding the whole "privacy" issue of scanning your mail, I wouldn't worry about it too much. The whole thing was overblown, and if you really have concerns, it can be switched off in gmail settings. My recommendation would be to try both and dump the one you like the least.

#12 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:30

I use my own domain which is powered by Outlook.com, no problems what so ever. It also plays very nice with the default email client, phone book and calendar on Android.



#13 Joni_78

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:53

I prefer outlook as it works so well with Windows 8, mail, skydrive and Windows Phone. Also Gmail doesn't allow exe files even when zipped, you can send those but not receive.

 

About the scanning, I created a fake email on hushmail from public computer couple of years ago. Then sent an email in there from my hotmail saying something like "continue with the attack on the white house. Allah akbah" but got nothing, not even a single drone strike xD. I might be on some list though if I ever wan't to spend holidays in US.



#14 Growled

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 13:48

I've used Gmail forever. It's my preference. I've tried Outlook but never could get into it for some reason.



#15 barryherne

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 15:41

My vote is for Gmail.

I have used it for the last 8 years and had never had any problems with that.

And I've used it with iOS and Android and it's OK wit them.