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#16 Elliot B.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 15:45

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.

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If true, that's ridiculous!


#17 OP JSmooth25

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 20:56

I think I will be going with Gmail, it seems to be the best at keeping out spam and has a nice, customizable interface.  Now as for migrating from Yahoo to Gmail, that's another story.  Yahoo won't allow you to use POP3 to mail forward unless you have Yahoo Plus, which I'm certainly not paying.  Any free email migration solutions?



#18 Aergan

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:01

I use Outlook.com these days. Performance is very good on virtual environments.



#19 Enron

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:19

Outlook. Gmail lets more spam through in my experience.



#20 Dashel

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:24

Poll might work better.

 

Outlook.com hands down.



#21 Raphaël

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:38

Try them both. It's only your own opinion that matters. I like minimalism, for that, I chose Outlook.



#22 Studio384

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 21:46

It's Outlook.com over here, I like the way it's going. Finaly an email service that does have a vision for the future.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 00:00

I think I will be going with Gmail, it seems to be the best at keeping out spam and has a nice, customizable interface.  Now as for migrating from Yahoo to Gmail, that's another story.  Yahoo won't allow you to use POP3 to mail forward unless you have Yahoo Plus, which I'm certainly not paying.  Any free email migration solutions?

 

Does Yahoo let you connect to view through POP3 (i.e. from Mail app or <insert email client here>), or would you have pay for that too? Gmail has a feature that will make itself appear as a POP3 email client, download the messages and send them to your inbox.

 

Alternatively you might be able to set up a rule in Yahoo mail which will forward any email received there to an alternate address. If that facility is available, just use gmail as the forwarding address.



#24 Matthew_Thepc

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 00:07

I think I will be going with Gmail, it seems to be the best at keeping out spam and has a nice, customizable interface.  Now as for migrating from Yahoo to Gmail, that's another story.  Yahoo won't allow you to use POP3 to mail forward unless you have Yahoo Plus, which I'm certainly not paying.  Any free email migration solutions?

If you want to try Outlook, you can use https://secure5.true...ch.com/hotmail/



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 00:21

Gmail, hands down. I have both and I prefer Gmail.



#26 Joni_78

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:05

If true, that's ridiculous!

 

I just tested this again just to be sure I remembered it correctly.

 

If exe is zipped you can send it from outlook and also receive messages with exe attached. Gmail doesn't allow messages with exe files even when zipped, thats for both send and receive.

 

I noticed this when I tried to send one VS project into my gmail from my work email. There is Google drive though but old habits die hard :/



#27 Osiris

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:09

Outlookdotcom4life.com



#28 UseLess

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:51

I think they're both basically good, they'll do the job. It is more about the "environment". If you want a windows phone, a Surface, and a Windows8 PC...I would go with outlook. If you want an android phone and chrome OS...I would go gmail.

 

Also, if you're creating a new email address - make it something simple and usable for the "general public" (you're giving it to an employer!) also, on the same account, because its easier, create a "spam" alias - I use "_1" as my spam alias. so myemail_1@hotmail.com for when you have to register, and you know you're going to be spammed =P If you alias starts getting a little too much spam, delete it and create another.



#29 Growled

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:22

I think they're both basically good, they'll do the job. It is more about the "environment". If you want a windows phone, a Surface, and a Windows8 PC...I would go with outlook. If you want an android phone and chrome OS...I would go gmail.

That's my thinking too. 



#30 simrat

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 22:18

Been using both gmail and outlook from long time, Outlook works best for me, syncs well with my Symbian device and xperia android phone, plus it feels less bloated then gmail. Try both, chose whichever you like.





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