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As a student, and a person not tied down to an ISP,I like your suggestion about GMAIL. But I have a suggestion for people more strongly tied to the net interface (those of us who have a home computer, but live at the school computer labs for example), is to simply use an email client to make the occasional backup on your home machine. You use Thunderbird or what have you, and get a basic copy of all of your email. You then would also simply use the export function to get a separate copy of your contact lists. You work from the web interface, but you still have a decent backup. It's not as clean as simply sticking with an email client, but I think it's an alternative.
I have been using netaddress.com for over five years now. I've found them to be very reliable and dependable. They have increased their services periodically. Though I don't use all of the services they provide, I like knowing that they're out there, ready for me when I need them.
I have now been with Bigstring for 2 years and after their recent upgrades its something to check out. They offer email tracking which is huge for my sales job as well as being able to recall, erase, or destruct a message before or after it has been read. I think its pretty cool.
Iam looking for an email addresses where my
correspondence can be secured.
GoDaddy is NOT a good choice. They do NOT offer IMAP. I know, because all my accounts are with Godaddy, and I noticed this problem recently after trying to set up my Nokia E71 email client.
I am now looking for alternative email hosts (Paid) that offer IMAP support, which is essential when using different devices to access email (PC, Laptop, and mobile phone).
Thanks for an informative and candid discussion. I'm in the midst of transitioning email accounts and find this to be the best presentation of options I've found anywhere.
I recently started with a new provider, MyPTSMail. They meet the three standards Leo talked about, Portability,Reliability and Support. They have IMAP and POP access and a Webmail Interface, and the email is filtered, but they have tech support by phone which is what drew me to them. I like to talk to someone if I have an issue.
I was happily using Hotmail and blocking the banner ads with Adblock successfully. However since the change to Windows Live, Adblock has become ineffective. I find the banner ads really annoying. Anybody any suggestions?
For the last two years i have been using a company i found during a google search - www.UkMailExchange.com. i can access my email via webmail, Outlook and my mobile phone. But i am aways looking for alteratives so let me know if any one has found anyone better / cheaper.
I've been using http://www.fastmail.fm for about eight years now, who also have IMAP and POP access; a webmail interface, with e-mail filering, and good tech support.
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