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Windows 7: Yahoo Mail & Securing Your E-Mail

28 Jun 2016   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Oven:

You could well be right. I've had my Yahoo account for 7 or 8 years I'd guess, so don't know about new accounts.

I'm unfamiliar with mail.com. What's the worst part about it, shortcomings, etc? I'm not sure I'd ever even heard of it. I just looked at their web site and see a bunch of news articles on the front page, similar to yahoo. I'm guessing they make money off ads and clicks, like yahoo?

I may be interested in mail.com--about all I'd require is reliability, a simple and sane interface, and the ability to have 2 or 3 addresses.
I've recently tried mail.com and, so far, I have not been impressed. It's too clumsy to get to the email portion itself.


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28 Jun 2016   #12
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

I have six accounts spread between Yahoo, AOL, and CenturyLink. But, always looking for easier and less intrusive e-mail. So, hope to get some ideas in this topic.
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28 Jun 2016   #13
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Oven:

You could well be right. I've had my Yahoo account for 7 or 8 years I'd guess, so don't know about new accounts.

I'm unfamiliar with mail.com. What's the worst part about it, shortcomings, etc? I'm not sure I'd ever even heard of it. I just looked at their web site and see a bunch of news articles on the front page, similar to yahoo. I'm guessing they make money off ads and clicks, like yahoo?

I may be interested in mail.com--about all I'd require is reliability, a simple and sane interface, and the ability to have 2 or 3 addresses.
If you want two or three addresses, that comes at a cost. Right now, so far as I know, Mail.com has one address per free account, with unlimited storage.You can, however, have as many free accounts as you wish.
Yes, they make their money from advertising. I can't mention adblockers, so I won't.
I've used it for two years now and to be honest, I should have left Yahoo even sooner. It's been 100% reliable for me.
Tom
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28 Jun 2016   #14
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Oven:

You could well be right. I've had my Yahoo account for 7 or 8 years I'd guess, so don't know about new accounts.

I'm unfamiliar with mail.com. What's the worst part about it, shortcomings, etc? I'm not sure I'd ever even heard of it. I just looked at their web site and see a bunch of news articles on the front page, similar to yahoo. I'm guessing they make money off ads and clicks, like yahoo?

I may be interested in mail.com--about all I'd require is reliability, a simple and sane interface, and the ability to have 2 or 3 addresses.
I've recently tried mail.com and, so far, I have not been impressed. It's too clumsy to get to the email portion itself.
It takes me longer to input my password than the three clicks it takes me to get in, about 15 seconds.
1. Click Log In
2. Input user name
3. Input password
4. Click Log In or press Enter
5. Click Email
Done
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28 Jun 2016   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Oven:

You could well be right. I've had my Yahoo account for 7 or 8 years I'd guess, so don't know about new accounts.

I'm unfamiliar with mail.com. What's the worst part about it, shortcomings, etc? I'm not sure I'd ever even heard of it. I just looked at their web site and see a bunch of news articles on the front page, similar to yahoo. I'm guessing they make money off ads and clicks, like yahoo?

I may be interested in mail.com--about all I'd require is reliability, a simple and sane interface, and the ability to have 2 or 3 addresses.
I've recently tried mail.com and, so far, I have not been impressed. It's too clumsy to get to the email portion itself.

It takes me longer to input my password than the three clicks it takes me to get in, about 15 seconds.
1. Click Log In
2. Input user name
3. Input password
4. Click Log In or press Enter
5. Click Email
Done
For Mail.com I have to:

1. Click on the Mail.com icon in the Favorites Bar.
2. Click on a macro key to input my email address.
3. Type in the password
4. Click Log In.
5. Click past the annoying ad page.
6. Click on Email.

For Yahoo Mail

1. Click on Yahoo Mail icon in Favorites Bar. That's all.
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30 Jun 2016   #16
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Ah, see? I don't use IE, and I'm not allowed to mention ad blocking software.
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