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Windows 7: Survey: Most Prefer Yahoo!

View Poll Results: Which is your preferred E-Mail Service provider?
Hotmail 13 41.94%
Yahoo 4 12.90%
Gmail 12 38.71%
AOL 0 0%
Other 2 6.45%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

23 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Survey: Most Prefer Yahoo!

While this is not a scientific poll, I found this interesting.

In a recent Polldaddy survey - when asked "Which is your preferred E-Mail Service provider ?" most prefer Yahoo! over other web based online e-mail accounts.
Hotmail 14%
Yahoo 53%
Gmail 25%
AOL 1%
Other 8%

Total Votes: 7,930
Overall, I like the simplicity of Gmail. Frequently, I have used the documents feature in Gmail. As for Yahoo!, I really like the 'Notepad' feature. Hotmail/Live.com always seemed bloated and slow.

I have accounts with Hotmail, Live.com, Yahoo!, Gmail, GMX. With some services I have multiple accounts.

What do use and why?
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23 Jan 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I use Yahoo, mainly out of familiarity. I went about 5 years without computer access, but before that I had a Yahoo account. So when I rejoined civilization about a year and a half ago, I went with what I already knew.
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23 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

for me Gmail is King !
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23 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

I signed up to hotmail about 14 years ago. It was the 'one to use' back then. I signed up for a yahoo account about 4 years ago. Used it once and I couldn't even tell you what it is now.
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24 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Hotmail FTW
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24 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use a live.com account cause it's part of my old web site that I have had for 3 years and don't use.
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24 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

I like Gmail & Live because it allows POP3 .. We have to pay Yahoo to configure with Outlook (i think)
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24 Jan 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One reason for Yahoo being as high as it is, how many ISP's are in a licensing agreement with Yahoo for their mail and other services (AT&T, Rogers Cable, etc)? With most people that use a computer not knowing much more than where the power button is, it's no surprise that they would use Yahoo just because it "comes" with the internet account.
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24 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

A lot depends on what I'm doing, newsgroup replies are usually Hotmail, newsletters and some other things are gmail, forums are my secondary email account, there are some you can't sign up to with either Hotmail or gmail.

I do have a Yahoo account but don't use it, it's one I had to set up when finding my first cross stitch sites through Yahoo Groups.
And of course when you go with BT they think you are going to be BT/Yahoo.
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24 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I began using Hotmail years ago and I ahve never changed. I don't use it frequently, though. I mainly use it to avoid spam to my main account.
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