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Windows 7: Gmail finally overtakes Hotmail as world's top email service

04 Nov 2012   #11
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I've had a Hotmail account long before I had my Gmail one, I use them both in Windows Live Mail via POP3. I don't do web mail, my Hotmail is mainly for all things Microsoft related like Security newsletters, update notices etc.

My Gmail is tied in with my Facebook account and Google Plus, although to be honest I very rarely go to Google Plus these days.

I think I have enough email addy's including my ISP ones to be going on with for now, oh and they're all free ones as well.


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04 Nov 2012   #12
aykyle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's because anyone who buys an Android phone is forced to set up a Gmail account. Very sneaky Google.. very sneaky.
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04 Nov 2012   #13
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

What is this Company bashing. You like what you like!
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04 Nov 2012   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I prefer a web based email client since my email address won't be tied to an ISP. I can access my email from any computer using any ISP. I don't have to change my email address whenever I change my ISP.

I tried Gmail back in 2007 and didn't like it then. It felt clunky plus there's Google's reputation for nosiness.

I can't use HotMail because it will not run unless I have all my cookies permanently enabled. That is so not going to happen! It's my darned computer so I will determine what gets put on it.

That leaves Yahoo. It's less than great but the price is right. Yahoo is also nosy but, at least, it's not as bad as Google and I can block advertising and tracking cookies.
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05 Nov 2012   #15
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

When I got my first pc, the ISP was AOL, so I used it's Email which I still have. Then I started using Live Messenger and needed a Hotmail account, still got it also. Being an inquisitive person, I got a Gmail account and immediately liked the part where I could keep or delete what & when I decided. What I didn't like was the limited tweaks (too many to name). Then I found I could use Gmail in WLM, it was like finding the legendary pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
In the survey, I wonder how many who liked Gmal, use it in conjunction with WLM.
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05 Nov 2012   #16
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

It's interesting to me that many people want to consolidate all of their email into a single client such as WLM like Roderunner mentioned above. I keep my various email accounts (Hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc...) separate and prefer to log in to them separately.
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05 Nov 2012   #17
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
It's interesting to me that many people want to consolidate all of their email into a single client such as WLM like Roderunner mentioned above. I keep my various email accounts (Hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc...) separate and prefer to log in to them separately.
Hi strollin, I only use Gmail in WLM but with tweaks applied.
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12 Nov 2012   #18
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Always used gmail mostly because of android phones and never had hotmail...
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12 Nov 2012   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Don't like Gmail and can't use Hotmail (Hotmail insists one have cookies fully enabled; not happening on my machines!)
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12 Nov 2012   #20
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by galaxys View Post
Always used gmail mostly because of android phones and never had hotmail...
You must be fairly new to the game then. Gmail didn't even come about until 2007 while Hotmail has been around since 1996. I actually have some emails saved in Hotmail that are dated from 1998.
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