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Windows 7: Paid/Free email provider suggestions?

15 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
Paid/Free email provider suggestions?

I've been using Gmail for several years since it was invite only. I love the interface and up-time.

However, I'm getting fed up with their data mining of my emails. I just don't like it anymore seeing every other Adsense had containing targeted info from my emails (call me paranoid).

Anyways, any good alternatives out there? I'm referring especially to the gmail interface and speed which I enjoy.

I've tried virtually every free alternative under and most feel outdated compared to Gmail.

Was considering setting up my own email server, (rather renting one) but I haven't found a provider that provides such a neat interface as google.

So, other alternatives are paid route and I've been looking at Apple's MobileMe (officially 99$ per year, but I can find it for 45$ per year which is reasonable for 20gb of space).

It seems smooth and "professional", it's also nice getting an email with a nice short domain (

Anyone have any experience in this area?

Note: for MobileMe, I don't user Address book, an iPhone, or any of the calender stuff. Same goes for my current Gmail accounts. Purely email usage.

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15 Nov 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Here is a list
Actually the one that I use and really am satisifed with is
Hardly ever down, free POP3.
Top 18 Free Email Services - About Email
Its a German Company with a Sub in the USA.
The company is very efficient and dependable.
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15 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
May seem naive....

I've used Yahoo Premium since before GMAIL existed.

I have been VERY happy over the years, and with a little time, their SPAM filters become very effective-1-2 spam a day and they've filtered out >250 per day.

I have a friend who uses MobileMe and likes it, but it seems expensive to me.
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16 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I use the Email client built into Opera its free does Pop or Imap and you can set up filters.
Only problem i have with it is news letters example PC pro does not display images , a fix has been promised soon.
Only takes a second to open those as web pages.
And theres no adds .

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