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

12 Nov 2012   #21
x BlueRobot


I've used Hotmail as my primary e-mail client for years, and only have a GMail due to my Android phone, whereby I had to create a GMail just to download apps. In fact, I rarely even use e-mails anymore as a method of communication; only when I'm applying for jobs does my e-mail get used.

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12 Nov 2012   #22
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Gmail became available to the general public in 2007. For about a year or so before that, it was available only by invitation (although getting an invitation wasn't hard).
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13 Nov 2012   #23

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

My oldest Gmail is dated January 2005 so I must be somewhat of an old timer.

I use it for every company that I deal with plus all of my forums. In addition, I give my Gmail address to friends who don't understand what .bcc means.
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13 Nov 2012   #24
x BlueRobot


This thread has reminded me, that I need to unsubscribe to all the websites which I don't use anymore, I have thousands of subscriptions being sent to my inbox
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20 Nov 2012   #25

Windows 7 64 bit

I have both Hotmail and gmail accounts. The thing which impresses me about gmail is that it's spam filters are excellent. Far better than hotmail, IMO.
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20 Nov 2012   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I also have a throwaway address :

Go ahead and send an email.
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21 Nov 2012   #27

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
the thing that sells GMAIL to me is the integration with OUTLOOK -- I don't like webmail based interfaces as a rule -- always have preferred OUTLOOK as an email client . Now I just open up outlook and can send / receive GMAIL account(s) just like regular non GMAIL account(s) .

Yahoo I think actually charges you if you want OUTLOOK Integration -- so that's out. GMAIL seems fine by me and also integrates perfectly on a smart phone as well.

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