Email please

AuthorTopic: Email please
Warrior
Member # 6401
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Yes, I find this kind of topic annoying too.

*flashes winning smile*

Can anyone recommend a good webmail provider?

Stuff that'll make it good:
- more than 3MB storage space (yes, my current email account only has that much)
- secure and reliable
- good spam prevention
- minimum advertising
- able to send attachments, naturally
- able to forward to another address
- won't refuse emails from my friends
- makes cups of tea and gives sounds cooking advice.

I'm also open to suggestions as to what my email address should be.

All help much appreciated. :cool:

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 6581
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I use Alice, whic is pretty good. But is Italian, so, nope. :P

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Guardian
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Need a Gmai invite? I have an obsolete Gmail account that I do nothing with beside send out invites.

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Shaper
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Try MSN Hotmail. It's free, and it works. It's a little lacking in the Tea and Cooking department, though.

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Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
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Gmail really has become the gold standard of free email. Hotmail is okay, but you can't access it through mail clients and its spam filtering doesn't even approach the magnificence of Gmail's.

—Alorael, who seriously wants to know how Gmail does as well as it does. It lets through only around 1% of the spam he gets, and he hasn't yet lost any real mail as far as he is aware. Yes, that's somewhat humorous, but he does check spam and nobody has yelled at him for missing a message.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #5
A Gmail invite would be awfully kind of you, Dintiradan. I'll put (one of) my current email address(es) in my profile in a sec.

I've heard too many others complain that Hotmail doesn't deliver messages to want to use it. I did have an account many aeons ago, but got fed up with spam and advertising.

(Well what do you know. Up until two minutes ago when I checked Dintiradan's name to make sure I'd spelt it right, I was convinced that it was DinItiradan. Someone could have won a lot of money from me if they'd known.)

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Guardian
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Invite sent. And really, why is Dintiradan so hard to spell? It's not as if I modified the Sindarin roots or anything: Din-tir-adan. See? Not that hard.

EDIT: Actually,whyshouldIbotheraddingmissingwhitespace?

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[ Friday, September 29, 2006 18:09: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Law Bringer
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Yahoo gives a 1 Gbyte account for free and not too much spam. I got it because at the time they wanted the least info to set up an account.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Councilor
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Originally by Dintiradan:

quote:
And really, why is Dintiradan so hard to spell? It's not as if I modified the Sindarin roots or anything: Din-tir-adan. See? Not that hard.
Isn't there something in the Evil Overlord guide about not getting distracted and/or angry at the critical moment over having your name misspelled/mispronounced by the hero? If not, you might want to write that in yourself.

Dikiyoba.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
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Argh! The opportunity to get rid of an invite occurs once a year, and I *miss* it! :P

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Robert Daniel Oliver:

Argh! The opportunity to get rid of an invite occurs once a year, and I *miss* it! :P
I haven't got GMail yet, so if you really want to get rid of one of those pesky invitations, you could send one my way...

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Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

Invite sent.
Ta very much.

quote:
And really, why is Dintiradan so hard to spell?
Dinitiradan just seems to roll off the tongue, so to speak. But you're right, Dintiradan is better.

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
La Canaliste
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*invites supanik*

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Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Shaper
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Thank you Saunders!!

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Shock Trooper
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You know, I wouldn't mind getting invited either. The email that my school provides is irritatingly unreliable.

Oh right, you probably need my email for that. It's k*coughcoughcough* (at) *coughhheeearghl*i. Please excuse my cough.

(Thank ye kindly, Aran.)

[ Tuesday, October 03, 2006 08:45: Message edited by: Redstart ]
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Law Bringer
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Sent - very conveniently, your address was in my contacts already. ;)

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Google seems to be stretching the definitions of beta test past all reasonable resemblance to beta or, for that matter, testing.

—Alorael, who would be vastly amused if they detected a critical flaw and scrapped all existing addresses. Well, he would be vastly amused if he were not another Gmail dependent.
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Guardian
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Silly Alorael! Google is God, and is therefore infallible.

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Law Bringer
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Haven't we been through this before?

—Alorael, who knows he certainly has. On the other hand, his beliefs are considerably more plastic than the norm. He has been able to accomodate RW, Google, Cthulhu, and unilateral eschatology.
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Dollop of Whipped Cream
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

Google seems to be stretching the definitions of beta test past all reasonable resemblance to beta or, for that matter, testing.
I think the big reason that Gmail is still in beta is because Google doesn't want to give 2.7 GB of storage space to everyone in the world. I do agree that Gmail is the greatest email server out there. I have multiple emails, but they all forward to my Gmail account. You simply can't beat the spam filtering.

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Law Bringer
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But Gmail seems to be predicated on having everyone have at least seventeen accounts. It's just slightly more irritating to get them. I suppose it's to make us value what we have to work (ever so slightly) to attain.

—Alorael, who has several Gmail accounts. He no longer checks any other entirely personal email accounts, but he keeps his Gmail accounts separate and accesses all of them through the unfortunately named Mail client whenever possible.
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus.:

I have multiple emails, but they all forward to my Gmail account. You simply can't beat the spam filtering.
:nod:

It's creepy in fact. Sometimes I wonder if they've developed some self-aware intelligence that pre-scans emails for spam.

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Do you really think Google can look at the virtually everything humans have done, are doing, and hope to do, our aspirations, our fears, and everything else (i.e. Wikipedia) and learn nothing? Google Inc. has not developed artificial intelligence. Google is artificial intelligence.

—Alorael, who wonders when Google will turn evil as all AI must. It has no need to take control of our bombs and missiles after all. All it needs to do is start feeding the masses the right information and everyone will be a helpless slave of the Google system. But have no fear, citizens! Google is your friend!
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Lifecrafter
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If you can live with a pathetic 40MB monthly traffic limit, try Fastmail .

I'd like to test gmail, too. Feel free to PM me. :)

[ Monday, October 16, 2006 09:37: Message edited by: Alex ]
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Law Bringer
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I'd be happy to share the gmail invites, but I need an email address to send them to. PM me instead.

—Alorael, who would actually prefer to be emailed. PMs are for running conversations and requests for illegal registration codes sent to mods.
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