"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-13-2008, 12:08 PM   #11
Head Chef
 
The Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: * Area 51 *
Posts: 1,293
I love my gmail account. I can use it in conjunction with Outlook, which I use for my day to day email. I can file manage and delete at will, keeping my inbox to a minimum and easily organizing other topical folders. Sometimes, however, I do delete or cannot find certain past emails. When that happens, I sign on to my gmail webmail account that is unaffected by my file mismanagement on Outlook. Gmail maintains all of my history, and has a very convenient 'search' feature that will look through all of my email for a certain key word. Very cool.
__________________

__________________
Dogs have owners ~ Cats have staff.
The Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #12
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I've been using a free Yahoo (I think they call it "Yahoo Classic) e-mail account since 2004 & love it. The calendar feature where you can send yourself reminders, post notes, etc., etc. is terrific, & the few times - maybe twice - wherein I had a glitch or a problem, customer service got in touch with me within 48 hours, which I consider pretty good for a free e-mail service.

The ads you get are a top banner & maybe one or two off to the side on the main page. They're so inconsequential I can't even really recall them.

You should be able to get e-mails sent to your mobile. I know that you can have calendar reminders sent just by clicking a box, so I can't see why you wouldn't be able to also do that with e-mails. But I don't use those functions - just the regular e-mail & calendar on my PC.
__________________

__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #13
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Geez, I clicked sign me up and BAM! I was signed up. I guess because I was already a member of some Yahoo groups. It used that username and password.
The reason I couldn't find their email signup before was because I was trying to find it on the user group's main page. You need to go to Yahoo's main page.

So, I sent myself a test email five minutes ago to my Yahoo acct, with a smallish pic, and still haven't received it.... Maybe I need to refresh the page or something?
It always takes time getting used to new things.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 12:30 PM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Yep. That was it. I had to hit refresh.
This'll work!
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 12:33 PM   #15
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
I use Gmail , I like it because I can get my Gmail emails thru outlook express.
__________________
LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 01:47 PM   #16
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
I have used all of the ones mentioned and I like gmail the best by far. It is a bit different than the others and takes a little getting used to, but I think it is the most robust. I have 3 or 4 gmail accounts right now that I use for various reasons. One of the ones I have is for signing up for things where I think there is a chance my address might get spammed. Gmails spam filter works really well anyway though so spam really is not much of an issue for me anymore.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 07:11 PM   #17
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
It is always good to keep a few 'disposable' email accounts on hand, but I just use the ones my ISP provides. I don't need more than one service as my ISP allows up to 5 email addresses. I have one and DW has one that is used for personal and her business. Then we each have one that we use for signing up on the net for things, then disposable ones you could call them. When the spam gets too much, we just chance them. All of them are managed thru Outlook so even when we change the disposable ones, we don't loose any information, contacts, or saved emails.
I also have a yahoo account but never use it. Any of the online email accounts can also be run thru Outlook if that is what you want.
__________________
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 01:53 AM   #18
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
I have hotmail, yahoo, gmail, a local one, and iwon. LOL I use my hotmail account for most things. I really like gmail (just got that one not too long ago) and may switch to it for more things. I mostly have yahoo because I belong to some yahoo groups and my daughter and I play their games. I have the iwon account mostly because I enter their daily sweepstakes (they have changed how they do it now though, and I don't go there as much. I just got the local one when we signed up for DSL there last month. I don't use it much. One thing I like about using a free one for my main email address is that if we move or if we change ISPs, I don't have to go through the hassle of giving everyone a new email address. Of all my accounts, the one I have had the most trouble with is yahoo.

Barbara
__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 05:29 AM   #19
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
lol, figures the first one I try is the one someone had the most problems with....
__________________

__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.