O.T. Hotmail or new email?


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magineer02

I understand that this is very off topic but I thought with everyone expertise you might be able to help.

I was thinking of using Gmail versus Hotmail as I've heard Hotmail is beingreplaced with Outlook. Now I do have Yahoo and Verison accounts but hardlyever use them. Come to that I hardly use Hotmail but what bothers me is when I was going through the process of creating a Gmail account it asked formy phone number.

Of course they put a disclaimer that they will never use it. So if they arenever going to use it then why ask for such personal information? I realize that Hotmail is dated but I'm rather leery of giving out personal information just to get an account. Does anyone have any suggestions for a better,secure email?

Thanks,
Robert
 
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Twayne

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I understand that this is very off topic but I thought
with everyone expertise you might be able to help.

I was thinking of using Gmail versus Hotmail as I've
heard Hotmail is being replaced with Outlook. Now I do
have Yahoo and Verison accounts but hardly ever use them.
Come to that I hardly use Hotmail but what bothers me is
when I was going through the process of creating a Gmail
account it asked for my phone number.

Of course they put a disclaimer that they will never use
it. So if they are never going to use it then why ask for
such personal information? I realize that Hotmail is
dated but I'm rather leery of giving out personal
information just to get an account. Does anyone have any
suggestions for a better, secure email?

Thanks,
Robert

Well, spamcop.NET offers spam-free e-mail accounts for a very reasonable
price. Most spammers/scammers know not to mess with spamcop.NET but some
idiots still do and the occasional phishing e-mails might slip by too. But
you'll find the price very inviting and ease of use great. You can POP it to
your own machine as with any other e-mail source, too.

I've tried Gmail and agree with you; it's not the best and is a little
squirrely, beiing Google and all. So I quit useing it. Currently I'm using
e-mail addresses I created at my own ISP (verizon.net) and from my website,
which just switched over to an unlimited number of accounts, so you should
at least have some addresses you could create at your ISP? Unless they're on
the spammy side, that is <G>.


Check for free e-mail accounts with your Search Engine (Google, Bing,
whoever) and see what pops up. If you need a reputation check or want to see
if anyone has experience with them, this is as good a place as any to ask.
Spamcop.NET also has free forums and newsgroups where you can discuss things
with the experts and they might be a good place to be looking/asking for
what you need.

You won't find Hotmail disappearing anytime real soon, so take your time,
research a little, and get the best you can figure out.

Then, for free e-mail, there is also Yahoo, and these might have something
useful:

https://www.google.com/search?q=fre...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

http://email.about.com/od/freeemailreviews/tp/free_email.htm

http://tomuse.com/free-email-services-review/

The Top 6 Popular Free Email Providers Online Other Than Gmail & Yahoo:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-6-popular-free-email-providers-online-gmail-yahoo/

http://www.freemail.com.au/free_web_email.htm

I have no affiliation or relationship with any of those; they just popped
up on the first page of Google search for
free email accounts


HTH,

Twayne`
 
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magineer02

I understand that this is very off topic but I thought with everyone expertise you might be able to help.



I was thinking of using Gmail versus Hotmail as I've heard Hotmail is being replaced with Outlook. Now I do have Yahoo and Verison accounts but hardly ever use them. Come to that I hardly use Hotmail but what bothers me is when I was going through the process of creating a Gmail account it asked for my phone number.



Of course they put a disclaimer that they will never use it. So if they are never going to use it then why ask for such personal information? I realize that Hotmail is dated but I'm rather leery of giving out personal information just to get an account. Does anyone have any suggestions for a better, secure email?



Thanks,

Robert


I want to thank everyone who has responded, I think I have an idea of what to do now.

Thanks,
Robert
 

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