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For those who have some time on your hands I recomend reading this: http://www.vtc.net/~cdgoldin/micro$oft/goodbyehotmail.htm

Kinda long but pretty humorous. Anyway it gave me an idea to start looking around for alternatives to hotmail. Now what would make a good email provider?

Well for me my perfect one would be free of course. It also would be secure and not only secure as in using SSL but also it would be nice if it had on its front page something along the lines of "At no point does ANYONE have access to your email from the time it enters the walls of our webserver room to the time it leaves again. We do not read your emails, collect statistics, or anything else." Hmm what else? Oh yeah it would HAVE to allow access from any pop3 client.

That is all I can think of really, access from a webbrowser would be a plus but not required.

I don't think that is asking too much. Well any ideas?

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

Well, i'm not acquainted with much, but i currently use HotPOP which works pretty good for me. It provides solely a pop access, as well as smtp.

For my mail email i use libervis.com ;-)

Anyway, for anyone running from MS and their hotmail i guess everything would be a better choice, even Google Gmail or Yahoo. Although i wouldn't be too sure about privacy in google gmail. There have been some stories about it..

There's also a simply named mail.com which would certainly look good for your new address, simple and generic, but anyway.. i haven't tried it either so..

Thx
Dan

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

Well, since you are looking for a web-based email account, so not POP. I definitely suggest you use POP email accounts from your ISP, if they provide now (mine does - email, webspace, newsgroup etc.). now, if you don't have access to a POP account try gmail. It works ok - mail.com is also alright (a friend of mine uses it)

Bt once again I will stress my dislike of web-based email. You see I do not like the idea of my private emails located on some sever in god-knows-where. I want my mail accessable via an app like kmail, and viewable whenever, even when there is no net connection. :-)

That is just me though,
Cheers.

Pascal

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

I think you misunderstood. I meant that pop3 was required but browser accessability as well would be a nice bonus so I could check my email from if I was over at my friends house, not to download them but just to see if I have anything new. Lemme say that it is in no way required or even needed but I wouldn't complain if it came as an option.

Edit: Oh and although my ISP is really good and as far as the internet service is very reliable and when there is a problem they come out and fix it no problems, however when it comes to pretty much everything else they suck at it. The email is only web based as far as I can tell, is down often, and has a very long and ugly domain.

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

Ohh, ahh, oki then. Don't bother about gmail then, unless you would like to use it for purely web based access (I use it as a "safe account" to make contact with people I do nto trust my TPG account with [the POP3]).

:-)

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

Gmail does have POP3, I use it every day. And if you're concerned about privacy, use pgp (I use the enigmail extension for thunderbird for that), that way you're absolutely sure noone but you reads your email, even if they intercept it on its way from the server to you. Of course that makes the webmail unusable, but hey who wants webmail with advertisements anyway.

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

I meant so you can route it to an app on your system, like kmail - sorry. Not sure whether it can do that.

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

I read my gmail with thunderbird which gets it trough pop
clear now?

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

Yea, thanks. How do I do this with Kmail?

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Re: Know any good free email providers?
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Pascal wrote:
Yea, thanks. How do I do this with Kmail?

1) Open Kmail (duh) :-)
2) Go to settings menu and click on "Configure KMail.."
3) In the configure window that opens choose "Network" (from the left side menu (with icons)
4) Now you've got two tabs, "recieving" and "sending". To setup recieving messages from your pop account click on "recieving" tab
5) There, click on the "add" button on the right and choose POP3 in the dialog that opens and then click ok..
6) Another window will appear letting you enter essential information of your POP3 account such as name, login (username), password, host and port. As name choose anything you want, for username and password enter your POP3 account username and password, for host enter you POP3 providers POP3 server (usually mail.yourprovider.com or pop.yourprovider.com) and for port just leave as it is (it's usually correct)

7) Take a look at the extras tab, i think that, except if you POP3 provider has some special settings you don't need to do anything here, but if it doesn't works (that is you can't login) this is where i suggest you try different kinds of authentication methods, especially PLAIN or LOGIN.

Cool Click OK and you're done.

The similar process is with setting up for sending (sending tab), only there you setup your SMTP account (if you have one).

Hope this helps :-) And yeah, i'm a kmail user myself ;-)

Daniel

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Re: Know any good free email providers?

Once I save up some extra money maybe I will just build my own server. Me and a few of my friends have allready talked about it but that won't be till after I graduate, just not ennough time on my hands Sad

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