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Author Topic: mail2web: any comments?  (Read 4492 times)

rjbull

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mail2web: any comments?
« on: September 11, 2006, 04:40:56 AM »
mail2web is a site where you enter your email address and password, and it will go to your POP3 (and I think IMAP) server, retrieve your mail, and allow you to display and answer it with a Web interface.  Apparently it has a good reputation.  Appears to be supported by advertising, though surprisingly unintrusive; much less "busy" an interface than Yahoo! Mail.  No registration required for basic use.  Looks ideal for travellers and users of multiple computers. 

Please, does anyone have any experience of mail2web and/or comments to share?

Thanks...





« Last Edit: September 11, 2006, 04:43:18 AM by rjbull »

Perry Mowbray

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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 05:13:11 AM »
Wow!! It's got a few bells and whistles!

Didn't have any problems with my normal email accounts (work email was an issue though).

Seems like the perfect solution for multiple email accounts/computers/IMs as you can have them all on one page?

It's nice that the emails stay on the origina server too (as that would deal with a lot of privacy concerns).

I may just have to try it out...

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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2006, 05:23:04 AM »
I haven't used it recently, but I did use it quite a bit several years ago.  My one concern was always the fact that giving my login information to someone else -- a general paranoia.  They've been around for a long time, though -- so it's not some fly-by-night password grabber.

Looks like they've added quite a bit since I last used them.

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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2006, 06:07:41 AM »
My one concern was always the fact that giving my login information to someone else -- a general paranoia.

I've always felt the same way but there are times where such a service is invaluable. Equally useful I also find myself in need of net2ftp when behind my college's proxy which won't allow ftp traffic :mad: .

rjbull

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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2006, 09:14:42 AM »
My one concern was always the fact that giving my login information to someone else

I was concerned about that too.  I see they say that they don't keep passwords, but they could presumably get hacked.

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-- a general paranoia.  They've been around for a long time, though -- so it's not some fly-by-night password grabber.

Their longevity is certainly a good sign, and it looks like their more advanced accounts are much like having Outlook on the Web.

But, just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you...


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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2006, 10:27:15 AM »
I haven't used it recently, but I did use it quite a bit several years ago.  My one concern was always the fact that giving my login information to someone else -- a general paranoia.  They've been around for a long time, though -- so it's not some fly-by-night password grabber.
This is exactly my situation, too.

But as far as the login info goes, remember that if you're using straight up POP3 (and I think most people who are not strictly webmail-based are), your credentials are going out on the net in plain text anyway.

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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2006, 08:02:38 AM »
if you're using straight up POP3 [...] your credentials are going out on the net in plain text anyway.

Scary  :(  Thanks for the warning.


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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008, 02:05:39 PM »
email address ???

[Edit - Email address removed - why was it posted here anyway ? Carol Haynes]
« Last Edit: April 28, 2008, 04:20:55 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008, 10:56:45 AM »
Because You contact me ?
I have some personal information for you?

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Re: mail2web: any comments?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008, 11:57:42 AM »
Weird.