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Author Topic: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding  (Read 4714 times)

brotherS

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wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« on: December 11, 2006, 04:15:44 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking for an alternative/addition to the big players Google/Yahoo/MSN, that allows me to forward emails to one of my other accounts. The site should already be around some time and somewhat reliable.

Any candidates?

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Re: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 05:03:43 AM »
There's GMX.NET, but it's German.  Don't know if it has an English-language equivalent.


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Re: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 05:15:38 AM »
GMX stopped offering their services in English a few years ago, so only German. It's quite good though.

Another option might be FastMail, also great. They have paid services but also offer a free guest account.

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Re: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 07:29:36 AM »
Thanks, Arjen...

Does Lycos offer the forwarding that BrotherS wanted?  It certainly offers POP3 because they have some kind of tie-up with RITLabs, TheBat! authors.


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Re: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 07:57:29 AM »
I am a member of this community (username: Dunebox), very helpful and the first link is basically all services worth considering:

http://www.emailaddresses.com

and forum..

http://www.emaildiscussions.com

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Re: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 06:57:14 PM »
Any users of Inbox (if any) care to comment on their experiences?
http://email.inbox.com/products/email.aspx

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Re: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2006, 01:30:47 PM »
I have been using inbox.com email for a long time and it have been great. It has a clean interface with 5GB (for US, CA and UK) or 2GB (for other locations) storage. Although I experienced some downtimes (sometimes lasted for a few days) due to hardware failure or other problems, their support reply quickly to your questions. Best of all, there is no advertisement and you can find a lot of nice features such as notes, calendar and storing your files and photographs. I disabled the spam filter as it works poorly - spam mails get into the inbox, non spam mails get recognized as spam ;D. It offers pop3 access, I only used it once and it could only download the emails but couldn't delete them - maybe I didn't set it right. It seem to be able to block most of the viruses as I have yet to receive one.

I am not sure if they are from the same company, there is another identical service at crawler.com. There is one thing that you need to be aware, if you send an email to a hotmail address, it may end up in their junk mail box. It will not be a problem if you are on their whitelist though. Overall, I feel that it is better than other email services and you have a easy to remember @inbox.com address.

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Re: wanted: free web-mail + forwarding
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008, 02:35:25 PM »
GMX stopped offering their services in English a few years ago, so only German. It's quite good though.

They're back.  GMX is advertising gmx.com and gmx.co.uk addresses in one of the UK magazines, PC Advisor, April 2008.  Advert says, in part:

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  • State of the art, high security servers
  • Over 99% guaranteed availability
  • 5 GB storage space
  • Up to 50 MB attachments per mail
  • POP3 and IMAP supported
  • Mail Collector to manage existing e-mail addresses from one platform
  • Seven-fold anti-spam measures



« Last Edit: February 23, 2008, 03:11:20 PM by rjbull »