What is The Best Alternative to Gmail?

by tagiscom 42 replies
Hi, all,

l am thinking about getting a new email account?

I already have a Gmail account and after hearing about the nightmares others have had with their Youtube channel and their Gmail account l think that it is best to get another account which is the next best thing to Gmail.

This account is purely for business, so ease of access, etc like Gmail would be great, just not sure which account is almost as good as Gmail.

Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author seoglobalexperts004
    As Gmail is a product of Google.....and Google is the king... I think there is no substitute for Gmail in my opinion otherwise Yahoo is also good choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    I've had a yahoo email account for years now and never had
    a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author anja98
    I first started with Gmail, switched over to Yahoo. Now I'm back to Gmail again. I still prefer Gmail for its simplistic interface. Its easier to manage your preferences and settings in Gmail as compared to Yahoo.

    To add on, Gmail also allows you to manage email addresses under your .com domain
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Yahoo is okay especially now because they're deleting all the accounts which are not in use. I've been using Gmail and Yahoo for a long time and had no issue with them

    Never a hotmail - cause they're lots of spam

    Hope this help

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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Thanks for your comments.

      Hmmmmm, l used to have a Yahoo account but tended to use Gmail, so it was eventually deleted.

      I also have a Hotmail account, which is more of an account l would post online, because its less user friendly than Gmail, and has annoying ad's.

      Anyone here tried to start a second Gmail account?

      If so, did you have any issues with it, like it messed up your Youtube, channel optin settings, etc?

      Shane
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      • Profile picture of the author anja98
        I too have multiple Gmail accounts. The reason why it will get mixed up its because of the single sign on process when you switched to YouTube while logged into your whichever Gmail account.

        The good thing is both YouTube and Gmail allow you to switch between accounts. Look out for the "switch account" link on the website. It should be somewhere near to the "Sign Out". It will only prompt once for your password to your second account and allow switching between seamlessly subsequently.
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  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    I agree with the previous post about hotmail.

    I once had a hotmail account but stopped using it
    because the spam was out of control.

    That was 2 years ago....so to be fair, hotmail could
    be alot better now then it was before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    Too tell the truth, I have never have any severe problem with Gmail account. At least, it was not like the joke service at yahoo and hotmail. Gmail has been really awesome all this while, and it is free :-)

    What kind of problem you have with them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Law guy
    While I myself prefer Gmail, hotmail and AOL are decent alternatives. You could also just register a domain and use that as your email, provided of course you have hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author MP80
      Wow.. I'm surprised (and interested) to see a few complaints about Hotmail as I have been using it for 5+ years and would usually highly recommend it. I can't say how it compares to Gmail though, as I have an aversion to anything google :p and so have never tried it.

      Now that people mention it, there is an ad down one side in Hotmail, but I don't often notice it. I have my flash player disabled 99% of the time, so that may be one reason why it doesn't bother me (a flash ad would be distracting for sure)

      As for spam - some of my hotmail accounts get a lot of it, and others get none. I think it usually depends on where I have used each email address, and/or how easy it is to guess it.. eg [name]@hotmail.com is going to get spammed :rolleyes: When I do get spam, hotmail does a great job of sorting it into the junk folder, and it is rare that anything I want ends up in there. I use the 'sweep' function to block all junk folder addresses at once, and sometimes will manually add a domain name to the block list too. Really simple to keep on top of it, but once again I am not sure how that compares to other email providers.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcook2003
    Gmail is the way to go; I personally do not see any alternative. Yahoo, Hotmail, are all bloatware, and the spam filters are execrable. Plus, Gmail is native on Android; I couldn't do without it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrOfferz
    The new yahoo is pretty decent, but there is no acceptable substitute to Google in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    If ignore Gmail, i believe you only can go with Yahoo-mail. While Hotmail is even worst that always facing of being hack and spam with virus email and keep request you to change the passwords frequently.
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    I have more GMail accounts than I can keep track of. I literally use a spread sheet. (It's important for me to organize my business and clients)

    Here's how to handle at least 4 GMail accounts at the same time with no hassle:

    Simply install 4 browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Saffari). You can put your most used GMail account on your favorite browser. But, each browser is "dedicated" to a certain account.

    Simply click on IE and check that adsense or youtube or mail, then click on Chrome to check the next adsense, youtube, mail, etc.

    You'll stay logged in for each browser and have no problems.

    Oh. and as much as I hate to be a slave to Google.... i don't think any other email even comes close. Unless you like looking at Viagra and Dating site ads whenever you check your mail.
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    • Profile picture of the author flashcontent
      Originally Posted by jficarro View Post

      I have more GMail accounts than I can keep track of. I literally use a spread sheet. (It's important for me to organize my business and clients)

      Here's how to handle at least 4 GMail accounts at the same time with no hassle:

      Simply install 4 browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Saffari). You can put your most used GMail account on your favorite browser. But, each browser is "dedicated" to a certain account.

      Simply click on IE and check that adsense or youtube or mail, then click on Chrome to check the next adsense, youtube, mail, etc.

      You'll stay logged in for each browser and have no problems.

      Oh. and as much as I hate to be a slave to Google.... i don't think any other email even comes close. Unless you like looking at Viagra and Dating site ads whenever you check your mail.
      I have more than 1 gmail too, but i using 1 browser, because gmail provide multiple sign-on, so i just have to switch account.

      And also i use Yahoo for my 2nd email provider, and i don't have any problem with it. So i think Yahoo mail can be the alternative.
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      • Profile picture of the author jficarro
        Originally Posted by flashcontent View Post

        I have more than 1 gmail too, but i using 1 browser, because gmail provide multiple sign-on, so i just have to switch account.

        And also i use Yahoo for my 2nd email provider, and i don't have any problem with it. So i think Yahoo mail can be the alternative.
        That's cool. I've never messed with that and I'm looking at it now. But there are many situations for me where I don't want anything mixing.

        For instance, it can get a little sticky having multiple adsense accounts. Technically you may have several legitimate businesses, but I tend to be cautious as Google can just wipe you out with no explanation or chance to even say anything.

        But, back to the OP... I guess if you can deal with it.. yahoo would be second best. Else wise, use one of the web based mails that your server probably provides.
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        • Profile picture of the author flashcontent
          Originally Posted by jficarro View Post

          That's cool. I've never messed with that and I'm looking at it now. But there are many situations for me where I don't want anything mixing.

          For instance, it can get a little sticky having multiple adsense accounts. Technically you may have several legitimate businesses, but I tend to be cautious as Google can just wipe you out with no explanation or chance to even say anything.

          But, back to the OP... I guess if you can deal with it.. yahoo would be second best. Else wise, use one of the web based mails that your server probably provides.
          Yes, you're right, there is condition that you must not do a multiple sign-in, for example if you have multiple adsense account, but if you just use their email service, it's ok, thx for your info jficarro.
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  • Profile picture of the author WiFi
    AOL is okay. Has many of the same features. But nothing can compare to gmail IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author leapgoweb
    I'm using Yahoo since 1998...
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    Hotmail & yahoo work fine for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author zoomboy
    I also have accounts on yahoo, hotmail and gmail as well but problem is hotmail gets hack easily so i will refer you to go with yahoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      I have more GMail accounts than I can keep track of. I literally use a spread sheet. (It's important for me to organize my business and clients)

      Here's how to handle at least 4 GMail accounts at the same time with no hassle:

      Simply install 4 browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Saffari). You can put your most used GMail account on your favorite browser. But, each browser is "dedicated" to a certain account.

      Simply click on IE and check that adsense or youtube or mail, then click on Chrome to check the next adsense, youtube, mail, etc.

      You'll stay logged in for each browser and have no problems.

      Oh. and as much as I hate to be a slave to Google.... i don't think any other email even comes close. Unless you like looking at Viagra and Dating site ads whenever you check your mail.
      Phew.

      Maybe l should be asking which browser is the best one? Great suggestion by the way!

      I have to admit that Firefox is my favorite, although l have an IE browser as well, so when l create a new campaign, (graphics, text etc) it looks great in Firefox and acceptable in IE.

      70% of people still use that horrid browser so l need to cater to both parties.

      I have looked into Google aps, but from what l can tell, l would need to pay $5 per month for the business Gmail, and the free Google aps Gmail is as far as l can tell just plain Gmail?

      Sounds like l either need to use Gmail with IE browser or just go with Yahoo mail?

      Shane

      P.S. can l use the Safari browser on a Windows Laptop?

      And l would be interested to know which browser is your favorite?
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      • Profile picture of the author jficarro
        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        Phew.

        Maybe l should be asking which browser is the best one? Great suggestion by the way!

        I have to admit that Firefox is my favorite, although l have an IE browser as well, so when l create a new campaign, (graphics, text etc) it looks great in Firefox and acceptable in IE.

        70% of people still use that horrid browser so l need to cater to both parties.

        I have looked into Google aps, but from what l can tell, l would need to pay $5 per month for the business Gmail, and the free Google aps Gmail is as far as l can tell just plain Gmail?

        Sounds like l either need to use Gmail with IE browser or just go with Yahoo mail?

        Shane

        P.S. can l use the Safari browser on a Windows Laptop?

        And l would be interested to know which browser is your favorite?
        They all suck!!! But I find myself using Chrome more for some reason. They all have good and bad aspects and none of them is perfect. Firefox has it's plug ins, but has become less stable IMO over the years, IE is... well IE - but is probably the most used by our clients and visitors. Safari has a nice look to it, but the address bar bugs me and it's too "apple-y". Chrome is OK, but hangs sometimes where IE doesn't.

        Yes, you can use Safari on Windows.

        But none of this should have anything to do with Gmail. If your problem is with Gmail and Chrome, then uninstall Chrome and reinstall. That may work. Software is just buggy sometimes.
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    I use mail.com as the secondary mail service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anonymous Affiliate
    Yahoo is OK, but Gmail is still king!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Redcliff
    What problems are you referring to exactly? Are you having a bad experience with Gmail or are you purely going by what others have said? I've been with Gmail for years now, I've never had any problems with it. I think it's pretty superior to its competitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abcent
    You asked for alternatives, right?

    Try ymail, lycos, etc. they have the same interface and services like Gmail.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      What problems are you referring to exactly? Are you having a bad experience with Gmail or are you purely going by what others have said? I've been with Gmail for years now, I've never had any problems with it. I think it's pretty superior to its competitors.
      Just going with what others have said.

      I have heard too many horror stories about getting a second Gmail account and having the software having kittens with linking to their Youtube, etc accounts.

      Thank's Abcent, will look into those!

      Shane
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Got a Ymail account.

        The personalization is a good extra, and l may use the calendar.

        Gmail does a better job with links, and the main page shows up immediately, Ymail, goes to a page, which shows any new messages, but not the actual results page.

        It also has a few more bells and whistles with text, etc.

        Overall a close second to Gmail, and it should be good as a business email.

        Thanks everyone for your help.

        Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Gmail is the BEST...IMO
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    I am a yahoo girl

    I love it and have never had a problem with it and just forward my biz emails through my yahoo account and it works like a dream.

    I have also heard of other people having problems with gmail though I have never tried it personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark healy
    i have both a yahoo and gmail account.I personally prefer gmail due to its friendly user interface, but i have had no problems with yahoo also.
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  • Profile picture of the author coloradoseo
    I vote for Yahoo because it's just very solid and dependable. I have multiple email accounts there for SEO clients, business, personal, etc and it has never failed. Used to have multiple problems and issues with Hotmail and switched to Yahoo because of overall usability.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerome15
    yahoo is my second choice after gmail
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    • Profile picture of the author virtualprincipal
      Originally Posted by Jerome15 View Post

      yahoo is my second choice after gmail

      I have had a Yahoo account since 1998 and Google since 2000. You can send bigger files with Gmail but they are both great....
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    So far, Gmail is the best for me. However, if you have a company email ad that you keep would also be good. You may also consider Yahoo mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author pramwebninja
    gmail is the best because it is the application of google...i love google
    by the way you can search on moreofit.com for every service and site alternative
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  • Profile picture of the author DustinG
    I haven't found any email service nearly as good as gmail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    I use both Gmail and Yahoo. I like Gmail better, but Yahoo is my second choice. You can also take a look at GMX.com as a good alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author amarketing
    AOL is also a good free alternative. I've heard from quite a few who have it, and like it very much.
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