What is The Best Alternative to Gmail?

Profile picture of the author tagiscom by tagiscom Posted: 12/13/2011
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
#alternative #gmail

  • Profile picture of the author seoglobalexperts004
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    anthony2
    I've had a yahoo email account for years now and never had
    a problem.
  • Profile picture of the author anja98
    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
  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    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

    God Bless,
    Jeremiah
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    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
  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author anja98
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    tagiscom
    So anja98, you haven't had any issues with your Gmail accounts?

    Shane
  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    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?
  • Profile picture of the author Law guy
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author MP80
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author michaelcook2003
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author celente
    celente
    not sure about the others in here, but I think gmail just gets better with age, like fine wine.

    That is just me the calendar, reminders and chat is awesome features too. There are no way anyone in here is gunna get away from spam...we just have to deal with it. But google has a pretty good hand on it I think. Their filter is good.
  • Profile picture of the author MrOfferz
    MrOfferz
    The new yahoo is pretty decent, but there is no acceptable substitute to Google in my opinion.
  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author flashcontent
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author WiFi
    WiFi
    AOL is okay. Has many of the same features. But nothing can compare to gmail IMO.
  • Profile picture of the author leapgoweb
    leapgoweb
    I'm using Yahoo since 1998...

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