What is The Best Alternative to Gmail?

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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
#internet marketing #alternative #gmail
  • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author anthony2
    I've had a yahoo email account for years now and never had
    a problem.
  • 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
  • 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

    God Bless,
    Jeremiah
    • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Profile picture of the author 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
    The new yahoo is pretty decent, but there is no acceptable substitute to Google in my opinion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author WiFi
    AOL is okay. Has many of the same features. But nothing can compare to gmail IMO.
  • Profile picture of the author leapgoweb
    I'm using Yahoo since 1998...
  • Profile picture of the author seoextraordinar
    Hotmail & yahoo work fine for me.
  • 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.
    • 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?
  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    I use mail.com as the secondary mail service.
  • Profile picture of the author Anonymous Affiliate
    Yahoo is OK, but Gmail is still king!
  • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author Abcent
    You asked for alternatives, right?

    Try ymail, lycos, etc. they have the same interface and services like Gmail.
    • 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
  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Gmail is the BEST...IMO

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