hotmail accounts VS gmail? which are more accepted online???

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Are hotmail accounts more accepted on the majority of websites? or gmail (googlemail) ones?

some sites dont accept EXAMPLE@hotmail.com usernames for their registration, so i am woundering if gmail ones are more accepted, generally over the net ?
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  • Profile picture of the author cgallagher93
    From what I can remember when I had Hotmail, cases of this were rare. However, they were more frequent that with Gmail, which is by far my preference after trying it out.

    I also use Dreamhost for web hosting. They give you the option to use Gmail Apps to manage your site email and allow you to open up to 50 free accounts.

    I find the interface simple and never have problems having tried Hotmail, Yahoo, Aol etc in the past, Gmail is by far my favourite.
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    • Profile picture of the author entry
      Originally Posted by cgallagher93 View Post

      From what I can remember when I had Hotmail, cases of this were rare. However, they were more frequent that with Gmail, which is by far my preference after trying it out.

      I also use Dreamhost for web hosting. They give you the option to use Gmail Apps to manage your site email and allow you to open up to 50 free accounts.

      I find the interface simple and never have problems having tried Hotmail, Yahoo, Aol etc in the past, Gmail is by far my favourite.
      they are good points
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaL
    I also prefer Gmail.
    You can also create and share documents, spreadsheets, etc. in Gmail.

    I outsource to the Philippines and also require them to have a Gmail account to share documents with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnjimat
    i have to vote for gmail. you wil see the different using gmail than other email
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    I would go for gmail too, for the storage space.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    I use hotmail quite a bit (had it before gmail) and only on rare occasions has it been declined and I believe those places don't take any free hosted e-mails.

    But I agree, Gmail does seem to be the better service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Punkaj Dube
    I have found Gmail better between the two, so I prefer Gmail. However, there are some sites that do not accept Gmail as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author joewiley
    i also found gmail is far more better than hotmail..and even yahoo...go for gmail dude
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    Gmail all the way! Tons of great features, massive storage space, and less "saturated" than hotmail. (More free names to choose from) Also, gmail is in general more accepted than hotmail, and seems more professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author babushka99
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    Gmail. Advantage of Gmail is using your Gmail ID for all the various Google apps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      I have a number of free webmail accounts.

      I did have a HotMail account, but stopped using it some time ago.

      Gmail is certainly the big boy on the block at the moment. It's spam filters and features are second to none and there are other peripheral benefits as already mentioned.

      It is different to all other webmail accounts and it takes a bit of time to get used to it's way of working. Over all though, you should have at least one gmail account (even if it's just to try it).

      Not many programs/websites will object to you using a gmail account, but if they do, just use Big Mike's suggestion above and run it through one of your domains which then forwards messages to your Gmail account.

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    I use hotmail with Outlook 2010
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  • Profile picture of the author jgalty
    Gmail is way better. I find Hotmail is too quick to black list domains. Also i perfer how easy gmail is to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
    Gmail gets my vote. It deals with spam brilliantly. Its more robust and functional, and very user friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author imran.qureshi
    Gmail is definitely better then hotmail. It has tons of features. And, its also very fast. The best thing i like about Gmail is its ability to archive the complete conversation that takes place...
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    • Profile picture of the author jmidas
      Hi, I don't want to change the direction of this thread (too much) - but am wondering if anyone knows where to find the script (I assume it is a script) that would allow me to block certain domains (like free emails, or just certain ones) from registering on web forms? I think this could be pretty helpful in certain cases.

      Also, to answer the original question: Im not sure why, exactly, but I feel that gmail addresses are somehow more legit than hotmail and yahoo. When I see someone register at one of my sites with a hotmail address, I just automatically assume someone is using a throw-away email. I also assume that my follow up email (and I use only double opt in for everything I do) have a better chance of not making it to a hotmail address. That said, I use gmails for all my throw aways, so I am not really sure why I have this belief.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geopentagon
    I used hotmail,yahoo but find that gmail is the best.Bcause of space and many other features.
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    Also, if you go to Google Labs and click "gmail labs", you can activate many other useful and funny features =)

    I love gmail even more after I found out about that!

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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Becky
    I really love Gmail interface, very user friendly for me
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverbox
    Definitely GMail. The internal chat system is really practical to stay in touch with customers if you are running some internet marketing related services
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  • Profile picture of the author houseofsparks
    Definately Gmail for the superior spam filters.But I still use Yahoo for my everyday stuff.
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