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Old 05-06-02, 12:42 PM
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Best (free) web-based email service?

I just tried mail.com and it was full of ads and painfully slow, some emails didn't arrive in my inbox until 2 days after they were sent. What are some of the best ones out there? I just need a reliable one that is fast, and maybe supports headers.
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Old 05-06-02, 12:46 PM
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There's hotmail.com, but I've heard some people complain about getting alot of spam mail. There's also yahoomail.com , but I know personally that one get's spammed to death.
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Hotmail...It still has the most options left. including pop mail.
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Old 05-06-02, 01:32 PM
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Question: Best (free) web-based email service?

Answer: www.myrealbox.com


You can check email on the web or also check it with any POP3 or IMAP compliant client. There are no ads that I know of and I have not received a single spam email since I've had the account (over a year).
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I have yet to receive any spam on my Yahoo.com mail account, but I never give that address out either. Hotmail, on the other hand is the opposite. Tons of spam, all day, all the time.

Those are the only ones I've tried (other than the abysmal mail.com) and I'd recommend Yahoo mail.
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Old 05-06-02, 03:07 PM
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Answer: www.myrealbox.com
Thanks for the URL - that looks like a great service. Let's just hope it doesn't get too popular or Novell might start charging
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Old 05-06-02, 04:03 PM
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I stopped using my Yahoo email because I wasn't going to pay to recieve all that spam!
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Old 05-06-02, 06:18 PM
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I hardly receive any spam from yahoo mail. Check your preferences and see if any boxes are marked that aren't supposed to be.
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Old 05-06-02, 08:40 PM
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Hotmail is a good one
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Old 05-06-02, 09:21 PM
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i have a free mail account i set up at netscape.net a 3-4 years ago and it rarely receives any spam. I use it as an alternate address and there have been times I have checked it only once every 1-2 months and had no new messages-not one spam. yet my hotmail gets as many as 40-50 spams a day sometimes.
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Old 05-08-02, 04:41 AM
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I used to get 100-200 spam emails a day in Hotmail, so I just turned the filter on. Much better now.
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