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Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Sun, 2nd Dec '07 2:16 PM


I am switching from dial-up to DSL and I'm suspecting that I may have a few days where I'll be without Internet service and e-mail. I'm probably going to sign up for a temporary e-mail to bridge that gap.
I had a Hotmail address a number of years ago before I had a home computer.

I see Google has Gmail available. On the surface it sounds pretty good. My question is: Does anyone have any experience with Gmail, good or bad?

Thanks for your input

Papajensai  (Level: 189.7 - Posts: 1025)
Sun, 2nd Dec '07 3:54 PM

I use it and like it very much. It takes a while to get used to some differences, but then it is much better than anything else I've used. I like that it's all on line and if I change computers I don't have to transfer saved emails from one computer to another, I can access it all from any other computer, etc. There are small ads which I never even notice anymore, no popups etc, good spam filtering system. YMMV but I like it a lot.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 3rd Dec '07 9:04 AM

Hi Pat: I have a yahoo email, which I use all the time, and a hotmail email, which I don't use at all. But with those 2 accounts, I can enjoy chatting with my friends over either Yahoo or MSN Messenger. Gmail may have the same thing but I can honestly say I don't know anyone in my circle who uses it. So if you ever have any desire to instant message, you might try either one of those.

Enjoy your DSL!

Zeedee  (Level: 222.1 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 3rd Dec '07 9:39 AM

I have been using gmail for over a year and I like it very much. The search engine for finding old messages is much more efficient than ones my previous ISPs had. The In-Box is practically unlimited in size, and no messages expire or get deleted unless I delete them. There is a chat function, but I have never used it, so I can't comment on that.

Papajensai  (Level: 189.7 - Posts: 1025)
Mon, 3rd Dec '07 1:54 PM

The Gmail chat works well, but of course both chatters have to be on Gmail.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Mon, 3rd Dec '07 7:52 PM

thanks for you input everyone. I think I'll give the Gmail a try. I have to get my e-mails moved from my current e-mail to the new one before my service ends. I've known for a couple months the telephone company was going to stop service in my area, but of course, being the procrastinator that I am, I put off finding a new land line phone company until today so no time to switch the dial-up over. Besides, I keep getting kicked off the dial-up service so I'm looking forward to DSL. I'll need faster service by the first of the year when I hope my new Internet business will be up and going.

Again, thanks for the input.

4getful1  (Level: 173.8 - Posts: 2876)
Sun, 30th Dec '07 2:31 AM


I've been with gmail for about 3 years and have been very satisfied. The neat thing is I was able to forward all email from my old and a university account to my gmail address. I'm with now, but I didn't even set up an email account -- I use gmail exclusively.

I think you will really like it.


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