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Old 15 Mar 2014, 02:25 AM   #1
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Webmail: Which Is Best?

Yet another comparison of web-based offerings from the big boys: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, AOL and Hushmail
http://askbobrankin.com/webmail_smac...h_is_best.html
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 03:11 AM   #2
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Who is Bob Rankin?

Slightly more interesting, IMHO:

http://askbobrankin.com/who_is_bob_rankin.html
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 04:13 AM   #3
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AOL Mail... [does] offer the option to forward all your mail to a new address, which might be the most useful feature of all.
Anyone know how to make this option work?
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 05:10 AM   #4
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Hushmail seems overpriced to me.

Also the web site seems to have very little useful info on it / very little info on it regarding its technology, eg what AV etc.

Also misleading in at least one respect:

"Mobile access
BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone"

Might think that is activesync or similar, it is not, it is m.hushmail.whatever access !!
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 05:53 AM   #5
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Rankin is another jerry pournelle. Doesn't understand technology he writes about.
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Many people have ditched desktop email clients for the convenience of Web-based mail apps.
Webmail can be accessed from any computer that is equipped with a Web browser.
That's why IMAP is preferred over POP3, you can use multiple email clients.
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Microsoft's Outlook.com, formerly Hotmail: Leave it to Microsoft to confuse everyone by naming its Webmail service after the POP3 email client (and personal organizer) program included with its Office suite of productivity tools.
Outlook is not a POP3 client, it mostly used with EWS (Exchange) or IMAP.

Neglects to mention Outlook.com's big advantage: free ActiveSync for mobiles.
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 06:02 PM   #6
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Outlook is not a POP3 client.
It can be used as a POP client.
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Old 16 Mar 2014, 07:18 AM   #7
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Yahoo! Mail, or Ymail:

Disposable email addresses, POP email and mail forwarding, which used to be available only in Mail Plus, are now part of the free Yahoo Mail service.

Anyone know how to make forwarding work?
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Old 16 Mar 2014, 11:23 AM   #8
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It can be used as a POP client.
That is a very stupid way to describe Outlook.
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Old 16 Mar 2014, 06:32 PM   #9
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That is a very stupid way to describe Outlook.
Contrary to your very stupid comment, I did not try to describe Outlook. I mentioned its one possible application, relevant to this thread.
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 12:07 AM   #10
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Anyone know how to make forwarding work?
Here is instructions on how to make forwarding work.

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN3525.html
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 12:58 AM   #11
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Yahoo's "new" forwarding for free accounts has been "iffy" at best. Some of my accounts have had the option while some didn't. Although all the accounts I wanted to forward (2), I was eventually able to do so. I don't know whether they've finally got this option fixed for all accounts or not.

As for AOL, I've never seen a forwarding option for them. Of all the "major" email services, it may be the only one which has never added it, that I'm aware of. Although I admit that I log into my AOL accounts very seldom (the main reason I'd like to forward them), so if they've more recently added this feature, I remain unaware of it or how to get to the alleged option for it.
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Old 17 Mar 2014, 01:00 AM   #12
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Moderator: This thread was reported to the moderators for one reason but I will fault it for a slightly different one. Let's be unambiguous in the criticisms we make and stick to discussing the technology instead of bickering. Please sidetrack that previous stuff about Outlook's POP capability unless there is more content to share.
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