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Old 10-18-2014, 01:01 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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That would be utterly useless for me. I can't imagine any email provider, much less one you have to pay, offering less than 5gb, and that's the absolute minimum. Why does anyone pay for that?
With all the rising costs of everything else it's no way I am paying for a email address especially since internet service is already costly.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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That would be utterly useless for me. I can't imagine any email provider, much less one you have to pay, offering less than 5gb, and that's the absolute minimum. Why does anyone pay for that?
Security... both personal and technical. The Lite version is less than a dollar a month. But whatever...
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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Over the years I've had more email accounts than I can recall. After a short period of time I realized I wasn't going to remember them all, much less check them every day. So I devised a scheme to keep track of myself.

First, I started an account at POBOX.com, now $20 a year. There is no mail 'storage' but there are filters, forwarding, three email accounts, and SMTP. So, I forwarded all/any email accounts I have/had to one of the email addy's at POBOX. Then I pointed POBOX to my - at the time - current ISP email from which I download my email to my desktop client. I do NOT give my ISP email to anyone, anywhere, any reason but do give out the POBOX addy, typically for business purposes only. POBOX filters the spam and is quite good at it. Wish gmail could do the same. My desktop client SMTP's through POBOX. I've changed ISP's multiple times over the sixteen years of POBOX and could never have recalled all the email logins I had, or kept up with a list whether digital or paper. I suspect most are now dysfunctional.

I'd have advised Plain & Simple to use a Hotmail forwarding to his ISP, thus relieving any further need to access Hotmail. Then install Thunderbird, Eudora (?), or some simple client on his desktop. Or - depending on Hotmail - downloaded his stored email to Thunderbird, then kill the Hotmail.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:31 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I remember having a hotmail address and it was the worst ever
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: USA
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One of my all time aggravations is discovering when I went to Windows7, it does not support an email program from my provider. I have no choice but to use an internet email account for my personal email use.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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One of my all time aggravations is discovering when I went to Windows7, it does not support an email program from my provider. I have no choice but to use an internet email account for my personal email use.
It doesn't INCLUDE an email program, but there are several available (including from MS) that will work with your provider.

Live Mail is included with Windows Essentials, and can be downloaded for free (just uncheck the items you don't want from the list when installing).

Windows Essentials: Other Programs - Microsoft Windows

Thunderbird is another good free choice (made by the same people that make Firefox):

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/download
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