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Old 09-01-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: South of Houston
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I am looking for an Email service for home use that is free, but will also be secure. Some of the features I would like other than security are the ability to upload/download documents and pictures. Not sure what else to look for in a service. If ya'll could point out some other features that are available as well as a recommendation for a service I would greatly appreciate it...

Thanks..
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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I think Google is the answer for you. Email, online docs, Picasa for pics, etc.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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gmail is my favorite email
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: The DMV
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define "secure"... By design, email is not a very secure communication method. There are enhancements to make it more secure, but most free services don't provide those.

And another vote for gmail.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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Gmail
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Hey, has anyone tried Gmail?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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Hey, has anyone tried Gmail?
yea, and google docs, google calendar.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Lightbulb couldn't get gmail at first

I'm using several accounts with gmail and never have had any problems. However it was very HARD to get access for the first account. I tried several times and they would never respond with a link for the first time setup access. I was able to get started ONLY when a friend sent an "invite a friend link" to me was I able to get started. Should this happen to anyone just ask a friend to invite you with a link.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:11 AM
 
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I'm using Windows Live Mail. I would never use Google's products, they will just sell your information. Google Chorme, Gmail, the OS for the computer and phone.. why would you use them?? They target ads based on your internet usage/history on all of those things and that is basically the opposite of "secure" IMO. Also if you ever get your Gmail info stolen, like someone steals your password and changes it you are S.O.L., unless you remember the exact date you registered your account.

Although I don't care for Microsoft either, they certainly are more secure. They also offer "SkyDrive" which is online storage space. I currently have 25GB for free. They say it "grows as you need it." You can upload whatever you want basically, videos, pictures, files.. anything and you get 25 gigs FREE.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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They target ads based on your internet usage/history
I'm not the most savvy internet user, but I use adblock/noscript with firefox and I cant' recall the last time I saw an ad... anywhere.

Personally I use gmail but I also purchased my own website (yes, I know, not free). But, I have own piece of internet real estate and my email/documents/etc are as secure as I choose to make them.
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