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    Web based e-mail providers

    At the moment I have 2 emails, one hotmail/live and one gmail. [Available on request, if you want it. I don't know why you would...]

    I'm thinking for phasing out my hotmail/live one and just using my gmail.


    But, I have 2 questions.

    1) Is there a benefit to using gmail over hotmail?

    2) Are there any services that dislike gmail? [I'm guessing Xbox live doesn't like gmail.]

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    I can't think why one service would accept Hotmail but not accept GMail. Normally it is neither or every free web-based mail service getting blocked.

    Mind you, they are more then just E-Mail addresses these days. Hotmail has links to Windows Live and GMail is a Google Account (for Google Drive, Google Plus, etc which may I add has plenty of Edugeekers on it ).

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    I have used Gmail since 2004 and never had a problem with getting it accepted anywhere. I even used it for msn(!) so the xbox might take it.

    I prefer it since its spam filters are very good. Only once or twice have I had to look through the spam folder to find something. Also very little spam gets through it into your inbox. There are various themes and you can have multiple 'boxes' if you like. I also use Gtalk/Messange/Whatever-its-called-these-days and its handy that its inbuilt to it.

    I've never used my hotmail account for anything, but Gmail wins hands down compared to my yahoo account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Mind you, they are more then just E-Mail addresses these days. Hotmail has links to Windows Live and GMail is a Google Account (for Google Drive, Google Plus, etc which may I add has plenty of Edugeekers on it ).
    I was thinking more propriety things.

    XBL is Microsoft, as if Hotmail. So, it makes sense that they'd want you to use their service.

    Likewise with Google and all the googly things... Like Youtube and G+


    But, I just found out you can make a gmail account a "windows live account"... apparently.


    Also, send G+ requests. I have it, but have never used it.


    Quote Originally Posted by arwen View Post
    I have used Gmail since 2004 and never had a problem with getting it accepted anywhere.
    I used it to make a Japanese PSN account. They had demos I wanted.
    Last edited by X-13; 24th September 2012 at 01:21 PM. Reason: I accidently the verb.

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    Oh, another plus is that the gmail app is one of the nicest email apps I have used.
    I have heard some folk having random issues with access when they use a non gmail email address when create a Google account. Don't know first hand though.


    I'm here on G+ just send me a note if its not obvious who you are and I'll circle back. :-)
    Last edited by arwen; 24th September 2012 at 01:24 PM. Reason: Dyslexic fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen View Post
    Oh, another plus is that the gmail app is one of the nices email apps I have used.
    [On my phone] Gmail and Hotmail have the same layout.

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    I think you can run a personal domain name with Gmail can you not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I think you can run a personal domain name with Gmail can you not?
    I nearly spat out my drink. Thats farquin awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen View Post
    Oh, another plus is that the gmail app is one of the nicest email apps I have used.
    I have heard some folk having random issues with access when they use a non gmail email address when create a Google account. Don't know first hand though.


    I'm here on G+ just send me a note if its not obvious who you are and I'll circle back. :-)
    Ahh! Following you already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I nearly spat out my drink. Thats farquin awesome.
    Set Up Gmail For Your Own Domain | CoffeeCup Software

    I have a mailbox with Message Stream via @EduTech for my hosted exchange account on my personal domain - 3.70 a month i think it is.

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    Keep both, but just set hotmail to forward to gmail, that way you can use either for logins and not miss an email.

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    Keep both, but just set hotmail to forward to gmail, that way you can use either for logins and not miss an email.
    That is what I do. Never actually use hotmail as Gmail is much better.

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