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Gmail vs Hotmail - Which is better?

Discussion in 'Free Services' started by worlditsme, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. worlditsme

    worlditsme New Member

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    Although both of these two offer a large amount of storage space, I was wondering what the best of these two actually is?

    Am currently using Hotmail but have a feeling that Gmail is actually a much better service.
     
  2. AboutWeb

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    Gmail is a lot better..
     
  3. DavidsAwesome

    DavidsAwesome Wait, What? NLC

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    I use my Gmail account as my primary account, because I don't get any spam. My hotmail accounts are all overflowing with spam emails.
     
  4. worlditsme

    worlditsme New Member

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    Same here, might just switch over myself.
     
  5. deeplist

    deeplist Entrepreneur NLC

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    You offer hosting. Why are you using a free email service still? Run your own email server.
     
  6. worlditsme

    worlditsme New Member

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    True, I've just kept that email address because a lot of people still have it.
     
  7. EXBInt2010

    EXBInt2010 New Member

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    Gmail interface is much better. It has a lot of function integrate in the email also.
     
  8. Schmarvin

    Schmarvin Cross Industries NLC

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    I use the business version of Google Apps to run my email service. Why? Less hassle and cheaper. Plus, save's my servers from being overloaded with spam. $100 a year compared to $1,000 is a big difference. I'd rather just stick with the lower price for the better quality.
     
  9. deeplist

    deeplist Entrepreneur NLC

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    Where do you get those numbers from? Last time I knew, postfix and qmail were both free?
     
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  10. Seraphim

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    Postfix with Spamassassin isn't that hard to configure. Just Google yourself a couple of guides on how to do it as a starting point, then go by what works for your needs from there. I use Dovecot with mine as well for IMAPS and POP3S client support as well, that way I don't have to use a web-based interface.

    At the moment my Hotmail inbox actually gets noticeably more spam in it than the emails being handled by my own server, mainly due to the use of greylisting and spamassassin with postfix for mail handling.

    It all depends on your needs though. I have heard a lot of good things about gmail's service, and have previously used gmail as a failover for handling my mail when my own equipment was being less than reliable.

    Hotmail on the other hand I have used for years on end, it still does what it needs to. Just lately it has seen an increase in spam that is getting past their filters, and their current site layout leaves a bit to be desired. Especially with all the advertising.
     
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  11. Schmarvin

    Schmarvin Cross Industries NLC

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    I would go with Gmail.
     
  13. AdamJ

    AdamJ When's 1999? NLC

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    I use both, both have their advantages & disadvantages. I personally prefer Hotmail because I use MSN and I also have it fully integrated into my WP7, and of-course use it for Zune, Xbox Live etc etc.

    I also use Google for more business orientated email, but don't use Google Apps as of yet.
     
  14. Schmarvin

    Schmarvin Cross Industries NLC

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    I use my Gmail on Xbox live, Windows Messenger, and other Windows-related sites.
     
  15. deanhills

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    I also use both. I use gmail for commerical posts or personal business posts and hotmail for personal e-mails. I also use Yahoo. For me they are all basically the same in total. For some or other (perhaps irrational) reason I'm always worried about Google with its clever bots. So keep my accounts with Google as impersonal as possible.
     
  16. fadini

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    Gmail is a lot better..
     
  17. Dynash

    Dynash It gets better. NLC

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    Gmail. As Schmarvin, I have it linked to all LIVE related stuff - from back in the days they allowed you to use non @/live/hotmail/msn alias'. Quicker and simpler to load. Gmail had POP for years, whereas Hotmail never, it wasn't free on basic accounts. Spam filter is better. I could go on, but we all know how good Gmail is xD
     
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    Gmail is way better, easier to use, i personally never used hotmail before.
     
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    I have account on both Gmail and Hotmail. But I noticed that Gmail is much better than all other email account. Easy to operate and less spam as well. Moreover data is more secure.
     
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    I do not like Microsoft's network solutions, as well as their email service, thus suppose gmail is better. They also seem to be more convenient and usable.
     

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