Free Email Accounts

Written by Richard Lowe

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I know this, because I recently changed from my Pacbell account to a personal mailbox which I purchased from It took me over two months to notify everyone ofrepparttar change, and I'm sure I missed a few onrepparttar 109649 way.

The free web based email accounts do not have that disadvantage (unless, of course,repparttar 109650 web based service folds or changes in some way), but their are good reasons not to use them for normal correspondence.

First of all, my own personal opinion that using Hotmail or one ofrepparttar 109651 other big, well-known email services is just plain, well, tacky. It strikes me like eating imitation crab meat or something - it just feels low-class. I know other people feel this way as well - how seriously do you take something received from a Hotmail address verses a more unique domain name? And I don't mean to pick on Hotmail - all ofrepparttar 109652 big, free, web-based email suffers fromrepparttar 109653 same perceptions.

This makes a well known, web-based email account very unsuitable for any kind of real business. People are so used to getting spam from these places that they will often deleterepparttar 109654 message unread unless they absolutely know whorepparttar 109655 source ofrepparttar 109656 message is. Excluding things like FFA submissions, these email accounts should never be used for legitimate business purposes.

Another major disadvantage is that you are atrepparttar 109657 mercy ofrepparttar 109658 big company hostingrepparttar 109659 email. They want to make money, naturally, and they must do something in exchange for giving you free email. Most ofrepparttar 109660 services simply post advertisements, although some also require you to view popup ads or receive occasional spam emails. (I refer to these as spam emails because they are undesired by virtually everyone and usually people treat them like spam - they just have to be received to getrepparttar 109661 free service).

Personally, there are no conditions that I would use Hotmail in repparttar 109662 future due to their requirement that you sign up for a passport account. There are many security concerns with using Microsoft Passport (notrepparttar 109663 least of which is that Microsoft's track record is abysmal as regards security and privacy) and additionally a real trepidation at giving a large corporation such control over my information.

So what would I recommend? There are many email services available at a very reasonable price which give you everything you could possibly want. Probablyrepparttar 109664 best and most reasonably priced service I have found is from You get 10 email accounts (whose names are completely under your control) for about $40 a year (100mb of storage) - and this even includes your own domain name! The service provides both POP and web-based email, and has an array of features which make it very useful. Additionally, since you are directly paying forrepparttar 109665 service (and what better relationship is there in business thanrepparttar 109666 "customer directly pays vendor who provides service" business model), you don't have to view banners, you don't get popup ads and you don't need to receive spam emails.

And believe me, that'srepparttar 109667 best reason of all to use a service such as's paid email accounts - no stupid advertisements which I don't want, don't need and will never have a use for.

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Outlook Express

Written by Richard Lowe

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Beforerepparttar days of email scripting, creating a self-replicating virus was a large task requiring a very knowledgeable person. He would have to design and create a means wherebyrepparttar 109648 virus sent itself to other systems. Once email scripting was invented and became popular, virtually anyone with a few days or weeks of script training (or reading of manuals) could dorepparttar 109649 same.

So if you use Outlook Express, you MUST install a very good virus checking program (such as Norton Antivirus) and you MUST keeprepparttar 109650 definitions up-to-date. Unfortunately,repparttar 109651 email security patch for Outlook which disables email scripting does not apply to Outlook Express, so is of no help. (I am not sure if repparttar 109652 scripting problem applies torepparttar 109653 Outlook Express which ships with Internet Explorer 6 and above as I have not installed that program yet).

To sum it up quickly, Outlook Express is a reasonable email and newsgroup client. The best that can be said about it isrepparttar 109654 product works and it's free. You are, however, exposing yourself to some risk if you userepparttar 109655 program, especially if you do not have a good antivirus program installed.

Additional Reading

Changing Location Of Outlook Stationary The location of Outlook and Outlook Express stationary files is contained inrepparttar 109656 registry. You can modify this value.

Creating Stationery Using Outlook Express 5 Lesson #1 - Basics

Creating Stationery Using Outlook Express 5 Lesson #2 - Stationery Wizard

Email - The most critical application onrepparttar 109657 web Email isrepparttar 109658 most used and most important component onrepparttar 109659 web. There are lots of options available to make your email experience better and more more fulfilling.

Outlook Stationery Both Outlook and Outlook Express support stationery files, which allow you to send very cool-looking email messages.

The Ultimate In Virus Protection Learn how to protect your computer and your hard work. Start with a backup plan, install antivirus software and subscribe to newsletters.

Viruses The most important thing you can do to protect your system is install a virus checker (also known as an anti-virus program). These programs will scan your system for viruses and Trojan horses and delete or repair them. There are several products including those by McAfee and Norton (Symantec).

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