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#114781 3-Mar-2013 10:21
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Will this Yahoo thing ever just work?

We've a house lot of accounts - for kids and so on. It's really never been a problem (apart from some Outlook issues that my wife had)

Well now. Some of the accounts won't log in to webmail anymore - when you enter username and password it just takes you to a screen with instructions to set up pop... Don't want to...

Set up a new account yesterday thinking that the recent problems might be an issue. Even with a new account - same result.

Anyone else found this?

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  #773874 3-Mar-2013 13:33
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I'd give Yahoo mail the bye bye and setup an account or two on Gmail or Outlook.com




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  #773897 3-Mar-2013 14:34
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old3eyes: I'd give Yahoo mail the bye bye and setup an account or two on Gmail or Outlook.com


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  #773907 3-Mar-2013 15:13
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old3eyes: I'd give Yahoo mail the bye bye and setup an account or two on Gmail or Outlook.com
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outlook.com aka hotmail is even worse imo. Gmail is better, but you never know what is down the track with them, as they have begun charging for some services.

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  #773931 3-Mar-2013 18:19
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Have you actually used Outlook.com lately or is this a "I used Hotmail five years ago, I love to hate Microsoft so I will say the new stuff is crap"?

It's pretty good, and actually a lot better than GMAIL. And it supports ActiveSync.




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  #773944 3-Mar-2013 18:58
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I have used it when setting up windows 8. Found it too disjointed, as it switches between hotmail, outlook, and live.com, and even the calender is still using an old hotmail/live interface. I can see how they have have tried to 'googlise' it though, with the minimal interface, when most parts now have that windows 8 look. I use normal Outlook 2010 myself with a hosted domain based email account and find that suits my needs.

But I wasn't really talking about the interface, I was more talking about reliability, and spam filtering, which hotmail used to be bad at. But maybe that side of things has improved.

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  #773994 3-Mar-2013 20:43
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We use Windows Live/Hotmail/Outlook.com for our business email and it works very well.  It's been reliable and no spam issues.

I would certainly recommend it.




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