Web Email with Free POP Offline access ??

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
I want to setup an email account with Free POP Offline access for someone abroad.

Are there any major Web email providers that provide Free POP Offline access through email software like Outlook Express/Outlook ??

You have to pay with Hotmail & Yahoo (Hotmail Plus, Yahoo Mail Plus accounts).

Any other providers that provide Free POP Offline access ??

Thanks
peter999

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  • ossieossie Forumite
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    Gmail......
  • You dont have to pay yahoo to get free pop access. You just have to sign up to recieve some email every week. I think its Yahoo Delivers or something.

    http://help.yahoo.com/help/uk/mail/pop/index.html
  • peter999peter999 Forumite
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    kingmonkey wrote:
    You dont have to pay yahoo to get free pop access. You just have to sign up to recieve some email every week. I think its Yahoo Delivers or something.

    http://help.yahoo.com/help/uk/mail/pop/index.html
    That's great, I will investigate.

    I have found Yahoo spam filters are the best.

    peter999
  • peter999peter999 Forumite
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    ossie wrote:
    Gmail......
    I forgot about Gmail.

    Long time ago I opened some temporary Gmail accounts, but think I was getting lot of spam mail, even though I never used the accounts !!

    How do you find spam & spam filtering on Gmail ??

    peter999
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    peter999 wrote:
    I forgot about Gmail.

    Long time ago I opened some temporary Gmail accounts, but think I was getting lot of spam mail, even though I never used the accounts !!

    How do you find spam & spam filtering on Gmail ??
    To anyone with Gmail, how do you find spam & spam filtering on Gmail ??

    peter999
  • ckerrdckerrd Forumite
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    Pretty good - the spam box doesn't half get full
    We all evolve - get on with it
  • peter999peter999 Forumite
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    ckerrd wrote:
    Pretty good - the spam box doesn't half get full
    I want to try & open an account that is not deluged by spam.

    I think you're saying the Spam Filtering is good on Gmail.

    But do you get a lot of spam when you didn't expect ??

    I opened a number of Gmail accounts that I never used.
    When I checked back, there was a lot of spam in all of them.

    I expect small amounts of spam on accounts I hardly use, but not a mass of it. That's not a good sign for me, as it means spammers are targetting the accounts or getting hold of the Gmail addresses somehow.

    peter999

    Ps: I know all email accounts will eventually get spam.
    I have lot of experience with Hotmail, Yahoo.
  • I've had yahoo mail on Outlook without going online to my account for ages without any spam and I use googlemail online infrequently and just checked the spam box and it's empty.

    I think it depends a lot on what your email addy is. My partner only has initials [email protected] ******** .co.uk and she gets loads of spam with the same provider as my main account (not google or yahoo).
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    I've had yahoo mail on Outlook without going online to my account for ages without any spam and I use googlemail online infrequently and just checked the spam box and it's empty.

    I think it depends a lot on what your email addy is. My partner only has initials [email protected] ******** .co.uk and she gets loads of spam with the same provider as my main account (not google or yahoo).
    Any suggestions on address format to choose to avoid spam ??

    I've just checked 3x Gmail accounts I opened 18 months ago.
    Never used these accounts.

    -1 account has no spam mail. (eg. [email protected])
    -1 account has 60 spam mail. (eg. [email protected])
    -1 account has 200 spam mail (eg. [email protected])

    peter999
  • Ok my experiences:

    Yahoo - great if you want a huge amount of spam about 80% going to your spam box , the other 20% staying in your Inbox (plenty of it sooo obviously spam)

    Gmail - Moderate amount of spam (though you do need to keep on top of it) - 100% going into your spam box and NONE in your inbox. I have had a tiny amount go in the spam box that wasn't spam - but litteraly about 2/3 itmes over 12-18 months or more. It does learn too .

    If you are looking to use one to deliver to your main email prog , Outlook or similar, then Gmail is frankly perfect.

    Easy to set up and because the spam filet is so good all you get in outlook from gmail is the mail you want.

    As you doubtless know you can then also send from your gamil address from within Outlook .

    This is the setup I have and it is superb.

    Good luck with whatever you go for and let us know what you went for and how it has worked out for you.
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