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Old 06-26-01, 04:48 PM
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Hi Everyone: What is Hotmail? What is the difference between regular e mail and Hotmail? Is it Free? HOOT MON THE SCOTCHISH IS COMING OUT IN ME!(sorry about that)TOM
 
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Old 06-26-01, 09:01 PM
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Yes Hotmail is free. Go to http://www.hotmail.com and sign up. To be honest don't use your real name. Pick a vague user name such as all numbers or numbers and letters. I have several hotmail addresses for ham radio, jokes etc. But I also have to either delete or abandon an address after a year or so as they get found and spamed like you wouldn't believe. I have one address active for message service that in the week it takes me to get across country and back I have 50 plus message's ranging from hair products to sex with a pigmy goat in lower west Egypt. Anyway it's a nice service if you are traveling as you can access it from any connection.
 
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Old 06-27-01, 03:15 AM
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Thanks Bigmike: So that's Probably where the expression (HE GETS MY GOAT) comes from, TOM
 
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tomtom,
As far as my opinion (we had it VERY briefly as an extra email address)...Hotmail sucks. All that we ever got was a LOAD of porn spam on it.
Do what ya gotta do.
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Old 06-28-01, 07:28 PM
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Hotmail is a Web based Email service, meaning you
use the web to access your email. The good side is that it's
free, and you can use it on any computer connected to
the internet. Also, unlike POPMail (which you get from your
ISP), the messages stay on the server unless you wish to read them (POPMail, at least for the client I use, downloads
all messages from the server).

The downside is that you have banner ads, cannot use a
regular Email client (unless you want to pay), and others
may be able to read your Email (if you use somebody elses
computer to read Email). You may also be limited by attachment sizes also.
 
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Old 06-29-01, 04:11 AM
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Thank You All

Thanks Gary and all of you for these replies,they really helped me make a decision! TOMTOM
 
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Old 06-29-01, 06:52 AM
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There are tons of web-based email services out there.
Altavista.com
[email protected]
excite

Compuserve and AOL have web-access to email for their subscribers. For example go to:
http://my.screenname.aol.com/_cqr/lo...tw&siteState=0

Enter the same screen name you would use when logging in and there you go.

Most of these are very low-spam.
 
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Old 07-02-01, 11:54 AM
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MS Outlook Express 5/6 work with Hotmail. Currently Outlook 98/2000 doesn't.
 
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Old 07-05-01, 10:17 AM
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Lightbulb USING HOTMAIL IN OUTLOOK 2000

From TechRepublic ( Outlook Tips )

USING HOTMAIL IN OUTLOOK 2000
Since Outlook 2000 supports Web access within the folder pane, users can create an Outlook Bar shortcut to the Hotmail Web site and access Hotmail through that folder pane. However, that doesn't really integrate Hotmail with the Outlook client.

Follow these steps for better integration:

1. Go to Outlook Express and click Tools | Add New Account and add a new Hotmail e-mail account (or you can just point it at your existing account) to Outlook Express.

2. Select that Hotmail account in the Accounts list and click the Export button. Save the settings as an .IAF file.

3. Exit Outlook Express, restart Outlook 2000, and go to Tools | Accounts and select Import Accounts. (In order for you to complete this step, the Internet Mail Only mode must be installed.)

4. Import the accounts from that .IAF file that was just created.

A new Hotmail folder will be in your user's folder list with the Inbox.

SEVERAL CONSIDERATIONS TO NOTE:

* Users cannot send messages through their Hotmail accounts this way; they can reply to their Hotmail messages through their regular Internet account.

* Users will not receive notification when new Hotmail messages arrive.

* Outlook Express and Outlook 2002 supports Hotmail natively, while Outlook 2000 does not.
 
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Old 07-08-01, 07:42 PM
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Hotmail is definately a poor choice!! The company will sell your e-mail address and you will get a lot of e-mail advertisements. My suggestion is yahoo, or excite, which you can get at yahoo.com, or excite.com, respectively. They are much better than hotmail.
 
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Old 07-08-01, 07:48 PM
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Hotmail is definately a poor choice!! The company will sell your e-mail address and you will get a lot of e-mail advertisements. My suggestion is yahoo, or excite, which you can get at yahoo.com, or excite.com, respectively. They are much better than hotmail.
 
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Old 07-09-01, 03:48 AM
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Hi Fishbearpanic: Thank You, you are right and I did just that because I have been hearing nothing but BAD things about Hot Mail and them giving people's address's out to others. I like Yahoo and Excite much better> tomtom








 
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Old 07-09-01, 04:29 AM
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On the subject of web based email Onebox would be hard to beat. An account(free) with them gives you email, voice mail and fax. For those like me who don't need a fax often its great because when someone says "Can I fax you something" I can say yes. When they first started up they even sent me 250 business cards with my name, Onebox email and fax number. For those looking for another web based email check into Onebox.....Mike
 
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