Can you recommend a good E-Mail provi...

Can you recommend a good E-Mail provider?

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Lost In The Mail

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 2, 2012
So I can get it to sign up for my first ever Topix user account.

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Level 3

Since: Jun 12

Nairobi, Kenya

#2 Nov 2, 2012
Try Gmail.com

Booming Thunder
Level 5

Since: Oct 12

Western * U*S*A*

#4 Nov 2, 2012
Try Hushmail,its free.
Lost In The Mail

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 11, 2012
-patricia- wrote:
Try Gmail.com
Thanks for responding.

I was at their site looking around.

I may be wrong on how I understand this. But at one time they used a 'security question' and a 'recovery email' to be able to help if there were problems or the password was forgot. If the user didn't have another email address, the field could be left blank. And activating the account had to be done through a mobile phone call. Now, they seem to only use a 'Mobile phone' number for password recovery. Based on what I read on the application, the 'Mobile phone' number helps with account security and sending of a text message to help with accessing the account should the user forget password. They still request a 'current email address'. Based on what I read on the application, the 'current email address' helps with account security like alerting the user to suspicious activity involving the account.

So, I am wondering if they will still allow the user to use the alternate email address for password/username recovery or if it can only be done through mobile phone?

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#6 Nov 11, 2012
Lost In The Mail wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for responding.
I was at their site looking around.
I may be wrong on how I understand this. But at one time they used a 'security question' and a 'recovery email' to be able to help if there were problems or the password was forgot. If the user didn't have another email address, the field could be left blank. And activating the account had to be done through a mobile phone call. Now, they seem to only use a 'Mobile phone' number for password recovery. Based on what I read on the application, the 'Mobile phone' number helps with account security and sending of a text message to help with accessing the account should the user forget password. They still request a 'current email address'. Based on what I read on the application, the 'current email address' helps with account security like alerting the user to suspicious activity involving the account.
So, I am wondering if they will still allow the user to use the alternate email address for password/username recovery or if it can only be done through mobile phone?
You can still use the alternate email.
Lost In The Mail

Columbus, OH

#8 Nov 20, 2012
JaneDear wrote:
<quoted text>
You can still use the alternate email.
But would that still a safe and secure method?

I think it was on the News that I heard that Gmail is the most susceptible email service to being hacked.

And hasn't Gmail been put in a negative light lately in the News with this whole thing about the General Petraeus scandal? Can you believe that between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of supposedly incriminating Gmail emails were uncovered by the F.B.I.?! I find it hard to believe that someone would have even the time to send 10% of that many emails. Wow!
Lost In The Mail

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 29, 2012
Booming Thunder wrote:
Try Hushmail,its free.
I noticed Hushmail claims to be the "most secure web-based free email service in the world". And that instead of a normal password, they use what is called a passphrase which is much longer than a normal password. That sounds good.

I think I read though that Hushmail is only secure if both the sender and the receiver are both using Hushmail and encrypting the emails.

I'm not so concerned about being able to encrypt email stuff. Sounds like top secret spy stuff. LOL!!! But what I am concerned about is that the email account itself would be secure from hackers. That's why I was wondering about Gmail's current format of using a mobile phone number for password recovery. I don't have a cell phone. And if the alternate email would be secure in that regard.

If I recall, although the posts have disappeared, a few of them suggested Yahoo! and encryptedmail.

Please everyone, keep the email provider suggestions coming.
Lost In The Mail

Columbus, OH

#11 Dec 8, 2012
AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail anybody?

Those and the already suggested Gmail seem to be the big four in the e-mail biz.

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Since: Dec 12

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#13 Dec 9, 2012
Don't you have email through your internet provider?
Lost In The Mail

Columbus, OH

#14 Dec 12, 2012
Char DeNay wrote:
Don't you have email through your internet provider?
Yes, I believe so. But I am sharing the connection with a relative who is the name over it. I'm not sure but I think in the beginning she set one up. Problem with that is she says she can't remember the email address or the password. And she doesn't seem to want to contact the internet service provider about it. And I wouldn't want to try to go over her head about it. It's a pity to.'Cause I think if she did have one set up, it was a main one that allowed for a handful of sub email accounts to be set up under it.

Hey. Char sounds like a nice name. I like it. I had a friend growing up named Dar. I hope it's okay if I say that. I don't mean to be personal.

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