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Message 889080 - Posted: 28 Apr 2009, 5:35:30 UTC

Perhaps a more interesting, does anyone still use snail-mail?


I do!!! All the time!!! I love sending and receiving cards and hand written invitations. I don't always manage to get Xmas cards out, but I rarely miss sending out huge batches of Halloween cards and Valentines.

Eric and I both have older relatives who do not use computers (ok... way more of these dinosaurs are on MY side...) Anyway, I love exchanging newsy cards and letters with these folks. The telephone is just not the best way to communicate with those who are in denial about age-related hearing losses...

And I use snail-mail to send boxes of homemade cookies to college students in the family.

Snail mail is simply the best!!! All email has going for it is convenience.
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Message 889084 - Posted: 28 Apr 2009, 5:58:20 UTC - in response to Message 889080.  

Perhaps a more interesting, does anyone still use snail-mail?


I do!!! All the time!!! I love sending and receiving cards and hand written invitations. I don't always manage to get Xmas cards out, but I rarely miss sending out huge batches of Halloween cards and Valentines.

Eric and I both have older relatives who do not use computers (ok... way more of these dinosaurs are on MY side...) Anyway, I love exchanging newsy cards and letters with these folks. The telephone is just not the best way to communicate with those who are in denial about age-related hearing losses...

And I use snail-mail to send boxes of homemade cookies to college students in the family.

Snail mail is simply the best!!! All email has going for it is convenience.

I think the Escargot says Thanks for the vote of confidence in them, As they do try. :D
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Message 889087 - Posted: 28 Apr 2009, 6:03:05 UTC - in response to Message 889080.  
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And I use snail-mail to send boxes of homemade cookies to college students in the family.


Wish I was in your family!

I use snail mail to send small gifts to one of my friends who moved away and now lives too far away to see each other regularly. We keep in contact by phone / email every week, but occasionally send each other random stuff in the post, which is kinda fun :D

The only other time I use it is to send Xmas/Birthday cards - or pay bills!


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Message 889099 - Posted: 28 Apr 2009, 7:45:17 UTC

Thunderbird here with a self written spam filter add on.

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Message 889126 - Posted: 28 Apr 2009, 11:09:27 UTC


There´s a good and simple trick to bypass some of the inconveniences attached to some email service providers:
You have the option to divert the incoming mail to another different email address of yours by changing the email settings/options of the first/main email address.
You still can keep the original received email in the incoming mailbox or just decide to move everything to the new email address, to avoid the mailbox getting full of mail (when someone sends you a big/huge attached file or document).
In my case, I use my domain email account "nom.es" and I have it linked to a new/different email address through gmail, which has much more storage capability and better spam filters and much less advertising.
Opening a Messenger/Hotmail account takes more time to me as well.

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Message 889157 - Posted: 28 Apr 2009, 13:26:31 UTC

I am using Seamonkey mail on Linux. My ISP has 4 domains and I have two mailboxes where I can download mails, files, images, etc. I have also 2 mailboxes on 2 former dialup providers, plus an ieee.org alias that still works although I am no longer an IEEE member. All mailboxes have spam protection, but when my brother mails me from another provider my telecomitalia ISP thinks it is spam and I must redirect it to my primary mailbox.
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Message 889173 - Posted: 28 Apr 2009, 14:24:13 UTC - in response to Message 889087.  



And I use snail-mail to send boxes of homemade cookies to college students in the family.


Wish I was in your family!

I use snail mail to send small gifts to one of my friends who moved away and now lives too far away to see each other regularly. We keep in contact by phone / email every week, but occasionally send each other random stuff in the post, which is kinda fun :D

The only other time I use it is to send Xmas/Birthday cards - or pay bills!

I don't receive to much snail mail anymore, Bills are online now and the relatives who used to send See's Candy or Fruitcake(from Texas where the best is made at, yum, See below) have all passed away.
, My relatives who are left don't mail stuff any, So that's one thing I miss, sigh. I'm nuts for their Fruitcake. :)
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Message 889324 - Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 2:10:29 UTC

i sent 1,500 pens to India. the pens cost less than $15.00 and the snail mail was $37.00. i should have sent pencils anyway.

hotmail seems too linked to messaging stuff. also i got 300 pieces of spam from a single online inquiry to a hotmail addy

Gmail is the best free email

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Message 889338 - Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 3:40:15 UTC - in response to Message 888922.  

I use my ISP's webmail or gmail.

How do you find it, easy to use? Do you like Gmail? Do you use a web browser to view your ISP's mail?

John.


Sorry for the delay, John. Been a busy cpl of days.

I use Firefox to browse my ISP mail accounts and Gmail. They both work fine for me.


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Message 889365 - Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 6:08:11 UTC - in response to Message 888919.  

What kind of email do you use?

I use Thunderbird, and my own mail server.
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Message 889475 - Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 15:47:39 UTC

I use Windows Live Mail. Both Hotmail and G-mail accounts on one easy to use interface and no ads, and I can add more accounts

Would not want to go back.

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Message 890081 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 5:05:52 UTC - in response to Message 889475.  

I use Windows Live Mail. Both Hotmail and G-mail accounts on one easy to use interface and no ads, and I can add more accounts

Would not want to go back.

Bernie


So do I, and for pretty much the same reason (have 2 separate Hotmail accounts and a Yahoo account that seems to get nothing but spam, but I use it as a logon for YIM)
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Message 892581 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 3:05:19 UTC

I used to use Compuserve - until they claimed that they did not support the OS I was using (the OS was about 2 years old at the time and it had been working up until that time.)

The email I give to people that I want to be able to contact me for a long time is forwarding only through a professional association I belong to. That email address has lasted longer than any other email address I have had.

I use both GMail and the ISP provided email accounts. The ISP provided account goes through Outlook.

My office uses Lotus Notes (YUCK).

I stil use snail mail for some things. So far, signatures sent through email are not legal. And there are some things that need a handwritten letter.


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Message 892586 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 3:37:23 UTC - in response to Message 892581.  

I used to use CompuServe - until they claimed that they did not support the OS I was using (the OS was about 2 years old at the time and it had been working up until that time.)

The email I give to people that I want to be able to contact me for a long time is forwarding only through a professional association I belong to. That email address has lasted longer than any other email address I have had.

I use both Gmail and the ISP provided email accounts. The ISP provided account goes through Outlook.

My office uses Lotus Notes (YUCK).

I still use snail mail for some things. So far, signatures sent through email are not legal. And there are some things that need a handwritten letter.

Yep, Like Contracts.
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Message 892692 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 14:22:12 UTC

I use Hotmail as well as Gmail

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Message 892966 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 5:43:35 UTC

hotmail, gmail,
snailmail´s best thing is that snails taste wonderful baked in oven with garlic, olive oil and blue cheese.
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Message 893042 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 11:49:10 UTC



. . . ever try using: FastMail - professional email

> using the above as well as ISP / G-Mail Accounts . . .


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