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#1 OFFLINE   Webb

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:36 PM

Please recommend a free POP3 email service that isn't Gmail, Microsoft or Yahoo.

My email service (inbox.com) is ending its free service and going to a paid plan.

I don't mind paying them - it's only $9 a year - but they will only accept payment through PayPal and I don't have or want a PayPal account just so I can make one payment a year.

So:
Free
POP3
Not Gmail, Microsoft or Yahoo

Please recommend a service that you are personally familiar with and don't just post the results of Google searches.

Thank you.
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:31 PM

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:48 PM

View PostWebb, on 09 August 2016 - 08:36 PM, said:

Please recommend a free POP3 email service that isn't Gmail, Microsoft or Yahoo.

My email service (inbox.com) is ending its free service and going to a paid plan.

I don't mind paying them - it's only $9 a year - but they will only accept payment through PayPal and I don't have or want a PayPal account just so I can make one payment a year.

So:
Free
POP3
Not Gmail, Microsoft or Yahoo

Please recommend a service that you are personally familiar with and don't just post the results of Google searches.

Thank you.
There are several free web hosting sites and free email accounts are always included.  Or you could even buy a domain for the amount you say inbox.com is asking and that would also give you email accounts.  I pay $14/yr for my .com domain but there are much cheaper ones.  Just be careful because many providers sucker you with cheap first year rates but hide the fact that the second year price skyrockets.

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:37 AM

Hello,

It looks like GMX still provides POP3/SMTP service.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 09:43 AM

View Postgoretsky, on 10 August 2016 - 06:37 AM, said:

Hello,

It looks like GMX still provides POP3/SMTP service.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
GMX is excellent, but like all free services, it sometimes gets abused by spammers, and gets temporarily blocked by paid services (for instance Earthlink). I also have a VFEmail account that I can temporarily use as my default, when that happens.
https://www.vfemail.net/

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#6 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:54 PM

AOL provided free email (POP or IMAP) --> https://i.aol.com/re...kuswebr00000073

Also...


Gmail Review | Gmail Resources | Gmail Tips More »

Posted Image Zoho Mail - Free Email Service. ZOHO Corp.

2.  Zoho Mail - Free POP and IMAP

Zoho Mail is a solid email service with ample storage, POP and IMAP access, some integration with instant messaging and online office suites.
Aimed at professional users, Zoho Mail could be even more helpful organizing mail, identifying key messages and contacts, and sending oft-used replies.
Zoho Mail Review | Zoho Mail Tips More »

Posted Image Outlook.com - Free Email Service. Microsoft

3.  Outlook.com - Free POP and IMAP

Outlook.com serves free email with practically unlimited storage accessible on the web with a rich and helpful interface or using POP and Exchange ActiveSync in email programs on desktop and mobile device.
Unfortunately, IMAP access is not part of the mix, and Outlook.com could offer more help with composing in addition to organizing mail.
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Posted Image AIM Mail - Free Email Service. Heinz Tschabitscher

4.  AIM Mail - Free POP and IMAP

AIM Mail, AOL's free web-based email service, shines with unlimited online storage, very good spam protection and a rich, easy to use interface. Unfortunately, AIM Mail lacks a bit in productivity (no labels, smart folders and message threading), but makes up for some of that with very functional IMAP (as well as POP) access.
AIM Mail Review | AIM Mail Tips More »

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:26 PM

Thanks for your help.
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You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I don't understand what's gone wrong with it.  - George Hanson, 1969

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:39 PM

Ya umm!!! Just got a message from inbox.com . Closing down the free general service . Well that,s the way of things in this fast moving world of ours .
So just signed on to gmx.com . Based in merkel land . Looks like a good service at first glance . Does what it says on the tin ..
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#9 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 09:19 PM

Yeah... I got my Inbox notification yesterday of their imminent demise (of the free service, anyway). I just transferred everything that I was receiving at Inbox over to my pre-existing Gmail account. No great loss.

Edited by V.T. Eric Layton, 10 August 2016 - 09:19 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 12:14 PM

My non-work email is with inbox.com too. I've a lot of accounts linked to it... updating those will be a nuisance.
EDIT 1: zoho.com asks for a mobile number... really not sure why that's necessary.
EDIT 2: Seems like nearly everyone does... just the mobile age I guess... Anyhow, It's not as if I'm "off the grid" as it is.

Edited by Dr. J, 11 August 2016 - 12:31 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:19 PM

Most are requesting your mobile number to authenticate you in case of issues with your accounts... password forgotten, account hacked, requested account changes, possibly for two-step login, etc.




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