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runnoft
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Re: Yahoo email forced upgrade (again)

said by Davesnothere:

 
So, my NEXT question (notwithstanding their New BS ToS) is :

''Is Yahoo's new Basic WebMail even CLOSE to their old Classic in appearance, function, and lean usage of CPU & RAM ?''

Don't know, and I hope I don't have to find out. That's an hilarious parody screen from therube, but note that in a subsequent post in that thread you linked us to here, he notes that he bit on the offer and found that Basic is NOT as good as Classic; he wants Classic back.


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said by runnoft:

Don't know, and I hope I don't have to find out. That's an hilarious parody screen from therube, but note that in a subsequent post in that thread you linked us to here, he notes that he bit on the offer and found that Basic is NOT as good as Classic; he wants Classic back.

 
Yep, he does, and he added a screenshot later of what the new Basic interface looks like - not close enough to Classic for MY liking !

Moral of Story :

IF you are REALLY curious, then create a NEW separate Yahoo account for testing.

I still plan to go elsewhere, but as I said in one of these 2 threads, I also have issues with GMail, and later discovered that M$'s new Outlook.com site is a resource hog, even though I saw no animation while at my inbox page on a new test account there.

OY !

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I have a workaround for outlook.com because I have Office Professional 2010 which includes the Office program, Outlook; that serves as an e-mail client for outlook.com without using the resource-hogging website. For most people, though, that's impractical unless they have another e-mail app that will work with outlook.com; Outlook is not included in the reasonably priced versions of the Office suite.

Here's another alternative I read about yesterday. I have not tried this one, but I did check out the website, and what I saw in terms of plan offerings looked good: Hushmail.com. They have free and paid versions and pledge not to be monitoring e-mail, use it for marketing, or reveal it to anyone except upon court order. They reportedly use strong encryption in storage and transit:
»www.hushmail.com/services/
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Re: Yahoo email forced upgrade (again)

said by runnoft:

I have a workaround for outlook.com because I have Office Professional 2010 which includes the Office program, Outlook; that serves as an e-mail client for outlook.com without using the resource-hogging website. For most people, though, that's impractical unless they have another e-mail app that will work with outlook.com; Outlook is not included in the reasonably priced versions of the Office suite.

Yes, but as I see it, the whole point of having a WebMail account is to USE it as WebMail, so tying it to an app, even to a free one such as T-Bird, tends to defeat that objective, except for doing occasional offline retrieval and backup.

said by runnoft:

Here's another alternative I read about yesterday. I have not tried this one, but I did check out the website, and what I saw in terms of plan offerings looked good: Hushmail.com. They have free and paid versions and pledge not to be monitoring e-mail, use it for marketing, or reveal it to anyone except upon court order. They reportedly use strong encryption in storage and transit:
»www.hushmail.com/services/

I have heard of Hush Mail somewhere in the past. - Must review. - Thanks.

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What Else IS There ?

 
said by runnoft:

....Here's another alternative I read about yesterday. I have not tried this one, but I did check out the website, and what I saw in terms of plan offerings looked good :

Hushmail.com. They have free and paid versions and pledge not to be monitoring e-mail, use it for marketing, or reveal it to anyone except upon court order. They reportedly use strong encryption in storage and transit:
»www.hushmail.com/services/

 
During review of this useful current thread, I saw your link for HushMail again and decided to check them out too.

Observations :

I have started a new thread to discuss those, as well as for any OTHER WebMail alternatives which anyone wishes to add.

»Alternatives to Yahoo's Free WebMail - Pros & Cons