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Who Else Wants To Get Extremely Frustrated With Their Email Provider?

Posted in Manny's 2 Cents by manny on February 28, 2006

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I very much dislike  As a matter of fact, it completely sucks.

When I initially signed up with this free email service, it was good.  As time went on, however, more and more flashing banners with half naked folks started to appear, and the service started to slow considerably.  Then, while checking my mail one day, I was redirected to a page full of banners that demanded my attention by making me have to click a "no thanks" button before proceeding (excruciatingly slowly) to the message that I actually wanted to go to before being hijacked.

I decided to write this post when I needed to find a single email from a particluar individual that was sent to my old account about 1 year ago.  I do not use now, but I needed the information contained in that single email.

Well, I had more than one email from the individual.  After I did a search and took it's 5 minutes to pull up all of his emails to me (I have a broadband connection, by the way) I had to go through each individual email in order to find the right one.  I would look at the email, then have to click my browsers back button to go back to the list of emails from this one person.  Well, every time I try to go back to the list, I get that stupid page full of banners with the "no thanks" button on it.  And would you like to guess what happens when I press the "no thanks" button?  I get redirected to my inbox and have to do the 5 minute search thing all over again.

After about 20 minutes of what could only be described as "what the devil does to those who go to heck" (I don't actually believe the devil does anything to people in heck), I finally located the correct email, fell on my knees and praised the god of technology for directing me away from this email provider the year before.

Sure, it's a free service.  But I would strongly encourage anyone considering signing up with this provider to go somewhere else.  I use my old account as a drop box only, when I need to sign up for something but don't wish to get spammed. 

I think the only people who still use probably only do so because they do not have the time to switch over to another service, or have been using it for so long they do not realize that there are other free email providers available that don't stink.