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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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12/13/2013 | 10:30:24 PM
Re: Really?
It's hard to get too indignant about Google's automated scanning of Gmail given the NSA's automated scanning of everything.
petersellmer
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petersellmer,
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12/13/2013 | 2:29:18 PM
Re: Have you tried Outlook.com?
David, I use gmail for business and Outlook for personal use as I had a hotmail address which I chose to migrate to the new system. I have absolutely no complaints - love the new interface and also the seamless connection to my Skydrive account. I aslo access it on my android tablet without a hitch so highly recommendable! Gmail is more robust but as a reliable secondary option it can't be beat.

 
DanD752
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12/13/2013 | 2:21:58 PM
Re: Really.
"As for people I know, the only person I know currently who still uses Gmail is my mom..."

Yeah, well, I sort of doubt that the half-billion Gmail users know you either.
TroutHound
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12/13/2013 | 2:17:44 PM
Re: Really.
It was the first sentence in your earlier posting that hinted at your emotional state to start with.  But OK, I was wrong.  We all have our favorite toys and tools that meet our needs.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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12/13/2013 | 2:17:33 PM
What's that again, Microsoft opposes monopolies?
Microsoft, with monopolies in both desktop operating systems and desktop applications, lobbies against Google for having an anti-competitive monopoly in search advertising? You need a sense of humor to follow the logic of the behemoths of the computer industry. Microsoft fiercely resented the Justice Department antgi-trust suit, saying it was based purely on the claims of limping competitors, like Sun MIcrosystems and Netscape. When it comes to email migration issues, on the other hand, Microsoft is striking at an exposed vulnerability: Google's willingness to read your email. 
coppersloane
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coppersloane,
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12/13/2013 | 2:09:08 PM
Re: Really.
I wish I was a Microsoft employee. Alas, I'm an English major/broke university student. I use Google products for my mobile solutions. I have a Nexus S phone and Nexus 7 tablet and I'm quite fond of them. Like I said, I always go with the options I deem best according to a number of factors.

Also, I'm not worked up. I just believe in what I say. When I make a post, I genuinely try to contribute as much as possible, and I believe in any company's right to compete. Whoever gave me the IW medal must find my approach refreshing.
TroutHound
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12/13/2013 | 1:54:56 PM
Re: Really.
You sound a bit too worked up over this.  Perhaps you're a Microsoft employee who's sick of Google getting all the attention.  I've been using gmail since it first came out and am completely satisfied with it.  I also use Outlook to back up my Google mail.  I don't care that Google scans my e-mail.  It's automatic.  No human is reading my mail besides me.  (Well, besides me and some government agencies.)  Google has to get payed somehow to keep this service around.  I like the instant searches.  I like that I can get to my mail from any device, any browser, and from anywhere.  I like how reliable it's been for me.  I like all the storage I get for free.

I'm partial to Google for most everything: mail, calendar, documents, searches, etc.  I also use Windows and Office when I have to--I personally payed for them.  I have no idea what wonderous things Outlook could do for me that gmail doesn't.  Since I can't think of anything more I want it to do, I'm not switching to Outlook or anything else for my personal needs.

I don't know anyone who uses Outlook for their personal mail.  I work for a large software company.  None of my colleagues use Outlook.  We use Thunderbird.

My two cents.
asksqn
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asksqn,
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12/13/2013 | 1:44:15 PM
Anticompetitive monopoly?
LOL Pot, meet kettle.
atcraigslist
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atcraigslist,
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12/13/2013 | 1:02:56 PM
outlook is not that good
spam is gone from my gmail account

 

but still in my outlook account

 

you can sign in to gmail with just your user name

 

with outlook you have to use full email address

 

with hotmail if you suspended your account

 

everything would be still there when you reactivated it

 

 

 

with outlook its gone for ever

 

 

since hotmail changed to outlook i rarely use it

 

gmail is not perfect but its better than outlook
coppersloane
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coppersloane,
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12/13/2013 | 12:59:46 PM
Re: Really.
As an aside, just now I opened my Gmail and saw a column of ads tailored to 'buying gifts for Mom.' Why? Because here, in my initial post, Gmail somehow KNEW that I had just mentioned my mom.

If that doesn't bother you, more power to you, but that is disturbing.

Also, for the person who just posted about spam: I currently have on average 8-10 spam messages in my spam folder on Gmail per month, all listed there for the past year. In Outlook I have 10 for the month of December. The junk mail from previous months were AUTOMATICALLY DELETED by Outlook. You're doing something wrong.
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