BlackBerry Forums Support Community

BlackBerry Forums Support Community (http://www.blackberryforums.com/)
-   General BlackBerry Discussion (http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-blackberry-discussion/)
-   -   Gmail or Yahoo (Plus) ? (http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-blackberry-discussion/117260-gmail-yahoo-plus.html)

BudH 02-11-2008 09:19 PM

Gmail or Yahoo (Plus) ?
 
As a fairly new Blackberry user (Curve 8310 with AT&T), I will likely be dumping my Comcast email soon. I have decided to start using as my primary email one of the major web based email systems - Google Mail (Gmail) or Yahoo Mail (Plus).

I already have emails with both of these (and I don't mind spending $20 a year for the Plus version of Yahoo, so that isn't a difference maker).

I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of Yahoo (Plus) and Gmail. I use BIS and am using POP at the moment, but would like to try going with an IMAP system, although that isn't vital.

Any comments on which of the two, Gmail or Yahoo (Plus), is better to make my primary email would be appreciated.

Bud H

hnsimpson 02-11-2008 10:19 PM

My wife uses Yahoo, while I am using Gmail...yes, it is a mixed marriage.

She likes hers and I likes mine. We both use them for personal emails.

She does tend to get a lot more spam than I do...I rarely get any.

Plus she (we) have to pay for a service for her that I get for free from Google!

-simpson

/happy wife, happy life

nrk 02-11-2008 10:27 PM

As I know, yahoo plus doesn't allow you create custom email list.

I hope that I'm wrong but back to the year 2005/2006 when my company had decided where we host our email on yahoo or google, we did try both and finally we had chosen google because gmail allows us create custom email list.

Sith_Apprentice 02-11-2008 10:29 PM

and MSFT is trying to buy yahoo! their offer (unsolicited) of 45b$ or something like that got rejected because yahoo feels they are worth more. only reason given.

hnsimpson 02-11-2008 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice (Post 831812)
and MSFT is trying to buy yahoo! their offer (unsolicited) of 45b$ or something like that got rejected because yahoo feels they are worth more. only reason given.

From what I understand, MSFT is taking their offer to the shareholders, cutting out the board of Yahoo...

Should get interesting...

-simpson

Sith_Apprentice 02-11-2008 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hnsimpson (Post 831816)
From what I understand, MSFT is taking their offer to the shareholders, cutting out the board of Yahoo...

Should get interesting...

-simpson

MSFT would never do anything like that.....they arent a company that takes what they want (or buys in most cases) at all :oops:

NickiJ 02-11-2008 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice (Post 831812)
and MSFT is trying to buy yahoo! their offer (unsolicited) of 45b$ or something like that got rejected because yahoo feels they are worth more. only reason given.

If I was Yahoo I'd be holding out for a Trillion...

zerog46 02-11-2008 10:35 PM

I have Yahoo and I think it works great, I don't get any spam on my BB, I mean never. The sync, email that is, is instant, I get my mail on my BB before my computer. When I move something from my inbox to my read folder, one I made, it gets move off my BB instantly and vice versa. To me it's worth the 19.99 a month.

BudH 02-11-2008 10:41 PM

Yahoo Plus cost......
 
I think that is $19.99 a YEAR for Yahoo Plus, not per month.

zerog46 02-11-2008 10:44 PM

Ya my bad mis-typing. But it's well worth it. I have never had a problem with it. When there is a problem it's always been BB.

theBorg 02-12-2008 12:57 AM

You'll certainly get lots more junk mail with Yahoo. I think gmail's filter is best in industry. Also, with Yahoo's free service, you'll never be able to export your contacts or mails. Not so with gmail.

Gmail's filtering, searching, and labeling are brilliant. It takes just a bit of getting used to but is tremendously powerful.

walds11 02-12-2008 05:03 AM

I have Yahoo Classic email. I don't pay a dime for it and it works great. All spam goes in the yahoo bulk folder and never reaches my device.

John Gabrikh 02-12-2008 05:56 AM

I am using both Yahoo and Gtalk but honestly i would like to stick with Gtalk, light and preety user friendly. Yahoo is good but it takes time to load the things.(y)

ricpac 02-12-2008 06:12 AM

i have gmail and yahoo and this to me is a perfect combination! i have no issues/regrets to share whatever; and i don't pay anything at all

jevid 02-12-2008 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theBorg (Post 832023)
You'll certainly get lots more junk mail with Yahoo. I think gmail's filter is best in industry. Also, with Yahoo's free service, you'll never be able to export your contacts or mails. Not so with gmail.

Not quite correct. Even with Yahoo's free account, you can export contacts. I just did it a while ago.

I love the Gmail interface and I do think Gmail is better at Spam, so that's what I use. However, with Yahoo, you can natively sync contacts, calendar and notes just using the BB Desktop manager.

It comes down to personal preference & what works for you.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.