09-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Latino Hasta La Muerte
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
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I have a non-premium Hotmail account and I must say it is very speedy and robust. In the last 2 years or so Microsoft has done a great job updating Hotmail and allowing BlackBerry users to access their accounts. There was a time when you had to have a premium account to get this access.
I still prefer GMail for the calendar integration that is possible. Google Contaces is still not as clean as it could be, giving me duplicate contacts far too easily. Once you clean up any initial contacts mess though, GMail is the way to go IMHO.
I also have a Yahoo account and I hate it. Spam spam spam, and the web client is absolute garbage. Yahoo just pushes too hard to add friends and other contacts and drag them into a bunch of other intrusive services. And the Yahoo Mail pop-ups are simply out of control. There's no way to turn off the annoying chat window that seems to pop up with some African fellow desperate to sell me something every single freakin' time I log in. And when I want to close that annoying pop-up window you have to confirm that yes, indeed, you really really want to close it (and you're quite sure you do) before it goes away. I have no idea how well Yahoo Mail syncs with BlackBerry because I hate it so much I won't even set my account up on my Bold. Tossers.