Skip to comments.Lazy Aol User Needs Conservative Email Provider
Posted on 10/08/2012 12:38:00 PM PDT by Diago
Ok, when you have a free email account that all your friends and families know, it is tough to pull the plug on it and switch to something different. Especially when you have had same email address for many, many years.
But the pro-Obama, pro-gay, Catholic hating trash at aol is too much. It is time to switch.
What should I switch to? Has to be free. Anyone use Reagan.com?
I don’t know whether it is conservative or not but Hushmail claims to value privacy and doesn’t sell your info.
reagan.com is not free.......$40 a year
Reagan is a pay service. I have always used juno.com. Works fine.
Reagan.com email is $40 a year, so it does not meet your free requirement...
Get your own domain/email address. Try www.1and1.com. Only $1.49 month for 5 accounts
Reagan.com is not free , it’s advertised on Rush’s show ... Doesn’t your ISP offer e:mail? Don’t tell me that AOL is your ISP! ,, I (and many other people I know) have any e:mail from an @aol.com address delivered immediately to the bit bucket .. the thought is if you’re so stupid as to use AOL your thoughts aren’t worth looking at..
Plenty of hits when I search “free e:mail providers” ... I’d just make sure they are US based ,, I wouldn’t want someone named IVAN in Siberia who just happened to have $1000 laying around to open an e:mail service with wide open access to everything that I send or receive.
I too have been thinking about Reagan.com.
I have been using Yahoo, which is annoying because it streams Obama campaign propaganda at me each time I log in.
Also if I have an email discussion with someone regarding the latest hot Fox News babe it mysteriously begins streaming ads at me for an Over 40 dating site. Which is kinda creepy.
australia.edu is a one time $25 fee, but also gives you access to educational discounts (e.g. Microsoft).
Also, some colleges give lifetime email for alumni.
Since you self identify as “lazy” here’s the magic linky-poo ...
Reread you post....since it is free you want you might try www.outlook.com
Well, you could block the email address as junk.
Or don’t open the email and just delete it, seriously you don’t have to read it.
They definitely don’t meet the definition of Conservative but, i like the features of Gmail. If you want to switch to Gmail you can use this procedure to aid in your transition away from AOL. You can go into the settings of a Gmail account and configure “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)”. Configure that setting for AOL (your username and pass) and Gmail will then retrieve your AOL email into your Gmail mailbox. Then you can start sending email from Gmail to notify all your contacts. It will also import contacts from AOL by the way. After a while you just cancel the AOL account as desired.
I’ve used this procedure to migrate 3 friends off AOL. I like Hushmail too if your willing to pay a little.
Who actually provides your Internet service?
Your phone company, your cable TV provider?
Or is AOL calling themselves your Internet service provider when they are actually no more than a 3rd party using the actual trunk lines of the phone company?
If it is either of the two phone company examples or your cable TV provider, they two offer Email services with the Internet service.
But, while that would give you an Email addresss like, for example: YourName@phonecompanyX.net, that does not mean that you have to actually use their webpage Email resources.
You can get the Free Email client application for your PC, Thunderbird (published for free by the Mozilla foundation) (operates much like Microsoft Outlook), and make use of the POP account Email set up between your Internet service provider and Thunderbird; in which new Emails to you get downloaded into Thunderbird on your PC, and when you send Email with Thunderbird it is sent out through your Internet service provider - without you, in either case, personally going to the web-page version of your service providers Email system.
I hope this helps tell you what is possible, when you divorce useless AOL.
But, do save all your contact info in AOL, so you can send notices to friends and family when you have a new Email address.
I use Firefox with the add-on "Adblock Plus". NO ads!!
Also at Yahoo you can type in the address you want with @rocketmail.com rather than @yahoo.com.
BTW, I have nothing to do with pobox.com but can recommend them based on my personal experience. Other companies do the same thing and probably work as well or better, but I wouldn't be able to comment on that.
Also, are you aware that you have a freerepublic.com email address?
You must be in a privileged high-dollar-donor FReeper class if you have a Freerepublic email account capable of receiving external messages. I’ve never heard of it.
They don't have to be downloaded. Downloading will occur if you utilize POP protocol, but with IMAP they normally will not be (except as HTML or text for viewing purposes). Several years ago I decided that I really didn't need most messages downloaded anymore and so changed to IMAP. Since I have two big email providers both backing up (so there are two separate backups of each message), why do I need to? But if you really want some messages downloaded you can do it on a folder by folder basis (with Thunderbird). This might make sense on the highest-value messages.
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