I agree with you mainly except, that I think people should get a real address from a provider such as 1&1 that people can recognise as you, they don't cost that much, a few pounds every 2 years for a .co.uk or .me.uk address, then have anything else forwarded to that address, by all means set up a free gmail, as well
Also by setting up your own address means that you can use different names in front of the @MyName.me.uk so other members of your family can have their own address and you can use a special ones for all the web sites you visit, I tend to use things like [email protected]
, it's a good way to find out if they are selling your details/have bad security.
I still use Thunderbird/IMAP for my every day use and only use webmail for when I am away from home, I think TB has a better filtering system.
I haven't used ISP mail addresses for outgoing mail since ISDN (HH) first became available
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Edited by The_Voyager (Sat 20-Apr-13 09:49:16)