Options for basic e-mail service?

November 27, 2016 at 16:28:59
Specs: several
What options are available for someone who has basic Internet
service but no e-mail account? It is needed mainly to sign up for
things like computing.net.

There is no appropriate category for ISP and e-mail providers.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
November 27, 2016 at 16:57:07
Yahoo mail, Gmail or any web-based account should suffice for just about anything. Provider-based POP mail is becoming something of a rarity anymore.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
November 28, 2016 at 09:41:33
If however you prefer a program then this one from Mozilla would do it:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thund...
I'm assuming this is for a PC or laptop. If you have many devices suggestion #1 is probably your best bet.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
December 7, 2016 at 03:38:20
It appears that both Yahoo and Gmail ask for a mobile phone
number, though I expect a regular phone will do. What happens
then? Does a human or a machine call the number immediately?
An hour later? The next day? Does a longish access code then
have to be copied down? Or what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
December 7, 2016 at 07:30:53
Have a look at mail.com

I'm signed up with them for a free account and I didn't have to give them my phone number.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
December 7, 2016 at 08:19:21
usually the phone number requirement, getting common for number of things like Gmail, is a security backup access requirement. Even WoW wants an account phone number. never have gotten a phone call from anyone.

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#6
December 7, 2016 at 13:10:32
Either Yahoo or Gmail or possibly both said that they
would call back with some further info required to log
in for the first time. I'm wondering whether I should
be on hand when the call comes in.

Mail.com might be a good alternative if they really don't
require a phone number, but it could be that neither of you
were called because you gave an existing e-mail address
instead. There is no existing e-mail account in this case.
Hmmmm... and I don't want to give mine.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
December 7, 2016 at 16:38:07
In yahoo and gmail, to my past experience, no need to enter a phone number or alternative email address. Skip it and try to register.

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#8
December 8, 2016 at 05:51:49
Well, I just had a quick look at my mail.com account and nowhere in it have I entered my main (ISP) email address or a phone number. Granted, unless you pay them $30 a year you get bugged by ad's, but it's not so many I'll pay to make them go away.

Maybe just try going through the sign up process and see what happens. If you never have to enter another email address or phone number you have an account. If they ask for them, you can cancel on the spot. It would take no more than a few minutes of your time to find out either way.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#9
December 16, 2016 at 13:02:40
I didn't see the two most recent replies until just now.
Exactly what I complained about in The Lounge last night.

It appears that you are right about Mail.com not asking
for a phone number as well as not requiring an existing
e-mail address. That should work out fine. Thank you!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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