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Thread poster: Mahmoud Rayyan

Mahmoud Rayyan  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:21
English to Arabic
Jul 10, 2008

Peace be upon you all,
Days ago I had an adware on my PC which used my contact list on yahoo free mail and sent spams to all my contacts including translation companies,
I used McAfee antivirus, and I was considering upgrading my yahoo mail to paid one, is it worth trying or the ordinary free mail is enough,
I read in an article for freelance translators that any translation company or even a direct client won't trust job application mail offer sent from yahoo free mail (any free mail actually)
is this true, and should I buy my own mail and start my small web page or it is not that complication?
B.R
Rayyan


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Mihailolja
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:21
Member (2004)
Ukrainian to English
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a few pointers... Jul 13, 2008

I use gmail (free) and have never had anyone (agency or direct client) view me any different because I use a "free" email account, why this snobishness? Frankly I wouldn't want to work with anyone that thinks like this anyway!

Your adaware experience is a bad one, keep your antivirus upto date, beware of what sites you visit and especially what you click on and you will be fine.

Regards

Mihailo

ps I have my own domain (email address) but still use gmail.


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Mahmoud Rayyan  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:21
English to Arabic
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Mihailolja Jul 13, 2008

Thanks Mihailolja, but I believe you didn't get my point, If I were the customer and someone sent me a mail from a free mail, saying I am a translator, there should be some doubt that he is amateur, but If I use my own domain this makes me a bit serious, I hope you get my point.

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Alana Quintyne  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:21
French to English
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Depends Jul 17, 2008

I have never had any problems. I decided to switch to a free email account because I was having far too many problems with my paid one. If you believe that it will hinder you it will. That's what you will attract. I have never even thought about it because it doesn't impact on the quality of my work.

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Mahmoud Rayyan  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:21
English to Arabic
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Thanks aalana Jul 18, 2008

I got your point, but there is one last thing which is the ability to download your mail to your pocket pc or any mobile phone via outlook, this is a feature you won't be able to use it with the free mail, do you have any suggestion for that?

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FarkasAndras
Local time: 06:21
English to Hungarian
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downloading email without opening a browser window Jul 18, 2008

... is called POP.
Yahoo does not give POP access for free, but others (like gmail if I'm not mistaken) do.


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Mahmoud Rayyan  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:21
English to Arabic
TOPIC STARTER
Nice note Farkas Jul 19, 2008

Mentioning gmail I found nice feature there which is to forward any mail sent to your gmail account to another mail, actually I am looking for this option in Yahoo if I found it it will be great, I will forward any mail coming to my yahoo mail to Gmail account then I use the POP feature in gmail to download all the mails from both the accounts
any information will help?
B.R
Rayyan


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