Off topic: 3.5.1 Which free web-based e-mail service would you recommend?
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Olga Judina  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:16
Latvian to Russian
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Jul 12, 2004

I need to setup a free e-mail account for a friend of mine who doesn't have regular internet access. It's very important that this account (unlike hotmail and maybe others) doesn't expire after a certain period of inactivity. Stable service is another important issue - I've been trying to reach Yahoo Mail all morning with no result and I think such experience would be very annoying for someone using the public internet access points. Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance.

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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:16
Suggestion Jul 12, 2004

I use
20mb free space

I'm not sure about the inactivity part though.


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:16
German to Italian
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lycos? Jul 12, 2004

I have a lycos address (15 mb web space) but I don't really use it, so I can't tell you if it's reliable or not. Anyway, I never had a problem with yahoo mail (100 mb now)

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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 07:16
Try Jul 12, 2004

We have received good feedback on the free email at It gets less spam and has less of a delay before mail from will appear than do hotmail, yahoo and aol.

One complaint that we have seen is that there are problems with double byte characters. I am not sure whether or not this is still the case.

To try it, go to:

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nordiste  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:16
English to French
+ ... (but it's French ) Jul 12, 2004

I'm very satisfied with - but I don't know if they have an English interface. You can jave a look at

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Cecilia Janhammar  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:16
English to Swedish
+ ... Jul 22, 2004

I have an extra account on and it's been extremely reliable. Never had spam in my inbox in two years!

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