Poll: Your main e-mail address is...
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Jul 28, 2016

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:31
Spanish to English
+ ...
Free domain Jul 28, 2016

Yahoo. It's pretty rubbish, but used to work OK with Google Chrome. However, since I upgraded to a new PC with W10 last month, I can't get Chrome to work on it properly - I keep getting a black screen.
My Yahoo mail is sticky and clunky with the version of IE on the new PC, and I haven't tried out MS Edge yet, as I am deeply suspicious of anything newfangled foisted on us by Microsoft. However, I also have a Gmail account which works fine with Explorer, so I manage to muddle through.

PS: I can't get my Wordfast to work with Excel files on the new PC either, but I don't get them all that often and the last time one came in, I just set up the old PC and did it on that instead.


Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:31
Italian to English
Gmail Jul 28, 2016

Regular Gmail is free, however I have a customised address that I pay a small fee for.


Teresa Borges
Local time: 19:31
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Free + paid Jul 28, 2016

I have one paid email address and one free email address.


Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:31
Member (2006)
German to English
Paid domain Jul 28, 2016

I do not trust all of the free ones because they only want your data and who knows where it is being saved.

I have a paid domain with two separate names


Els Peleman  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:31
Member (2006)
French to Flemish
+ ...
Free for the offices - paid for the direct clients Jul 28, 2016

A free gmail-account for the offices, I used from the beginning of my freelance carreer.
Since a year I have another address for direct costumers that is linked to my website.


Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:31
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Paid domain Jul 28, 2016

Like Michael, I prefer to pay the extra and go via a third party. In my case, this is OCN the largest ISP in Japan and I'm pretty sure that they provide the highest level of security. This is the only way to go with Japanese customers since they demand that secure antivirus measures are in place in addition to antivirus measures installed on my PCs to protect their information.

I think my customers would not be happy if I had a gmail or other free mail account.


Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:31
Member (2008)
English to Italian
Two main addresses Jul 28, 2016

One is my website domain address and the other is a free domain.
The free one is my first address and it is till valid.


Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:31
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Free + paid. Jul 28, 2016

Free and paid. With these options, I never lose e-mails if one of those servers is down.


Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:31
English to Spanish
+ ...
Remember Yahoo? Jul 28, 2016

Well, I dumped my Yahoo! email addresses many years ago. Now Yahoo! has been purchased by Verizon, one of America's four largest phone services providers (they offer FiOS, a pretty fast Internet+home phone+cable TV package in most cities).

I still use my Gmail accounts for personal use and as a forwarding repository for my main office email address. Did you know that Gmail servers all encrypt mail?

You may also use Gmail secure servers for your own email account.



Katrin Bosse  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:31
Member (2009)
Dutch to German
+ ...
2 free + 1 website Jul 28, 2016

Els Peleman wrote:

A free gmail-account for the offices, I used from the beginning of my freelance carreer.
Since a year I have another address for direct costumers that is linked to my website.

Plus 1 free, I have what she has.


LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:31
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Proz membership comes with a free Jul 28, 2016

email address and domain


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:31
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
1 paid and 2 free Jul 29, 2016

I don't think anyone has a single e-mail account, but well...
As to a "main" e-mail, in my case, I use each one as "main" for some purpose, but I always inform an additional e-mail and ask people to send messages to both, if they don't mind.


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