Monday, April 12, 2010
I'm a member of Yahoo! email. I've been one since 2000. There is a reason I don't use it as my regular email and that reason is - more times than not, if someone is emailing you and they're not in your address book, the email with probably go to your SPAM folder. No lie!
There are plenty of other reliable and FREE email services out there (I recommend Gmail - you can even import other email addresses into Gmail!) and if you are entering blog giveaways, sweeps, or just general email, Yahoo! is probably not your best bet.
For example, I know I've had several winners here at A Simple Kinda Life with a Yahoo! email account but they never seem to get my email about a prize they won here - and if they do finally get it, it's too late - I've drawn another winner.
Please! Do yourself a favor and use Yahoo! Email for something other than something you might consider to be important (like prizes!!!) I barely ever check my Yahoo! just purely for the amount of spam I get there - it's ridiculous!
With GMail, I have add-ons for Firefox for a pretty email signature through WiseStamp, and I also import my AOL email there. I barely ever get spam email there - and if I do, it's minimal! I'm a Google Lover and I swear by ANYTHING run by Google! (Yes, even Chrome!)