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Yahoo email users - please read! Important info regarding blog giveaways and other emails  

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!)

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7 comments: to “ Yahoo email users - please read! Important info regarding blog giveaways and other emails

  • Simply Stacie
    April 12, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

    I love gmail too. I had Hotmail and hated it. It is hit and miss with Hotmail and emails won't send or I will have trouble getting emails. I know that some of my readers who subscribe through hotmail aren't getting their daily subscription. I tried to subscribe to my blog by email with my hotmail and I never got the verification email. Then when I go to try again to subscribe it says I already subscribe!! wtf?!

    I have never had a problem with Gmail and highly recommend it too.

  • VickieB
    April 12, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

    I am a gmail user as well

    I have a yahoo account I don't use anymore, also, an sbc-yahoo (att) account. Even my more business type sbc email email address is spam ridden and I never used it for sweeps.

    I now use gmail for all my mail. It has the best spam filters of any of the email hosts I have tried.

    Very rarely does spam slip through. Gmail errs more on the side of sending mail to spam, so I do keep an eye on the spam folder

  • Zewt
    April 12, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

    gmail is simply the way to go, it functions based on outlook platform. much better compared to the traditional web-based mail.

  • zewt
    April 12, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

    noticed that i commented using the other account... this should be the correct one...

  • Crystal P
    April 12, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

    I'm in the same boat... I tried yahoo and email but I didn't really care for it... when google came out I swooned :)

    I have been using it ever since and I use chrome too! I LOVE it... especially for blogs and etsy shops... being able to scroll through multiple pages is an amazing feature!

  • Becca
    April 12, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

    Interesting post and interesting comments. I am a hotmail user personally. I just never liked the layout of gmail. Yahoo has to be one of the worst though!

  • Holly Renee
    April 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM  

    I have gmail and I really like it. It's free, easy, and convenient. My blog and my calendar are connected to it.

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