Spam prevention
Rainer
279,648
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Gmail.

Jun 10, 2018 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am sure it will be difficult to inform everyone about your new email address. That is the reason I have not changed my email address.

Jan 30, 2015 09:21 PM
Ambassador
943,078
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Gmail without a doubt...the spam protection is excellent, and there are so many other ways to share with other gmail users, Victoria....and it's nice to see you back here!

Jan 30, 2015 10:03 AM
Ambassador
5,360,011
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Gmail

Sep 27, 2019 10:42 PM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

gmail is what I use.

Jan 29, 2018 10:03 PM
Rainer
53,577
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC

Hi, Bill!  I do have the one hosted by my website also, but don't trust leaving it there just in case I change some day!  I was evaluating Gmail and Live.com today with my kids, who both use gmail.  It is funny, since I was having trouble with setting up 'labels' for files I had my daughter try and help.  Then showed her how Live does it.  She decided Live was much easier!  Too funny.  Apparently my current email server also has a web based server where I can keep my address..but it may not have the capacity I need..will be calling their tech support tomorrow. In the meantime I will keep having copies forwarded and may slowly edge over to Live.com.  Thanks for all of the input!

Feb 01, 2015 07:53 AM
Rainer
23,743
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
Eric

I use gmail and have no problem with that. I never used Live, so I can not compare. You can open a gmail account and forward there all your previous accounts. 

Jan 31, 2015 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Victoria, you can use GMail to send to and from your existing email account and thus have the benefits of both.

Jan 31, 2015 02:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Hey Victoria...long time no see.   I have an E-Mail with my web site and also a free one with Yahoo.  I like and use my Yahoo the most.  But when it cones to contracts it all gets sent to my business e-mail on my web site.

Jan 31, 2015 12:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I changed to gmail a few years ago and have been happy with it for the most part.

Jan 30, 2015 10:33 PM
Rainer
53,577
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC
Since there seems to be a general consensus that Gmail is king! (!)..has anyone used Live? just curious..I do back up to both, but just delete after some time to clear the backups.
Jan 30, 2015 09:44 PM
Rainer
53,577
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC

Yes Gita, that is a huge issue for me.  Once I download my mail to my computer, it is gone online.  If I cannot access my computer from a remote location with GoToMy Pc or some other method (power outages are not infrequent!), I am increasingly frustrated. 13 years with the same email will make the transition difficult!  I do have the rural server forwarding copies to both Live.com and gmail as backup in case of failure..but that covers only the active email.  I use Outlook as a contact management platform..so it would behoove me to have that out on the web somewhere!

 

Jan 30, 2015 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
846,160
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Hard to go wrong with gmail. You can forward have everything automatically forwarded to a second email, plus there are other benefits.

Jan 30, 2015 07:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,074,120
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Gmail is hard to beat. The cloaked to look like you own the server can make the choice a little more complicated. Meeting the objectives and escorting the inbox to the categories for recontact ease is all part of how to use email best and save time in the busy work to corral the leads, capture the ones you need to save for future litigation documentations when things go haywire. And we all sense when this one could be that kind of deal. Better back up extra tightly.

Jan 30, 2015 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,442,552
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Gmail is awesome!

Jan 30, 2015 12:42 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

You don't need to give up - if there is a way to forward your email to gmail.

That being said, I'd say, I like gmail.

Jan 30, 2015 12:12 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Gmail is very flexible with ties to your G+ account. It holds 1000's of emails and is very reliable. Hacking my occur so update your password from time to time.

Jan 30, 2015 11:30 AM
Rainer
53,577
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC

My current email comes through a rural server..where it sits on their server until I download.  I can access their web server, but as soon as it hits my computer it is removed from their site.  I do like the Microsoft ability to use their full office suite online, their OneDrive cloud service..But I  back up to a gmail account just for safety and don't use either of those addresses publicly.  I can see the benefits of both..but seems gmail is used so much more.

 

Jan 30, 2015 10:14 AM
Rainmaker
6,546,149
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I use gmail and it is a good selection.

Jan 30, 2015 10:09 AM
Rainer
53,577
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC

Thank you all!  And thanks for the welcome back!  It has been an insane few years in a very good way!

Jan 30, 2015 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
2,807,436
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I would use gmail...it makes many things much easier - google analytics, google +, you tube, google docs.

Also, I think it can slightly help your SEO...for those that email you, they are more likely to see your content on some localized searches.

Jan 30, 2015 09:54 AM
Rainer
53,577
Victoria Frieberg
Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker - Rush City, MN
Realtor, Broker, Rush Point Realty LLC

At one point I seem to remember that gmail was targeting users with ads based on keywords in their email..not sure if that was resolved or?

Jan 30, 2015 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
391,339
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I've been using gmail for a decade and am very happy with it. It is an easy, recognizable email adress.

Jan 30, 2015 09:39 AM