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I'll say it: I hate Gmail

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Drain You, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

    Apr 25, 2012
    As someone who cut their email teeth on Hotmail accounts, I'm use to easy controls like blocking spam senders by email account, or even the domain completely.

    Tired of receiving ads from
    Just block all email from!

    Gmail makes this nearly impossible. You have to waste your time making filters that are unsightly and don't seem to keep your phone from getting an alert at 3am when you get new messages to it.

    Couple that with Google buying Youtube, I have to have Gmail, GoogleVoice, and Youtube all on the same Gmail address unless I want to keep signing in and out all the time. HATE HATE HATE.


    I don't care if all the cool kids laugh at me, I'm switching to the new mail and hopefully there is a decent app for it on my phone.
  2. Essentially, they're all the same. The only real advantage of gmail is that it's a few characters shorter than outlook. Makes putting down your email a little bit faster.

  3. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    Gmail runined email. Now everyone want to be cool like Gmail. Instead of just working. Gmail makes Lotus Notes look good.

    Ok, that was over the top. Nothing makes Notes look good.
  4. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

    Feb 14, 2010
    Boonies New Mexico

    You can't really HATE anything.......unless you are an old white dude!
  5. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Below sea level.
    This really gets to me!
    I don't want that interconnection! Email is not you tube, I have separate accounts and want them separate!

    I heard the new microsoft email is decent.. I might switch. I have a hushmail account but everyone gets thrown off by the name.. its kinda weird..
  6. Am I the only one here who still uses POP3/SMTP and does not care about the web interface?

    Also, am I the only one here who reads e-mail on his own schedule, without waking up every time a new message is received?
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013
  7. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

    May 19, 2005

    I must be living my life wrong. I haven't received any spam in 7 or 8 years now.

    Me wanna be loved long time. :rofl:

    The bar chicks in the P.I. always had the best lines, "Hey sailor-boy! You love me no ****? Buy me air-condition Honda!"

    Ah... Those were the days...

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
  8. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    Florida with a is what I use and I really enjoy it. It's not cumbersome, it's kinda sleek, acts like exchange when interacting with my iPhone, and is genuinely easy to use. Can't really speak for what it's like on Outlook because I rarely use a Computer email client anymore. Just about everything I do email wise, is on my phone these days.

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  9. Yes, it's maddening, especially since there are only about a zillion other email hosting sites out there.
  10. Shinytop


    Sep 5, 2012
    Just drag the mail to your spam folder. All mail from that sender will go there from now on. Simple once you know it.
  11. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

    Apr 25, 1999
    upper mid-west
    I think all email is bad - regarding spam. How do your write a filter that eliminates spammers who programatically change the 'from' address?

    A simple solution would be a 'switch' on your 'in' box to view only mail from 'contact' or, alternatively, all mail - including spam. A 'delete' function for everything except 'contact' would be good too.

    If someone from GT mails you and they are not on your contact list, you would see it when you view everything. Until then (view everything) you wouldn't have to sort through spam.
  12. Glock!9


    Oct 5, 2001
    South Eastern PA
    I have been using gmail since it started and I have no idea what you ae talking about
  13. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Hotmail, dood.... **** Gmail. If there is an explicit :)upeyes:) video on youtube, I'll just watch it on Bing.
  14. Kevin108

    Kevin108 HADOKEN!

    Mar 2, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I've loved Gmail for years but the new compose post-it note made me switch back to Thunderbird. Not missing the web interface at all. Between being comfortable with a desktop e-mail client and privacy concerns, I will probably migrate completely back to my own domain's e-mail.
  15. I like Gmail but the 'post-it-note compose' bugs me. Is there a way to turn it off?

  16. N4LP


    Nov 4, 2008
    Austin, TX
    If Youtube and GoogleVoice were provided by other companies you'd have to have multiple accounts, so this doesn't really seem like a negative. You can choose to have multiple accounts, or you can choose not to.
  17. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    Whew. I thought you were losing it for a second. Lol

    My gmail does a good job filtering. I dislike the new compose format, tho. I'll get used to it, but it seems different without improving. ????
  18. Kevin108

    Kevin108 HADOKEN!

    Mar 2, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA
  19. Slug71


    Mar 7, 2010
    Oregon - U.S.A
    I use it but will admit its kinda horrible. The google interface is a complete clusterf..k IMO...
  20. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Right wing nut Lifetime Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    San Antonio, Texas
    This. I cannot recall ever getting spam in my inbox. The new compose is ok. Mostly just different.

    Don't enter your gmail address on porn sites?