EPD 275: Fan Mail Friday (11/06/2015)

Dear (CSW) Scam Watch Team,

What would you consider to be the safest free mail account service ? And for what reasons did you decide to pick that free mail service ? The reason I ask is that I want a professional e-mail account along with less spam , junk mail and the constant barrage of phishing attacks. That I get with my current Hotmail / Outlook account.

Sent In By “Brenda H. Redux

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What would you consider to be the safest free mail account service ?

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Remy’s Reply: I would easily consider Gmail as the safest of the free mail account services. But it all depends on what you use it for. I also wanted to add this extra point even though you did not ask about it in your question. The best and safest type of e-mail account is a private secure server based e-mail accounts. Like the ones you get when you buy or rent a domain name.

Matt’s Reply: When it comes to free mail services, then I would say that the safest is Gmail, as Microsoft recently changed Hotmail over to the new Outlook service, and it’s no longer as safe and secure as it used to be. The best way to keep your email account safe and secure with whichever account service you go with is to keep it as secret as possible.

But if you want the ultimate secure email accounts, then the best option is to create your own when you buy or rent a domain URL, like the ones I use for Hybrid Games, as I have complete control over the service, unlike handing certain controls over to Microsoft or Google.

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And for what reasons did you decide to pick that free mail service ?

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Remy’s Reply: The main reason I choose Gmail is because they has vastly superior Junk mail and Scam mail detection filters.

Matt’s Reply: The main reason I choose Hotmail, was because as that time, Gmail wasn’t yet available, and Hotmail (now Outlook) was the biggest and most commercially available service in the world. Nowadays though, all of my emails go to my Hybrid Games email accounts, which I can access on my PC, iOS device, Laptop, and even through my Vita. (Private email accounts will always be better than free email services, as you get complete control of the service.)

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Till Next Friday,

Remy “Se7en”

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