I’ve been subscribing to Yahoo! Mail Plus since 2006, and while I enjoy it, I don’t enjoy the fact that I have to pay $19.95 a year to POP my mail to my various e-mail clients. I knew I needed to make a switch somewhere, but didn’t know where to go. I know there are many e-mail services out there such as hotmail, juno and gmail.
I’m kinda finicky about my e-mail provider, as I’m not a fan of web mail (I only use it when I have to). That’s why I’ve been paying for Yahoo’s Plus service. I used to be a big proponent of Juno. If you don’t know the history of it, it’s quite fascinating. It started as a e-mail only program. You could write emails and send them, that’s it. It would connect when you wanted to send or receive and then disconnect. In the age of dial-up access, this was an efficient use of the phone line. I used Juno from 1996 until about 2004, that’s when my inbox began to be clogged with so much spam that I spent more time cleaning the spam out than simply reading the e-mail that was intended for me. That’s when I gave up my original internet handle, Cowboyman.
Starting August 1st, I will no longer be with yahoo. I’ve had a gmail account for quite some time, I just haven’t used it much. I will be full-on switching over to google for my email needs. To keep the spam bots away, I won’t be divulging my entire email address for the world. But for those of you that know my email address, it will be changing ever so slightly.
Instead of email@example.com it will be firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re my friend on facebook, you can see all of my info on my profile page as well.