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Old 05-10-2013, 07:57
Cassini
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Do banks and utility companies etc... allow customers to use web based email addresses?

Does anyone not?

I am just leaving O2 and wondered if it save all the hassle of changing email addresses again if I change ISPs later on.

Is web based email any less secure than the accounts allowed by ISPs?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:06
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I think most people are ok with what you call 'web based' services such as Hotmail and Gmail.

Years ago I got myself a personalised email address via Hover and I can use it whatever ISP I am with.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:53
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I have had no problems of that kind with Gmail.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:03
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I have had no problems of that kind with Gmail.
Same here. Have used Gmail for a long time and never found it to be a problem.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:40
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rarely these days would web based email be frowned upon, it's just another way in to same kind of email server anyway .... I never use my ISP email
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:14
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the only place I have ever found that I could not use a web based email address is here on digitalspy.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:29
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the only place I have ever found that I could not use a web based email address is here on digitalspy.
Strange. I use DS with no problem using a Gmail address, though I think I was using an ISP address when I first joined.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:35
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the only place I have ever found that I could not use a web based email address is here on digitalspy.
Strange. I use DS with no problem using a Gmail address, though I think I was using an ISP address when I first joined.
Yes, DS was one site that wouldn't allow a Hotmail address but that was 8 years ago, maybe it's changed. There were one or two others, can't remember who.
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Old 09-10-2013, 21:05
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Sorry to bump this just to say thanks but erm.... Thanks.

Why is there no thanks button?
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Old 09-10-2013, 21:23
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Sorry to bump this just to say thanks but erm.... Thanks.

Why is there no thanks button?
Don't need one
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Old 09-10-2013, 21:52
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Why is there no thanks button?
Its hidden.
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