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Best e-mail provider that notifies when new email arrives


bturner

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I have had a Hotmail account for over 10 years but I think someone has hacked into the account and I cannot get in now.

I have set up a gmail account temporarily but what I liked about hotmail was if I had the windows live messenger open I knew as soon as a new email arrived which is important for my work.

Can anyone recommend another safe email provider that notifies you when a new email arrives?

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dangerus1

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Chronos the 2nd, thanks for the link, I didn't know about Notifier. I am waiting for a pretty important email so it will be handy for me.

Installed and tested from my Hotmail address, it works great.

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dangerus1

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Sorry if I seem to be taking this thread over.

I installed Notifier and it worked OK, I shut down for the night and when I started up again this am it wasn't there.

Luckily I had saved the file and was able to run it again. Will I have to run it again every time I reboot?

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difarn

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I use hotmail - now Windows Live Mail, amongst others, and I use Thunderbird to "collect them" - Thunderbird gives a popup message to show when there are new mails and leaves a mail icon in the taskbar.

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bturner

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But as far as I am aware Windows live messenger is the only one that lets you know if you are signed in at more than one place.

This is what alerted me that something was wrong when I signed out from everywhere and signed in again but was still signed in at 2 places.

Gmail does let you know this, but maybe it is harder to hack into.

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difarn

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Your original post asked "Can anyone recommend another safe email provider that notifies you when a new email arrives?" - I was responding to this - it will notify you of e-mails received in all accounts included. You do not have to go to those individual accounts and sign in.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Morning btburner in answer to your question about Gmail notifier start up with Windows. I actually do not use it so i have installed it on one of my PC's and I have found that Gmail notifier plus is probably not the one you want. Gmail notifier plus is a third party app and not made by Google.

Use this instead.Google when you click on Gmail notifier for PC users another box will open which contains a patch,so follow the instructions.

So get rid of Plus.

Download Google Notifier. Install.

Download the patch. Install.

Restart Gmail notifier and you will find that it will start on boot up.

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bturner

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You are right difarn and I did not mean to offend you, thanks for your answers. It's just that since posting this thread I have been thinking that I do like to know if anyone else is signed into my account.

Thanks Chronos the 2nd, I have followed the instructions and it is working fine letting me know when gmail arrives audibly and with a pop up box.

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Secret-Squirrel

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Bturner, Gmail accounts, along with Yahoo, also get hacked into a lot nowadays so there's no guarantee that simply switching e-mail providers will prevent this from happening again. However, here's what you can do to keep your account details safe:

1) Create a "strong" password. The password should be at least nine characters in length and be made up of upper-case and lower-case letters and at least two numbers. The password should never be a word that can be found in any dictionary, be a person's name, or your phone number or date of birth etc.

2) Only enter your e-mail address and password on websites that you know belong to your e-mail provider. The best advice is to type the address in manually and then you'll always know you're in the right place.

3) If you get an e-mail from a contact of yours that says something along the lines of "click here to view the message", and it then asks you for your login details, do not proceed as it's a common scam to harvest e-mail addresses and passwords.

4) Make sure that the answer to your account's "security question" is not something that someone who knows you can guess easily.

If really do want to stick with Hotmail then do so but follow the advice above and it's unlikely your account will get hacked into again.

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spuds

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Incredimail use to provide a good notification response, but a year or so back there was a reported number of problems with this product. I took it off my computers, and possibly this thread is now a reminder to try that product out again?.

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Nontek

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I have been using Incredimail for years, with no real problems, very satisfied with it.

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