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Evans Electric

Anyone else using gmail  ?

I just created an account  because of constant problems gaining access to my Evans Electric  Hotmail    

 

( Load of printed letterheads with wrong  details now )  

 

Been trying to create a "Shortcut "  to take me straight to log in  but it seems to be a convoluted  performance to actually arrive at  Gmails ...is there an easy way ?    

 

Shortcut takes me to a load of Google stuff ..then its search around to find your emails. 

 

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ProDave

Don't access it on line, set up an email client on your pc.

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Evans Electric
39 minutes ago, calltronics said:

I do that Calltronics  then have to fill in  name  etc etc etc    Isn't there a quick way  ?   Creating a "Shortcut"   does the same as your advice .

37 minutes ago, ProDave said:

Don't access it on line, set up an email client on your pc.

What the hell does that mean Dave ?   

 

I'm trying to create a "One click"   access  to the sign in page. 

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ProDave

Is there not a "remember me" button somewhere where you log in?

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Sidewinder

Deke,

What operating system is your PC running?

 

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Andy™
Just now, Sidewinder said:

Deke,

What operating system is your PC running?

 

 

3.1

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Sidewinder

Come on Andy, i bet it 3.11 or perhaps even 95! ;) 

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Andy™

maybe 3.11 but no way its 95

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Sidewinder

I think I still have a set of WfW 3.11 floppy discs here.

I have a Windows 3.1 or  it might be 3.11 VM set up somewhere I know!

Also, a 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT3.51, NT4, 2000, DOS 5(not sure which flavour) & DOS 6(not sure which flavour), the 3.1x might be in the same VM as one of the DOS's.

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Andy™

i have pc that runs windows 2000 still in regular use

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Lurch
3 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

Anyone else using gmail  ?

 

Yes.

 

3 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

I just created an account  because of constant problems gaining access to my Evans Electric  Hotmail    

 

Pretty sure that was nothing to do with Hotmail, but a combination of your OS/browser and specific link target.

 

3 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

Load of printed letterheads with wrong  details now

 

How retro! If you are sticking with the Gmail address just log into your Hotmail account and set a forwarder to your Gmail so any mail sent to your old address arrives in your Gmail inbox.

 

3 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

Been trying to create a "Shortcut "  to take me straight to log in  but it seems to be a convoluted  performance to actually arrive at  Gmails ...is there an easy way ?    

 

I just go to gmail.com.

 

The convoluted process of signing in is just the way Google does it, it is a PITA and it isn't a one click sign in like some places. However, I would recommend Gmail over Hotmail any day so horses for courses.

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Evans Electric

Sidey     The OS is Vista  ,  browser is Opera. 

 

Lurch      The reason for dumping Hotmail / Outlook   is  constantly unable to log in without having to renew password ...even then its   "  Site cannot be found  , your username or password are incorrect".      

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Lurch
9 minutes ago, Evans Electric said:

The reason for dumping Hotmail / Outlook   is  constantly unable to log in without having to renew password ...even then its   "  Site cannot be found  , your username or password are incorrect".

 

Yeah, pretty sure this is something your end, not a Hotmail/Outlook issue. Combination of outdated/unsupported OS and overly zealous security settings on something somewhere in he middle.

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Sharpend

I use gmail and don't have to login every time? 

I have my gmail account setup within my email software on the iPad and also have downloaded the gmail app which then just opens to my gmail accounts no bother?? 

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Evans Electric

Ah   unfortunately Sharpy I don't do  email software ....ipads ..apps   :C

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Andy™
11 minutes ago, Evans Electric said:

Ah   unfortunately Sharpy I don't do  email software ....ipads ..apps   :C

not even outlook on your pc? far easier than having to us a website

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Sidewinder

No Andy, he's using a web browser to access his email, this is why he's having such an issue! ;)

 

Using Vista, and looking for free limits him a bit as to an email client, I think using the Vista Mail Client will give him security issues with some email account log-ins.

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Andy™

ive got office / outlook 2010 if you want it?

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Lurch
9 minutes ago, Sidewinder said:

Using Vista, and looking for free limits him a bit as to an email client,

 

Not really, Thunderbird will work. I have used it for the last 20 years without issue. Much better than that heap of garbage Outlook.

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Sidewinder

Wrong again Lurch,

Yes Thunderbird will work as will a few others, but, he does not have free reign as to which client he wants to use because of the cost/OS combination, & limits on some of the free clients.

So he is limited to choice.

Choice means that he can use more than one.

You are not the expert on everything.

You also do not know the whole story.

 

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Lurch
17 minutes ago, Sidewinder said:

Wrong again Lurch,

 

Where?

 

17 minutes ago, Sidewinder said:

Yes Thunderbird will work as will a few others, but, he does not have free reign as to which client he wants to use because of the cost/OS combination, & limits on some of the free clients.

 

What costs, what limits? There is nothing at all that is stopping him from using Thunderbird.

 

18 minutes ago, Sidewinder said:

So he is limited to choice.

 

And within that limited list is Thunderbird.

 

19 minutes ago, Sidewinder said:

Choice means that he can use more than one.

 

OK, and? But why would you use multiple clients? Did I say anyone couldn't use more than one?

 

19 minutes ago, Sidewinder said:

You are not the expert on everything.

 

No, but I have no idea why you have such an issue with me answering questions about computers. Just because you are technically illiterate don't keep taking it out on me.

 

20 minutes ago, Sidewinder said:

You also do not know the whole story.

 

OK, so tell me the whole story, what have I missed?

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ProDave

BEST option is forget free email services. Register a domain name, and use an email address related to that. As long as you keep renewing the domain name (which can be set to be renewed automatically) you never have to change email.  If one email address gets too much spam you can change it to a different one @ the same domain.

 

I have 4 domains, my business, the village where we live, the name of my old house and the name of my new house. The domain relating to the old house will be offered to the buyer when that house eventually sells.

 

I use a rather obscure email client, incredimail. That lets me access all of them (and check a few old "dead" ones just in case) all in one place.

 

I can log into my domain name hosts site and check my emails on the server from there, but why would I want such a clunky interface when the email client on the pc does it all?

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Sidewinder
27 minutes ago, Lurch said:

 

Where?

 

 

What costs, what limits? There is nothing at all that is stopping him from using Thunderbird.

 

 

And within that limited list is Thunderbird.

 

 

OK, and? But why would you use multiple clients? Did I say anyone couldn't use more than one?

 

 

No, but I have no idea why you have such an issue with me answering questions about computers. Just because you are technically illiterate don't keep taking it out on me.

 

 

OK, so tell me the whole story, what have I missed?

 

Lurch,

You have no idea about me or what I know, or don't know.

It is your attitude I despise.

I would have banned you months ago, however, I am not the only one who has a choice, and you have been kept around for comic value as far as I am concerned.

 

Having a choice means being able to pick more than just one, because the one you love is amongst them does not mean that it is the be all and end all.

Now wind your neck in or I will ban you, because I can.

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Andy™
57 minutes ago, ProDave said:

BEST option is forget free email services. Register a domain name, and use an email address related to that. As long as you keep renewing the domain name (which can be set to be renewed automatically) you never have to change email.  If one email address gets too much spam you can change it to a different one @ the same domain.

 

that would be the best option. domain names are about £10 per 2 years. not sure what email hosting costs these days, but its not a lot.

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