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From: "Myrt" <>
Subject: AOL will not support Mailing Lists - Part Three - Some Email Alternatives
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 11:08:00 -0500
DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy
AOL will not support Mailing Lists - Part Three
Some FREE Email Alternatives
YES, I am listening to you dear AOL members. You are obviously very
frustrated and don't know quite where to turn. I understand you wish to
receive postings from your genealogy mailing lists, such as those at
RootsWeb. But now that AOL won't support the incoming messages from mailing
lists, what can you do? Set up another email box, outside the AOL domain.
There are some alternatives. This email concerns keeping AOL, but finding an
alternative web-based email service.
Using any of these suggestions means you will still "sign online" with AOL,
but you'll minimize AOL, and open up your web browser to go to the free
email service you select. These are the four free alternative email services
with which ol' Myrt here is most familiar:
(Click Mail, and set up a free account.)
(You've already got it if you have WindowsXP and activated your Windows
upgrade to a newer browser, such as MicrosoftR Internet Explorer 6 or
(Choose the free email, not the Premium.)
-- Gmail.com (provided by Google) http://gmail.com
(This service is still in BETA testing mode. You must be invited by a
previous member. I have only 4-5 invitations available at a time, so I
cannot invite you all. We'd have to wait for this service to be a viable
There are other email services which are quite good, I just haven't
personally used them, so I couldn't advise on "user friendliness", etc.
There is also the possibility that you might decide to leave AOL and come up
with an alternative method for signing on to the internet. I'll discuss that
in my next email.
Happy family tree climbing!
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