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From: Warwick Beadle <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Getting a 2nd e-mail address is helpful
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:35:53 -0700
There are a lot of articles on technical websites concerning problems with
Comcast email traffic. You might want to get what many consider the best
free email being Gmail. https://mail.google.com I'm sure you will not have
any problems with Gmail.Warwick
2009/7/29 Betty <>
> It was just mentioned that you can set up a "free" e-mail - for alternate
> uses. And, I can mention one of those alternate uses.
> I have been using Comcast for my e-mail address for 4-5 years (?). * I
> had been e-mailing with a KIDDER researcher in FL for 8 years. But, 4-5
> years ago I discovered he wasn't responding to my e-mails. I found this
> strange. So, I tried an experiment. I signed up to get a (free)
> e-mail address, and e-mailed him with that. He received it fine !
> he asked "Where have you been ???"
> To this day, he still cannot receive my e-mails if I use my Comcast e-mail
> address. But, he can send me an e-mail "to" my Comcast e-mail address.
> So, if I want to corresond with him, I need to go to "Yahoo" in order to do
> Actually I've found a few other people who cannot receive my Comcast e-mail
> address. (Probably something to do with whatever "virus-checking
> software" they use.) So, if I have e-mailed with someone and there is no
> response, I e-mail them from Yahoo to see if they get it that way.
> (Sometimes they have chosen "not" to respond, and that is something else to
> deal with.) :o)
> And, as someone else just said, if you don't know too much about a web
> site, and you don't want to give them your important, e-mail address,
> offer them your "alternate" one.
> Betty (near Lowell, MA)
> (I also am hesitant to give out my current address and phone number, etc.,
> on some web sites. Even when "Required," I feel the need to offer
> "little white lies." Most times they will never know the difference.)
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