I have made a decision to change my main email account from Hotmail to GMail. I think that it has advanced far enough for me to make the change.
This decision is not really at all borne out of an anti-Microsoft stance, but really a pro-i-like-things-to-work stance. After switching browsers to Firefox, I have really noticed that most of the MS sites, including Hotmail, aren't really totally great with anything other than Internet Explorer.
That combined with a lot of other 'pull' factors of GMail has convinced me to make the switch.
Below is my last email that I sent from my Hotmail account (addresses removed for privacy and spamming reasons).
How are we all?
First of all I have a new email address: *******@gmail.com
From now on please use this as my primary email, as I will not be using my
old one (*******@hotmail.com) anymore. This new one now
takes precedence over all others, including my website's email addresses.
Next, allow me to answer a few of the questions I am bound to be asked. (I
did write these out all by myself by the way 🙂 )
Q: What?! Your moving away from Hotmail?!! Why?!!! Now you won't be able to
use MSN Messenger?!! This is the end of the world!!!!!!
A: Yes, I am moving away from Hotmail, and no, it is not the end of the
world. I have used Hotmail for the better part of the past 8 years, but now
I feel as though it is time to move on to something better: GMail (Google's
Contrary to popular belief, I will be able to use MSN Messenger with this
new email address (though you'll have to re-add me as a contact using my new
address), as you can register a new Microsoft .NET Passport (what you use to
sign into Messenger and others) with any email address.
Q: Why are you changing to GMail?
A: Many reasons. But to sum up: for me I believe GMail is better for my
- Over 2GB (2000MB) of storage compared to Hotmail's 250MB. And it's rising
- I have now started using Firefox as my browser, and it is not totally
compatible with Hotmail (most Microsoft sites are only 100% compatible with
Internet Explorer). GMail is 100% compatible with all mainstream browsers.
- No massive banner advertising, only out-of-the-way Google text ones.
- Simple, no-nonsense interface
- and many others.
Q: Can I get a GMail account?
A: GMail is still a BETA version application, which means it hasn't really
been finished to be totally released publicly yet. Thus it is not open to
the public as a whole to create accounts. However, existing members are
allowed to invite a certain number of people to create an account while it
is still in the BETA phase, that's how I got one. I now have 50 invites, so
if you want a GMail account, email me. I would encourage everybody to try it
and make up their own minds if it suits them more than Hotmail or Yahoo!
Q: Why didn't you use *really long old email@example.com as your new
A: Yes, lucas was already taken at gmail, but I thought I would save my hand
some RSI and have a shorter, more logical address.
That's it! Thanks for reading, and don't forget to visit www.lucascosti.com
for lots more useless boring crap!