Advantages Multiple unique email addresses
Disadvantages HTML not supported
Yes it is another free webmail provider however this one has a little twist.I have used hotmail for as long as I can remember, also Yahoo! Mail was a regular haunt, and a few others to boot as well.
However having grown up and matured somewhat (at least in terms of the Internet!) I only used hotmail for a lot of general mail and junk! And my own personal POP3 accounts. The rest I tend to leave well alone.Why bother with going to Another.com then? Okay email@example.com is okay, I mean it’s my name, and it does it’s job. However there is no real uniqueness there.
Now then…firstname.lastname@example.org….now that has a different ring to it. I mean okay I am not going to be sending an email to anyone important using this identity, however for general email to friends and family it is perfect, and may even put a smile on their face even if the actual contents of the email doesn’t.Another.com does what most other free webmail providers don’t and that is give you the opportunity to choose unique email addresses.
The another.com website is a clean design with all the basics presented to you on the main homepage.The login to get to your account, a search field for those new or current users looking for a different type of email address. They have a select few email addresses on the homepage which depends on what the main topic in the world seems to be, i.e. they are oscar related right now.
Another.com have a few other spin-offs which are available from the homepage which pretty much take you to another page with selected links and banners.Once logged into your account you are presented with your inbox and email menu which is similar to a lot of other services out there. Menu on the left, contents of your inbox to the right.
From here you can get an overview of your account, view domain names which are currently available to choose from as email addresses as well as your current email addresses, sent mail folders, all your custom folders, address book, your options on your account, feedback and help.Currently you can have anything upto 20 different email addresses on your another.com account. When you compose a message you get a pulldown menu so you can select which email address will be shown in the From: and Reply: fields of your email. Attaching messages is also available although their version of the feature I feel is a little clumsy.
They have a few things, which can be irritating like:Attachments are supported but upon clicking on attach you get taken to another page. Each time you add a new attachment rather than adding it to the email it stores it in your account. You can see a list of attachments in your account and you click add to add it to your current email. This is fine I guess but in most cases you are unlikely to want to save the attachment for later use.
There are other little features, which could do with being added. The facility to tell it where to store an email whilst you have it open would be good. Currently you have to do this from your inbox.The facility to check other external accounts would be good too.
A lot of things are all minor and not everyone wants them or needs them, and you all know the old saying ‘There is no pleasing everyone’.Another.com is a stable and reliable webmail provider. I have not yet had any problems with them. When maintenance is scheduled you are notified well in advance when you log into your account.
The newsletter from them is sometimes funny and informative in terms of the Internet.On the whole it really is not bad. For those wanting a serious email account I would probably recommend another provider. For those of you wanting fun email addresses to send to your friends or anyone for that matter, another.com is a perfect choice.
So go see what is the most creative name you can come up with :o)
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