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samoflange
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Since: 22.2.04
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My grandparents got a computer and wanted me to set-up an email address for them. I use Gmail and I set them up with one of them because I think it's easier than most other ones to use. However, it's definitely not as easy as it could be. They'll never use 95% of the features on Gmail. So, my question:

Does anybody know of a web based email site that is very simple and stripped down without much 'fluff' to confuse the -extremely- computer unsaavy? Big, easy to read buttons and whatnot are a huge plus as well.

I did searching and didn't find anything that really fit the bill. Any ideas?



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Since: 18.3.03
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Do they have a Mac or PC?

If it's a Mac I would get them a Gmail account and then set up OS X's Mail program to access the email that way. Mail makes it very simple to receive and send emails, as well as having a simple drag-and-drop to add photos. Then there's no need to login and deal with all of the online interface stuff, but you still get the inbox space of Gmail.

For the PC I would recommend the same thing only using Mozilla Thunderbird. All in all, setting up an application to access the web-based email is probably a lot easier for them to use and understand.

"To check your email just double click this icon."



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yahoo is still the simplest I know of.
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    yahoo is still the simplest I know of.



It still finds ways to stymie my (admittely less-than-computer literate) mother, though. Thankfully, all the issues are on Yahoo's end, not ours. Problem is all the issues are on Yahoo's end, and therefore there's nothing we can do about it.



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