Musings of an anonymous geek

September 14, 2005

mail.com is absolutely horrible.

Filed under: Me stuff — m0j0 @ 8:50 pm

I’ve been using mail.com as my spam account for quite some time. I did that because, after first opening the account, I realized that it was kinda slow and klunky, so I just used it for registering on websites that require an email address. Plenty of times, those sites sell those email addresses – especially if you get something of value for registering. Well, I’m deeming mail.com to be of no use whatsoever, even as a spam account.

Often times, I get “Server too busy” errors, telling me to come back later. The only thing that works reliably is the complex advertising system they have. Sometimes, you have to sit through an ad just to read a particular email! It presents an ad, along with a “No thanks” button that’s greyed out for 3 or 5 seconds. Then, you click that, and it still takes forever to load the email.

I’m not even using the “beta” version of the site! I’m using something that these people put forth as their production-quality product! I can’t even imagine what the beta looks like. I’ve used the site with firefox on every conceivable platform, and safari on the mac. There’s just no saving it. It’s been this way forever, and will likely be that way forever.

I’ve complained to them, too, but got nothing useful in response, if anything at all. I think I got an automated response or something, but that’s it.

Well, I’m done with it. Onward and upward. I will not recommend it to a friend.

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