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    Default Facebook vs Google!

    Recently Google disabled facebook's access to "import contacts from gmail" since facebook doesn't give google the same access (in fact, facebook is like apple, once you get in, you are locked in).

    So in return facebook used a round-about way to import contacts from gmail.

    We all know google buzz which is kinda competitor of facebook and various other previous "conflicts".

    Now it seems the battle is on!


    Facebook rumored to have been secretly been developing the service since the start of the year

    The web email market is pretty packed these days. Exact estimates of market share are problematic, as they're typically gathered by client image loads, hence minimizing the market share of clients like Google's Gmail. Currently, though, most experts agree that Google's Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and Apple Mail are the big four of the e-mail world (AOL Mail still has a pretty loyal following as well).

    Facebook announced on Friday that it was holding a special event on Monday, November 15, 2010 at St. Regis Yerba Buena Terrace in San Francisco. The invite has a number of hints that the event might be something email-related, with comment bubbles and a mail-stationary like background.

    Reportedly the social networking giant will be announcing a full-fledged, stand-alone email client, similar to Gmail, complete with @facebook.com addresses. The full-fledged client The client has been in development since at least February of this year, under the code-name Project Titan.

    If that proves true the code-name would seem appropriate as the ensuing competition would indeed be a clash of the titans as the internet's two hottest properties -- Facebook and Google -- wage war.

    So will Facebook release the Kraken (e.g. the "Gmail Killer" that employees have been bragging about)? We'll have to wait until next Monday to hear for sure.
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    Default privacy settings

    By default, every Facebook email you send will be posted to your Facebook profile.

    To disable this feature on a per-message basis, hold shift while clicking Send, then click File, Open, New, Message Preference, Open, New, double-click Send, Help, About Facebook Mail, then tick the checkbox labeled "No!" and untick the checkbox labeled "No?"
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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    MIcrosoft ,, where are u guys ? its morning .wake up/*

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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Maradona View Post
    MIcrosoft ,, where are u guys ? its morning .wake up/*
    Did you try the new livemail? It's much better gmail (load time, functionality, document view etc).
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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    Meh, Live is way better....But not the best.

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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    I always prefer Gmail.

    Gmail has lots of features that Yahoo and Live Mail dont have. (such as pop, imap). Performance is also faster although the new live and yahoo mail beta is closing in.

    Also gmail does not block or delay incoming emails. I have seens mails not going to hotmail/yahoo or they reach the inbox later whereas in gmail, mail is reached immediately.

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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    No thanks.

    Frankly, FaceBook can kiss my *ss. And only retards would seriously use FB as their primary e-mail service.

    I'm going to stick to my Gmail and yahoo accounts.

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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Gmail has lots of features that Yahoo and Live Mail dont have. (such as pop, imap). Performance is also faster although the new live and yahoo mail beta is closing in.

    Also gmail does not block or delay incoming emails. I have seens mails not going to hotmail/yahoo or they reach the inbox later whereas in gmail, mail is reached immediately.
    Live Mail does have pop (not sure if there's imap).
    pop:

    • Hotmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - pop3.live.com (logon using Secure Password Authentification - SPA, mail server port: 995)


    • Hotmail Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - smtp.live.com (SSL enabled, port 25)



    I highly disagree about performance. New live interface loads super fast compared to gmail.

    About mail delay/block, this is a non-issue. If you ever faced this issue, it's a temporary server congestion which may be on sender's end or may be receiver's end or may be in between.

    Gmail's UI is much more "cleaner" though
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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    I don't get all the hate towards Live, it's perfectly fine. I suggest you try it before you go acting like a loudmouthed fool

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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    Live Mail does have pop (not sure if there's imap).
    pop:


    • Hotmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - pop3.live.com (logon using Secure Password Authentification - SPA, mail server port: 995)




    • Hotmail Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - smtp.live.com (SSL enabled, port 25)




    I highly disagree about performance. New live interface loads super fast compared to gmail.

    About mail delay/block, this is a non-issue. If you ever faced this issue, it's a temporary server congestion which may be on sender's end or may be receiver's end or may be in between.

    Gmail's UI is much more "cleaner" though
    For me, gmail is faster. Hotmail did improve a lot with recent release though.

    Gmail has been offering free pop and IMAP since launch. Whereas hotmail just recently gave POP support and Yahoo still charges for it. Also gmail has SSL email session. It has customized addons through Google Labs. It has offline mail support through browser. It has transliteration where I can type Bangla using english words. It has both office document viewer and also pdf viewer. Hotmail doesnt have pdf viewer as far as i remember.

    And many private torrent sites ban hotmail and yahoo email addresses. They are known to filter invite emails and they recommend gmail for this.

    Also whenever I send emails from my office email address to hotmail, the mail does not reach 2 out of 5 times or gets delayed by a few hours. Whereas the same mails with cc in gmail reaches my gmail inbox immediately. Both hotmail and yahoo often filter emails that come from not so popular domains.

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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    I reckoned this would happen. It all started with Open Graph (F-Connect) owning Google Accounts. Now F-Connect is everywhere, and soon, any website which doesnt have F-Connect, will die out.

    I dont think using Facebook for mail would be a good idea. Facebook already holds a lot of information about every individual in it, using its mail service would mean more of our privacy goes into the Facebook database. I for one, prefer to spread out my stuff. I have most things in Hotmail, somethings in Yahoo/Gmail and plan to use Facebook just for... well, Facebook.

    In the Future, Facebook will release a YouTube as well. Mark my words.



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    Default Re: Facebook vs Google!

    Facebook and Google both I need at same time.

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