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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Is Facebook going to launch an email app? Reply with quote

Facebook is expected to launch a new messaging system seen as a challenge to Google's Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail.

The giant social network - which boasts more than 500 million users worldwide - will host a special event in San Francisco on Monday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11743524

Would you use Facebook email?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very happy with Gmail so I'm not really sure I would...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you use Gmail for work email?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nowadays... yes.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ok, so you can use it to receive aardvark emails as well. Didn't know that.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 Gmail accounts... one for work, one for personal stuff and one for my other business. I find it handy because I can easily pick them whether I'm home or at work, or whether I'm out and about with my iPhone...

Previously we were using Pegasus mail and didn't have them synced like that, and it was also a pain waiting for them to start up because of the volume of mail sitting there.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you could have an email account for all of your domains, ie 100 different emails, all going into one central Gmail account?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe so, yes... it just becomes a bit of a headache, ensuring that you're replying from the correct name/website/brand that way.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just registered my account with @facebook.com, sounds great! but I don't like the current message features. I got confused on reading my messages.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I like keeping up with my friends and playing solitaire but I think I don't need a facebook email account. And I heard they want to charge you 5 bugs per month only for using facebook. But I hope that's not true...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They won't make us pay for facebook access, as they're already earning lots of money from ads posted. By making it a paid website, they'll lose more than half of their users ...and regarding the rising of Google Plus this means a big disaster. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Facebook email seems to have gone the way of Google Buzz and similar - trying to reinvent something which really doesn't need reinventing otherwise someone would have done it within the last 20 years.

From what I've seen they don't even seem to understand the concept that you might actually want to talk to one person about several different subjects as now all messages go into one big thread regardless of subject - extremely confusing.

If they can't get things like that right, they've got no hope of creating an email system to rival Gmail or even Hotmail. Take a leaf out of Google's book and stop trying to reinvent the wheel Facebook!

As for Facebook going paid - that one circulates constantly, but as correctly mentioned above, there's not a hope of them doing that.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure Google would LOVE it if Facebook went to paid only. Everyone would be jumping ship to Google+...
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