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Reversing the Rules - Who's Paying Who?
Member Name: sy2kgbr
Date: 25/05/01, updated on 25/05/01 (26 review reads)
Advantages: Wide range of features.
Disadvantages: Usually down, now charging for the service.
The idea was this: you referred other people, they signed up, and you got paid each time they used their TheMail.com accounts to send mail.
Unfortunately, instead of paying you, TheMail.com now want you to pay them. If your account was created after December 99, you'll have to upgrade your account to a paying one or lose it. If you currently use TheMail.com, now is a good time to inform your contacts that you won't be using that e-mail address anymore.
However, if you do decide to continue your account with TheMail.com and pay them, this is what they claim you'll get:
- No ads
- 10mb space
- POP3 access
- Auto POP3 retrieval
- Merge Mail
- Calendar/Reminder Service
- File Manager
- Lots of filters
- Auto forward
- Auto responding services
- Wireless access
It's about $130 for lifetime use, $2 a month, or $20 per year. The free version that is about to be cancelled, has been unreliable, with the site being down frequently. Maybe with a paid for service TheMail.com will improve their servers, but it's a chance I don't want to take. Many other sites offer the same services, have a good uptime record, and do so for free.
I am just going to let my TheMail.com account die. I never made a single cent out of it, and the advertising I was bombarded with didn't really appeal.
$20/year for a medicore service?
Do they really think I'm going to pay?