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madgear

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I really like this site and it's where I come to every day for my Nintendo news. However it's quite an inconvenience to have a seperate e-mail just for this site. I mean since I never use the e-mail address I used to register on here, there's a good chance I'll forget it and then, if I ever log out, I'll never be able to get back in again!

I'd just like to point out, I've encountered the hotmail problem before and if you just contact hotmail and explain what's happening with registration e-mails here, they will sort it for you so it doesn't happen. I almost didn't register here because I couldn't use my normal e-mail account to sign up (but pu the effort in after wanting to comment on something most days lol). I reckon you have a lot of potential registrants who wont sign up because of this.

Another solution would be to allow users to log in with their username and password, rather than their e-mail and password. I may forget that e-mail address but I wont forget my username.

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antdickens

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Madgear,

Thanks for your message and obviously we are aware of the hotmail issue (its the same with Yahoo too actually), we've tried contacting them before but with no response to our issue, they probably don't care about the smaller sites such as ourselves.

We have however looked into some other solutions to this - hopefully we'll get chance to try them out shortly and get around this issue, rest assured its as annoying for us as it is for you :(

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Wiiloveit

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I don't mean to sound arrogant, but I recommend GMail to everyone looking for an online e-mail service in future.

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antdickens

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@Wiiloveit, Yeah, of course we recommend google mail however that's never gonna change that there are a lot of people using live/hotmail, we recommend firefox as well, however doesn't mean we can drop support for IE :(

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Wiiloveit

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I understand. The amount of people using Internet Explorer needs to change as well, since it is easily the weakest of the big browsers, although it is still the most popular :(

I myself use Google Chrome, and find that to be my preferred browser, although there are a couple of flaws that mean I have to use FF every now and then for one or two sites.

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Adam

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Same here, Wiiloveit. I occasionally use IE if some extension doesn't work with Chrome, usually just video players that for some reason aren't Youtube or Vimeo. And GMail is the bomb, of course.

While I think asking someone to change browsers is too much because it requires a download and installation and getting used to a lot of changes, switching email is pretty simple. I'd recommend anyone having problems with Hotmail, even if this is the only problem, just give GMail a shot. It works a lot better (especially the spam filter), it has an IM feature embedded, and it has far and above the most storage space along with high attachment size limits. Also, if you want to act cool, you can tell those not in the know that it stands for Ghetto Mail, and then say hoody hoo or something. They'll then realize how gangsta you really are. This works well with the ladies.

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madgear

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I would use Gmail but it's not that simple for me - I have a ton of contacts that use my hotmail and are linked through Live messenger. Whether I find Gmail better or not, it's just not feasible to transfer all those contacts (both business & personal) for the sake of a forum registry (however great that site may be).
Anyway thanks for hearing me out and I'm glad you're looking into it. Hopefully a solution will present itself.

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Wiiloveit

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madgear wrote:

I would use Gmail but it's not that simple for me - I have a ton of contacts that use my hotmail and are linked through Live messenger.

You can actually import all your Hotmail contacts straight into GMail. Here's what it says...
"We support importing contacts in the CSV file format (Comma Separated Values). For best results, please use a CSV file produced by Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo! or Hotmail. For Apple Address Book, there is a useful utility called "A to G"."
So why not give that a go? I myself use GMail for all my e-mails nowadays, apart from my other YouTube account (can't have two under the same e-mail address you see), and the only use I ever get out of my hotmail is when I go on Live Messenger automatically, since all my friends have it aswell. Seriously, the more people use GMail, the more the word will spread and the more popular it will become. Google Talk is a nice alternative to Messenger, but it has it's flaws and is sometimes a bit TOO simple, but if you try GMail for a week or so, I can guarantee you'll love it and hardly ever look back.

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madgear

9. Posted:

Well it's not so much me but other people that I'm more concerned about. If I get a new e-mail I would have to make sure all my contacts know it - including friends I only catch online every other month and old work contacts. Thanks for the advice though.

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St3b0

10. Posted:

i use gmail and fire fox but i like safari so mutch better

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Wiiloveit

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St3b0 wrote:

i use gmail and fire fox but i like safari so mutch better

So that I don't have to keep signing in and out of accounts, I use Safari for my Wiiloveit YouTube account, and Chrome for my normal one, but I found that the browser was just too big and covered up half the page, so I switched to the BETA and like it a lot better than before (what with the tabs at the top and whatnot, like with Chrome). The main problem I have with FireFox is that the top bit is just too chunky, if that was sorted I'd probably use it more.

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