My BIL wants to open a new account on my system. I have a hotmail account so don’t want to get them mixed up, plus I can’t remember the password. Also, I don’t want to use Yahoo because of all the crap they try to install.
Does anyone know of sites that offer free accounts without all the extra crap?
I’ve opened two or three Yahoo accounts in the last two or so months. I’ve never been asked if I wanted any downloads. I do know that you can get the toolbar, but you have to opt in to get it.
I especially like the Yahoo accounts because there is a lot of virus protection. I get maybe 10-15 messages with some kind of virus attached, and Yahoo will protect me from most of them. My regular anti-virus software catches the rest.
Right before I got my gmail account a short while ago I signed up for a new Yahoo account and they tried very hard to get me to install the Yahoo toolbar. I was directed to a page where the only option was to install the toolbar. I just closed the window, but someone less experienced might see it as a no choice thing, or the only way to access their new email account. Pretty sleazy on Yahoo’s part, IMHO.