You've got  mail, picture of an envelope.Over the years, Microsoft has done a great job in getting millions of computer users hooked on their Outlook program as their go-to software for handling their e-mail.

If you go into the vast majority of any business in your area you are more likely to find Outlook than any other office suite that is on the market today.

In a workplace setting where your computer is not going anywhere it tends to work like a charm.

Now that everyone in the workplace is used to Outlook for handling their e-mail, they’re comfortable. They tend to start using it on their personal machines at home, and the truth is, there are some disadvantages to using Outlook for all your devices.

  • If you have any computer issues that require a format of your drive, you must redo Outlook.
  • It is very easy for your Outlook files to be corrupted or set up incorrectly.

More and more people are looking to the many different websites that offer free e-mail services. Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, and Gmail are just a few of the better known e-mail providers. There are some distinct advantages to letting go of Outlook and setting up your e-mail on to web based providers. Here are just a few of them!

  • You can log into your email from any device that has internet connection without configuration.
  • Most times, if there is an issue, it’s on their end and they have to fix it fast and at no cost to you.
  • If your computer needs repair, it never effects the ability to access your email.

Bear in mind, there is no law against having more than one e-mail address and that also is never a bad idea.  For example, I use one email address for all online business transactions, a different e-mail for family and friends, and another e-mail exclusively for work.  None of these e-mail addresses are on the same website! If you are unsure how to set up a new e-mail address or are having problems with Outlook you can contact your local PC Geeks technician and we would be glad to help you! We also service surrounding areas like Fairview, Lucas, Wylie, Plano, McKinney, and many more!

So tell us, what email service do you prefer? Why? Leave us your comments below.

PC Geeks computer repair technician.Sometimes, Google and the mighty search engines can only take you so far in self diagnosing your ailing computer. It’s very hard to separate the facts from the rumors out there in cyberspace, and you’re better off just taking old Betsy to your local technician to find out what is really wrong.  Read more “Computer Repair Shouldn’t Be Self-Diagnosed”