How Do You Use Email? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked you about your favorite cloud storage service. With so many services to choose from, many use more than one service, and many use services that were not mentioned on this list. However, there was one very clear winner which seems to be the favorite of the vast majority. Which one was it?

Out of a total of 930 votes, the breakdown was as follows: 1% voted for Amazon Cloud Drive, 2% like iCloud best, 5% prefer Box over all other options, 6% voted for SugarSync, 14% think Google Drive is the best, 16% voted for SkyDrive, and with a staggering win, a full 51% voted that Dropbox is the best cloud storage service out there. 6% of the voters chose “other”, and you can read about their different preferences in the comments.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

In two words: woot Dropbox!

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This week’s poll question is: How Do You Use Email?

Want to make some extra MakeUseOf reward points? The most useful comment on the poll will be awarded 150 points!

While this might seem like a very general question, what we want to learn today is whether you use a web interface or a desktop (or other) client for your emails. While desktop clients used to prevail several years ago, the increasing popularity of Gmail and Hotmail converted many of us to using a web interface only. Are you between the converted, or do you still prefer using a client for your emails? Or do you use a different solution?

Which client is your favorite? Why do you prefer the solution you use? What makes it better? Add your opinions below!

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Comments (93)
  • Cindy Merrill

    I use Outlook and my phone to download my different emails from the web interface. I find it easier to have them in one place in outlook. But, I check my mail on my phone all day long and when I have time I erase all the ones in outlook that I have read already, wasn’t interested in or the spam.
    If an email looked interesting on my phone and they were 1. the wrong size -booo advertisers and marketers for bad job; or 2. something I need to keep track of I, then go to outlook and work from there.

    • Anonymous

      I use outlook on my computer, I have been using it for years and quite enjoy the features it has. One might say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks or can you?? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  • Curtis C.

    I use email by bookmarking all the email websites that I have and by clicking on them, I just access my email easily. I dont use applications because its faster and easier to use web interfaces. When I don’t have my computer around, I sync my tablet to get all my email in one place.

  • HannibalCat

    I’ve never used anything but the web for emails.

  • Vipul Jain

    You missed a viable option of “Both web interface & mobile”. Well that’s what i use though. :D

    • Yaara Lancet

      Well, yes, but I assumed everyone who owns a mobile device checks email on it every once in a while. I really meant to see what people use as their main interface.

      If you actually use both the same, well, I guess you can go for web. :)

  • Ravi Theja

    Email is better on a web interface with all those links in mails now a days.

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