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MerpsMom

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Is there a difference between Incredimail and the stuff supplied by HotBar? Incredimail seems to be endorsed by Microsoft but that doesn't make me feel much better. HotBar is a horrible thing to get rid of and am wondering if the same is true of the other one?

Not that I have to have any of it, but...
 

CharlesL

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Cathie, Nothing by MSN makes me feel well at all. I'm changing to Earthlink. Soon. Now if I could just find my old DOS Handbook....and fire up the backhoe to lift it! Last one I saw was about 6~800 pages of commands.

Gosh! I LOVE computers!
 

Lance E

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Incredimail is so extremely frustrating!

ooh, DOS, I still remember thinking that X Tree Gold was unbelievable!
 

Marion P

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Incredimail is only good if you want to send "pretty" emails and have the butler yell out You've got Mail... My girlfriend swears by incredimail and loves it. But me, I can take it or leave it. I use Outlook as I like reminders popping up to tell me what to do.


I like hotbar as it dresses up your computer so you aren't staring at a grey border, you can have anything you choose to look at, or have it change everytime you open your search engines.

oops I forgot to say.. Like I say, incredimail lets you jazzes up everything, but you will find most of them do the same thing, lets you have incoming and outgoing..

cya
 

Mike Labbe

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Just be aware that Hotbar is spyware. It collects and sells your browsing habits to third parties, so you can get targeted ads. I believe it also puts ads for itself on all your outgoing emails and attaches itself, like a parasite to Outlook, Outlook Express, and Internet Explorer.

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.hotbar.html

Incredimail isnt too much better. Here's a review http://www.mouthshut.com/readreview/14515-1.html

Both will eat up a lot of system resources and slow you down somewhat, because of the work they're doing behind the scenes.

I hope this helps. I haven't tried either of these personally, but I've purged them from many client machines. AD-AWARE should remove em automatically...

Mike
 

Bob Doyle

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Originally posted by Lance E:

ooh, DOS, I still remember thinking that X Tree Gold was unbelievable!
MS-DOS?! I prefered N-DOS, nothing like being able to change directories from anywhere in a tree to anywhere in another tree! Like jumping from limb to limb is the old Ash tree in my backyard as a kid!
 
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