Gmail is the dominant email service used by MacMost users, followed by MobileMe. In a poll of 728 people, Gmail was reported as the preferred service by 41 percent. Mobile followed with 27 percent.
Also in the poll were Yahoo at 7 percent, Microsoft’s email services like Hotmail, MSN and Live at 3 percent and AOL at 1 percent. Most of the rest of the results, 15 percent, were from those who use email provided by their ISP such as a cable modem or DSL provider. A few percent also used email provided by work, school or personal web hosting.
Most polls put Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL higher, and Gmail and MobileMe are much lower. But since the poll was linked from Twitter and Facebook, that might explain the higher performance of Gmail. And, of course, being a MacMost poll would explain why MobileMe ranked so high.
The results of the poll are very useful as they give the go-ahead for Gmail and MobileMe-oriented video tutorials at MacMost.com.
Here is the original poll:
Which email service do you prefer? Is it one from work or school? Or do you use a free service like Gmail or Yahoo? Perhaps you are a MobileMe subscriber?
It would be interesting to find out which service preferred most by Mac users. Perhaps if one stands out, we can use it to decide which service to use in future email tutorials at MacMost.com.
Which email provider do you prefer to use with your Mac?
- Gmail (41%, 297 Votes)
- MobileMe (27%, 197 Votes)
- Account from ISP (Cable/DSL/etc) (15%, 107 Votes)
- Yahoo (7%, 52 Votes)
- Hotmail/MSN/Live (3%, 25 Votes)
- Account from Work (2%, 18 Votes)
- AOL (1%, 10 Votes)
- Other free online service (1%, 9 Votes)
- Account from wireless service (1%, 8 Votes)
- Account from School (2%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 728