Which web based e-mails seem to work best from Paris- yahoo, gmail, etc? Specifically talking about e-mailing back and forth to the U.S.
The only problem I have ever had is the speed of the free wifi. Once it hits the web the performance should be the same.
Why would it matter? The internet's the internet. If you have a computer/ tablet/phone you can get into anything.
I had "heard" that some are much slower and more delayed than others. Specifically I was told that a Yahoo account might take hours to get thru the system.
That's beyond me. My stuff hooks into our internet providor at home somehow and just shows up on the other side of the world. Sometimes I haven't even switched the tablet off before my phone's ringing wondering what I'm trying to say and why was I here when I said I was going there.
I only use web-based email, since my provider's email is worthless. I have never experienced any delays or any other problem with email no matter where I have been in the world. I use both Yahoo and Gmail. The only difference you will see is that you will get the French version of the Yahoo landing page. Once you are in your own account, it's the same as always.
You can use your laptop or tablet or phone to access your e-mail in Paris. Many hotels and cafes offer free wifi so you can access it in many places. Some connections will be faster than others, but that's a product of the owner of the connection. I have used gmail as well as my local provider's e-mail programs with equal speed and success.
MJ2, I routinely use my "web-based E-mail" from Paris and other locations in Europe, with no problems. I don't know if some systems are slower than others? That could be caused by slow internet connections or internet routing? I have heard in the past that some U.S. systems (AOL comes to mind) don't work well from Europe, but not sure if that's still the case. Cheers!
Somebody's sold you a bill of goods! The Internet works just fine in France. I live here and have yahoo email. There's no difference from using it at home (although if you have a strong password it may be a bit tough to figure out on the AZERTY keyboard that you'll find if you go to an Internet cafè).