Web based e-mail from Paris

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.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
13388 posts

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.

Posted by Ed
9110 posts

Why would it matter? The internet's the internet. If you have a computer/ tablet/phone you can get into anything.

Posted by MJ2
6 posts

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.

Posted by Ed
9110 posts

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.

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
8561 posts

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.

Posted by Stephen
372 posts

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.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
22540 posts

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!

Posted by Kim
1345 posts

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).