Written on: 16/04/2013
This service has gone down hill and gotten very expensive since IC Group took it over. In 1996 it was a snappy service for $5/year. Now $20/yr it is clunky; with a slow WEB site, slow forwarding, and SPAM protection that causes issues, like not being able to view or release held emails. Forwarding at times may slow email delivery to 20 min or more. Customer service is poor, if they respond at all. The last check sent them was cashed but never applied to my account. pobox.com has not... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2012 by keywestflower
The so supposed "great" pobox.com is a strictly amateur operation with tech personal who probably cant spell the word tech...I don't know where these folks are coming from with all the praise, but this is not what my friends and I have experienced. At the surface they appear to function well untill you unknowingly email a friend something that unknown to you contains flagged words [ in my case that was 'REAL MILITARY MEN" ]and you find yourself automatically cutoff. Badbam badaboom, you cant... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2012
When it comes to email, reliability is a major factor in putting a service to the test, and POBox.com passes that test with flying colors. Initially designed as a spam filtering and forwarding service, they now provide webmail along with POP and IMAP options. For years I used the mainstream free services such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail and others with mixed results. After using POBox.com, I'm never looking back. PROS: *High degree of reliability. * World class spam filtering using... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2011
To get Pobox.com was the best advice I ever had regarding email. Sometimes you move and your ISP does not service the area. Sometimes they get gobbled up by another corporation, or you find a better price! Each time you have to 'tell' all your contacts you have moved.
I have had the same 'address' since 1998 and about six ISP's. John K (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009 by Casperion (4 reviews written)
I have been with pobox, now, for 8 years and I can honestly say they have never let me down with their redirection service. There's the occasional glitch but what company doesn't have that? The spam screening is superb and, having an e-mail address out in the wild for 8 years it is bound to be harvested. I only get one or two a month by-passing their screening. I thoroughly recommend them and have done to several friends all of whom are pleased with the service. (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2008 by wef234
I have used POBOX for about ten years. They are expensive, but reliable.
I have recently had troubles that require intervention from POBOX. They have no phone number I can call it seems, just an email address.
I have now written over a dozen emails. They admit their system is failing, but I have not yet been told why. Level two support has been "looking" at the problem for over two weeks. They are being unresponsive otherwise.
I do not recommend pobox.com. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2006 by sinerr (1 review written)
I've been using pobox.com for over 8 years (they've been in place for about 10 years). Over the years, I've had pobox forward e-mails to several "end-point" e-mail clients (yahoo, hotmail, gmail). Over that time, I've been able to keep the same "public" e-mail address, while using the backend tool that I prefer (currently gmail).
Also, during this time I've had no issues with availability that I can recall, and have recommended it to several friends. The biggest issues (outlined above)... (read more)
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