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“LYCOS MAIL is rubbish”

Written on: 29/10/2014 by StephenReview (1 review written)

Lycos mail is down yet again. i am receiving mail , however i cant send e-mail yet again. This is over a week now. When it was MAILCITY years ago in the 11990's it always worked. This is possibly worst e-mail available. Do not recommend for anybody. LYCOS 0 out of 0 for service… Read Full Review

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“horrible”

Written on: 04/10/2014 by ImaniHensley (1 review written)

Horrible. Many functions did not work, including spam blocking and just so many ordinary functions half working or not working. I struggled with utterly outrageous support responses for like a year. Finally they simply closed the account without warning saying it wasn't used, which was incorrect, while not fixing any of the things I struggled with them about. They even said they could not fix them because some other company makes their stuff, and contacting them was useless also. Lycos is… Read Full Review

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“Once Good, Now Terrible”

Written on: 10/08/2014 by KailynLeach (1 review written)

They were once a good quick easy way to put a quick confirmation mail site, now they are horrible… Read Full Review

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“Very poor”

Written on: 08/08/2014 by DerickGrady (1 review written)

I have always had issues with LYCOS I use it for any on line inquiries and use Gmail for regular email. Got fed up wit the regular 'we're having a temporary issue with Login' or not recognising my password or putting me through to a form page to fill in so that I can be charged for teis substandard service. Poor, but at least they are consistent… Read Full Review

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“Text wrapping”

Written on: 09/07/2014 by McDonald184 (1 review written)

With Lycos recently changing its webmail setup, text wrapping has disappeared, each line needs to be terminated by using the return key other wise the lines overwrite each other. When sending the mail that appears as correctly formatted in the compose email display, the display for the recipient will be,however, all over the place. I have wasted hours to fix this problem to no avail. Pretty disappointing… Read Full Review

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“Best to avoid!”

Written on: 29/06/2014 by Warren425 (1 review written)

Started with Freeserve fifteen years ago and it was tolerable then, but things have got steadily worse. I use it, as others do, mostly when making on-line purchases - it gets all the spam - and delete in blocks every now and again. When I log on it says "password incorrect" - but still logs me in anyway. So much for security! It is utterly useless at filtering spam, no matter how many times you flag files up, so you have to keep on deleting the same messages over and over again. Yesterday… Read Full Review

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“What an utterly piece of BEEP!”

Written on: 22/01/2014

Always down when you need it the most. Even if you use the proper password (I had it double checked and I have witnesses who saw I used the proper one) it tells you sometimes your user name and password don't match. Ridiculous!… Read Full Review

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“Ad City”

Written on: 26/11/2013 by Alrikor (1 review written)

I use an ad-blocker at home and it's not really an issue, but at work when I want to check e-mail this is not an option. When you try to sign in the following happens: 1) An animated ad pops up. 2) A normal ad pops up in the background. 3) A second normal ad pops up in the middle of your screen. When you close it and then go to click on the user name entry box again, the ad pops back up again. You need to basically leave the ad up and move it to the side because every single time you click the… Read Full Review

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“ADS EVERYWHERE”

Written on: 16/04/2013

Been with free Lycos Web mail for more than 5 years through thick and thin, through Zimbra, bad service, being sold a couple of times and various other unimaginable things. Lately the basic service is more stable than previous years, for the most part. In last year I had only a few outages and they were responsive to my problem tickets. OK for a secondary mail service if you need one. HOWEVER....the ADS on the home and opening pages are ATROCIOUS. Pop up ads, streaming ads, banner ads...any… Read Full Review

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“A poor email service”

Written on: 18/03/2013

I have been with Lycos for many years as a free account user. It was never one of the better email services, but in its Angelfire form, it was one of the earlier ones available and "good enough" at the time. Since then, the service has deteriorated consistently to the point where I would not recommend this provider to anybody. Notwithstanding the excessive amount of advertising (which I block, so its not a problem), the usability of the basic service leaves a lot to be desired. There is no POP… Read Full Review

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“Use to recieve spam and ads”

Written on: 18/02/2013

Started back with mailcity, I keep the account for registration at sites where I really don't care to hear from the site again, don't expect the site to respect privacy, etc. So, needless to say, it quickly fills with ads and spam. I delete unread messages in bulk, occasionally, opening one or two to read -or unsubscribe. Works pretty well for this purpose - I gave up trying to use it as a real email account years ago - unreliable service, poor interface, no POP, etc… Read Full Review

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“Junk”

Written on: 22/11/2012

MANNNY years ago I used Angelfire mail. Which was fine. About 10 years ago it was closed down and merged with Lycos. Since then it has been in progressive decline. There was the Zimbra debacle, a 2 month outage, lost mail, NOW it just COVERED in adds. Log in screed, a banner add, a side bar add, and a video. Click log in and a pop up pops up right over the log in plane. While attempting to log in a new video starts playing and interupts your cursor so your log in fails. SO you are taken to the… Read Full Review

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Wabster's Comment

Written on: 27/11/2012

I have been with Lycos for a long time and I have paid account, about $20 a year, and I still get all this advertising popups and videos when trying to log in.

While I've been reasonably happy with their system since they lost everything I had stored some years ago, these intrusions are deal breaker and I'm migrating a lot of subscriptions and general email away from them with a view to reverting to their free account and ceasing to use it. As far as I know it is not possible to actually delete your account, which is poor service too.

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★★★★☆

“Ten years plus and still happy”

Written on: 16/11/2012 by Lycos_User (1 review written)

I'm not a particularly heavy user, 3-4 times a week but apart from the upgrade period a few years ago during which I lost a few older emails in the transfer and access was a little temperamental I experience good service. I pay nothing and still get 3gig, more than enough for my needs. POP3 access would be great but I don't have any issues a little patience can't resolve… Read Full Review

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“Lycos email has always sucked in my opinion...”

Written on: 13/08/2012 by former_Lycos_user (1 review written)

I have had Lycos email for MANY years. I have had trouble with it all along and now I can't even login to my account. I have used Yahoo email for a while and it has been pretty good. Gmail also works pretty well other than them spying on folks and now google wants to get your cell number in case you forget your login info, WTF???. Yes, Lycos has always been a piece of junk, in my opinion, and I would rate it at zero stars if possible. There are other free email accounts out there that are… Read Full Review

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“Incompetent, terrible support”

Written on: 24/05/2012

I too used lycos for more than 6 years. I noticed sometimes I couldn't log in, but allowed for some down time. I couldn't create folders but thought I was doing something wrong. Now I worked for Verizon and I am an email expert. I finally submitted a ticket after going through the directions carefully. I gave them time to correct the problem on their own. Wrong move! They sent my ticket back twice! The first time they "restored my folders and emails" meaning the emails I had deleted, they… Read Full Review

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“Lycos Does Not Care About Reliability ”

Written on: 17/07/2011

Jul 17th, 2011, all of a sudden I cannot log in to my lycos account which has important ebay emails I need to get and other information. It asks me to… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 17/07/2011

Absolutely spot on....why do they keep messing around with what was,until 18 mnths ago at least,a perfectly reasonable account!!!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 17/07/2011

i am having the same problems. Trying to log in to update my website, my email address is not recognised! Please help

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 17/07/2011

I am unable to read the whole content of this problem but it looks as though I am having the same problem. After I have entered my name and password it takes me to a page as though I am a new customer wanting to open an account. Also the email link to register the problem won`t work - it states `invalid querystring`. A huge problem for me as I have many email of importance to check today. Vee

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“Oops! Internet Explorer could not connect to www.lycos.com”

Written on: 15/06/2011 by gunner_60 (1 review written)

This happens mostly every time I tray to access the website. I don't have specifics, but other public portala like like yahoo or hotmail are commited to reliablity( i would say 99.99% available) Lycos is lucky to up a few hours a week..Very POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“This service is currently down and has been for a...”

Written on: 08/04/2011

This service is currently down and has been for a week. It is difficult to even find the contact for help with Zimbra email through Tripod Lycos. This is a free service with my paid domain, but it is horrific. Customer service hasn't responded to my email for assistance for over 3 days now. Service sems to go out alot… Read Full Review

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“Can I give Lycos no stars at all? Apart from being...”

Written on: 29/03/2011

Can I give Lycos no stars at all? Apart from being unavailable most of the time, now it claims I don't even have an email address with them. Discovered this when I tried to log in and it wouldn't recognise my password. Thought I'd made a mistake, so I clicked the 'I've forgotten my password' link and was told my username doesn't exist.

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Angie1Ap's Comment

Written on: 17/05/2011

Same thing it's happening to me. Were u ever able to log in. I had my e-mail with them for almost 7years. I can't believe this is happening and they won't even answer my e-mail.

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“I used to like Lycos mail, since the new mail upgrade,...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

I used to like Lycos mail, since the new mail upgrade, it just sucks, so slow and half the time pages in email do not load. Hope Lycos will fix this problem… Read Full Review

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