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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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.
Thanks for nothing, Lycos. (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 11/03/2011 by Mrs Judith Whitfield (1 review written)
l've been with Lycos Mail for over 2 years & in spite of the terrible amount of junk that gets through, l always like the clarity of the layout. However, this has disappeared since the recent change - it's absolutely dreadful now; you can only see 4 or 5 mails at a time & it's ridiculously easy to miss or delete something important - whilst at the same time the amount of junk has increased enormously.
Now, as if all this isn't bad enough, l can't even log in to my emails as of this... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2011
I've used mailcity.com for over 10 years and this is the first time I've really had severe problems.
Between Feb 28 and March 2nd something happened to where I am no longer able to log into my email account.
Sorry, but the username and password you provided don't match. Please check them and try again. Or contact customer support at http://help.lycos.com/ for assistance
Yes, I've validated that I'm typing in my username and password correctly.
I've created a ticket with... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2011
I've been using lycos mail for more than 10 years since it was mailcity and I found it nice before until the recent change they made. It was a disaster. I can't even view my mails properly now. I wish they would bring back the old Lycos interface. The new one is a catastrophe. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2011
Service has been out all week. There is an immediate redirect from mail.lycos.com to webmail.lycos.com - but webmail.lycos.com sign on returns the login screen and a cryptic message 'Servie is unavailable. Please try again later.'Is this service ever going to work again? This seems to be a regular occurance, where every year or so there is an 'upgrade' and the site is broken for days of weeks. Not only does this show complete incompetence in their technical staff - but gross negligence... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2011
I have been a lycos mail user for over 10 years and the last interface change was a disaster. The site freezes when I want to delete emails. Most functions are very slow and the page layout is also cluttered.
I have emails that I have not received, even though I know they have been sent.
I to am about to jump ship.
Good riddance Lycos mail
Written on: 10/02/2011
Paid $4.95 for 1 mo. service only because Lycos claims no limit to attachment size. They lie! There's actually a 20 MB limit, which you only find out AFTER you've paid for service.
Warning! Misrepresentational advertising! Bet I'll never get the refund I'm demanding, either. (read more)
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