Free Email Address News
Posted: May 3, 2010
Category: Email Address Free News Articles
|There is a raging controversy between the three giants of email—Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo—as to which offers the best email address services. As all three are completely free, and funded by advertising or other marketing tactics, price is not something that can be compared. We must take a direct look at the features offered by each service, and immerse ourselves completely in the world of online communications to determine what is important, and who does the best job at it. Here are some perks of each giant, and some drawbacks. In the end, I think you’ll find, like I did, that it largely depends on what you are looking for in an email account, your personal needs and expectations.|
I personally have email accounts with all three, and have for many years now. Here is what I have found.
1. Gmail. With 7.4 GB of free space (and counting), Gmail's inbox size is essentially unlimited for the regular user. Never having to delete another message is a definite perk if you’re the archiving type, and with Gmail you can keep everything. Gmail also has a revolutionary search and tagging interface that makes finding things quite easy, in all those gigabytes of emails that you’ve kept, although it could take some time to get used to. The speed of the service is slightly faster than the others, and the way it groups emails into a single thread of conversation by subject lines can either be loved or hated.
2. Yahoo. Based on Google Trend charts, Yahoo email services have emerged as providing the least server-related problems to its users in terms of downtime and bug issues. With its newly released Ajax interface, it has become easier to use, quicker, and more innovative. Yahoo also comes with a large variety of optional, free applications, allowing you to do things like edit photos straight from your inbox. It has a user community of nearly 300 million, and currently offers an unlimited inbox size, for regular users.
3. Hotmail. Owned by Microsoft, Hotmail has been integrated into, and is in many ways the most compatible with your Windows computing experience. It has a large community of users, currently 343 million, putting it at the top of the pack in that area, and offers a whooping 5 GB of space—slightly under Gmail's 7.4 GB, but more than enough for the average user, and with a community almost four times as large as Gmail's.
There are many email address services to choose from. Find one that is right for you!