4 Of The Best Free Web-Based Email Service Providers

Option #1: GMail

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Free storage space: 10.1 GB

Mobile app: yes, support for iOS, Android, & BlackBerry devices

Spam technology: advanced

Email address format: [email protected]

Advertisement levels: low

IMAP & POP support: both

Advanced features: customizable themes, add-ons, syncing with iOS devices, integrated messenger, easy migration from previous email services, and integration with the rest of the free Google products


Gmail is one of the most popular email services mainly due to its integration with all the free Google products such as Adwords, Analytics, Voice, Drive, Google+, and much more. It features an excellent spam filter, a dedicated mobile app, and low advertisement levels. Every account receives 10.1 GB of free email storage which is ALOT of space. To give you an idea of how much space, I have over 18,000 emails stored within my original GMail account right now and I am only utilizing 11% of available space.

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  • Looking for something – perhaps like Zoho.com. Willing to pay for advanced services, if needed.

    Decades with Gmail, Yahoo, but now want something more professional, more flexible.

    Chief Information Officer Retired, 1984,

    Australian Capital Territory

    • I understand where you are coming from Greg.

      Since my web host does not provide e-mail support, I had to choose an alternative service which came down to Zoho or Google Apps for Business. I ended up going with Google Apps as it only costs me $5 per month and gives me access to all the great Google tools and features that I have grown to love during my Gmail use, but still allows me to have my @thetechreviewer-staging.wp-thetechreviewer.com email address.

      Hope this helps and feel free to share your experience with whichever host you decide to go with in this comments section. I'm sure it could help someone else in your same situation!


  • Yahoo eMail really sucks!

    Want proof… do a Google search.

    Ab year or two ago, it worked quite well.

    Today, after changes were made in June, it is slow and extremely querky: and that's THE PAID VERSION!

  • Gmail and Yahoo continue to go down hill, I finally made the choice to switch to paid email provider and came across thexyz. These guys migrated me over and the support has been terrific. I thought it was quite basic at first but there is a lot more too the email and apps than meets the eye. I highly recommend testing out other paid email providers rather that using free email.

  • I have had Yahoo.com for years but I'm changing. First no live help, that I can find. send them a question and the response does not answer the question.

    Now yahoo is taking messages from my in box and transferring them to my trash box. Then in a day or two deletes them. Messages were only about 3 to 4 weeks old.

    I'm not going to stand for this. What happened to unlimited storage?

  • Yahoo has ruined their classic email and reduced features and services while grossly upping their premium service price.

    I never liked gmail and don’t trust Google anymore.

    aol and hotmail are a joke as well.

    Finding an email service that isn’t throwing its users under a bus, that allows for pop3 and imap retrieval, and that will actually stick around is proving to be next to impossible. Fanboi blogs promoting these Big 4 services are worse than useless, sorry Colt, even if you did go to UMass, my alma mater. (Also very annoying to have to go to “next page” 4 times for a list of 4 items.)

    • I think the main issue Pixxa is that whether you like them or not, these are the best free email services currently around simply because there isn’t really any other comparable competition in the market especially given these services advanced capabilities. While I can agree these services have their downfalls and are far from perfect, they simply are the best free services around at this time.

      As for the next page element, I’m sorry to hear this bothered you. There are several reasons why we split this article into four pages and it had to do with both page performance and aesthetics. We choose this route only on a small handful of our articles unlike many competitors whom do it with the majority of their articles as we do our best to not hinder the user’s experience. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • hotmail/outlook.com IS THE WORST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON’T SIGN UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If your account gets hacked on there you’re in for one hell of a big rigamarole that will make you want to delete it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! save yourself the hassle by not registering in the first place. trust me on that. microsoft should have invested more money into windows live messenger when it was still popular, because if they had done that, they might have a DECENT E-MAIL CLIENT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT THEY DON’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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