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Care2 E-mail - Free Email Service

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Care2 E-mail - Free Email Service

Care2 E-mail - Free Email Service

Heinz Tschabitscher

The Bottom Line

Care2 E-mail provides solid free email with an environmental conscience. The spam filters and editing gimmicks in Care2 E-mail are nice, but so would be message search, IMAP access and smart folders.
Care2 E-mail is no longer available for creating new accounts.

Pros

  • Care2 E-mail donates 10% of ad revenue to environmental organizations
  • A HTML editor, greeting cards and stationery add fun to your Care2 E-mail messages
  • Care2 E-mail offers quite effective spam filters

Cons

  • Care2 E-mail does not offer POP or IMAP access
  • You cannot search messages in Care2 E-mail or set up smart folders
  • Care2 E-mail does not support message encryption and signing

Description

  • Care2 E-mail provides a free Web-based email account with 100 MB online mailbox size.
  • 10% of ad revenue are donated to non-profit environmental orgaizations.
  • Care2 E-mail offers automatic spam filters, black and white lists.
  • Compose plain text or HTML messages, choose from simple stationery.
  • Filters can automatically sort incoming mail in Care2 E-mail.
  • New mail notification via ICQ, pager or alternate email.
  • Care2 E-mail offers a number of nice domain names to choose from.

Guide Review - Care2 E-mail - Free Email Service

Free web-based is paid for by the ads you see when you access your account. What if 10% of all the ad revenue went to a good cause (like a non-profit environmental organization)? Wouldn't that be great?

This is exactly what Care2 does with its free email service. This makes the missing option of POP (which is available for a fee) or IMAP access easier to bare, does it not? 100 MB of online storage is not extremely much, but a good starting point.

Care2 E-mail also works reliably, has the option to block all but "green" listed mail, and you can compose HTML messages (using simple stationery) or send greeting cards easily. It's a pity Care2 E-mail does not allow searching the message store or set up smart folders that would automatically collect certain messages.

Still, a solid free email service with a nice environmental twist.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Ethical 'Green' Free E-mail Accounts., Member YasminQuayyum

Hopefully this is going to be exactly what I was looking for... It claims to donate 10% of its profits to environmental causes. Let's see how well it fares. Will repost an updated review here if it falls short of expectation...

4 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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