- I have accounts on all of the major services (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) and each has its pluses and minuses. I don't care much for Gmail's non-traditional lack of folders and other quirky features. I've recently decided to make Outlook.com my mail home for several reasons. One, excellent mobile push notifications on iOS (Gmail doesn't do push, just IMAP polling which eats more battery on an iPhone), the ability to make aliases so I can have both personal and professional addresses in one mailbox (i.e. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org), and finally Skydrive and the Office WebApps. Yahoo is still ok and supports iOS push notifications, but lacks the webapps that Hotmail has. Hotmail has the best integrated feature set and excellent spam protection. iCloud mail is nice too, but again doesn't have all the features of Hotmail.
- —Guest Noober
ATT.net [Not Free]
- Just a comment… ATT.net IS NOT free… and it DOES NOT accept incoming e-mail from COMCAST, yahoo, sometimes AOL, hotmail, and a few others… tech support keeps telling me that no outside addresses are blocked… so how come I don't get replies from friends who tell me they replied? I keep it because I need to keep my e-mail address.
- —Guest AB
- -Free IMAP ! -Unlimited storage -Lots of features -Google free (enough for google: youtube,search,gmail,picasa,android etc) I hate being tied up to ONE provider which habit includes spying on you) -Professional looking web interface, albeit of annoying flash-ads (but hey AdBlocker plus come in handy) -Made in German -Never had problems (mail delivery,login etc)
- —Guest Noel
Yahoo demands phone # or no access?!?
- I've been using Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo for well over 10yrs. Now Yahoo is holding my mail hostage until I give them a phone number. I'm closing it as soon as I change all my web IDs that are associated with it. Any mail svc. demanding your phone # will give it to the govt. to track you down. So, if you send an "anonymous" email, but it's linked to your cell phone, police will have you in minutes. Mail svcs are selling us out to the kleptocracy! I'm moving all to gmx.com mail.
- —Guest emailer
- Used Hotmail from the start. I don't like the new Outlook. Twitted MS and told them I want my Hotmail back. I looking for a new e-mail provider.
- —Guest Henry
No More Hotmail
- I have been with Hotmail since I started using the computer. Since they have decided to change things up I can't get into my email anymore without giving them more information. That's not going to happen! If this continues with all the service providers I will eventually cancel all my email services! I'm not going to provide anymore information. It hasn't been needed for the last 10-15 years and there is no reason for it now. I just cannot believe that I'm being forced out of my account because it won't let me send emails until I give them a phone number and address. I will never go back to them even if they decide to correct the issue; I'm really upset with this. It's not easy changing all my information over to a new account, informing all my contacts, etc. Thanks, Microsoft!
- —Guest pearl
Let's face it… we all like Gmail
- Google seems to have their hands into almost every facet of our lives these days .... I've used Gmail since it's inception.......I've tried about 15 other services , I keep coming back to Gmail. I ( for one ) actually like the conversation feature. ONE big deal for me in most of these services , THE Font feature is not stable , meaning the size, color etc , often reverts back to the default settings if you change your mind on something within the document ...... This drives me crazy .... Anyone else ever experience this ? All I want is a email service that works well, is reliable , and obviously I want it to look nice ..... Oh , BTW I just tried out the new Microsoft OUTLOOK! One week was enough for me....good luck everyone
- —Guest rda3611
Gmail Always Monitored
- Police use Gmail, no wonder its always monitored!
- —Guest Erica0009@hotmail.com
- I use Roxxmail. I think it is swiss based and offers com/ch/de and eu endings. Also it offers 1GB cloud space for free. I like the web interface most. It's nice and easy to handle.
- —Guest biker
- just had a new account deleted, not sure why but read all the possible whys; new Gmail was put on new biz cards. can't reuse the username if I make a new account. no live support which is understandable but sh....t! so I'm looking for a new provider… no ads… no spying… onsite tech support… oh, yeah… go local.
- —Guest centa
No More Hotmail since the Re-vamp!
- I have been with Hotmail since I started using the computer. Now, I'm searching for a new email service to call home. Since they have decided to change things up I can't get into my email anymore without giving them more information. That's not going to happen! If this continues with all the service providers I will eventually cancel all my email services! I'm not going to provide anymore information. It hasn't been needed for the last 10-15 years and there is no reason for it now. I just cannot believe that I'm being forced out of my account because it won't let me send emails until I give them a phone number and address. I will never go back to them even if they decide to correct the issue; I'm really upset with this. It's not easy changing all my information over to a new account, informing all my contacts, etc. Thanks Microsoft!
- —Guest Casey
Happy with Hotmail
- I am using Hotmail 2010 onwards, I got best services from them yet.
- —Guest sandi
The Perfect Email Service Is…
- NOT Gmail, Not AOL, NOT Yahoo … actually, it's none of the main players in the email service game …. The perfect service has not been developed .... They all have problems ...I've used probably 15 different services .... I like the reliability ( at least for me ) of Gmail. BUT I also like the newly revamped Hotmail service , which is being called " Outlook " ... I love the " sweep feature " You can actually Block future messages from specific spammers .... I really like this .... AOL is the veteran in this business .... BUT who knows what messages are getting blocked with it's wonderfully efficient filters .... Who knows? Yahoo ( at least for me ) is a joke ... Seems like most everyone posting on this topic has , at one time had a Yahoo email address. ( or AOL ) BUT for my taste , ( and 15 years of testing these services) , I reluctantly vote for Gmail ...They have too much money invested for this to be a failure. So, I use 3 services. Gmail, Outlook and AOL.
- —Guest rda3611
Used Gmail from the beginning
- I can honestly say I don't like the "Gmail-New Look." But I've never had a problem with it… You say Big Brother is watching? They all do that in some fashion.
- —Guest rda3611
- AT&T email is the best spam free loads fast free email they will not get in the way
- —Guest Anderson John