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Free Web-based Email Providers
Go here for help with dealing with Spam, InterNet Hoaxes, Nigerian ScamSpam, and Viruses
Go here for tips on Safety Precautions when using email
Things to consider when choosing an email provider
- How big is the email box - How much storage space are you allowed for messages
- How stable is the Site - is it often inaccessible, or dificult to log into.
- Does it delete your account if you don't visit it after so many days
- Does it check incoming messages for viruses
- How large a message can you send
- Does it put a limit on the number of addresses to which a message can be sent
- Can you send and receive attachments
- Does it allow you to block messages coming from certain senders
- Does it have spam filtering
- Does it fill up with spam from the provider
- How easy is it to use
Alphabetic List of free Email Providers
Providers often change their terms and conditions, particularly the size of the account, or even switch over from free to pay-based accounts with very little warning.
Some providers do not give a clear indication of the amount of space they provide for storing messages. Many do not answer when I ask if they delete the account if it is inactive for any particular length of time.
If the information below is incorrect, if you have positive or negative comments about any of the Providers, or if you find new Providers whom you think should be included, please send a message to Dr. Shirley
- AEmail4u.com - 25 MB, virus protection
- BoarderMail claims to have unlimited storage, part of mailbox.com
- Canada.com - 3 MB, must log in every 45 days. There's a tiny little email link near the top right corner of the main page
- Those above were in operation April 2, 2010. Those below have not been checked recently
- Caramail - 10 MB. French Lycos
- Care2.com - 100 MB. 10MB message size. Support environmental concerns
- Catholic Online - 50 MB - when signing up they ask how often you attend Mass
- CentralPets - 4 MB
- Computermail - 6 MB
- DC Email - 6 MB, must log in every month
- DoraMail - must log in every 60 days. FAQs Page is unreadable garble.
- Ecology Fund - 25 MB
- E-Mail Anywhere - 5 MB
- EasyPeasy - 6 MB
- Eboxmail.net - 5 MB
- Email.com - 10 MB, need to log on every 60 days or everything will be deleted. Same site as www.mail.com - access from http://www.mail.com
- EmailAccount - 6 MB
- EmailAccounts4Free - Part of Big Mail Box group
- EmailChoice - 5 MB. Part of ClubSurf.com
- Emailyou - 25 MB storage, uses pop-up ads
- EmailX.net - 7 MB
- Eudora Web Mail - 4 MB. Must log in every 6 months
- Everyone.net. No way of contacting real live help unless you pay for it
- Execs2K - 10 MB, available in 9 languages, including Arabic and Chinese
- FastMail - 10 MB. Must log in every 45 days
- FasterMail - 10 MB, deactivates account if you don't log in for 60 days - all your messages are deleted.
- FirstName.com - 10 MB or 1,000 messages; domains of type firstname.com; have to check in every 90 days
- FlashMail - 5 MB, complicated sign-up, confusing mailbox
- Fresno Mail - 3 MB
- Garfield - 25 MN, addy of form @e-garfield.com ; have to be 13 or older, have to check in every 30 days
- Gawab - 15 MB, English or Arabic
- Glay.org can send to a max. of 25 addresses per message, or 100 addresses per day
- GMail by Google - 1,000 MB of free email storage - check in every 9 months to keep the box active. Does not use folders for storage, but a system of labeling messages.
- GMX - 10MB. German Site. Messages deleted after 30 days
- Go.com - 4 MB, must log in every 90 days
- Go2Now - 6 MB. appears to be a fairly stable site.
- GotGeekMail - 6 MB
- Graffiti.net - 10 MB - deactivates account after 60 days inactivity
- Hello Kitty - 10 MB. Must log in every 60 days to keep account active. Access at http://www.sanriotown.com
- HotMail - 25 MB, expanding to 250 MB. Virus check. Deletes everything if you don't check in for 30 days.
- HushMail - 2MB. Deletes inactive accounts
- InBox.com - 5 GB, makes you install their toolbar on your screen
- JoinMe - part of Mail.com, various languages, claims to have unlimited storage
- JoyMail - 3 MB. English and Asian languages
- JungleMate - 3 MB
- Killer - 6 MB
- KittyMail - 10 MB. Completely deletes inactive accounts - and does not say how long a period counts as inactivity.
- KuKaMail - 5 MB. Must log in every 3 months or the acount will be deleted.
- Lycos.com - 6 MB, deletes maill if you don't log in for 90 days.
- Mail.com - 10 MB. Must log in every 60 days
- Mail2World - 250 MB. - but Inactive accounts blocked after 30 days. Has a translation feature for foreign-language emails.
- MailCity - 5 MB, Maximum of 25 recipients per email message. Inactive accounts - after 90 days all email messages will be deleted. Part of the Lycos group
- Maktoob - 1,000MB, 50 MB Message size, Arabic and English, have to check in every month. You can access your Yahoo or Hotmail email boxes from inside the Maktoob email box
- MeowMail - 6 MB. Amusing Cat themes. Click on the "No, I don't love my Cat" line and see what happens ! Part of Everyone.net : No way of contacting real live help unless you pay for it.
- MyOwnEmail - 6kb - that's right - kb, not MB. Lots of domain names, but what's that worth without storage capacity ?
- MyPersonalEmail - 5 MB ?? They do not answer my email messages for information
- MyPlace - Lots of domains. no POP3. Must check in every month to keep it active. Also gives a free Web Page
- MyRealBox - 10 MB. claims to have no advertising. Maximum of 15 recipients per email message. Must sign up from a paid email account - but when I tried, they never sent my password to me.
- MyWay - 125 MB Must check in every 60 days or it will be deactivated - "No banners, no pop-ups, no kidding"
- Netscape Mail - 5 MB - appears to be part of Aol organization.
- NoPeddlers.com claims to be spam-free
- NZ11.com - part of BigMailBox system - you have to agree to accept all sorts of spam.
- OperaMail - 3 MB
- OutGun - 5 MB - slow site
- ParsMail - 5 MB
- Rediff Mail 5 MB, English and Asian languages
- SiteWarp - 6 MB ?, completely deletes inactive accounts
- Snowboard - 5 MB, Swiss site, in German, but easy to use
- Surfy.net - FAQ help page has dark blue background with blue or black text - very difficult to read. There seems to be no way of contacting real live help. Onr can send a message to a total of 25 addresses, and can send to a total of 100 addresses per day.
- SwissMail - 25 MB, log in every 30 days. Popups
- UltimateEmail - 25 MB, log in every 30 days
- Unlimited Mail - lets you have up to 10 email accounts, said to be up to 64 MB each. Some of the site is in Spanish - including the FAQs
- Yahoo - 100 MB. Virus check. Address filtering and blocking. Spam folder. Very stable site, but is occasionally targeted by malicious hackers
For a searchable data base of email providers, try
Posty - however, the site does not seem to have been updated recently.
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Last Updated: April 2, 2010