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Let's compare best free email service providers

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There are many free email options available over the internet. Even though we are inclined more towards social networks for our day to day communication, email still holds importance in our online presence. There are many things which are still dependent on email like registration on some of the websites, online transactions, online purchases and many more.

If you are new to internet and want to register your new email this post will help you to choose most desirable free service. There are many free webmail services available now, I am here, comparing three of the most reliable and popular email services.






Cost
Free
Free and paid plus accounts
Free and Paid Options.
Space
15 GB (Shared with drive)
No set limit
No set limit
Domains
@gmail.com (@googlemail.com comes as alias with all accounts)
@yahoo.com, @ymail.com, @rocketmail.com and other country code domains like @yahoo.in
@hotmail.com, @live.com, @outlook.com and many country code domains like live.in, outlook.in
Two step verification
Yes
Yes (In some countries)
Yes
Compose email
HTML & plain Text
HTML & plain Text
HTML & plain Text
File attachment
20 MB (Upto 1GB with attachment in Google Drive)
25 MB (Attachment size can be increased with plugins)
~20 MB (Can be increased with Skydrive)
Daily Sending limit#
Approx 500 emails (No set limit officially available)
~500 emails
Varies with account reputation
POP3
Yes
Yes
Yes
IMAP
Yes
Yes
Yes (on outlook.com interface)
PUSH IMAP
Yes
No
No
SMTP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ads on Webmail
Yes - Text ads
Yes - Media and flash ads
Yes - Text and Media ads
Mobile Mail ##
Yes
Yes
Yes
Access other emails
Yes
Yes
Yes
"Send Mail As" feature for sending email from other account @
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mail Filters @@
Advanced
Basic
Advanced
Associated Office suite
Yes via google drive
No
Yes via Skydrive
Special Features
1.       Canned Responses
2.       Extension of mail features using Google Scripts & Docs
3.       Auto categorizing of emails in Social, Forum etc.
4.       Use of multiple gmail account in same browser.

1.       Disposable Email adressess
2.       Tabbed email viewing

1.       Schedule clean up.
2.       Auto category
3.       Edit as HTML in compose window
4.       Email Aliases (additional outlook or live.com emails)



# Daily sending limit for emails may be variable from country to country and type and reputation of your email account.
## This refers to accessing mail on mobile devices on mobile compatible webmail interface.
@ This means other email address can be added to your existing email so that you will be able to send email from the added email id also. The sent email's header will show something like From abcd@yahoo.com on behalf of abcd@gmail.com
@@ Basic email filter as in yahoo means you can create filter rules to arrange incoming mails in separate folders only. While advanced filters also include, sending autoresponders, forwarding mail to other address etc also based on filter rules.



And as we are on the topic of free webmails here are some other free email services to consider

1. GMX
2. Mail.com
(Both of these are rum by same compant 1&1 Internet)
3. Zoho Mail (Popular for their CRM and Collaboration suites)
4. AOL Mail


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