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Different Email Providers

The Best Free Email Providers

by stacy

Because there is something for everyone, which is a wonderful thing, but it can also cause a little bit of decision paralysis.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular free email services to help you choose the one that’s appropriate for you and your business. The amount of storage they provide, the activities you can perform with them, and why they might be a good fit for you will all be discussed.

This is a list of the email services that we will be looking at in this article:

Gmail \sOutlook \sProtonMail \sAOL
Google Mail GMX Zoho Mail iCloud Mail Yahoo! Mail
Hey there (as a bonus – it’s not free, but it’s brand new) so let’s get started.


With over a billion users, Gmail is one of the most well-known and widely-used email services available. Because it’s a part of Google’s overall suite of services, it’s extremely popular for a variety of reasons.

If you want an email service with a lot of features and you enjoy using the G-suite, Gmail is almost certainly a good choice for you.

Gmail Features

Here are a few of its outstanding characteristics:

  • You may schedule emails to be sent at a specific time, snooze them so that you don’t lose track of them, and adjust your notifications to suit your preferences.
  • You can send huge attachments using Google Drive (and save documents there so that they don’t clutter up your local computer) instead of sending them over email.
  • Smart composition (such as auto-complete) can assist you in writing your emails more quickly – and you can even translate your message directly within Gmail (under the three dots – “Translate message”)
  • Make use of the reading pane functionality so that you can see both your inbox and the email you’re currently reading at once (just go to Settings – Reading Pane – and choose where you want it).
  • The ability to conduct advanced searches is available (just click the down arrow on the right of the search bar).
  • In addition to the standard search feature (by folder, for example), you may search for emails by date (type before: date – for example, 2020/1/1 – and it will only search for messages from that day).
  • Gmail has excellent security, and you may send and receive money using your email address. You can also define expiry times for your messages and use the “Confidential mode” to keep your communications private.
  • What about some more amazing features? Create custom settings for undoing sent emails, auto-advance through your inbox (found under the Advanced tab in Settings), Offline mode, and dragging emails between tabs in Outlook.
  • Storage: Gmail provides 15GB of free storage space per account. Although this appears to be a large amount of data, remember that it is used by Google Photos, Google Drive, and any other Google apps that you may use as well.

For example, if you have many gigabytes of images stored on your computer in Google Photos, you may find that your email storage capacity is exceeded.

Creating a Gmail account is simple and may be done by visiting this page.


if you’re looking for a robust email service that includes numerous features as well as the ability to interface with a variety of business-friendly applications, Outlook is an excellent choice for you

It’s not nearly as straightforward to use as, say, Gmail, but it allows you to do more with your time and effort. Many major firms use Outlook to manage their email, and it provides a powerful calendar, task manager, and other customized capabilities to help them stay organized.

Outlook Features

Other advantages of Outlook that should be mentioned include:

  • You can establish new meetings, tasks, and contacts directly from your inbox (no switching windows involved).
  • You can also share or assign tasks (such as a to-do list) to your coworkers, and you can also share your calendar with them if you choose.
  • Outlook provides the ability to create custom rules (like always sending emails from x to this folder, and so on). Also available to you is the ability to tailor your notifications, as well as how you view your communications (like changing the text color for x sender, and so on).
  • You may also quickly develop custom email templates if you send messages where the content doesn’t change frequently (therefore saving yourself the time of composing each message from scratch!).
  • Snooze email messages so that you can view them later without losing track of them. Schedule emails so that they are delivered at the exact time you want.
  • Other features include the ability to create alerts (never miss another VIP email again!) as well as the use of flags and categories to aid in the organization of your inbox and the tracking of critical messages.
  • It is simple to integrate with other Microsoft products (for example if someone sends you a Word doc as an attachment, you can open it right in Outlook).
  • It’s simple to add a new contact by dragging and dropping an email from them into the contacts page, and it will be created automatically.
  • It is possible to use sticky notes as reminders in Outlook (simply type Ctrl+Shift+N from anywhere in the UI, and there you have your note).
  • Additionally, Outlook offers its type of auto-complete, referred to as fast parts, that can help you save some time.
  • Additionally, you can @mentioned people in mass emails to inform them that something is being sent to them.
  • For years, people have described Outlook as “feature-rich” when it comes to email – and now you can understand why.

Storage: Outlook provides 15GB of free storage, which is the same amount as Gmail provides.

Wait a minute – are Outlook and Hotmail the same thing?

This is a little complex, but here’s the long and the short version of it:

Hotmail was purchased by Microsoft in 1997. (yes, that long ago). Several rebranding attempts (MSN Hotmail, Windows Live Mail) were made before finally settling on Windows Live Hotmail in 2012, according to Microsoft.

At the same time, Microsoft launched Outlook.com, which served as the definitive rebranding of everything Hotmail (name)-related.

If you already have a @hotmail.com email address, you may maintain it. However, if you’re signing up for Outlook today, you’ll have to use a @outlook.com email address as your username. Sorry to disappoint all of you who were hoping for a sentimental email.

In any case, if you want to give Outlook a shot, you can sign up for a free trial here.


ProtonMail is a fantastic solution for the typical user who does not want companies or hackers to be able to read their emails without their knowledge. Although it isn’t the most secure system on the globe, it is more than adequate for the average user’s needs.

ProtonMail is an open-source, encrypted email service provider situated in Switzerland (provided to you by the renowned CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research) that provides you with all of the benefits of Swiss legislation and privacy/security while maintaining your privacy and security.

ProtonMail’s features include: Although it is not the only encrypted email solution available, it is one of the most well-known and widely used. Let’s have a look at why:

ProtonMail Features:

ProtonMail is well-known for providing an encrypted email service (uses end-to-end and zero-access encryption standards to protect all email)
The free plan provides you with one email account, 150 messages per day, three folders/labels, and limited customer service options.
When you create an account, you are not required to submit any personal information about yourself.
It makes use of the relatively secure PGP encryption standards.
The web client, as well as its encryption techniques, as well as the iOS code, are all available as open source.
Your IP address will be removed from all of your emails.
It is possible to use ProtonMail with other email clients thanks to the ProtonMail Bridge function (meaning it can pull emails from other clients, and lets you import contacts from them)

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