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ChkLines – Free Email Accounts

November 18, 2017

ChkLines – Free Email Accounts

Not all free email accounts are created equal.  Here are some features to consider:

  • amount of email storage
  • ease of use
  • interface quality and customization
  • advanced features like messaging and filters
  • spam protection

 

Best:

  1. Gmail
    • clean, customizable client interface
    • 15 GB storage (shared with other Google services, like Google Drive)
    • integrate Google Calendar with your emails
    • numerous themes and color schemes
    • import email in from other email accounts
    • chat client
    • view your Gmail messages without an internet connection if you install Gmail Offline
    • link with your YouTube Account
  2. Outlook
    • Microsoft’s free email service
    • you can also connect to Skype, Facebook and a couple other messaging services so you can stay connected without having to leave Outlook.com
    • it lets you access your other POP and IMAP accounts
  3. Yahoo Mail
    • 1 TB of free storage for email
    • import contacts from a file on your computer as well as from your Facebook, Google or Outlook.com account
    • create up to 500 disposable addresses that are linked to your main email address but don’t contain your name or any other personal data
  4. AOL Mail
    • filter your messages to only show unread or read emails, or flagged or unflagged messages
    • you can clearly read the IMAP and POP server settings, which are very useful if you’re using your AOL email address with offline email clients
    • to-do list and calendar
    • background changer
  5. Yandex Mail
    • Russian company
    • 10 GB of cloud storage service
    • supports email filters, contact importing and exporting, tasks and hotkeys
    • dozens of themes you can choose
    • when you receive an email from someone, their online profiles are also shown, such as their Facebook account
  6. ProtonMail
    • free account:
      • 500MB storage
      • 150 messages a day
      • limited support
    • centered around encryption
    • when you’re ready to send an encrypted message, be sure to click that button before you send the message
  7. Mail.com
    • now a part of 1&1
    • you can choose between over 200 free domains
    • top choices include mail.com, email.com, usa.com, myself.com, post.com, dr.com, techie.com, engineer.com, cheerful.com and writeme.com
    • email filter, calendar and file storage vault with 2 GB of free space
  8. Tutanota
    • Latin for “tuta nota”, meaning “secure message”
    • you can’t proceed with creating your account until you make a really secure password
    • supports an email signature, mobile apps for Android and iOS, 1 GB of email storage, automatic contact creation for recipients you email, spam rules
  9. Elude
  10. Zoho
    • ‘forever ad-free’ email service
    • powerful Zoho office suite apps including Writer, Sheet and Show

 

Others:

Free email services are disappearing as the big companies buy them out or make them unprofitable.  

For a monster list of email providers (many extinct), go to:

https://gist.github.com/tbrianjones/5992856

Chaz Lamm

http://chklines.com

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