Even though Gmail is considered one of the most popular e-mail platforms, many users tend to think there are much better services in the category. Many people complain about the new window for writing letters as they find it less convenient and adjusted for users’ needs. If you have several Google accounts, you cannot look through more than one at a time (in one tab).
Besides, users cannot import contacts from other mailing services to Gmail. Of course, you can open different accounts in different tabs, but this is not a good option. The most important thing is that Google is scanning every sent or received electronic message in your account. The reason for this is to allow advertisers studying the interests of Internet users and show more relevant advertisements to them. Essentially, this is interference in private lives.
If you decided to give up your Google Gmail account due to the abovementioned reasons or to simply open a new e-mail platform, we are delighted to introduce our top ten!
Hushmail is a web-based mailing service which also works with iPhone, Android and Blackberry (via IMAP, POP or a mobile website). Hushmail provides the built-in encoding, no advertisements and 25GB of storage. You can choose one of the following domain names: @hushmail.com, @hushmail.me, @hushmail.com, @hushmail.ai or @mac.hush.com.
Unfortunately, other domains for mailboxes are only accessible by premium account users. To make your account be active you need to visit it once in three weeks at least.
Zoho is a reliable hosting with no advertisements working with your own domains. The free plan implies one domain, up to 5 users (with 5GB of storage to each) and up to three groups. If you want to get several domains at once, you need to choose your billing plan.
The advantage of Zoho is that it is working on any mobile device supporting POP, IMAP (or via a mobile version). Besides, the service is working with third-party web clients (through POP and IMAP). Despite that you can accumulate all your mailboxes in Zoho Mail, the only available current method for this is POP.
Mail.Com is a free service where you can choose any of 200 available domains. You can choose a domain relating to your occupation (for instance, @graphic-designer.com), to your hobbies (@petlover.com), to hi-tech (@techie.com), etc. Mail.com provides unlimited storage to users, spam filters, antivirus, calendar integration, a mobile service, mail collector, and 50MB for attached files.
Mail Collector is a function which allows sending and receiving e-mails from your third-party mailing services (through the access via POP protocol) within Mail.com. It supports Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo.
Outlook.com, which replaced Hotmail, has brought Sky Drive and Office Web Apps, so that if you are a loyal user of Microsoft, this service will strike your fancy. You will be able to import your e-mail from Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail. Plus, you can use Outlook.com to send and receive e-mails from other mailing accounts (through the access via POP protocol). The service is ready to provide unlimited storage which is automatically increasing when you need it.
Outlook.com is also good at integration with social networks: for instance, you can import your contacts from Facebook. Besides, you will be able to follow your friends’ news, view and post photos, videos and statuses to Facebook from Outlook.com.
GMX is the owner of Mail.com, so that they have identical properties, among which there are mail collecting (Mail Collector), unlimited storage and 50MB for attached files. Anyway, GMX is only using @gmx.com domain, but you will be able to add widgets for quick access to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to your page. Is you have the need to send “heavy” files, use FileStorage option.
GMX is also using the anti-spam module of high quality which is blocking undesirable mails and is scanning the incoming correspondence for viruses and Trojans. There are also several back-up systems to ensure the security of your data, and 2GB of free storage for documents, videos and photos.
Inbox.com provides you with 5GB of free storage for mails; up to 50GB for attached files; a photo module for storage and sharing photos with your friends; an integrated organizer which help enhance your productivity. Here you can also find a calendar, reminders, the task manager, and notes (for listing your ideas and other things).
On Yandex you get the free mail account (@yandex.com) and 3GB of storage. To get 7 more gigabytes of free storage, you can make several simple actions, namely: install a program on your Windows computer, download a couple of files and tell your friends about the platform. Despite that Yandex is extremely popular in Russia, it supports 9 foreign languages including English.
Unlike the above mentioned services, Yandex allows the import of electronic messages through POP and IMAP protocols. Yandex is also available on iOS, Android and in the mobile version.
Most people would prefer not using без Yahoo Mail, which gained bad reputation. However, the platform traveled a long way and became more up-to-date and advanced. You can have access to Yahoo Mail via PC, most e-mail clients with POP support and on mobile devices (iPhone, Android, Windows). The storage is now unlimited, and now you can import contacts from Facebook, Gmail, Outlook and other networks.
Anti-spam protection and SSL coding (switches on manually) have advanced. Popular Instant Messaging function is also included here so that you can chat with your friends and at the same time read the incoming letters. On top of what was mentioned, you can send and receive SMS messages via Yahoo Messenger.
Many people do not recognize that if they have an account on Facebook, they have the @facebook.com mailbox, respectively. You can write not only to your Facebook friends, but to users of other mailing services (for instance, Gmail, Yahoo). When you send letters to owners of third-party accounts, in the “Sender address” box there will be a link to your Facebook account.
Sending a message from Facebook does not differ much from a private message; the only difference is that instead of the receiver’s name you should type their e-mail address. Plus, on Facebook you can send group messages, browse message history, delete message chains not interesting for you or mark them as spam.
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