The best and the worst free e-mail service provider

Which one is for you the best free e-mail service provider (ESP)? And the worst? Why?


The best free e-mail service provider is…

  1. tiger [1] argued:


  2. Luca Azim [1] argued:
    Free and safe also has encryption which is safe

  3. MAIL.COM is FREE, it’s awesome because you can choose from literally HUNDREDS of domains to make your new email address under! Here are a few: and tons of job, fun, countries, music (and over 170 more) categorized domains!
    MAIL.COM even gives you FREE imap & pop3 thirdparty email client (i.e. Thunderbird, Outlook) access using your login ID & password!
    Plus, you can make sub-addresses under your main MAIL.COM address or make them all separate/new accounts each time, it’s totally up to you but I suggest creating one really good account name, then create sub-addresses underneath it, it’ll be much easier for you to keep track of your addresses that way!
    But if you’re an email account hoe like I am (over 90 current and active (some I use regularly & some I have parked for occasions where I might need them) accounts throughout the internet,,,,, etc etc).

    I hope you enjoy the FREE MAIL.COM service as much as I have over the years!

    (If you liked my tip about please come & see my youtube page & videos!)

  4. G [2] argued:

    People who are saying that Gmail is the best free email service need to read the Terms of Service. It is scary stuff.

  5. j [5] argued:


  6. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  7. Hush Hush [1] argued:

    Hushmail. It’s private, easy and free

  8. Amelia Williams [1] argued:

    Gmail is the best email service provider from my expierience.

  9. Krish S [1] argued:

    Gmail is the best free email service provider because it is fast, speed at which mails open.

  10. Krish [1] argued:

    Gmail is the best free email service provider because it is fast, speed at which mails open.

  11. Garnet [1] argued:

    Gmail! So convenient and helpful! No ads, and even a personalized background of your choice! I recommend this. Anyone using anything else, come use this one right now!

  12. Rman [1] argued:

    Fast, Optimized, Reliable
    Using since 2008

  13. Windwolf [1] argued:

    Gmail. Because it’s fast, friendly user interface. And most of all: It’s just better than Yahoo.

  14. anonymous [17] argued:

    Gmail because its Secure, integrated, no spam, easy to use, both business and personal accounts avalible.

  15. tarscampbell [1] argued:

    I have no idea……….. looking for it now

  16. VGuy [1] argued: is THE BEST!!!

  17. aRauf [1] argued:

    Gmail: Security, spam filters, integration.

  18. [email protected] [1] argued:

    I can see every turning around for our good

  19. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Live mail. Works perfect with all my (devices cross platform compatibility!) and most importantly works everytime.

  20. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  21. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Google because it has the best spam filters….it is great alltogether

  22. Kenny [2] argued:

    I use AT&T net it is spam free loads fast I never had spam and they asked once for my number I declined it and they have not bugged me
    About it ever since

  23. Shashikant Singh [2] argued:

    GMail. Fast and fluid. Fully loaded.

  24. Andrew [3] argued:

    Zoho: Best UI and Hotmail: Clean and SkyDrive storage

  25. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    iCloud. I might be biased, but I only use a Mac and an iPhone, a client and I never use other comps to check.

  26. Anonymous [1714] argued: > Hotmail & Live > Gmail in that order. Outlook has a very easy interface and limited to no spam. Hotmail & Live is simple and limited to no spam. Gmail has a complicated interface for most users. but has limited to no spam. is the NEW BEST EMAIL Provider!

  27. Anonymous [1714] argued:

  28. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Gmail is the best because it has great spam filters.

  29. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Until recently, I would’ve said GMail, but with the change of privacy policies, that changes. I can’t be specific now. The best is to choose any reliable non-US free e-mail site, if you care about privacy.

  30. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Gmail. Little SPAM and no other problems. YET.

  31. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    G mail its ease of use and its ever growing reliability is top notch amongst all these ever growing line up of free email accounts

  32. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    AOL is But not aim

  33. Acheev [2] argued:

    Yahoo! Mail is the best. It’s fast and has the best look. There is a lot of spam but it all gets filtered out. So my choice is Y! Mail, Hotmail, and in that order(But Yahoo is way out of the others leagues!).

  34. Me [11] argued:


  35. ME [11] argued:


  36. ME [11] argued:

    AOL but not by much

  37. prs [1] argued:

    Hot mail is sooooo best…..

  38. Scott [3] argued:


  39. Scott [3] argued:


  40. Scott [3] argued:


  41. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Gmail first, Yahoo second

  42. Gmail [1] argued:

    Gmail and hotmail. Gmail is good, but it isn’t as… Modern? It seems less modern and shiny than Hotmail. But with Gmail you get less Spam. So they are both amazing, but each have flaws.

  43. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Gmail, I used to use yahoo but I descoverd gmail and found it better!

  44. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    generally societies and nations functioned much better before the internet and, ironically, people appeared to be much more genuinely intelligent, which is a paradox given the amount of info available via the internet….

  45. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Am still searching for the best email server and have not found it yet…after basically boycotting the entire internet for some years with rare exceptions due to criminal hackers…be they independent, coprorately employed/infiltrated or publicly employed/infiltrated…sue the search engines!!!

  46. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  47. wickedboy [1] argued:

    Gmail is wonderfull

  48. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    [email protected]

  49. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    AOL Mail. Archived mail!!

  50. Asad [2] argued:

    Gmail if fine, till now i foudn no serious issue in it

  51. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  52. Mark [1] argued:


  53. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  54. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Gmail. Spam filter are sufficient, interface is simple and works.

  55. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    You can customise the program and you dont get that much spam
    You could also IM people right at your email homepage

  56. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Hotmail, Yahoo! and Gmail.

  57. I love electric guitar [19] argued:

    Gmail and Hotmail

  58. Arun [2] argued:

    Gmail is on the Top of All

  59. Murray [1] argued:

    Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo, in that order.


The worst free e-mail service provider is…

  1. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    regular providers that regularly make the yearly best provider list and cater to 90% of traffic

  2. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    who tf reads the terms of service

  3. Anonymous [1714] argued: because I have been locked out of my primary email for 3 plus days and I was forced to change the password at least 3 times in the last month.

  4. G [2] argued:

    Gmail is the worst because of the Terms of Service. You are selling your soul for free email.

  5. BH [1] argued: – terminally slow

  6. Bob Young [1] argued:

    No support

  7. Alexander Brown [1] argued:

    Earthlink: Costly & Terrible customer service. When they make a mistake, they will tell you that it is impossible they made that mistake and leave you to clean up the mess. This has happened to me twice, and one time, to solve a small problem they had me pay for some internet security software which crashed my computer severly. Apple to the better part of a week to repair the problem, identified it as the Earthlink recommended software. When I talked to Earthlink about this after all the time and money I put in, they told me Apple was wrong and what I said happened couldn’t happen and tried to sell me the same software a second time. Later, when my credit card had been charged 2 times (for my ridiculous monthly charge of $24.80 for email) they called me and said they were going to have to shut my account down because I did not pay. I eventually got them to charge my credit card a 3rd time. They continue to maintain that the card was rejected the first 2 times, and I am now trying to get them to refund my money. Their mistake, my time and money. Do not use EarthLink!!! I have their email tonight, only long enough to transfer my emails to a Gmail account, and send out a message to everyone. Then I will never use them again.

  8. Robert Craig [1] argued:

    Yahoo, BY FAR!! Use of continual adchoice ad intrusions is beyond discription.

  9. Rimas [1] argued:

    Hotmail is the worst, because it is connected with Microsoft account. Once you go abroad, change computer or even reinstall windows, Microsoft support team will block your account for safety reasons and you will not be able access Hotmail anymore. I recommend for everyone quit using Hotmail and Microsoft account, because your problems with those providers never ends. You even will not be able to contact them to restore your e-mail. So, do not wait until you get into troubles, quit Hotmail and close your Microsoft account.

  10. Michael [18] argued:

    Hushmail, they delete your account if it’s inactive for a month, and then refuse to let any new account be made with the same name. If you use your Hushmail to recover passwords, you can forget ever getting access back to any other account. They brag about security. Yeah well they’re so secure even you won’t be able to access your stuff!!

  11. rakesh [2] argued:

    Sabse sada hua mail server,,or nahi jhel sakta

  12. rakesh [2] argued:
    it is worst mail server.not working properly every day

  13. Bob [3] argued:

    Hotmail – Came to log in and got a message telling me that for security reasons I needed to provide a code which they would send to my second account. Did what they required to send the code, then logged on to my second account only to find a similar message about that one, with them saying that they would send a code to the first account – Catch22.
    Found another method of restoring the accounts in which Hotmail required me to provide proof of ownership by supplying recently sent addresses, subject headings, etc, etc. With much trouble I gathered all of the info required but they sent back saying that they wouldn’t or couldn’t re-establish my email service.
    I lost masses of info along with lots of contacts, etc.
    Totally disgusted. I would NOT recommend Hotmail or Outlook to anyone. Have now gone elsewhere.

  14. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Hotmail. The new “Outlook” is literally unusable. You have to close and reopen the program for every single action (like reading one e-mail or sending one e-mail Hotmail is now internet garbage.

  15. Anonymous [1714] argued:


    I was suspended from access because of spam. I unlocked the account to find that the spam emails were from microsoft. The developer of hotmail.

  16. Anonymous [1714] argued:


    Your account gets locked for “suspicious” activity and you only an alliance between God and Satan can unlock that.

  17. anonymus [1] argued:

    Opera mail
    I can’t send an e mail. And I have to install the application unlike gmail or others.

  18. Barbara Cecchini [1] argued:

    AOL. Once someone steals your email AOL does very little to help recover it. The thieves put a 2 part authentication that neither AOL or Amazon seem to be able to recover.

  19. Peter [2] argued:

    Yahoo is the worst email client ever, glitches, not working properly, everything is just terrible

  20. Anonymous [1714] argued:


    they locked me out of my account. I tried to restore it by filling out a form with additional informations. Didn’t work. By sending a code to my phone. Didn’t work.

  21. Lou [1] argued: The service still runs (why) and looks just like email did in the 90’s. It also has bugs like not updating inbox cache. You delete all of the junk and then notice you have new mail but when you open the inbox all you see is the deleted junk, not the new email. The service used to be decent but it’s mostly neglected and buggy now so not worth the time or bother.

  22. Puneet [1] argued:

  23. INDER [1] argued:


  24. Mark Anthony [1] argued:

    Yahoo is the worst email service in the world. Period.

  25. Jo Anne [1] argued:

    I’ve been using for Yahoo in eight years until now: all the nightmare of ads, monthly payment for ad free and the worst. Spam/junk folders makes me nauseous whilst I’ve seen them then delete immediately. Before I’m going to buh-bye my old account, I f%#€ you Yahoo – you’re nothing as a sleaziest and lying email service!

  26. Dan Li [1] argued:

    Of-course #1 worst is Yahoo, on top of not work very well, all personal info attached to email account will be turned over to communist China (Yahoo is now more of a Chinese company than American company), they have done these kind of evil things in the past(causing some people who criticize communist end up in communist prison for 10 years!) , so it is a fact. Just this one action alone should make Yahoo the unchallenged champion of the worse email provider. Which other email service can make you end up in prison?

  27. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  28. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Slow, Retarded, Broken, Ugly
    Using since 1999

  29. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Yahoo Mail.
    Because everyone says so.
    Because it’s slow.
    Because it has glitches in every corners
    And because it’s simply the worst. Should be put down and call bankruptcy.

  30. Diana T [1] argued:


    I had one issue that never got fixed: every email I received was sent to trash.
    customer support did answer with the official “bla bla” email, but no real support was offered.
    – customer support does not really exist.

    user interface is making it harder and slower to access the emails.
    – not user friendly at all.

    I have over 100 blocked addresses because the yahoo spam filter does not do the job.
    And I was still forced to changed my email provider because of the large amount of spam still coming in my inbox.
    – no spam protection.

    Actually yahoo forced me to change the email provider and I have to thank them for that 🙂

  31. Some Random Guy [1] argued:

    Yahoo sucks. Lag, horrible spam filters, useless security checks, lag, constant server crashing, and any GIFs or pictures take forever to render.

    Did I mention lag?

  32. Raquel [1] argued:

    Yahoo. The timing is completely off, it’s slow, it’s always lagging. A hundred of the buttons or links to compose an email or see mail never work half the time. It’s just a pain in the butt all of it.

  33. CHintan [1] argued:

    Yahoo mail is the worst email service i have ever seen.

  34. j.r. [1] argued: their security is a joke. you will be immediately vulnerable…and customer service is took them a week to respond to a single inquiry and then were unfeeling and unresponsive to my issues…sty far away from this scamming company who preys on people wishing more private email.

  35. svj [1] argued: – is the worst e-mail service provider in the earth. horrible, pathetic services they will provider. & they are link with Big group TATA. bt still they have 3rd class service. and if u send them mail then the will never reply you. i hv send at least 6-7 reminder, bt no answer. my email is not working for last 10-15 days. they also provide u only 5 MB data size. that is ridiculous. if any one uses then pls stop it other wise they will stop u.

  36. Inbox Mail [1] argued:

    It has got a nice design, many available names and multilingual system.

  37. k [1] argued:

    yahoo mail
    constant problems at every level
    sometimes email wont load
    sometimes email disappears
    sometimes the site does not work

    always slow (this is consistent)

  38. Richard [2] argued:

    Orange, because when there’s a problem
    THEY NEVER TELL ANYONE – even each other
    Communications giants – yeh! Right!

  39. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    The new yahoo mail sucks! They took away function, functions that worked perfectly in the old version, now have problems, user interface is terrible, support completely went away, and despite thousands of users protests to go back to the old version which everyone liked and it worked just fine, the arrogant SOBs just won’t yield. The addage, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, could not be more true than here. Management at Yahoo should all be fired.

  40. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    yahoo mail. and I say so after using it for 11 years. Never works with my mobile devices and talks about security when they are worst in that class! May be the meanest of them all… sells information of its customers I’ve heard rumours…

  41. tina [1] argued:

    gmail, I can get into my account on my cell phone, but not on my computer! How does that make since?

  42. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Brighthouse Road Runner email

  43. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    yahoo…..everything about yahoo sucks but their email is shit

  44. Kenny [2] argued:

    The worst is google they would alway put
    Cookies on my laptop and don’t try the encrypted
    Google it is not private and google always got in my
    Way always wanting my cell number which is a big no no
    And I was getting some PayPal online with a different name

  45. Tmac [1] argued:

    Gmail – Just using it SUCKS so bad. I thought that we learned 20+ years ago that the fewer clicks the better. Click to change to contacts. Click to change back to email. I just want to stay on the same screen like Yahoo.

    Gmail tracks and mines everything we do and then sells it. No privacy!

  46. Ann [3] argued:

    Gmail, Yahoo, etc. – leak my info to the US

  47. Shashikant Singh [2] argued:

    Yahoo Mail. Dated, Boring and now pointless…

  48. Noone [1] argued: – i am sent advertisements in the body of the email by someone that has this email provider

  49. Anonymous [1714] argued:

  50. jaden [1] argued:

  51. me [11] argued:

    G mail thought i use it. Consuming Freedom by buying everything…and slowly puts you under needs with out choice. Sad mentality, sick people..

  52. Andrew [3] argued:

    Gmail: Spmmers paradise. Getting sick of Gmail. Going to close this account soon.

  53. Rich Freese [1] argued:

    Freeservers United online If I replied to message it never got to them. If they replied back I never received it. Now for the past week I cannot send e-mails. If I send it goes nowhere and never shows up. I have complained numerous times and receive no answer fron anyone. I only receive maybe half the e-mails sent to me

  54. Anonymous [1714] argued: worlds shortest email address is also worlds worst e-mail, you can delete in bulk, could not find anything, mail receive after a decade and spam do not know what is spam

  55. Anonymous [1714] argued:

  56. BT Yahoo [1] argued:

    BT Yahoo Mail. Numerous popups requesting password. Customer service people DO NOT CARE. 70 Pages of complaints on their forum page

  57. sathish hg [1] argued: am unable to access my address book, old email,this is one of the worst email service provider.

  58. Yahoo: Not Safe [2] argued: I have been through tons of Email Providers. Yahoo is the worst. I get 20 spam messages daily (the not pleasant ones) and Yahoo is one of the easiest providers to hack. I signed on one day and found weird new contacts and a chat box at the bottom that was in the middle of a conversation from another computer. And I make really hard passwords to guess. Usually 25 characters long with capital and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols like [email protected]#$%^&*(). Yahoo is not safe for anyone.

  59. Yahoo: Not Safe [2] argued: I have been through tons of Email Providers. Yahoo is the worst. I get 20 spam messages daily (the not pleasant ones) and Yahoo is one of the easiest providers to hack. I signed on one day and found weird new contacts and a chat box at the bottom that was in the middle of a conversation from another computer. And I make really hard passwords to guess. Usually 25 characters long with capital and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols like [email protected]#$%^&*(). Yahoo is not safe for anyone.

  60. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Hotmail and Yahoo. Recently closed my hotmail account because of the spam. Terrible and hard to stop. Yahoo is just a little better but not much.

  61. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    hotmail by a massive margin

  62. Anonymous [1714] argued:

  63. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Hotmail is certainly the worst option. Although it is robust and somewhat powerful, I receive more SPAM and viruses from hotmail accounts than from any other. Of course, my SPAM filter detects them, but I’m curious and poke in the SPAM folder. Many times, I receive mails with ads from people I know personaly, who have hotmail accounts. When I ask them, they are unaware. So hotmail is completely unsafe and harbours tons of worms.

  64. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    You just cant count on it! It is down fully or in part on a regular basis. Today I cant forward mail.
    Yesterday a subject coulndt be entered.
    It is on problem after another. Last week the addresses didnt work! What is next???

  65. yahoo [2] argued:

    they hava a brunch of crap

  66. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Yahoo. I have had it hacked twice. The amount of SPAM you will get is incredible.

  67. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    I though Gmail was bad and they are . Don’t clean out your all mail lable as if you do it delete everything you sames in other files. what a joke
    but Yahoo and Hotmail are worst all 3 are a big zero

  68. Anonymous [1714] argued:
    Slow, too many pop ups, worthless spam protection, worst of all its part of aol.

  69. Hates Excite [1] argued: Had several accounts for over ten years then one day out of the blue there was an ‘upgrade’ that made using the service impossible. It was heinous, they simply did not care that they inconvenienced their users at whatsover. They are stupid, greedy, corporate pigs. It’s sad really, used to be a nice alternative with a snappy name, now it’s unusable trash. I switched to Gmail and have never looked back. I hope Excite, and their Corporate mentor Blue Tie (just look up their company president to see a real prat) rot in Hell forever.

  70. Acheev [2] argued:

    Gmail sucks, it’s slow, sluggish, and it doesn’t feel modern.

  71. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    hotmail Huge spam and hacking problems. Extremely high risk that you will be blocked from your own email. And once you’ve been blocked you will never, ever get back into your email. Poor replies to your questions. Customer service is very sketchy

  72. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    gmail is the worst because they force you to use your google account when you log into youtube because they own it so this mean if you had a previous account with youtube you can no longer log into it they also always automatically sign you in when you go to goodle which i find very annoying gmail customer service the worst

  73. [1] argued:

    constantly freezes, doesn’t remeber identity, no customer service, every so called improvement has been a step backward, stay away from this inept provider

  74. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    gmail and yahoo

  75. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    GMX Mail is the very worst with its total unreliability ans constant sign in problems. It also blocks browser spell correct and lacks it’s own.

  76. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  77. henrique neves [1] argued:


  78. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  79. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Yahoo – spam filters are too much, always dumps good mail

  80. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Yahoo sucks

  81. Anonymous [1714] argued:

  82. Anonymous [1714] argued: Email. See review at

  83. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    xekmail, portugalmail

  84. Hotmail [1] argued:

    Hotmail.I havnt received any emails now for a month

  85. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Hotmail – interface is too busy.

  86. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Yahoo, they absolutely fucking sucks at keeping their mail system up and running. It has more problems than Mel Gibson.

  87. Muse_PlugInBabyRiff_Sophie_97 [5] argued:

    I have never known Hotmail to be in service… It has always been online.

    [Just commenting on some people that said about Hotmail being in service… Random!! ]

    Thanks for reading.

  88. Muse_PlugInBabyRiff_Sophie_97 [5] argued:

    (I was known as “Gmail (1)” on the other side. I think that yahoo is the worst. Well, when I was on it, I never got any emails! I got about 2, and found out later that my friends had sent me loads.
    I have only gmail and hotmail. Yahoo has been my worst experience, but I have only tried those 3.
    Thanks for reading!!

  89. Anonymous [1714] argued: after first send of mail the account is blocked and you cannot send anything

  90. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Hotmail, every part of it is a different page, it is slow and laggy.

  91. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Yahoo mail

  92. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    all the major, commercial email services appear to be as crappy as the computers they are sent and received through and the internet itself…boycott the internet one day a week globally for starters!!!!!!!

  93. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    hotmail! always in maintenance!!!

  94. Anonymous [1714] argued:

  95. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Spam filter absolutely not available.

  96. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    yahoo, it gets hacked into and its the worst

  97. Anonymous [1714] argued:


  98. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    yahoo.. awful spam.. i get about 70 or more emails a day that i dont want.. yahoo sucks!

  99. Anonymous [1714] argued: Look it up and you’ll see why!

  100. Asad [2] argued:

    Hot mail is worst, It hacked easily and they, delete your email account if you’re inactive for some time. Bad thing is someone else can hav ethat email accoutn with same name and can use it.

  101. Anonymous [1714] argued:

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  104. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    Yahoo is HORRIBLE. Spam filter nonexistant. interface nonintuitive, antiquated and almost unuseable. Countless technical errors/crashes every time i’ve ever tried to use it.

  105. Ryan [1] argued:

    EXCITE. Been a member there since 1997. Email was generally flawless until they so called “up-graded” . Now they inject ads into my emails which causes the browser to refresh every time a new add loads. Logging in is a night mare. Getting the new app to even load is even a bigger nightmare. Works one day with FireFox and not the next. Works one day with IE, and not the next. Fugg’ these thoughtless jerks. It wasn’t an email upgrade, it was a recode to jam ads in our face, at the cost of a email app that was perfectly fine. Greedy fuks…. I’ll open an account elsewhere and spread the word about you.

  106. Akash [1] argued:

    Stand Alone– Break Thru mail(

    Alongside it gives just 5 MB of email storage, you will recieve 1 out of every 10 mails sent to you….. I’ve tried it!!!!

  107. Anonymous [1714] argued:

    The worst service!!! They send trash to the box by tens. Their Spam does not work. They keep you busy all the time

  108. yahoo [2] argued:

    Mail takes forever to receive

  109. ansim [5] argued:

    Comcast I never get inportant emails from my bussiness. so they have to call me

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