There are tons of free email accounts that you can create but which among the herd is the best email account? Yeah, this question seems to be a tricky one but not anymore let’s dig in right away and checks the features of the best email accounts and why Gmail is the most popular email account service.
Gmail – the daddy of all the sons
It is a product of Google and since its launch it’s been very popular and effective service. So, what makes Gmail so effective and so popular that everyone seems to be using it religiously? Let’s check out some of the awesome features of one of the free email accounts called Gmail.
1. Gmail offers over 10 GB of email storage space and you can bet it will be increasing year on year.
2. Gmail’s spam detection technology is simply superb. If you are shifting your email account to Gmail then you will realize that you will get so less spam which is almost negligible.
3. It has got a clean and minimalistic look which offers lots of white space…easy on the eyes
4. The custom search inside Gmail will pull up the desired content from your mail box so that you don’t have to remember every little detail of an email.
5. Before opening an email you can know that if the email has been directly sent to you or if you are a part of a mailing group. It is differentiated by arrows double arrow >> means it is directly sent to you and single arrow means > group email.
6. Chat within the Gmail window with an option to save chat history.
7. With Gmail’s new priority inbox feature you will be able to prioritize your email and get the important mail up in the order and the less important mail down the line.
8. Make calls from Gmail and create labels for email such personal, work or travel.
9. Get the best email security option with Gmail. You can setup up 2 way verification process to access your email account. It’s kind of easy to setup and it’s the safest on the web. After you enter your email ID and password you will be asked for a verification code which will be sent to your mobile and SMS from Gmail will reach in within 10 seconds, type the verification code in the verification window and click enter to access. If you have a personal laptop then you can set it up to remember the verification code for one month and in case your mobile is lost or if it is not available temporarily Gmail gives you 10 auto generated backup code which you can use in case of emergency to get access of your Gmail. Get more info from Gmail blog
10. Check out this cool video about the story of an email from Gmail.
Hotmail ………hush it’s too hot to handle
It is a product of Microsoft which also has great features which will make you drool over its classic look and feel of the interface. Let’s check out some of the appealing features of one of the best email account service Hotmail.com
1. Connect with facebook through messenger within hotmail window and enjoy socializing. It is cool to use facebook out of facebook.com isn’t it?
2. Reading pane option in hotmail is also a cool option, click on the options from the top right hand side and you can select different email reading options of the hotmail.
3. Setup message font, size and personalized signature which is newly added to hotmail features.
4. You may choose either of the two domain names
Example: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
5. With Microsoft’s SmartScreen technology keep the spam away from your inbox. With sweep feature in hotmail you will be able to delete all the emails from a single sender or send all the emails from a single sender to a folder or you can also schedule to clean up the clutter with many options from hotmail. Select a message(s) and click on sweep from the top of the page to view more options.
6. Manage your calendar and contact from the same hotmail window.
7. Get skydrive from windows – the best online storage option on the web with hotmail.
8. Create an alias email under the same master email address for job sites, daily coupons or the crazy YouTube subscriptions then get them all in your inbox or in a separate folder.
9. Import contact from different services like facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn, AOL and others to stay in touch with your friends.
10. Get the hotmail keyboard shortcuts @ windows blog
At the start of 2012 Microsoft posted a video making fun of Gmail …some say Microsoft made a desperate attempt of pitching their product but you decide (video here)
The reason why you see only Gmail and hotmail is our listing is this because of this chart showing the decline of yahoomail which is considered to be in the top 3.
Obviously there are many companies who provide free email accounts but they are not worth comparing to Gmail or hotmail. So go ahead and get the Gmail or hotmail account if you don’t have one already.