The Top 5 Web Based E-mail Accounts

By Jonathan Wylie

Need a new email account? Today, it seems that no matter how careful you are, the spammers always catch up with you eventually. So, sometimes it is just better to cut your losses and grab a brand new email account. Here are five of the best for you to pick from.

Gmail – Google’s Gmail is a very popular choice. It works on almost all devices, comes with over 7Gb of space for your emails, and does a great job at blocking spam. It allows you to group your emails by conversations, has built-in chat features and lots of organizational options to label, filter or star your priority mail. In fact, the only downside of Gmail is that you might not be able to get a very user friendly email address without being a little creative. Such is the popularity of this service.


Yahoo! Mail – Yahoo! Mail is another perennial favorite among Internet users. Unlike Gmail, it offers unlimited storage for all your emails and attachments so that you will never run out of space. Yahoo! Mail works on any internet enabled device, allows you to send instant messages or text messages, and has great integration with Facebook services. Again, you may find it hard to get the address you want, but with Yahoo! you have the option of creating an, or account, so there is a reasonable chance you can get what you want with at least one of these subdomains.


Hotmail – Hotmail is about as old as the Internet itself, but it has evolved over time and remains one of the best web based email accounts out there. It allows you to view, edit and share MS Office documents, even if you don’t have Office installed on your computer. You can also send photos using an online album, create single use passwords, and use multiple email addresses to sign in to your account. So, all in all, it is still a candidate that is well worth your attention.



AOL Mail – At one point in time, you had to be an AOL member to have an AOL email account, but that’s no longer true. Good thing too, because the AOL Mail client is actually a very decent web mail application. AOL offers unlimited storage for your emails, up to 25Mb attachments, spell checking, the ability to import messages from other email accounts, and a whole lot more besides. – Perhaps the biggest selling point for is the ability to choose from a whole host of cool sounding email addresses. So, while sounds pretty good,, or even are all possible choices too. In fact, there are over 200 domains to choose from. There are of course other features like unlimited storage, 50Mb attachments, spam filters, an online calendar, and free direct customer support. All of this makes an attractive choice.


Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie is the owner of The Education Technology Blog, a website dedicated to helping teachers advance the use of technology in the classroom. He is a teacher, husband, and proud father, but also works as a freelance writer for several online publications. Jonathan is originally from Scotland, but now lives and works in rural Iowa. He has a love for education, photography, computers, and just about any gadget that he can get his hands on.


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