The Evolution of Free Email Accounts

Here’s how it seems free email accounts have progressed – based on how people tell me that their email addresses have changed:

  1. Hotmail.com (pre-Microsoft / MSN when it was cool).
  2. Juno.com
  3. Yahoo.com
  4. Gmail.com

Some other ones that I’ve seen:

  1. Whalemail
  2. Inbox.com
  3. Charter.net (local)

I really like Yahoo Mail. I’m also on Gmail but I think it’s for a certain kind of person that I’m not that kind of person. It’s nice to have email forward there and look at email from a "conversation" point of view, but I use my inbox like a to-do list so it drives me crazy having so many things going on without folders.

-T