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20/09/2016 9:17 PM AEST | Updated 20/09/2016 9:17 PM AEST

5 Best Free Email Service Providers You Should Trust

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Many people receive emails every day. Email is a very important part of the business life. As a business person, it is vital to keep in contact with customers, clients and business partners on a regular basis. If constant contact is lost, it can mean a loss of big dollars to your pocket. Just imagine if you were about to make a deal that would earn you thousands in commission but the email got lost in cyberspace, and you never received it. Not only are you out of luck, but you are also out thousands. E-mails are so important that you cannot take a chance with unreliable email services.

If you're looking for an email service provider, you might be overwhelmed by all of the choices you have to sort through. They might all seem the same and have similar features, but some are better than others. Below, is a list of reliable free email service providers you should consider.

Gmail

Google is the reigning king of webapps. Gmail has the most built-in features of all the popular email services. Unlimited storage, the ability to create, edit, find, publish, and save documents all within your Google account. With Gmail, not only can you have an unlimited amount of data, but also you can easily activate and access POP and IMAP accounts. Further, Gmail support programs such as Outlook, which allows you to download and store messages.

In addition, Its spam filtering is superior to other email service providers. You can even have shared calendars, get your e-mail on your phone, and a whole host of other options. This service will not leave you wanting anything else as it is all there for you-- waiting for you to launch it.

Microsoft Live Hotmail

Microsoft has been providing e-mail for many, many years. It has evolved into a 5 GB storage powerhouse. It provides you good amount of security but doesn't have the best spam filtering service. In my experience, a good amount of spam gets through the filter and into your inbox. On the plus side, you can chat with your MSN messenger friends directly from Hotmail, making live conversations that much faster.

Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Mail Classic also offer unlimited storage for your email needs. Yahoo! Has a reputation for keeping the status quo on e-mail although, in the past few years, they've been trying to reverse that thinking. You can now chat with your Yahoo! contacts as well as attach files as large as 100MB with the built in application for drop.io. Yahoo Mail offers RSS news feeds and SMS texting, while Mail Classic offers the ability to send HTML messages with ease.

Its spam filtering is as good as you could hope for coming from a free service.

GMX Mail

Another free email service provider that is considered to be one of the best is GMX Mail. This service allows up to 5 GB of free storage. You can access your mail with GMX through a rich web interface or even through POP and IMAP with desktop programs.

Zenbe Mail

One of the amazing features that makes Zenbe Mail Personal one of the best free email service providers is the access to to-do list, calendar, Twitter, and also Facebook updates.

Final Thoughts

There are many great options for email for your business. However, if you’re just looking for personal use, I recommend Gmail but for business use, I recommend a paid domain on your trusted, dedicated server.