There are literally over 300 email service providers out there. Let's take a stroll through the top 5 and explain the different offerings of each service.
Gmail - With over 500 million users, Gmail has quickly become one of the most widely used email and communication service on the Internet today. In additon to searchable, conversation based email, you can video chat, instant message and even make phone calls using Google Voice, all through your email interface.
Outlook.com - Yes, you are correct in assuming that Oulook means Microsoft, but this it totally different than your older desktop email client. Microsoft has competely revamped their email service and we all benefit from latest offering. Automatic archiving, simple user design and impressive document handling make Outlook.com a true contender. *Hotmail users will automatically be converted by Summer 2013
Yahoo - Yahoo has seen several changes in their email interface over the past few years. The latest is probably their best and most comfortable to date. Integration with news sites, video and chat ability, along with an increase in online storage keeps Yahoo in the game.
AOL Mail - AOL's free web-based email service, shines with unlimited online storage, very good spam protection and a rich, easy to use interface. While it lacks in labels and folder compatibility, it is still a free email service with many conventional capabilities.
Mail.com - Mail.com and GMX Mail are reliable email services filtered well of spam and viruses whose unlimited online storage you can use with a rich web interface and mobile apps. POP and iMAP access are available as a paid add-on.
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Bob Johnson is the Manager of Information and Technology Services at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library.