and GMX Mail - Free Email Services

Pros and cons of two free email services

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Hero Images / Getty Images and GMX Mail are reliable email services that do a good job of filtering spam and viruses while providing a large file attachment limit and even unlimited online storage for messages (GMX Mail only).

They look basically the same with the only difference being that with, you can choose from dozens of different email address domains, such as,,,, and many others. GMX Mail addresses are either or

Pros and Cons

You can use these free email services with a rich web interface or mobile app, but there are some common features missing from these providers.


  • Great desktop interface for sending and receiving email
  • Free mobile apps for access on the go
  • Unlimited online storage for emails
  • Supports large file attachments (up to 50 MB)
  • Can use the service with your other email accounts (e.g. Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and


  • Doesn't support encrypted email
  • Cannot display remote images on a per-sender basis
  • Unable to label messages, quickly find related emails, or set up smart folders
  • Free version does not support POP and IMAP access

More Information on and GMX Mail

  • All email is scanned for viruses, and a learning spam filter keeps both and GMX Mail inbox clean from malware
  • Flexible filters can do things like sort incoming email into custom folders or forward messages automatically
  • The web interface for and GMX Mail features drag and drop and rich-text formatting
  • Vacation auto-reply is supported so that you can send out emails when you're away
  • Messages can be removed from any folder (not just Spam or Trash) after a certain number of days
  • lets you make aliases that you can use to have emails sent to those addresses be forwarded to your "main" email account, which is great for spam protection or to organize several email domain into one account
  • In addition to an address book, these email providers also include a calendar and online storage (to which you can save attached files)
  • Most email providers only support sending email attachments that are upwards of 20 MB or even 10 MB, but and GMX Mail support anything up to 50 MB