How Do and GMX Mail Stack Up?

Pros and cons of these two free email services

What We Like
  • Clean desktop interface for sending and receiving email.

  • Free mobile apps for access on the go.

  • Unlimited online storage for emails.

  • Support for large file attachments up to 50MB.

  • Can use the service with your other email accounts, including Yahoo Mail, Gmail, and

What We Don't Like
  • No support for encrypted email.

  • Cannot display remote images on a per-sender basis.

  • Unable to label messages, quickly find related emails, or set up smart folders.

  • No support for POP and IMAP access with the free version. and GMX Mail are reliable free email services that do a good job of filtering spam and viruses while providing a large file attachment limit and, in the case of GMX, unlimited online storage for messages.

They look similar on-screen with the most significant difference being that with, you can choose from more than 200 email address domains, such as,,,, and many others. GMX Mail addresses are either or

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How and GMX Mail Work

Both services scan every incoming message for viruses, and a learning spam filter keeps the and GMX Mail inboxes clean from malware. Flexible filters can 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. The email providers both support vacation auto-reply, so the service can send out out-of-office emails while 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. You can use them to forward emails sent to those addresses to your main email account. This is convenient for protection from spam, and to organize several email domains into one account.

Both of these email providers include an address book, calendar, and online storage to which you can save attached files.

If You Want Premium Email Service

GMX Mail and offer free ad-supported email service. also offers a paid premium service that includes the ability to forward emails to another address using the POP3 and IMAP protocols and an ad-free inbox.

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