Top 10 Free Email Services 2016

Looking for a free email service? You can be picky.

Your chosen email service will reward you with plenty of—possibly unlimited—storage, effective spam filtering, a fast and productive web interface, access through desktop as well as mobile email programs, and more.​

P.S. Looking for free email, you may also be interested in free POP3 and IMAP email services.

(Updated September 2016)

Zoho Mail

Zoho Mail
Computer Image: digitalgenetics/iStock

Zoho Mail is a solid email service with ample storage, POP and IMAP access, some integration with instant messaging and online office suites.

Aimed at professional users, Zoho Mail could be even more helpful organizing mail, identifying key messages and contacts, and sending oft-used replies.
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Yandex.Mail Free Email Service
Yandex.Mail Free Email Service. Yandex

Yandex.Mail offers a full, rich and usable email experience with powerful web access, mobile apps, POP as well as IMAP access and unlimited storage.

Functions such as message templates, reminders, e-cards and keyboard shortcuts help handle mail with efficiency and fun in Yandex.Mail; still, its rules could be more versatile, text snippets would support templates, and Yandex.Mail could function as a full we-based IMAP client.
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Outlook Mail on the Web

Outlook Mail on the Web
Outlook Mail on the Web. Microsoft, Inc.

Outlook Mail offers a rich email experience on the web and can be accessed via IMAP, POP and Exchange ActiveSync. Outlook Mail automatically bans spam, and the web interface collects clutter and is smart about large file attachments.

Outlook Mail on the Web could be still smarter suggesting replies, and tools to postpone incoming and schedule mail are missing.
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Gmail is the Google approach to email and chat. Practically unlimited free online storage allows you to collect all your messages, and Gmail's simple but very smart interface lets you find mail precisely and see it in context without effort. POP and powerful IMAP access let you access your email with any email program or device.

Gmail puts contextual advertising next to the emails you read.
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Inbox by Gmail

Inbox by Gmail
Inbox by Gmail. Google, Inc.

Inbox by Gmail is an alternative interface to Gmail that aims to help you manage not just email but the information in those emails with countless tools and fresh approaches.

As helpful as all these can be, they can also confuse and overwhelm, especially at first. More »

AIM Mail

AIM logo. AOL, Inc.

AIM Mail, AOL's free web-based email service, shines with unlimited online storage, very good spam protection and a rich, easy to use interface.

Unfortunately, AIM Mail lacks a bit in productivity (no labels, smart folders, and message threading), but makes up for some of that with very functional IMAP (as well as POP) access.
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iCloud Mail

iCloud logo
Apple Inc.

iCloud Mail is a free email service from Apple with ample storage, IMAP access and an elegantly functional web application.
That interface at does not offer labels or other more advanced tools for productivity and for organizing mail, though, and does not support accessing other email accounts. POP access to iCloud Mail is missing, too.
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Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail - Free Email Service
Yahoo! Mail - Free Email Service. Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Mail is your ubiquitous email program on the web, Windows 8 and mobile devices with unlimited storage, SMS texting, social networking and instant messaging to boot.

While Yahoo! Mail is generally a joy to use, free-form labeling and smart folders would be nice, and the spam filter could catch junk even more effectively.
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GMX Mail - Free Email Service
GMX Mail - Free Email Service. GMX Internet Services 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.

More and smarter ways to organize mail could be nice. and GMX Mail Review | and GMX Mail Tips More »

My Way Mail

My Way Email - Free Email Service
My Way Email - Free Email Service. Heinz Tschabitscher

My Way Mail is a clean, fast and fun (though not particularly advanced) free email service.

It lacks secure messaging and other advanced, non-essential features, though.
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