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Which Email Service Provider is The Best Among Gmail, Yahoo!,Hotmail

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For years, this debate has been going, on deciding the best mail service available.  We have three main mail services say, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail. Each one has got its own USPs and features for people. So, now let us check the uniqueness of each mail and let us see which one stands out at the end.

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Comparison between YahooMail, Gmail and Hotmail

Email Type

Yahoo! Mail:  The email types include, POP3, IMAP, E-mail, Webmail

Gmail:  For this, the email types include, POP3, IMAP, E-mail, Webmail

Hotmail: It offers the email types including, E-mail, Webmail, POP3

 

Mail Storage

Yahoo! Mail: It provides unlimited mail storage

Gmail:   It currently offers a free storage of more than 7GB. If you wish to use more storage space, then you need to buy it. The price range can be anywhere between US$5 per year for 20GB to US$4096 per year for 16TB storage space.

Hotmail: Unlimited Mail Storage

 

Attachment size

Yahoo! Mail: Earlier it was 10MB, now it has been increased to 25MB

Gmail: Earlier it was 20MB, now it is 25 MB

Hotmail: Earlier it was 10MB and now it is 25MB

 

Spam

Hotmail: In Hotmail, all the spam mail goes into a Junk folder. This way all the possible spam is removed from the incoming mails.

Gmail: In Gmail, spam filtering is done using a community-driven system. Here, if an email is marked as spam by the user, the next time similar mail will be sent into the spam folder. Thus, it gives you a clean inbox.

Yahoo! Mail: In this, the mails are protected against spam through “DomainKeys”, which is an e-mail authentication system.


Account expiration

Yahoo! Mail: A YahooMail account gets deactivated if it is not used for four months.

Gmail: In Gmail, your account will not be deactivated even it is not used for months together. You can deactivate it only by deleting it.

Hotmail:  Your Hotmail account will be deactivated if it is not used for 90 days.

 

Messengers

Yahoo! Mail: It provides an embedded instant messenger

Gmail: It has an embedded instant messenger

Hotmail: It provides an embedded instant messenger

 

Photo Sharing

Yahoo! Mail: You can use the Flickr account with Yahoo mail ID

Gmail: You can use Picasa account with Gmail ID

Hotmail: You can use Windows Live Photo Gallery with Hotmail ID.

 

Languages

Yahoo! Mail: it is available in 27 international languages

Gmail: It is currently available in 40 different languages

Hotmail: It is available in 35 languages.

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So, now that you have seen some differences between the three mail services, it is up to your discretion, to choose, which is the best among the three for your individual needs. You can also have a look at the Hotmail vs Gmail comparision chart.

Let us know which is your favorite one!

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. engelbert

    May 21, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    je suis le frere lewis je voudrais avoir un corespondant

  2. Dang_buddy_

    August 15, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    gmail really isnt unpto mark…zero credits to G from my side.

  3. Uthea2011

    August 15, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    none of them only windows live for all except yahoo mail that i use zimbra desktop

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