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Gmail vs. Other Email Providers

A healthy competition has sprung up between Google's Gmail service and other free Web based email providers.

Email Providers Offering 1 GB or More
You have to pay a small fee for most of these services, but some of them are free.

Gmail Walks Off With Rivals' Contacts
Article at about some of Gmail features quietly added by Google in July of 2004 (from TechWeb.com on July 21, 2004)

Microsoft and Yahoo Respond to Gmail Challenge
Article about Microsoft and Yahoo increasing the storage space available with free email accounts after Google announced their new Gmail service with 1 GB of free space (from WinNetMag.com on June 21, 2004)

Gmail Compared to Other 1 MB Email Services
In July of 2004 Flexbeta compared the free Google Gmail service with four other email providers that also offer 1 GB of space. Includes a comparison of RunBox, Walla, SpyMac, ShireMail, and Gmail.

AOL

AOL - Official Web Site
Official Web site for the AOL email service. AOL does not have a free email service but they usually have plenty of generous free trial period offers available. I'm trying to figure out how much disk space comes with their basic entry level email account (it's not that easy to find on their Web site).

Google Gmail

GmailUsers.com
Resources for Gmail users (this is the Web site you are connected to now).

Google Gmail - Official Web Site
Official Web site for the Google Gmail free electronic mail service.

Microsoft Hotmail

Hotmail Increases Free Email Space to 250 MB
According to this Internet Week article dated July 24, 2004, Hotmail has increased storage space for their free email accounts from 2 Megabytes to 25 megabytes and paying customers can get 2 Gigabytes of space for $20 a year by upgrading to HotMail Plus.

Microsoft Will Increase Hotmail Space
From the Seattle Times on June 24, 2004: "Microsoft finally responded to the buzz about Gmail by saying that, yes, it will increase Hotmail storage, so will everyone just stop talking about it already?"

Microsoft Hotmail - Official Web Site
Official Web site for the Microsoft Hotmail free Web-based email service.

Yahoo

Yahoo Increases Free Email Space to 100 MB
According to this ZDnet article dated June 15, 2004, Yahoo increased storage space for their free email accounts from 6 Megabytes to 100 megabytes and paying customers can get 2 Gigabytes of space for $20 a year by upgrading to ?.

Yahoo Email - Official Web Site
Official Web site for Yahoo's free Web-based email service.

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