Top 9 Gmail alternatives email services

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The Gmail epidemic is something that you can’t escape from no matter how hard you try. It Leads the email market with around more than 5 billion users and is really a beast. However, when you analyze and inspect, you will realize that this is no the way means that Google’s path is clear or that it doesn’t have to face its fair share of competitors.
There are various reasons for which a person might look for an alternative to Gmail.

So, Why you choose alternatives of  Gmail 

The main region of leaving Gmail is Gmail lacks some major Features that other email services offer us
The Major Features are:
  1. Privacy Concerns: If you are a Gmail user you know that Google is notorious for tracking your privacy and data. In my previous article, I tell you about how to stop google to trace your activity So if you are sincere in protecting your data and privacy check out my previous article on How-to-stop-google-from-tracking-your-data
  2. Additional Features: Gmail lacks in providing some additional features that are available in other web clients.
  3. Encryption: Emails that we send in Gmail are not Encrypted but email services like Proton mail provide us a high-level encryption
  4. Custom Domain Email ids: @gmail.com is primary and only Domain offer by Gmail but AOL,GMX,Mail.com provides you a custom domain that you want
  5. Ad targetting: Ads are common in Gmail and Ads are the main income of Gmail but mail services like cloud, Zoho, Outlook is ad-free
  6. Storage space: Gmail provides less Storage inbox space when compares to Yahoo, AOL, Zoho
Hence, today I will show you the top 9 best free Gmail alternatives that will simply change your mind about the world's no 1 Google’s well-known email service, of course

Best Gmail alternatives email services
Great Alternatives of Gmail


#1 ProtonMail

A swiss mail which is considered to be the most secure mail service in this world

It offers PGP encryption for your emails in transit and encryption for your data at rest.

It also offers a “self-destructing message” tool that ensures that your emails delete themselves after a certain period of time.


 Major Features - 
  • Simple interface,
  • User data is protected by strict privacy laws because all servers are located in Switzerland
  • Built-in end-to-end encryption
  • No personal information needed
  • To create an account you don't need to give any personal details, just choose username, domain, and password. Even the recovery email address is optional

Platforms available: All major Web browsers(Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge, Explorer, and much more) Mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Also available on Mac, Windows, Linux OS

Cons:

  • No IMAP and SMTP support for basic accounts
  • Basic accounts are restricted to the Protonmail web client. Support for IMAP and SMTP is available with a paid subscription only and as such with basic accounts, it is not possible to send and receive an email with external applications
  • Still lacks some useful features like calendar and contact management
  • Expensive for paid users

#2. AOL Mail

AOL Mail operates in flexibility where it allows users to add their other email accounts in order to perform efficient and timely tasks.AOL supports IMAP And POP3 access.


 Major Features - 

  • User Can choose Email address domains of own choices
  • With AOL  messages are encrypted and scanned for viruses as well against spam 
  • Auto-reply feature.
  • Unlimited inbox storage.

   Platforms available:

Android, IOS, IPAD, Web browsers

 Cons:

  • Saving drafts is not automatic.
  • Can't import social media contacts.
  • No way to create alias accounts.
  • AOL Mail lacks a bit in productivity (no labels, smart folders, and message threading)

#3. Outlook.com

A Great product of Microsoft, Outlook is one of those Best alternatives for Gmail. Having more than 400 million Customers, Outlook hosts incoming and outgoing email services for users. Not only the emailing service but also Outlook has a great social integration.


 Major Features - 

  • 1TB of inbox storage.
  • Microsoft Office Web Applications
  • Outlook allows users to directly attach an attachment directly from cloud services(One Drive) without need to download an entire file before attach to the intended e-mail.
  • Ad-free 
  • Good built-in calendar
  • Blocks almost all spam.
  • Simple interface

Platforms available:

Android, IOS, IPAD, Web browsers

Cons:

  • 100-message daily limit.
  • Outlook lacks in language translation capability.


 #4. Zoho Mail 


Zoho Mail is a highly secure email client that is particularly popular with businesses, although it offers private accounts too. It has almost 30 million users across the world, from individual and private users to large organizations. It offers Secure email hosting & mailbox management for business users.

Major Features -  
  • View attachments without downloading them. 
  • Ad Free
  • Simple user interface 
  • Comes with smooth sync with notes, docs, calendar, links, and more
 Platforms available: Android, IOS, IPAD, Web browsers

Cons:

  • Free account limited to 50 emails per day per user.

 #5. iCloud Mail

icloud mail is Apple's Free Email service that supports IMAP access With elegant operative web applications. The iCloud Mail account helps you to send, receive, and organize email.icloud mail is created through apple id and accessible through mail app in mac or ios and in windows through outlook

Major Features -  

  • Ad Free
  • simple user interface
  • highly secure
  • Sync data across all Apple devices
 Platforms available: Mac os, Ios, Windows pc, Android Devices

Cons:

  • Can't access other email accounts. (Not Supports POP3 message Protocols)
  • Lengthy account setup process
  • Apple's icloud UI does not offer labels
  • Only 5GB inbox Storage

 #6. Yahoo! Mail

 The old Yahoo mail which is founded in1997 is one of the best alternatives to Gmail. Multitasking is apparently the best feature of Yahoo! Mail.


Major Features -  
  • 1TB(1024 GB) online storage.
  • Yahoo’s spam protection got upgraded greatly and SSL encryption is also available,
  • Yahoo Messenger, 
  • Tabs for Multitasking, seamless integration with contacts, Calendar, Flickr and more
 Platforms available: Android, IOS, IPAD, Web browsers

Cons:

  • Way too many ads in the inbox.
  • It doesn't offer IMAP access for desktop email programs.

 #7. Mail.com

Mail.com is a web portal and web-based email service provider owned by the German internet company United Internet. It offers news articles and videos and a free webmail application with unlimited storage


Major Features-

  • Mail.com lets you choose from more than 200 domains(choose your domain according to your profession such as @footballplayer.com @cyberdude.com @game.com)
  • 50MB file attachments
  • an antivirus scan, spam filters

Platforms available: Android, IOS, IPAD, Web browsers

Cons:

  • Don't support encrypted email
  • Don't support POP and IMAP access with the free version

 #8. GMX

GMX Mail is a free advertising-supported email service provided by GMX. Users may access GMX Mail via webmail as well as via POP3 and IMAP4 protocols

Major Features-
  • File upload limit of 50 MB is offered
  • custom domains
  • spam filters
  • incoming emails to your GMX accounts are scanned for viruses and trojans and advanced spam filters are applied to help you prevent receiving unwanted messages. 
  • You get unlimited inbox storage

Platforms available:

Android, IOS, IPAD, Web browsers

 Cons:

  • The inbox ads give it a cluttered and overwhelming feel.
  • It lacks Encrypted mail

#9. Yandex 

This mail has come from the land of Russia. It is a free email service that offers unlimited online message storage. Yandex mail is very popular in Europe and Russia.

Major Features-

  • Import mail from other mailboxes,
  • Simple user interface 
  • SPAM-free emails
  • Unlimited Email Storage:

Platforms available:

Android, IOS, IPAD, Web browsers

Cons: 

  •  Yandex mail is not privacy-friendly.
  •  If you are using Yandex mail-in tor browsers it will blocks you

Bonus Tips:

  • Rediffmail, Hushmail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera mail are also good free alternatives 
  • Fastmail, Tutanota. Newton mail are also great paid alternatives of Gmail

Verdict: This concludes the list of the best email clients in my opinion. You can see that there are many places you can migrate to if you get bored, having privacy and security concerns, or want more storage or want more features Then you can leave Gmail. Many of these email clients pack tons of features and functionality and that is the reason why each of them is backed by millions of users. There are still many clients out there that we haven’t covered but I give some details about those other clients in bonus tips.
I’m sure that the above 9 alternatives will fit your needs perfectly!
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So, these are the 9 best Gmail alternatives which you can consider.
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