's web-based email
service. Considering it's technically owned by AOL
, it's surprisingly free of advertising
Although I cannot prove conclusively that it is superior to Microsoft's Hotmail (it is, BTW), it has the following advantages over it:
- it's always 1 or 2 clicks away on nearly any Netscape browser.
- it has never in my knowledge suffered a major security breach, also is probably less frequently targeted by haX0rs.
- the servers are not being migrated to Windows NT for political reasons (as we all know this would be detrimental to the users)
- Don't have to give any details to the wack-ass MSN Passport system.
It has the following advantages over Yahoo! Mail
(which in turn has several advantages
of its own):
Doesn't put an incomprehensible string of characters into the sender field of outgoing mail.
So now you have a third web-based email service (that is likely to stay alive) to choose from.