I have often praised Google's Gmail, an excellent free e-mail service. One of the major advantages of Gmail is that it offers more than two gigabytes of online storage space. That allows anyone to keep tens of thousands of old messages at no charge. The search company also provides a great method of quickly finding a particular stored message that you want within seconds.
Now Gmail's primary competitor, Yahoo Mail, is one-upping Gmail. Yahoo has just announced that its free Yahoo Mail service will soon offer unlimited storage space. That's right: unlimited.
Details are available at http://yodel.yahoo.com/2007/03/27/yahoo-mail-goes-to-infinity-and-beyond.
You can also read my earlier articles about Gmail at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/02/free_gmail_for_.html. I wrote why everyone should obtain an e-mail account on one of the free services, even if you already have an e-mail account provide by your Internet provider. Much of what I wrote about Gmail will apply to Yahoo Mail also.
NOTE: Yahoo Mail does not have all the features of Gmail. For instance, I noticed that it lacks Gmail's POP3 remote access capabilities (which I use daily). POP3 is available only on Yahoo's extra-cost Mail Plus service.