I have not tried Gmail but I have some concerns about privacy with it. It has been my experence with Yahoo several years ago that email boxes there seemed to get a lot of spam, perhaps it has changed now. I also stopped using Yahoo when they started asking everyone to pay for POP3 access which is what I use anyway as I tend to hate Web Based email interfaces anyway. As far as Incredimail, I can only say to the person using that, read the Terms Of Service for it carefully. It used to almost give them the rights to your first born and about everything else. I am the odd ball who uses Hotmail but I generally use it by way of a mailer anyway as I am grandfathered in. It is my understanding new Hotmail accounts cannot be accessed with a mailer.