E-mail, which literally means electronic mail, is a way of exchanging electronic messages, or mail, via the Internet. The advent of e-mail has vastly affected all other forms of letter delivery systems including the Unites States Postal Service (USPS). There are two prominent forms of e-mail Internet standard protocols. The first is called post office protocol (POP) and the other is called Internet message access protocol (IMAP). Almost every major e-mail provider on the Internet supports both protocols.
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Gmail is short for Google mail and it is an e-mail service provided and supported by Google. Google is a giant, multinational Internet and computing company. Gmail gives each user two gigabytes (GB) of memory space to store e-mail information. Gmail supports both POP and IMAP Internet standard protocols and can be accessed either through an Internet browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer or an e-mail client such as Outlook Express. As is standard with Google products, Gmail is free and supported by advertisements.
Fastmail is considered one of the best e-mail services on the Internet. It is a dedicated, commercial e-mail provider which charges for e-mail services. However, there is a free version of their e-mail service which is limited. The limited, free e-mail services still works with various Internet service protocols including IMAP, POP, IMAP + secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption and POP+SSL. Fastmail also offers a verity of e-mail domains including miasmal.com, fast mailer.com, eml.cc, fast mail.fm and very fast.biz.
Cwazymail is another dedicated, Internet e-mail service providers with various domains such as cwazy.co.uk, caths.co.uk and redwhitearmy.com. Cwazymail, unlike Fastmail, is completely free and offers 30 megabytes (MB) of storage space. E-mail filtering and spam protection also come free. Just like Gmail and Fastmail, Cwazymail is both POP and IMAP compatible. Cqazymail started offering free Internet e-mail accounts in 2001, started growing fast and then charging for e-mail services. Once Cwazymail started charging for e-mail service, subscribers started to leave but in 2009 Cwazymail went back to free e-mail service and has started to grow again.
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