The 9 best alternatives to Gmail to manage emails

Alternatives to Gmail

It is likely that on some occasion you have considered looking for alternatives to Gmail to try to stop depending on the search giant and all the services that are associated. After the US veto on Huawei, the Asian manufacturer cannot use Google services, so it never hurts to consider the possibility that this could happen with other smartphone manufacturers.

Google Mail, popularly known as Gmail is the email service of the search giant Google, a service that began to develop in 2004 but did not see the light at the end of the tunnel until 2009. This mail platform, like most of the services offered to us, it's completely free and includes 15 GB of storage space.

Free storage space we can expand it by using Google One, Google's cloud storage subscription service. All the space that we hire through Google One will be available through Google Drive (cloud storage), Gmail and Google Photos.

Gmail tricks

As I have commented above, Gmail is integrated with the rest of the services that Google puts at our disposal and is the gateway to use a smartphone managed with Android.

Our Gmail account also allows us to use Google Photos, 15 GB of free storage space on Google Drive. In addition, it gives us access to Google Classroom, Adsense and Adwords ad services, Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome ... to name the most used.

Living without a Google account is possible as long as we do not depend too much on some of their services, YouTube being perhaps the most difficult obstacle to overcome, since there is no real alternative in the market although DailyMotion has improved a lot in recent years.

Outlook

Outlook

Outlook (previously known as Hotmail, a company that Microsoft bought in 1997) is the email service of the computing giant Microsoft, an email service that, like Google, is available completely free of charge.

Despite being one of the oldest, along with Yahoo Mail, Microsoft rested on its laurels (as it happened with Internet Explorer) and was surpassed in 2012 in number of users by Gmail, greatly helped by the rise of smart smartphones Managed by Android (requires a Gmail account).

Outlook offers us practically the same functionalities that we can find in Gmail, including the possibility of delete sent emails, create folders to classify emails based on filters, delay the notification of a received email ...

The good thing about using Outlook is if you spend many hours in front of a computer, thanks to the Windows ecosystem, we can manage both the calendar, emails, notes, tasks and the agenda directly from our computer, without having to interact with our smartphone.

The Outlook account is not integrated with OneDrive, Microsoft's storage service that only offers us 5GB of storage, for the 15 GB that Google offers us, that is, as a whole, not only for email. The Outlook mail service is 15 GB, not counting the 5 GB offered for free through OneDrive.

Outlook allows us add email accounts from other platforms in order to check all emails in the same inbox, a function that is also available in Gmail.

iCloud

iCloud

If you use the Apple ecosystem, you may find an interesting alternative to Gmail at iCloud, as long as you want to enjoy the sync across all devices managed by iOS and macOS for both emails and the calendar, documents, tasks, notes, messages ...

We could say that this it's your only advantage, since it does not offer us any of the classification options that we can find in Gmail or Outlook. This service does not include any type of advertising nor does it track users, since one of Apple's commercial purposes is NOT advertising.

Available storage space is based on the space that we have contracted through iCloud. If we do not use iCloud or do not have contracted additional storage space, the space is limited to 5 GB, free space that all users who create an Apple account have.

Yandex mail

Yandex mail

If we talk about email services, we have to talk about Yandex mail, the Google of Russia. This totally free email service with unlimited storage space allows us to use it through keyboard shortcuts (functionality that very few other services offer).

Despite its origin, we can access this platform from any mobile device through our own applications available for iOS and Android. As a feature to highlight, it allows us send attachments up to 30MB, a functionality that is very good if the recipient of the email can receive files of such size (not all are compatible).

Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail

If you're a bit of a help, chances are you've tried the Yahoo mail service, a platform that was sold to Verizon in 2016 and that has practically disappeared from the market, although it continues to offer its mail service, but due to its lack of functions, it is less and less used.

Unlike Gmail, the advertising based on which this service is maintained is displayed quite prominently on the right side of the screen, as in Outlook, occupying a space that they could dedicate to displaying the body of the message.

Like Outlook and Gmail, we can add email accounts from other platforms to check all email messages in a single inbox. It also offers us the possibility of managing both our contact agenda, the calendar and the notes from any browser.

Storage space is limited to 10GB, for the 15 that Outlook offers us (only for emails) and the 15 GB of Gmail that it offers us between Gmail, Google Photos and Google Drive.

ProtonMail

ProtonMail

If you are concerned about your privacy, ProtonMail is the mail service you are looking for. That does not mean that Gmail is not secure, like Outlook (Yahoo's better not to mention ...). Proton Mail encrypts end-to-end messagesThat is, only the recipient can read them, no one who can access them can have access to their content, not even the platform itself, so it cannot collect data to target personalized ads.

If we talk about functions, unfortunately we will not find none of the great features that Gmail or Outlook offers us without going any further, something logical considering that we only have 500 MB of storage.

If we want more storage space, we have to resort to the paid version, which expands the space up to 20 GB. This platform is available on both Android and iOS, so we can manage our emails from our smartphone without having to go to its website at all times.

Tutanota

Tutanota

We continue talking about email clients that encrypt content end-to-end with Tutanota. This service is available in a free and a paid version.

The benefits that it offers us are very similar to those that we can find in Proton Mail as long as we are willing to pay, since the free version quickly only offers us 1 GB.

Like Proton Mail, we also have at our disposal an application to manage our Tutanota account from our Android smartphone or iPhone.

Zoho Mail

Zoho Mail

If you are looking for many functionalities in an email client, it is likely that the solution that it offers us Zoho Mail be the one you are looking for. Zoho Mail is an email client that, like Proton Mail and Tutonota, is ad-freeas it does not track user activity to target its ads.

It is compatible with IMAP and POP, so we can use our account in any email client for mobile devices or use the app available both in the Play Store and in the App Store. This service allows us to send large files with a maximum of 20 MB.

posteo

posteo

posteo It is another ideal platform for all those users who do not need a powerful email client, since the number of functions it offers is quite limited. The good thing about this service, if you are a lover of the environment is that it uses Greenpace Energy, so all its servers are maintained thanks to renewable energy.

It offers us 2 GB of storage, compatible with IMAP and POP3 so we can configure it in any desktop or mobile mail client, it allows attach files up to 50GB and it's ad-free.

Yes, I post, it is not free, since it has a cost of 1 euros per month, with which we collaborate with the environment. It is also not in Spanish (English, German and French), but it is not a problem, no matter how little knowledge we have of the Shakespearean language.

GMX Mail

GMX Mail

GMX is one of the mail services that offers us more storage space, with up to 65GB storage. In addition, it allows us to attach files with a limit of 50 MB. The web interface is quite simple and intuitive so if you change from Gmail you won't notice much of the change.

As a self-respecting mail service, it also offers us a mobile device application for both iOS and Android. It incorporates antivirus protection and spam filter that blocks all suspicious senders.

It incorporates calendar, agenda and a Office file editor. The best of all is that it is completely free being this, together with Outlook, one of the best alternatives available to Gmail.

More Gmail alternatives but paid

If you want a free alternative to GmailAny of the 9 options that we have shown you in this article are perfectly valid. But, if none of them meet your needs, you can make use of Kolab Now o Fast mail among others.


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