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Say Yahooooo with the Yahoo Wishlist!

The 21st era is no less than an Internet savvy arena! 😎 Gone are the days when people used to rely on traditional modes of communication like the ageold telegraph service. If we were to discuss about the recent times then, the most in thing as on date as far as passage of communication is concerned is nothing, but excessive reliance on email for the sake of forwarding communication between people based in two different corners.

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Top 10 Free Email Services

Let us now direct our discussion to the most popular free email service providers making the rounds of late. Talking about the most followed email service provider, the first name that is likely to pop up in each of our minds is Gmail! 😎

Free email service providers

  1. GMail – GMail which is known to be launched on 1st April 2004 by Paul Buchhiiet and so also is known to enjoy a user base of 425 million users.
  2. Yahoo! – Next up is Yahoo which was launched on October 8, 1997 by the dashing duo Jerry Yang and David Filo and is known to possess a user base of 281 million users. Marissa Mayer is the current CEO of Yahoo!
  3. Hotmail – Yet another free email service provider is Hotmail, which was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and later taken over by Microsoft in the year 1995, which is another service provider known to have a user base of 286 million users.
  4. Rediff – Rediff is another free email service provider introduced by Ajit Balakrishnan on 8th February 1997 having a user base of 45 million users.
  5. AOL – Next up is AOL, which was founded in 1983 by Jim Kimsey and Steve Case, which is known to contain a user base of 10 million users.
  6. Sky Mail – Yet another popular free email service provider is Sky mail, which was introduced in October 2007 enjoying a user base of 1 million users and founded by James Murdoch.
  7. Mail.com – Similarly, another top email service provider is nothing, but Mail.com, which was introduced in 1995 by Gerald Goman, which is now known to have a user base of 14.6 million users.
  8. Zoho Mail – Yet another recently launched free email service provider is Zoho mail, which was launched in 2005 by Sridhar Verma and is known to have a user base of over 8 million users.
  9. Shortmail – Shortmail is another popular free email service provider introduced by Dave Troy on 29th June 2011 having a following of 3.1 million users
  10. Big String – Last, but no the least comes Big String mail, which is known to be presented by Darin Myman in October 2003 having a customer base of almost 2.4 million users.

Yahoo Wishlist – Get Your Desired Username

Yahoo Wishlist – One latest news coming out of the kitty of Yahoo is its brand new initiative about freezing across accounts, which have been inactive for over a year now. This particular activity which has now become the talk of the town has been fondly named as the Yahoo Wishlist. The idea behind this initiative is to allow the current as well as new Yahoo users to get their hands on a username of their choice. Yahoo is planning to achieve the same by “giving away the freezed Email Ids”.

Yahoo Wishlist

 Make you Yahoo wish list by 7th August 2013 and get the email username that you always wanted!

We also get to hear about a certain association between Yahoo and Facebook, which particularly states that every time when you visit your Facebook Login Page in order to reset your password a brand new header would go ahead and remind Yahoo to check the age of your account before delivering any kind of mail to you. The header that we are talking about here is the Require-Recipient-Valid-Since header. Furthermore, if this header happens to flash Facebook’s last confirmed date, which if happens to be less than  the date on which your new Yahoo ownership has initiated, then the mail will then bounce back to Facebook.

 Yahoo + Facebook

So what are you waiting for? Haven’t prepared your Yahoo Wishlist till now? Go ahead addup your favorite usernames in your Yahoo Wishlist! 🙂

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Zainil Dedhia

Zainil is commerce graduate & is pursuing his further studies in commerce. He loves to write about software's & social media.

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  • Good and useful post Zainil 🙂

    I am aware of gmail, yahoo and hotmail details, so it is curious to read the top 10 free email services with simple description.

    Also it is good to know about Yahoo Wishlist, sure will get the desired username from it on the day you’ve specified.

    keep sharing the handy stuffs Zainil!

  • I don’t care about Yahoo. Had the worst experience with them. I would pay attention if GMail started this service.

  • Thanks for the info Zainil on the Yahoo username. I had seen it once and didn’t give it much thought until reading this. As it is I have the premium Yahoo mail so I can have folders. Having a name would be great.

    • Hi Lisa! 🙂

      Seems that you are soon going to have the best time with Yahoo as you might be soon getting your desired username on Yahoo mail! 🙂

  • Its a delighted news for me. Will be waiting for the desired name. Even though I don’t use Yahoo! much just for the sake of the desire name will give it a try. 🙂

    • Hahahaa.. Seems that people are hating Yahoo bcoz of GMail.. Even I am not using Yahoo.. Moreover I just got an email from Yahoo subject being : “We want you back” and the body had a text “Keep your account active by signing in before July 15th, 2013.

      By reactivating your Yahoo! account you can experience the new Yahoo! Mail, more personalised content on Yahoo.com and so much more.

      Once your account is reactivated, every time you sign in your account will be extended by 12 months”

  • This isn’t going to work for yahoo ..Yahoo has a tough task to do ..they should focus on improving their services,


    • So true Pramod.. GMail has totally captured the market with its amazing service! 🙂 All users are moving to GMail!

    • OMG Sangram Barge – Gmail for life – what a statement! 😎 I totally feel the same.. And I am sure that Gmail will soon be the life for the world! 😀

      • Yes it will be very soon 🙂 gmail is coming with new features every next month and it beats Yahoo everywhere.

  • I am aware of g mail, yahoo and hot mail details, so it is curious to read the top 10 free email services with simple description.

    • Hi Mohan! 🙂

      I am glad that you liked the simple presentation of the article! 🙂 Thanks for stopping here and commenting! 🙂

  • When I created my first E- Mail id, it was on yahoo and now I don’t use Yahoo. As email service of yahoo is not as much good as Gmail. There are many other features in yahoo messenger like buzz which Gmail does not provide but still I love to use Gmail.

    • Hi Amit!

      Yahoo messenger is a masterpiece.. Thus as a kid, I was more attracted to Yahoo for chatting.. I still remember the chatrooms at Yahoo.. Wooww! 🙂 But with the time, everyone leaves chatroom and focus more on the email inbox.. And here Gmail attracted me towards it! 🙂

  • The Yahoo Wishlist is a clever idea! I always get frustrated when a username I want is gone, and the owner of it hasn’t been active for years. Good move on their part.

    • Hi Kelsey! 🙂

      Recently I had a thought that, the biggest problem that the next generation is going to face is, finding an username! 😀 Its going to be such a painful task for sure, you hardly find a desired username!

      I truly wish that Gmail should soon launch the current scheme which is adopted adopted by Yahoo – deactive the inactive accounts and launch the Gmail wishlist scheme.. And I hope that such activities are carried out every 5-7 years! 🙂

  • Yahoo Wishlist is working well on my Iphone, and i am using it and getting its benefits. I also appreciate the good application provided by the Yahoo.

  • I often use Gmail because its apperence is so easy to interact with. Yahoo mail have some advantages but it look so aweful

  • Hey Zainil, nice post with great list of mailing services………… It was great to know about different services rather than the most popular once………

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