Free IMAP mail services
These services use the IMAP protocol to give you exceptional control over your mail
AniMail [WEB] [POP3] [SMTP] [IMAP]Domains: @SaveWildlife.com, @ProtectAnimals.com, @RespectAnimals.com
Free, web-based email service powered by Gmail, with virus protection, Spam filters, auto responders, email forwarding, and a multi-lingual interface with over 40 languages to choose from. AniMail raises money for various Animal and Wildlife Non-Profit Partners through advertising, sponsorship, and their paid email accounts which offer a much larger choice of domain names.
Fastmail.fm [WEB] [IMAP]Domains: @fastmail.fm, @myfastmail.com, @fastemailer.com, @eml.cc, @letterbox.org and over 50 other domains
Rapidly-evolving email service with a raft of features, including a spellchecker, email autoformatting options, IMAP and web-based access and more. Offers 25MB of storage at the free level, plus a number of low-priced membership levels giving access to POP3/SMTP, more storage space and many other features. NOTE: Fastmail.fm's popularity with members of the Free Email Discussion Forums has lead to the creation of a Fastmail.fm-specific forum area for support and other issues.
Gawab [WEB] [POP3] [SMTP] [IMAP]Domains: @gawab.com
Free web based email service with optional SMS notification. Customisation options include a choice of 14 different languages and 15 individual themes, while other features include additional aliases, email tracking, anti-Spam and virus protection, a calendar and address book.
Gmail [WEB] [POP3] [SMTP] [IMAP]Domains: @gmail.com
Gmail has risen to become one of the most popular free email providers. Powered by Google, their email service includes virus protection, Spam filters, auto responders, email forwarding, and a multi-lingual interface with over 40 languages to choose from. They also offer 'Gmail Mobile' for WAP access from compatible mobile devices, and designed a new mailbox layout specifically for iPad users.
GMX Mail [WEB] [POP3] [IMAP]Domains: @gmx.com, @gmx.us, @gmx.co.uk, @gmx.fr, @gmx.it, @gmx.pt, @gmx.ph, @gmx.com.my, @gmx.sg, @gmx.es, @gmx.hk and more
Free web-based email with seven anti-Spam modules and strong anti-virus protection. Members are also given 2GB of online file storage, can use the Mail Collector to check and sort external email accounts, and can create and track appointments with the GMX Organiser. GMX welcomes member feedback and suggestions, and are constantly developing and expanding their services.
OperaMail [WEB] [IMAP]Domains: @operamail.com and over 50 other domains from FastMail
Free email powered by FastMail. Features include a spellchecker, address book, external POP3 and HotMail email retrieval, basic Spam protection and virus scanning. Offers 25MB of storage at the free level, plus a number of annual membership levels giving access to POP3/SMTP, more storage space, additional aliases and many other features.
SAFe-mail [WEB] [POP3] [SMTP] [IMAP]Domains: @safe-mail.net
Attachments: limited to 10 per email
SAFe-mail offers a secure and user-friendly communication system, which includes a free email service with powerful encryption designed for maximum security and privacy. This secure email facility also protects the integrity of any email attachments. Features include IMAP/POP3 support as well as web-based access to email accounts and outgoing SMTP support, address books with secure sharing facility (to transmit address books between SAFe-mail users), folders and sub-folders for sorting email, instant messaging, secure message boards and online document storage space. Premium versions of the SAFe-mail service extend the available storage space.
VFEmail [WEB] [POP3] [SMTP] [IMAP]Domains: @vfemail.net
Free email service with web-based access, POP3 and IMAP support, plus SMTP service for outgoing email. VFEmail's security scans all incoming email and attachments for viruses and Spam before they reach the inbox, and potential viruses are blocked at the gateway. Their Web 2.0 based email client also includes an address book, which can be shared with other VFEmail users. The storage and monthly bandwidth quotas are both fixed at 50MB for free users, though premium upgrades are available.