Google's Gmail product is the collest free e-mail provider on the internet. It is well integrated, fully featured, and thoroughly documented in plain English. I use Yahoo for my default garbage collector, etc. but am switching to GMail for personal and private use. GMail offers free Outlook POP3 integration ($20/year on Yahoo) and increased space (8 MB compared to 2 MB) and features online archiving so you don't need to worry about maintaing a large archive on your PC. Additionally Google's product integration with all of their other gadgets and applications provides for the best home page and desktop integration.