Gmail Alternatives Guide: How (and Why) to Avoid Gmail

Originally published at: Gmail Alternatives Guide: How (and Why) to Avoid Gmail - ethical.net

Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service released on April 1, 2004.  Over 1.8 billion users worldwide make it indisputably the most popular email platform. In comparison, just 400 million use Microsoft Outlook and 225 million have signed up to Yahoo Mail. In a world of data-driven digital marketing, can you really trust an email…

Or maybe that is backwards, you could also say that, because of the sheer number of users, and the amount of people believing it is a de-facto standard,Google (or other companies that have similar issues) really don’t have to worry about compatibility issues, because many people will actually change the other software and services they use to fit around them.