Hotmail), and closely followed by Google's Gmail service and AOL Mail a distant fourth.
Tip: for more detailed and richly illustrated help on Yahoo, check out our "Yahoo Login" tutorials at Login Tips (separate website). SsTut remains available there for ultra-compressed content!
Yahoo makes money by showing ads alongside your messages, and offering the paid Yahoo Mail Plus subscription to those who want ads hidden (and extras not in the free version).
Yahoo Mail actively maintained, and under its new CEO, Yahoo bets big on webmail to retain and attract users, which translated into a super-clean redesign of Yahoo Mail in December 2012:
With both free or Plus service, you can check your messages from an email program.
Tip: you can directly access emails by typing "yahoomail.com" in your browser's address bar!
Just like Hotmail started offering "@live.com" email addresses to avoid running out of available usernames, Yahoo also offers "@ymail.com" and "@rocketmail.com". Yahoo even offers a "business" version of its service, which lets you use it with your own domain!
Yahoo Mail includes a full-fledged calendar, and complete integration with Facebook and with Yahoo Messenger, the company's ultra popular instant messaging chat client.
Here's the full listing of tutorials: read through it for a great overview, or refresh your memory. For in-depth info, just click on the corresponding link!
Create an account to get an email address and customized access to other Yahoo properties.