Best Gmail alternatives


Gmail has grown into the foremost global email service since it was released to the public in 2004, and today has more than 1.2 billion users, but Google's market dominance doesn't reflect a lack of worthy competitors.

An array of alternative email providers are also available for those who find Google's scanning of their emails to create targeted advertising intrusive, or simply want to disrupt the search giant’s monopoly. Some of the alternatives also provide features that Gmail lacks.

If you're in search of an email service that you can customise to your preference or one which gives you the freedom to merge all your many messages to one platform then read on.

These are some of our top picks for alternatives to Gmail.

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