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What’s the Difference Between Paid and Free Email?

Let me give you a detailed comparison of the difference between free and paid email.

  1. Privacy & Security

There is a considerable difference between paid and free email regarding privacy and security.

Let me explain in detail.  Free email you have no control over your email, so there is no security for your email.  It can be deleted anytime the company wants to do it.  And it is also not safe in terms of privacy, as the most used earning method of free email providers is by selling your data.

So there is a high possibility that these companies can sell your data. And these companies can also read all your emails, disturbing your privacy.

While in paid email, you are protected from all these, companies cannot sell your data, and your account is also very secure as they cannot delete your email without your permission.

  1. Storage Space

In storage also, there is a big difference in free email in that you only get a certain amount of storage, and what is significantly less is usually between 2GB and 5GB. So sharing so many documents via email can become a problem for you.

But in paid mail, much storage is provided, which is more than enough for any usage. Mostly it is given 25 to 30GB, and if you want more, you can increase it by paying a minimum amount.

  1. Ads

Ads can be very annoying, and if you are doing some critical work, then at times, they can disturb your work and also slow down your work speed. So that’s also one of the main factors we should consider.

As I mentioned earlier, ads are their primary source of earning only in free email, so if you are using a free email, then be ready for ads because, in a free email, you have to read any mail or your email. There will be ads in the dashboard.

But when it comes to paid emails, you do not get a single ad because paid emails are ad-free, which can take a lot of your time, make your work faster, and stop bothering you.

  1. Spam Filters & Virus Protection

Spam filters are provided in free and paid email, depending on how it works. If you are using a free email, you can sometimes see spam emails in your main dashboard.

But if you use paid email, the spam filter is very accurate, and you will not see any spam mail in your main dashboard. Also, you will get a virus protector, so even if you open any malicious attachments, you will be safe.

  1. Customer Support

Customer support is one of the essential things, as help can quickly assist you if you run into any trouble.

So this is one of the most critical factors, but you do not get exclusive support in the free email, which is a big drawback. But in paid email, you get instant support, which is excellent and helps premium users.

  1. Professional Appearance

Paid emails are the clear winners when it comes to business presentations because with paid emails you can create custom emails that look very professional and helpful in business. (Ex: help@brandname.com)

But in a free email, you cannot create any custom email. There will always be the provider name which makes the email very unprofessional. (Ex: brandname@gmail.com)

  1. Extras Features

Free email offers many features like you can join meetings using Gmail, and there are many features in free email.

But paid email has many more features, including all the free email features. And in paid email, you also get additional add-ons like extra storage, security, and much more.

  1. Compatibility with Cross-Devices

Lastly, we talk about compatibility. The free email provider does not support such tools as they are only compatible with specific devices and systems.

And paid emails are more compatible with multiple devices and systems, which means you can access your email from different locations and work from various locations.

Bottom line if you are concerned about privacy and security then free email is not for you.  If you already have a website then setup an email for your website.  Say you have a website like www.mysamoyed.com.  Then your email could be yourname@mysamoyed.com or info@mysamoyed.com and you can have as many emails as you like with no extra cost.  This would be the best option for paid email.