• Internet Public Library 2
    The Internet Public Library is the first public library of the internet, with web sites selected by librarians. It includes over 30,000 web sites arranged in various subjects and a subject directory of more than 10,000 web sites selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to public library customers.
  • Whatis?.com
    Whatis?.com provides thorough definitions of thousands of computer, telecommunications, and Internet-related terms, along with links to sites where you can find more information.

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Free E-mail Providers

  • Free Email Address Directory
    This site lists a wide variety of free web-based email services.
  • Free AOL Mail
    The popular AOL service now offers free email when you have an existing Internet connection.
  • Gmail
    This email service provided by Google is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, useful, and even fun. Aside from the standard email features, Gmail has a built-in spam filter and way to report spam, and has screens that aren't cluttered with ads. Having a Gmail account also gives you instant access to a Google Talk (instant messaging) account and personal blog at
  • HotMail
    HotMail provides service in several languages other than English, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese. After registering, you will have an option to purchase enhanced access. If you want the free account, ignore the advertising and look for the very small link to the 2MB account. If you exceed this limit, some messages may be removed. Please note that service is reportedly slow at times.
    This email provider offers dozens of domain names (e.g.,,, It includes standard email features such as folders and an address book. Registration requires you to enter a street address.
  • Mail2World
    In addition to standard email features, this service includes a calendar and a translator which converts to and from English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Japanese, and Arabic. Choose from over 2000 different domain names.
  • SAFe-Mail
    This website requires no personal information to register. Just choose your username and password. The screens are simple and uncluttered, and the site carries no advertising. It includes standard email features such as folders and an address book, as well as a scheduler.
  • Yahoo!Mail
    This email service is very popular and fairly easy to use, although the screens are cluttered with advertisements and links to Yahoo subject categories. It includes standard email features such as folders and an address book.

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