Getting a Gmail Account for Free
Gmail is from Google, so you use Google’s search features to find your emails. You have 1GB to store all your emails, so practically, you don’t need to delete anything (I’m a bit skeptical about this though). No need to sort or organize emails either.
It seems that Gmail is a growing fad among geeks like me. You’re not quite a geek if you have no Gmail account.
Unlike Hotmail or Yahoo, you can’t just register and get a Gmail account. Getting one is by invitation only. (Clever marketing I'd say). The invite comes in the form of an an email containing an activation key. Some people sell these invites in Ebay just because these invites are limited and the demand exists.
But why buy when you can get one for free. There is a website http://isnoop.net/gmail/ you can go to and get an invite. This website is a place for people with Gmail invites and those who want them to come together with minimal effort and fuss. All you need to do is enter your current email address and click a button. Wait a few minutes and open your email and you should find your Gmail invitation with a valid activation key.
However, a word of caution: Being experimental, Gmail still has some issues and problems, which I'm sure will be sorted out in time. So, I suggest that you still keep your current email address even if you decide to switch to Gmail.
I think it is worth a try. It's free anyway.