There has been some discussion lately whether paid email accounts are superior to free email accounts. I think that it depends on a few factors and often free email accounts may actually have some advantages. One advantage of many free email accounts is that they are going to stay there forever. If a person has a paid email account that is connected to his domain name, then this email may get deleted when his domain name expires. On the other hand, some people use an email account that is given to them by their Internet provider. The problem with that is that once you change your Internet provider, you are going to lose your email address.