A REVIEW OF Mail.com and GMX Mail – Free Email Services

Mail.com and GMX Mail look basically alike with the only difference being that with Mail.com, you can choose from dozens of different email address domains, such as usa.com, dr.com, catlover.com, coolsite.net, and many others. GMX Mail addresses are either @gmx.com or @gmx.us.

Mail.com and GMX Mail are reliable email service providers that offer a large file attachment limit and even unlimited online storage for messages (GMX Mail only).

Mail.com and GMX Mail

Here are some of the things you need to know about Mail.com and GMX Mail:

  • All email is scanned for viruses, and a solid spam filter keeps both Mail.com and GMX Mail inbox free from malware.
  • Flexible filters can do things like sort incoming emails into custom folders or forward messages automatically.
  • The web interface for Mail.com and GMX Mail features drag and drop and rich-text formatting.
  • Most email providers only support sending email attachments that are upwards of 20 MB or even 10 MB, but Mail.com and GMX Mail support anything up to 50 MB.
  • Vacation auto-reply is supported so that you can send out emails automatically when you’re away.
  • Messages can be removed from any folder (not just Spam or Trash) after a certain number of days.
  • com lets you make aliases that you can use to have emails sent to those addresses be forwarded to your “main” Mail.com email account, which is great for spam protection or to organize several Mail.com email domain into one account.
  • In addition to an address book, these email providers also include a calendar and online storage (to which you can save attached files).

Pros and Cons

You can use these free email services with a rich web interface or mobile app, but there are some common features missing from these providers. So let’s look at their pros and Cons.


  • Firstly, great desktop interface for sending and receiving emails.
  • Secondly, free mobile apps for access on the go.
  • Thirdly, unlimited online storage for emails.
  • Fourthly, supports large file attachments (up to 50 MB).
  • Lastly, can use the service with your other email accounts (e.g. Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and Outlook.com).


  • Firstly, doesn’t support encrypted email.
  • Secondly, cannot display remote images on a per-sender basis.
  • Thirdly, unable to label messages, quickly find related emails, or set up smart folders.
  • Fourthly, the free version does not support POP and IMAP access.


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