Free email accounts are perfect if you need to send email that can't be easily traced to you, and so that, if your boss scans your work email account, there won't be any embarrassing messages.

Many free email accounts offer special features such as encryption (to protect your email from prying eyes), a self-destruct capability (to wipe out your email after a specified period of time), support for multiple languages, and anonymity (to hide your true identity from the rest of the world).

To sign up for a free email account, visit your favorite search engine and search for the string "free email." For a quick overview of what the different free email services have to offer, visit one of the following websites:

MSN Hotmail


Yahoo! Mail