I liked the Yahoo email of a couple years ago - simple to use, once you're signed in to Yahoo it was just 1 click to the inbox where all your incoming emails were listed. Now I have to go thru 2 or 3 screens to get to the actual inbox, they're trying to make it so darn fancy and all they're doing is complicating it and making it more of an annoyance than anything. There's windows for reviews, windows with suggestions for Connections, windows with lists of recent messages from someone they seem to pick at random from my Contacts, all that crap that I don't need or want. And then when I finally do get drilled down thru all that to the inbox, then it says there's a problem and to check back later but I have found that if I wait 10 seconds or so then the inbox finally comes up. I have successfully blocked nearly all the pop up ads and spam using several spam & pop-up blockers, etc, so that isn't a problem. All I want is my inbox. Someone recently suggested Gmail - is that secure? Any annoying problems with it? Easy to use? Appreciate any specific into from users with experience with Gmail. Thanks!! EDIT: Never Mind. When I saw it was tied into Google and you have to have a Google account, I want no part of it! Google is an intrusive, pervasive invader of individual's personal information, communication, etc etc. NO THANKS! I use Scroogle Scraper for just that reason.