Google: Our free e-mail is better than yours!
Microsoft: No, our free e-mail is better than yours!
Google: No, OUR free e-mail is better than YOURS....
Pressured by the ramifications of such battles, Google has brought in some new features to add to its free mail. The ability to import contacts, signature options and "safari" browser support have all been added in.
On a somewhat related note, Google who acquired Picasa last week is now giving away the digital photo application for free.