The Price Of Free Email Is Rising

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Well, well. Is it really any surprise that free email isn’t so free any more? Sure, everyone still offers free email, but they’re rolling back the services you get for it, as they all are pushing users to “upgrade” to the pay-for version with more storage and extra features. As one analyst said, the trick is to make the free version “barely functional” and then make it easy to upgrade. Of course, since no one likes changing their email address, some of the free services may win over customers to the pay-for version. However, I’d bet that many people stick to their free accounts for as long as possible.

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