Google to offer 1 gig of free e-mail: This will alter the playing field a bit. Comes with a GB of storage.
Search engine Google Inc. announced Wednesday it will launch a free, Web-based e-mail service to compete against popular services from rivals Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Google’s service, called “Gmail,” will include a built-in search function that will let people search every e-mail they’ve ever sent or received.