An email account is an agreement between a person and a provider that allows the person, or user, to send and receive emails, according to Financial Times. Many email account services are free for users and offer a variety of features, according to About.com.
Gmail is offered by Google, offering a large amount of email storage space. Zoho mail offers ample storage space as well as online office suites, for professionals. Outlook mail offers organization as well as standard features. Yahoo mail is another popular service that includes instant chat service. Most email account services include spam filtering and simple to use platforms for users, according to About.com