I am not a huge fan of email as I have continually mentioned, however, it is better than snail mail and currently the industry standard communication method. When I do use email I use AOL Mail with my FREE personalized email address on the frankgruber5.com domain. The new AOL Mail has made quite a transformation since its beta launch in March as it continued to add features until it officially launched last week.
The new AOL Mail product is very feature rich, Ajax email application with a nice interface. Check out screen-shot below to see for yourself - oh and you might see that I have changed the color of my inbox. My favorite new feature is the left panel which enables you to use AIM and read RSS feeds and more right from your inbox. However, I cannot forget to mention that AOL Mail offers IMAP and POP3 support so you can pull you AOL Mail into a desktop client like Mozilla Thunderbird.