Question: How Often Do I Have to Log In to My Free Email Account to Keep It?
Answer: Nothing in life is free and that applies also to “free” email accounts. If you want to keep your free web-based email account, you need to use it – or lose it. Definition of use it? Log in every so often. “Every so often” is defined as the interval you need to check your free email to keep it from being automatically discontinued, canceled or even deleted. That interval varies from service to service:
Here are the log-on requirements of the most prominent free email service providers:
- AIM and AOL Mail: 90 days (cancel manually)
- Bluebottle: 90 days
- FastMail (Grandfathered free Guest Accounts): 120 days
- Gmail: 9 months (cancel manually)
- Inbox.com: 90 days
- Mail.com: 12 months
- My Way Mail: 90 days
- Outlook.com: 270 days
- Riseup: 6 months
Reminder Hint: Now you have the information on how often you need to log in to maintain the free email account. On the sign-up date, we suggest you schedule an email reminder for 10 days prior to the account expiration date. You will probably log in before the reminder email, and interval period resets, but at least you have that reminder in place and each time it pops up reset it again for the same interval length.
BNI Operatives: Situationally aware.
As always, stay safe.