Having used Hotmail for many years, I have never really ventured to other email providers as it seemed to do all I wanted.
However, I should be upgrading my phone soon and will probably go Android (unless I get an IPhone for peanuts) and that works better with Gmail (for obvious reasons) I already have a Gmail account as I use Google Calendar, so I don’t have to do anything new, just transfer everything, thus have spent the weekend doing that and putting the redirects in place to ensure I don’t miss anything.
I have also downloaded and trialling Google Chrome, as it has been recommended. I am a bit dubious about this as I quite like the gadgets you get in Firefox, but am always willing to give it a shot. I will try it for a week and see what I think. The first impressions are favorable.
Will be interesting to see how it all goes.