It is NOT --- HOTMAIL, YAHOO, EXCITE, etc -- because these are thousands of kilometres away from Australia. Using a local email provider supplied by my ISP is not really good either. I might change ISP, or because the local ISP is not conforming to International email standards, it is very limited, crshes, and has primitive email-services. The usual free email services have ADVERTISEMENTS, JUNK EMAIL, ... but that is the price we pay. I don't mind. But now WWW.START.COM.AU is giving me too much junk. Is there any alternative?