Thank goodness my original Yahoo! account was hacked (though I use it for YM’ing mostly, which I eventually stopped using), that’s when I signed up to wait-list for Gmail beta, the first email service to offer a GB of storage free back then, which is huge compared to other similar services. And when I finally got my Gmail, I kept it as my only personal email, now with an even bigger space of 10GB, which might take me forever to fill. Oh, and the hacking didn’t stop as I’m always online, but failing every time, thanks to Gmail’s tough security.
It’s been a worry-free, straightforward emailing experience, cheers to the 9 years and more Gmail!