If you have multiple mail accounts then it is very much better to maintain all of them by using a simple Desktop software like POP Peeper. POP Peeper is a free email notifier that runs in your Windows task bar and alerts you when you have new email on your POP3, IMAP (with IDLE support) account. You can get a notification when you have a mail in your Hotmail\MSN\LiveMail, GMail, Yahoo, Mail.com, Excite, iWon, Lycos.com, RediffMail, MyWay, Juno and NetZero accounts.
IMAP support in POP Peeper allows you to access your AIM, AOL, Netscape and other services. Apart from receiving mails you can also send mails directly from POP Peeper and you can use the in-built address book to email your frequently used contacts. POP Peeper also allows you to view messages using HTML or you can also view all messages in rich or plain text. There are several options which will reduce or eliminate the risks of opening an email which may contain viruses, webbugs etc. The good thing is that POP Peeper can also be run from a portable device and can be password protected.