I agree with G.S. I trust Google about as far as I can spit upwind in a stiff breeze.
I can't use Hotmail because *&^%$#@! M$ will not let me use it unless I have ALL my cookies enabled. Like THAT is going to happen!
I don't want to use my internet provided email because I would lose it if I change providers.
The only big one left that I can depend on being around for a while is Yahoo. Depite it's security issues, it's still the lesser of the evils. Changing passwords frequently is the best protection one can have from hacking. My yahoo account has been hacked only once. I caught it pretty fast and fixed by changing the password. If someone I receive emails from shows signs of being hacked, besides telling them about it and how to deal with it, I also change my password as a precaution (granted, I'm probably being overcautious but I'm a coward). Also, if I hear news of a hack in, I change my password.