Hey all, My 12 year old son wants an email account. We discussed some basic rules which he agreed to so I told him I would hook him up with gmail. The youngster for some reason balked at gmail and insisted on msn hotmail. I told him I would look at the merits of each and decide. I use gmail and like it fine. My wife uses hotmail and likes it fine. Is there any reason to choose one over the other for a 12 year old? (from a parental standpoint). I prefer gmail because I think it is safer to use from a virus standpoint and spam blocking, However to be fair to him I told him I would find out about hotmail a bit. Any help would be appreciated. I have till tomorrow night if I am to keep my word.