Googles decision to make Google apps non-free caused a real head ache for small businesses looking to test out business ideas. Previously Google apps free allowed 10 free mail boxes which was a great way for entrepreneurs to test new business ideas. Stepping up to the mark is Zoho. Previously they offered 3 free mail boxes. Since google aps went non-free their signups went through the roof and they decided to increase the number of free accounts to 5 mail boxes.