I can work with my own domain and its free. Most of the competitors, including Google, have ridiculous pricing for this kind of service. So there basically no alternative to Zoho Mail, that is as good. It has all the basic email provider features without having to pay for each additional feature. Its an all in one package as far working with email goes
Not the fastest mail delivery in Apples Mail native app, but I guess I need to poke in settings more. Not the best integration with other Zoho services, like Zopim (their Live chat software)
You will not find any better service with a free plan that can give you and email with your own domain. Never had any issues with it, all emails are delivered on time.
My team have personalized email accounts with our domain and brand, and its free. What else could you ask for? We use email account to deliver support to our clients and there has never been a lost email. We mainly use it with POP delivery to Apple Mail and Microsoft outlook, but recently they updated their interface and now its more user-friendly, so if you are used to work with Gmail in browser, you should find your way around easily