Yes, its free. I have several mailboxes on different sites google, hotmail and my regular ISP mail. We used to have a business that I used them on. That way you can keep your personal seperate from business. My ISP offers "Junk" email address I can use too, for those sites that want your address but you just know you are going to get spammed to death.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France