I wish there was some sort of service out there, outside of BigCorp mail systems that offered free email addresses for users… :P
I think that public libraries should offer free email addresses to people, along with some basic web services like a little bit of “cloud” storage and a little bit of hosting space.
In theory that’s a good idea, but most libraries (at least where I live) have very small budgets, and asking them to buy/rent servers and train/pay someone to maintain them is not possible with the money they have
I still think it’s doable, via partnerships. The local unis offered this sort of service. The library could certainly find some partners, being an NGO.