Is a free email address a scarecrow with prospects?

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  • On a translation mailing lists we are debating whether a free email address (@gmail @hotmail @yahoo) could be perceived as less professional.

    Some say that, indeed, since we are talking about freelancers, there is nothing wrong with it and could be perceived as a no-frills business (hence, better prices). Some says it is like a business suit - it makes a different impression.

    So I thought we should ask 'the people'. Have you ever hired a freelancer with a free email address? Did it weigh in when you were browsing for one?