I know there was a workaround that was working a few months ago to get a free Google Apps account for one user, however, when I tried the workaround this morning it didn't seem to be working. Does anyone know if it still works? Do I need to be using English (US)? And if it doesn't work, what provider would you recommend (I only need email and IMAP is important)?
An example set of instructions for the workaround: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/google-app-mail-for-free/