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Yahoo delivers new free email addresses
uusjio | June 22, 2008 at 06:23 pmby
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Yahoo on Thursday is tripling the size of its globally-popular free online email service by adding two new domains as options to "@yahoo.com" addresses.
The introduction of "@ymail.com" and "@rocketmail.com" as Yahoo email address options comes as the pioneering Internet firm strives to convince investors it is on a path to reclaim faded glory and eroded revenues.
Yahoo Mail is the most popular web-based email in the world. Its profitable ad-supported service has approximately 266 million users, according to industry statistics.
Adding new domains is intended to let users who have outgrown or never really liked their yahoo.com email addresses to have chances at better choices.
"We recognize that people want an email address that reflects who they are," Yahoo Mail vice president John Kremer told AFP.
"We have a lot of user IDs out there and it is pretty crowded. We want to remedy that and make sure users get the ID they want."
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