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10:19 am on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo said it introduced two new e-mail domains on Wednesday, allowing users to select new, simpler e-mail addresses ending in ymail.com and rocketmail.com.

The current yahoo.com Web-based e-mail service has more than 260 million users worldwide, so many new users must adopt elaborate addresses because simpler ones are unavailable.

E-mail accounts on ymail.com or rocketmail.com will have the same features available with yahoo.com addresses including unlimited storage, being able to instant message from within their e-mail inbox and spam and virus protection.


Yahoo Introduces ymail and rocketmail e-mail Addresses [uk.reuters.com]
11:48 am on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ymail eh? Sounds a lot like some other big search engine's email name...
11:52 am on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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rocketmail.com sounds like is will have more speed and it will be faster than ymail
11:56 am on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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rocketmail seems a lame domain name choice to me. ymail is more of a natural choice considering yahoo.com
12:38 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is beautiful. Simple, silly yet very workable solution to a simple and real problem.

rocketmail seems a lame domain name choice to me. ymail is more of a natural choice considering yahoo.com

Habtom, you are obviously older than 15.

12:54 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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RocketMail was a separate free email service several years ago that Yahoo purchased. I knew someone who had an account with them at the time and used it to login to yahoo afterwards. I wonder if they'll get their original addresses back, if they're still around.
1:13 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Rocketmail? Sounds very 1995ish.

But this is great, 2 more yahoo domain names that will auto-reject 99% of our emails...

2:53 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ymail, sounds like a question. Why mail? I don't know Gmail, sounds like Gee mail. I prefer the latter.

Of course for greater branding, Yahoo may have done this. Ymail = 5 letters Yahoo = 5 letters. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense from the typographical stand point but to equate Yahoo to Google seems like a Herculean effort.

I think the real question is, How much better is XYZ@yahoo.com vs. XYZ@ymail.com? Services, etc.
Or does it just roll off the tongue better/easier?

BTW - I tried to sign up for the new Ymail and cannot find any way 2 dew it. "Dew it", I don't care what you say that there's funny. :)

[edited by: Propools at 3:17 pm (utc) on June 19, 2008]

4:07 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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yay! bagged me a few good ones (and a couple 4 letter ones)

why?
cause its easy, short for friends, fam, biz to remember... and got some I've always wanted till now but were taken (no way I coulda gotten these otherwise on big service like yahoo).

no real reason otherwise. don't really need a deep profound biz reason either. just looks nice a clean to the point that might start using one as a default for personal or biz stuff.

[edited by: GrendelKhan_TSU at 4:10 pm (utc) on June 19, 2008]

11:40 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)



poor google. They spent all that cash for dopey domains. They should have bought mail.com if they are going for the new domains
12:59 am on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Imagine Gmail has the same amount of users so don't think this is a decision based on running out of email addresses.

ymail and yahoo are both 5 letters so this isn't a shorter domain... maybe Yahoo is trying to ride on the marketing hype of similar gmail. Rocketmail maybe is targeting a younger niche market.

3:14 am on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I wasn't talking about the shorter domain, I was talking about getting shorter IDs for those domain.

eg: Grendel@.... instead of GrendelKhan_TSU@....

6:30 am on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)



>>poor google. They spent all that cash for dopey domains

I meant yahoo ;)

12:43 pm on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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RocketMail was a separate free email service several years ago that Yahoo purchased. I knew someone who had an account with them at the time and used it to login to yahoo afterwards. I wonder if they'll get their original addresses back, if they're still around.

Yeah, they're still around. I have a rocketmail.com address. I can still log into Yahoo mail with my old rocketmail username with ".rm" appended to the end. Mail sent to my rocketmail address ends up in my Yahoo mail inbox.

4:39 am on Jun 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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roketmail.com is going to make lots of money. I now I misspell the name.
3:18 pm on Jun 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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"y"mail throws me off because when I see a Y by itself I think of the "ee" sound, like Spanish for "and". so my brain first thinks, "email" for "ymail," and then I realize, "oh, it's 'why-mail'." Point is, I am not a fan of this "ymail" thing.
2:02 pm on Jun 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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got my full name and short version signed up before its taken lol, only on ymail of course
8:36 am on Jun 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I tried using my name to get an email account on ymail but it was already registered. Phew! is it already a success?
11:04 am on Jun 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I got my name and few a four letter words (not those kind!) and couple super general words. yay!

no idea what good it does me but hey.... 5 minutes outta my day.. :p

 

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