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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]

StoutFiles

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...

gunmasterg9

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

Habtom

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

weeks

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.

wtkad

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.

carguy84

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...

Propools

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]

GrendelKhan TSU

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]

walkman

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

newviewit

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.

GrendelKhan TSU

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@....

walkman

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



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

I meant yahoo ;)

mrMister

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.

puckparches

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.

ambellina

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.

Verdict

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

abacuss

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?

GrendelKhan TSU

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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