You’ve Got Alto! AOL’s Unveils New Webmail

by Nate Wooley | October 18, 2012 3:12 pm

You’ve Got Alto! AOL’s Unveils New Webmail

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It was the most-heard phrase of the 90s. “You’ve Got Mail!” seemed to come from every desktop in the country. The friendly announcement foretold that a new thing, e-mail, was waiting for you.

But that was then. AOL (NYSE:AOL[1]) has long since lost it’s shininess for computer users. With personal webmail such as Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[2]) Gmail, Yahoo‘s (NASDAQ:YHOO) Yahoo! mail and Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT[3]) Hotmail out there offering free webmail services, AOL just didn’t seem that important.

That may be changing. AOL has announced Alto, it’s new webmail service reports The New York Times[4]. Here are some key features:

More about the portal pioneers:

Endnotes:
  1. AOL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AOL
  2. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  3. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  4. reports The New York Times: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/aols-got-mail-again-with-alto/
  5. AOL Relaunches Games.com: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/aol-relaunches-games-com/
  6. Yahoo Still Lacking Straightforward Strategy: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/yahoo-still-lacking-straightforward-strategy/
  7. AOL’s New Patch Still Has Lots of Holes: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/aols-new-patch-still-has-lots-of-holes/

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