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

Its new service is free and has some new wrinkles

AOL's new Alto 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) has long since lost it’s shininess for computer users. With personal webmail such as Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Gmail, Yahoo‘s (NASDAQ:YHOO) Yahoo! mail and Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT) 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. Here are some key features:

  • Free to all, not just AOL subscribers
  • Mail will be automatically sorted for convenience
  • Mail can be “snoozed” for later viewing
  • Will work with Google calendars and Google Drive for storage

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