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

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

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[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:

  1. AOL:
  2. GOOG:
  3. MSFT:
  4. reports The New York Times:
  5. AOL Relaunches
  6. Yahoo Still Lacking Straightforward Strategy:
  7. AOL’s New Patch Still Has Lots of Holes:

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