AOL Mail Opens Up To Gmail, Yahoo MailBy: Mike Sachoff - January 22, 2009
AOL has introduced new features to its Web Mail that allows users one-click access to Gmail, Yahoo Mail and other third-party sites directly from its mail page.
The new version is available globally in 38 countries around the world and is the company’s latest effort to make it more open to third-party content while offering more opportunities to advertisers.
"Web Mail is an integral part of the AOL experience and at the heart of our product offerings," said Ted Cahall, President, AOL Products and Technologies.
"With this new release, we can showcase the important role AOL products continue to play in the company. Enhancing products that already attract a large, engaged audience is a key goal for our organization."
AOL Mail is the second most popular free email service with more than 48 million users. AOL Web Mail had a 27 percent increase in unique visitors year-over-year in 2008 and page views were up by more than 21 percent, according to comScore.
Other key features to AOL’s Web Mail include:
- Increased speed and performance
- Enhanced user interface
- More than 45 themed skins
- Plug-in Gallery
- AOL Sync-real-time updates to AOL Calendar and Address Book from desktops or wireless devices.