Is There Room for a MySpace Email?

Looks Like MySpace Thinks So

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According to Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, "sources with knowledge of the product" say that MySpace is working on a full-fledged email product that would compete with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc. With this product, all myspace users would be assigned an email address that would be something along the lines of myspaceuser@myspace.com.

Perhaps MySpace is thinking they better have something to fall back on as Facebook continues to crowd it’s personal space in the realm of market share. Maybe they can retain more users if they get them hooked into email accounts.

Eric Eldon at VentureBeat notes that other social networks are making similar moves. He writes, "Notably, smaller rival Bebo has already launched a “social inbox,” that includes integration with, AOL Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail, as well as feeds to help you keep track of what’s happening on other services around the web."He also talks about how email services are also getting more social.

Gmail Gaining Ground

Meanwhile, Gmail, which came into the picture about six years ago still continues to steadily gain ground. Is there really competitive room for MySpace in this segment?

Is There Room for a MySpace Email?
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  • http://www.shaneboard.net Shane

    Personally I can’t stand MySpace, I hate everything about it already and to have people emailing me with MySpace in their address would probably just make me go crazy!

  • Guest

    And next Myspace will require you to have a sign-in username using their email system which requires you to set up an email with them. Just like everyone else. I have like a bunch of email addresses I NEVER use because these web companies are doing just that.

    By the way, I use hotmail, and saw they are yet again raising the storage space to 5 GB. Yet they still only allow you to have a mere 10 mb for attachments. Absurd! I can’t even make a nice one minute compressed video clip for 10 mb and I’m forced to upload it to my web site temporarily so others can download it! I’ve tried Driveway, I’ve tried AOL’s X-Drive (WHICH ALSO REQUIRES AN AOL EMAIL OR IM ACCOUNT!), all of which people have trouble getting anything off of.

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