World's largest email service gives people the chance to get the email
address they've always wanted with the launch of ymail.com and
TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced the
global availability of two new email domains that will give users the chance
to register for the email address or Yahoo! ID they have always wanted. People
can finally say goodbye to CutiePie4Ever80@yahoo.com or
email@example.com and get a new Yahoo! e-mail address at ymail.com and
Yahoo! Mail is the number one Web mail service in the world with more
than 260 million users worldwide(1). As a result of its global popularity,
many desirable e-mail addresses have already been taken for the yahoo.com
domain, as well as for localized versions of the namespace in countries around
the world. With the two new email domain choices, Yahoo! will make millions of
new email addresses available to the online community.
"We recognize that people want an email address that reflects who they
are, whether they are signing up for an email address for the first time, or
simply updating their email pseudonym to reflect the stage they are at in
life," says Kerry Munro, General Manager, Yahoo! Canada. "We are thrilled to
be able to offer new Yahoo! email domain choices to Internet users, along with
the same great Web mail experience that hundreds of millions of people around
the world have already come to expect."
Email addresses at the new domains will have the same great Yahoo! Mail
features as addresses at the yahoo.com domain, including:- Unlimited storage - Yahoo! Mail provides all users with free unlimited
- Integrated Instant Messaging and Text Messaging - Users can connect in
real-time to their contacts with Yahoo! Messenger or Windows Live(R)
Messenger and send text messages to friends on the go, right from
their Yahoo! Mail inbox
- Protection from spam and viruses - All of the same great protection
that is built into Yahoo! Mail will apply to these new domains. Yahoo!
uses advanced technologies and data from numerous sources to
dramatically reduce the delivery of spam and phishing emails
- Country-specific e-mail account - When signing up for an e-mail
account, users have the option of choosing localized country versions
from each of the Yahoo! domains: yahoo.com, ymail.com, and
rocketmail.comAs always, a Yahoo! ID will work for everything across the Yahoo!
Network, from checking email to checking out Messenger, Flickr, Groups,
Sports, Finance, and more.
In many markets, Yahoo! will also help users transfer their email and
contacts to their new address and notify friends of their new email address.
Users can learn more about and register for a new e-mail at ymail.com and
rocketmail.com at http://mail.yahoo.ca.
About Yahoo! Mail
Launched in October 1997, Yahoo! Mail is the world's largest, most
popular free e-mail service. Yahoo! Mail helps people stay in touch at home,
at work, or while traveling for business or pleasure, and is available in 22
languages. Yahoo! Mail is fully integrated with Yahoo!'s many other popular
services to make it easy to access all the Internet services people need.
Yahoo! Mail has recently received the Best of Web award from PC World, and was
awarded Editors' Choice by both PC Magazine and CNET.
Yahoo! Canada Co. is a leading Internet destination that provides online
products and services to meet the needs of Canadians and offers a range of
tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users.
Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its
sites, www.yahoo.ca and http://qc.yahoo.ca. In Canada, Yahoo! sites were
visited by more than 16 million Canadians in April 2008 (comScore Media
Metrix, April, 2008). Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
(1) According to comScore Media Metrix, April 2008
For further information: Clive Hobson, Director Public Relations, Yahoo!
Canada, (416) 848-6184, firstname.lastname@example.org; Laura Butcher, Environics
Communications, Inc., (416) 969-2766, email@example.com