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Mail.com

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Published 10/08/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Today, most people have an email account. However just in case someone is still in need of one, they can check out Mail.com. The site offers users a free email account as well as a long list of news stories.

Visitors can read through current events in a number of diverse categories. From politics to finance and sports, users can check their mail and get updated on what’s going on throughout the world and in the media.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

Mail.com is a part of the Mail Media Corporation. The organization was founded by Sophia Wong, Lee Caplin, Jay Penske, and Russell Armstrong in 2004. The site was intended to help users find an easy email solution. The Mail Media Corporation also provided custom domain names and branded email for professional users.

Today, the site is still a popular web portal and provider of custom email services.

What are the differences to other apps?

Mail.com is all about email. Although there are other features on the site, such as news media from all over the world, the site is still intended to give users a way to create email addresses. Users can read up on current events or check their Mail.com email. Many other sites offer free email accounts, but not quite as many have such a vast selection of news content, which includes media and pop culture related items, on the homepage.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

At first glance, the Mail.com homepage seems a bit packed. There are images, advertisements and other content covering a majority of the page. Although this is mostly well organized, it is still quite a bit for a new user to take in.
Someone searching for a basic email account may be turned off by all content crammed into the homepage. Of course some might like having a central location to check their email and current events, others may not. The site also offers tabs which helps users find organization and navigate the site content.

How does the registration process work?

Of all the things found on the Mail.com site, the registration form is among the easiest. A new user can click the grey and blue “sign up now” button found in the blue header at the top of the homepage. This directs the user to the Mail.com registration form, which asks for a first and last name, date of birth, username, password, and security question and answer. When selecting a username, the user can also choose from one of the many domain options that will be used to create the new email address.
A free McAfee VirusScan Plus trial is automatically selected, but can be unselected before clicking the green “Create Account” button found at the bottom of the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Creating a new account on Mail.com is free. The user is given access to all basic features. Mail.com does offer a premium account upgrade called “Mail Plus.” This upgrade runs about $2 per month and includes premium live chat and phone support, mail forwarding, compatibility with iPhone, Android, Outlook and other third party clients. Mail Plus users are also given advertisement free access.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone in need of a simple email account on a tight budget can appreciate Mail.com. Users don’t have to pay anything, or they can pay a very minimal fee to upgrade and receive additional features. Mail.com is a great way for an independent professional, small business owner, or individual searching for a personal account to start receiving and sending email.

  • Forward their mail to other email accounts
  • Receive premium customer support
  • Select a custom email and domain name of their choosing
  • Use Mail with third party clients, such as Android, iPhone, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Browse current events and news stories on the Mail.com homepage


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