AOL released a free, ad-supported email service tied to its instant-messaging platform. User will need the beta version of AIM 5.9, but ultimately will be bale to access the account through any Web browser (expected late summer). Each account will come with 2 Gigs of storage (similar to Gmail) and AIM mail will never expire.
Charlene Li, Forrester Research, features an article, “AOL Launches AIM Mail With 2GB of Storage”, on her blog.
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