Wednesday, June 08, 2005 - AOL launches free Web mail service - AOL launches free Web mail service: "AOL has launched a free Web-mail service as part of an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) upgrade.
The service was announced as a beta in May but has now gone live and will put the company into direct competition with other free Web-mail services from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
AOL has also expanded its existing fee-based service to include unlimited storage - the first Web mail provider to do so.
The free service includes spam filters, anti-virus protection, the ability to drag and drop messages into folders, and 2GB of memory. Google's Gmail offers 2.3GB, Yahoo 1GB, and Microsoft's Hotmail 250MB. "
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