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Subject: Re: UKNM: free web-based email
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 10:57:03 GMT

John Braithwaite wrote:
>
> Firstly - Ray, thanks for the tips. I am poised to make my first million!
>
> Secondly - The free web-based email that really caught my eye was something
> offered by Net Benefit (but under-marketed I feel!). You buy a domain name,
> say www.braithwaite.com (although this one is taken, unfortunately) and you
> create an email address. ie. johnatbraithwaite [dot] com. This is your email
> address for life.
>
> You have about three different mailboxes - one at work, one at home and one,
> say, for holidays (hotmail, yahoo etc.). You can repoint with about a couple
> of minutes work any mail going to johnatbraithwaite [dot] com to any of your
> mailboxes by visiting the site and changing the re-direct to email address.
> Also, you can add as many email addresses as you want. For example:
> daveatbraithwaite [dot] com etc.
>
> However this service is currently charged at the (ridiculous) rate of 15
> per month. It wouldn't be a service that Hotmail or Yahoo would want - why?
> Because it won't get 'em coming back to the site every time they want to
> check their in-box. However (you'll be delighted with this suggestion, Ray!)
> on a forwarding the company concerned could stick a banner/promotion in the
> email. Also, by profiling the customer on signing up, the customer would
> opt-in to receive emails etc.
>
> Anyone else out there offer this product?
>

erm. I'd be very surprised if there was any Domain name vendor worldwide
who *didn't* offer this product. and I'm sure 95% of them offer it for
free.

Forwarding is kind of a fundamental bit of how this email thing works.

sticking a web interface on it and charging 15 quid a month seems a bit
over the top, though. Are you sure NetBenefit aren't giving you some
real services that you've overlooked?

stefan

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