ROCKETMAIL was one of the first major, free webmail services. The
service was originally a product of Four11 Corporation . For a brief
RocketMail battled with
Hotmail for the number-one spot among
free webmail services. Four11, including RocketMail, was acquired by
Yahoo! in 1997 for $92 million.
Yahoo! assimilated the RocketMail
Yahoo! Mail was essentially the old
At the time of the transition,
RocketMail users could either choose a
Yahoo! ID, since they were not guaranteed the availability of their
RocketMail ID on Yahoo!, or could use username.RM as their
Thus, they were able to keep their rocketmail.com address and receive
the same services as all
On 19 June 2008,
Yahoo! started the
RocketMail brand again by
allowing new users to sign up for accounts under the rocketmail.com
domain, which had not been possible since its acquisition of Four11
Corporation. In April 2013,
Yahoo! closed support for creating new
Rocketmail email addresses; existing Rocketmail accounts were not
* ^ Pelline, Jeff (8 October 1997). "Yahoo buys Four11 for free
CBS Interactive .
* ^ Shankland, Stephen (18 June 2008). "Yahoo Mail hopes to lure
users with \'ymail.com\'".
CBS Interactive . Retrieved 8 July
* ^ "Yahoo addresses narrowing e-mail options with addition of
"ymail", "rocketmail" domains".
International Herald Tribune
International Herald Tribune . San
The Associated Press
The Associated Press . 19 April 2008. Archived from the
original on 30 August 2009.
* ^ "Rocketmail and Ymail no longer being offered as registration
Yahoo! . 23 October 2014. Archived from the
original on 14 December 2014.
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