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ROCKETMAIL was one of the first major, free webmail services. The service was originally a product of Four11 Corporation . For a brief time, RocketMail
RocketMail
battled with Hotmail for the number-one spot among free webmail services. Four11, including RocketMail, was acquired by Yahoo!
Yahoo!
in 1997 for $92 million. Yahoo!
Yahoo!
assimilated the RocketMail engine. Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Mail was essentially the old RocketMail
RocketMail
Webmail system.

At the time of the transition, RocketMail
RocketMail
users could either choose a Yahoo!
Yahoo!
ID, since they were not guaranteed the availability of their RocketMail
RocketMail
ID on Yahoo!, or could use username.RM as their Yahoo!
Yahoo!
ID. Thus, they were able to keep their rocketmail.com address and receive the same services as all Yahoo!
Yahoo!
users.

On 19 June 2008, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
started the RocketMail
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!
Yahoo!
closed support for creating new Rocketmail email addresses; existing Rocketmail accounts were not affected.

REFERENCES

* ^ Pelline, Jeff (8 October 1997). "Yahoo buys Four11 for free email". CNET
CNET
. CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive
. * ^ Shankland, Stephen (18 June 2008). "Yahoo Mail hopes to lure users with \'ymail.com\'". CNET
CNET
. CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive
. Retrieved 8 July 2010. * ^ "Yahoo addresses narrowing e-mail options with addition of "ymail", "rocketmail" domains". International Herald Tribune
International Herald Tribune
. San Francisco. 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 options". help.yahoo.com. Yahoo!
Yahoo!
. 23 October 2014. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014.

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