Yahoo! Mail is offering a free Ymail email account on Ymail.com. Did you miss a chance to get your name in your Yahoo! mail account, then hurry to grab your Ymail login at the new extension which allows users to finally use their favorite usernames. If you always wanted a Gmail extension, you can now choose a this email ID instead.
What is Ymail?
Ymail is simply another Yahoo! mail service, which they have created to get a cool short email @ymail similar sounding to @Gmail, and can be a good alternate Gmail ID. Besides Ymail email, they are also opening registrations to RocketMail, one of the very first free Webmail services that Yahoo! acquired in 1997. These domains have the same Yahoo! Mail experience like unlimited storage, integrated instant messaging and localized versions around the world, with easy access to Messenger, Flickr, Groups etc.
Hurry and you have the chance to grab your perfect email address to help reflect who you are. This short and sweet email ID will surely appeal to a wide range of email users. Which means now Yahoo! email comes in 3 styles – ymail.com, rocketmail.com or yahoo.com. Get that email address you always wanted. I was one of the early users of Yahoo Mail and have seen the transformation of Yahoo over the years, and how it has kept up the competition with Google email services which actually were launched much later.
Creating availability of new domain names for email use has been frequently used gimmick to attract users who missed their favorite IDs – remember the Yahoo “Dot” email addresses or the Cool Hotmail options. Similarly there is a large variety of domain names available to all users to get their vanity domain names.
Update: As of April 2013, if you want to create ymail account, the option is not available on the Yahoo login page. Though, the existing account still work, over time it has become synonymous with Yahoo Mail itself. Maybe they decided to keep the Yahoo branding intact with only one email ID and since this name was being confused more with Gmail, or seems as an attempt to copy Gmail.
Now the next gen people are using Ymail as a short form to refer to Yahoo mail itself.