In a refreshing show of humility and honesty, AOL has admitted that perhaps visitors to AOL.com do not necessarily have @aol.com at the end of their email addresses.
So, they've enabled users to aggregate their email from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo on the AOL.com homepage.
“With the launch of mail aggregation, AOL will be the first among the big traditional portals to offer a centralized email experience,” commented Bill Wilson, Executive Vice President of Programming, AOL. “We know that consumers today have multiple email accounts on different services to keep tabs on daily, and we want to make it easier for them. This is an important first step in opening up AOL.com and giving users the ability to populate the AOL.com homepage with content and services they use on a daily basis, regardless of where it lives.”
Of course, you can do the same on iGoogle, but the applications were developed by third parties.
AOL, Live.com, and Ask.com Best Search Engines for Democratic National Convention Info
AOL Buys Social Network Bebo for $850M
AOL to Distribute Citysearch Content, Ads
AOL Launches Google-Powered Search Marketplace
The Original Search Marketing Event is Back!
SES Denver (Oct 16) offers an intense day of learning all the critical aspects of search engine optimization (SEO) and paid search advertising (PPC). The mission of SES remains the same as it did from the start - to help you master being found on search engines. Register today!