New email domains for Yahoo! – Ymail and Rocketmail

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yahoo 400x300 New email domains for Yahoo!   Ymail and RocketmailToday is a celebration day…..atleast at Yahoo Inc.As they have just announced their two new email domains Ymail.com and Rocketmail.com.

Launched in October 1997, Yahoo! mail claims more than 260 million users worldwide, as a result of which many desirable e-mail addresses have already been taken for the yahoo.com( and yahoo.co.in or yahoo.co.uk or yahoo.co.au etc) domain.With the introduction of two new email domain choices, Yahoo! is will make millions of new email addresses available to the online community.

Ymail is expected to compete directly with Gmail of Google.
Rocketmail is rather a old email domain, and at one time was one of the most widely used and a fast webmail services which was regarded as an rival for Hotmail. Yahoo acquired Rocketmail.com in 1997 and used its technology as the foundation of its Yahoo Mail. After the Yahoo! acquisition of rocketmail , no new Rocketmail.com email addresses could be registered.But the earlier users were left to use and retain their email addresses.

Now we can register for any/all these 3 mail domains with our favorite ID names.

Many have tried to register for ymail or rocketmail by going to ymail.com and/or rocketmail.com(but it redirects to the same old yahoo login page.

Then how to register ?

Relax, just goto the same login.yahoo.com page and click on the signup now link.You will then be taken to the regular registration page.There you can select your email ID as well as the email domain.

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A common Yahoo! ID will work for everything across the Yahoo! network, from checking email to checking out Messenger, Flickr, groups, finance, MyBlogLog and the rest hundreds of yahoo acquired sites and services.

The new mail domain comes with:-
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  • Easily transition contacts and emails from other mail accounts with a handy wizard.
  • The @ymail.com and @rocketmail.com addresses deliver all the great features you love about Yahoo!
  • Find the @ymail.com or @rocketmail.com email address that’s you always wanted and was unavailable.

However you cannot change your current email address to the new ymail.com or rocketmail.com email address.

“A happy user is one that stays around and is a Yahoo! user for life,” Kremer Vice President, Yahoo! Mail, said.

NOTE: To login using your ymail or rocketmail ID’s, just open yahoomail.com and then type your full email ID( Ex:- technotip@ymail.com) and then enter your password(in password field) and then hit Signin, this will take you to the new ymail or rocketmail.

“If you have an email address that is your name at ymail, that becomes part of your identity.”

We already grabbed out technotip@ymail.com. What about you guys ?

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7 thoughts on “New email domains for Yahoo! – Ymail and Rocketmail

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  2. Jack Bucholtz

    November 5

    Re: Difficulties in accessing rocketmail account

    Why does Yahoo make it so difficult to find where one logs into his/her new rocketmail email account? It is as if you are trying to hide where to login to rocketmail!

    Please explain – and please rectify this problem of accessibility!

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  3. Satish Post author

    @Jack Bucholtz, login for all yahoo mail IDs(yahoo.com, rocketmail.com, ymail.com ) are from the same page, as said in the above article!
    They just want to show that there is no difference in using any of these IDs, all are same service with different domain names. And you can see that, if you type http://rocketmail.com or http://ymail.com in your browser, it will be redirected to yahoomail.com.
    And I agree with you that, this is bit confusing. Yahoo should make its login page more clear.

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  4. Kay

    This is about the most confusig thing. Why doesn’t rocketmail have it’s own page.

    Now here I cannot get in to my rocketmail from my yahoo page, where my new myspace address is, seems anything to make life complicated it will be done.

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  5. Satish Post author

    @Kay, You are right. Its confusing.
    To solve your problem:-
    Goto the regular Yahoomail URL i.e., http://yahoomail.com/
    and then type your rocketmail userid and password and click on login.

    In username field, type your full rocketmail ID:
    Ex:- myemailID@rocketmail.com
    and not just mymailID.

    Also read above comments. Hope your problem is solved.

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  6. Jbye

    No lah! I really cant Log-in to my new ymail and rocketmail account I made 6 accounts 3 from ymail and 3 from rocketmail and I cant log-in in all of them I red all the above articles and I really cant log-in.

    What I did was go to the Traditional Log-in page then typed this in the username field “attyarinas@ymail.com” then my password on the password field the error message says that this ID is not taken yet :(

    I’m really good in the internet but this new mail domain makes me a real noob lol.

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    1. Satish Post author

      @Jbye, Really sad to know about your situation.
      One suggestion that I can give at this stage is, if its showing that the email ID is not taken, then take some strain again and grab the ID before someone else does it.

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