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October 22, 2012

You’ve Got Mail Overload

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by Rachel Metz, Technology Review

Back in the 1990s, AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail” greeting was synonymous with e-mail. That association faded as users moved on to mail systems from Google, Microsoft, and others, but AOL hasn’t given up on the medium. Its new focus? So-called “in-box fatigue”—the overwhelming feeling of weariness you get when staring at an in-box overflowing with daily deals, newsletters, social-network alerts, and spam, not to mention the occasional personal message. On Thursday, AOL announced a new online service called Alto that attempts to solve this problem by allowing users to aggregate several e-mail accounts and sort different types of messages into stacks, much as you might sort snail mail on your kitchen counter. Since Alto is simply organizing your e-mail, it doesn’t require you to set up a new e-mail account. It supports Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, and iCloud accounts.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/429649/youve-got-mail-overload/

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