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No more free-mail?

It was free, it was fast—e-mail revolutionised the way in which people communicated with each other. As long as the boom lasted, free e-mail was seen a user-generating add-on with almost every portal offering the service. Facing a financial crunch and decreasing advertising dollars, many popular companies that offered free e-mail are now exploring the option of a paid service. Is this the end of free e-mail? What are the alternatives? We take you through the e-mail maze.

What’s happening
by Peeyush Agnihotri

WHEN dot.coms started a few years ago, they used the free e-mail service as bait to gain popularity, hit rate and, thus, lure advertisers. Today, the scene has changed—the bait is now becoming supper as advertisements are slipping out of the Net.

Other options
by Naveen S. Garewal

OVER the past decade, e-mail has changed the manner in which the world communicates. This quick messaging system has given a serious blow to the conventional snail mail, with almost everyone familiar with the Internet getting an e-mail account.


Learn to live with virus
by Vipul Verma
UMEROUS computer viruses abound and shall keep coming. We all know these may cause considerable loss to our work and data. Further, a threat always looms large over the minds of the users resulting in a fear psychosis and prompting to consider measures for combating this evil.

(C) Sharp focus on .NET success
by Sumesh Raizada
VER since the computers were put into commercial applications in manufacturing, accounting, marketing and several other utilities, continuous efforts are being made towards improvisation in hardware as well as in the software to run those applications. 

World Bank to launch Development Gateway
by Tanya Birkbeck
HEN it comes to the Internet and its role in promoting development, it seems that everyone is sure of the goal, but few agree on how to reach it.The World Bank, the United Nations and various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) all say they want to transform the lives of the poor.

Indian IT industry’s revenue soars
OR the first time, the Indian IT industry crossed the $ 10-billion mark during 2001. This has been revealed in the annual round up of the IT industry brought out by Computers Today magazine in its July 1-15, 2001 issue.

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