AOL's Project Phoenix, which's currently accessible to a limited beta group, is AOL's attempt to re-establish itself as a desirable webmail provider. In recent years, AOL's online service has lost its supremacy. Back when the Internet first became available for public, virtually everyone with Internet access had used AOL in some form or another.
AOL's new email features:
- Use other domain names, such as ygm.com (you've got mail), love.com, wow.com, and games.com
- "Quick Bar" which allows you to send short emails, IMs, SMS messages, and status updates
- Side bar that shows preview of email content
- Tabbed interface
- Ability to add email boxes from other email providers (future support for Facebook and other non-email inboxes)
See AOL's Project Phoenix in action, in the video below:
To request an invite, visit phoenix.aol.com and click on "please add me to the invite list."