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A flurry of fees

Web-based e-mail accounts pay a price for their free beginnings, as Microsoft and Yahoo see revenue opportunities in e-mail, storage and other services.

Web-based e-mail accounts pay a price for their free beginnings, as Microsoft and Yahoo see revenue opportunities in e-mail, storage and other services. Microsoft sweeps out Hotmail accounts
People using the free e-mail service are seeing their folders and in-boxes cleaned out as their junk-mail folders fill with pitches for a paid version of Hotmail.
March 21, 2002

Yahoo tacks fees onto e-mail, storage
update E-mail, photo and briefcase services are no longer spared from fees imposed around the site: People who want to keep using certain mail and storage features will have to pay up.
March 21, 2002 previous coverage
Yahoo tests paid-programming waters
update Borrowing a page from RealNetworks' book, the Web portal tries to get a read on whether visitors would support a subscription-based streaming-media service.
March 18, 2002 Net users less willing to pay for content
Many people have no qualms about buying books or CDs over the Web, but consumers are wary of plunking down money for subscriptions to online content, according to a new study.
March 19, 2002