MySpace Launches email service (Aug. 1, 2009) MySpace launched its own email service, that would be available within the next couple of weeks.

myspaceMySpace wants to be the second largest mail provider in the US and the fourth largest in the world.

MySpace Mail creates a more meaningful, fun, and social experience around one of the most popular activities on MySpace.

MySpace said MySpace Mail would allow users of the News Corp.-owned social network to communicate and share content with people both inside and outside the MySpace network.

Current MySpace users can create a MySpace Mail account using their current user name on the social network, adding a address, MySpace said.

MySpace Mail allows users to embed photos directly from their profile into email, to send music and video as attachments and offers unlimited storage, it said.

MySpace, by entering the email space, is throwing down a challenge to more established email services such as Google’s Gmail, Yahoo! mail and Microsoft’s Hotmail.

Facebook replaced MySpace last year as the world’s most popular social network. MySpace has been facing stiff competition from rival Facebook.

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