Times Internet Ltd has no plans of making a comeback and will focus on new products in the pipeline Gaana, BoxTV, Itimes, and Times City
Shachi Tapiawala Bureau | Mumbai | November 26, 2012
With the rise of Internet mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo!, Indiatimes Mail has decided to shut down its services. Indiatimes Mail has stopped accepting new users and people visiting the website are being warned of its demise.
Commenting on the development, Archana Vohra, Vice-President, Times Internet Ltd, said, "The decision to shut down Indiatimes Mail was not an easy one since it was one of Times Internet's first properties in the online space. But free consumer email is an extremely commoditised environment without any real business model. We don't expect to lose much traffic by discontinuing the email service. We have over 30 million unique visitors on a monthly basis, and we are focusing our efforts on making more engaging services for our users. Services like Gaana, BoxTV, Itimes, and Times City complement our flagship sites like Times of India and Economic Times."
Users will have complete access to their emails for a period of three months, that is, till February 18, 2013, during which they can seamlessly download all their emails via IMAP (http://register.indiatimes.com/signup/FAQ.jsp). They can also write to our dedicated customer support team at email@example.com who will handhold them through the process.
Indiatimes has no plans of making a comeback and will focus on the new products in the pipeline.