Lycos Europe have launched a 1 gigabyte email service whilst Google was embroiled in the privacy protests surrounding their GMail offering.
The Lycos Inbox costs a quite reasonable £3.49 (€5.18) a month, includes 50 email addresses and features 1 gig of space. Subscibers can even make use of their own domain name, which is a very tempting feature. Subscribers can also send 50 free SMS messages per month too.
“The research we’ve done shows that privacy and security is incredibly important to consumers,” said Lycos Europe Portals and Communications Vice President Alex Kovach.
Google have yet to launch GMail in Europe because of concerns over the automated scanning of email content to provide targeted adverts.