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web mail

(messaging)
An electronic mail user agent that is accessible on the web (via HTTP). HoTMail was one of the first (bought by Microsoft), Google's GMail is another popular example.
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Webmail

(1) A common term for a Web-based email service such as Yahoo! Mail and Google's Gmail. See email interfaces.

(2) An earlier name for Netscape's Web-based email service, later named Netscape Mail (www.netscape.com).
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