AIM Mail Debuts
The one major downfall in the interface, in my opinion, is the use of popup windows. What made GMail my favorite was that it didn’t use any popup windows. AIM mail uses popups for a variety of things. Still, you can’t help but admire the cleanliness of what was seemingly a Mac-inspired user interface design. With cool features like an away message, it very well could end up giving GMail a run for its money.
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