MyWay used to be a pretty widespread portal/homepage used by lots of ISPs, but they got pretty much out of that a couple years ago. Recently, they've reincarnated themselves as a "Public Portal". MyWay is more or less a "Skin" overlayed on the Yahoo! template, with the benefit no banners or popups, which is cool. I've been using the new "My MyWay" as a homepage for a while now, customized as one long page with just about every "News" and "Finance" subsection they offer, along with the TV listings appropriate for my area. I like it much better than its Yahoo! progenitor, though there still are some by-paid-subscription features, such as real-time stock tracking, that remain specific to Yahoo!, so I keep my Yahoo! subscriptions as well and use Yahoo! for those features. MyWay mail also is built essentially on Yahoo's mail platform, and has a 6MB limit, all folders included, even junkmail and trash. It does offer polling of external POP3 accounts, such as an ISP-specific email account ([email protected]
), using the same proceedure employed by Yahoo! mail, which some folks will find handy. As far as I've noticed, though, MyWay doesn't offer upgraded mailbox capacity, but maybe they do and I've just overlooked it. I will say my MyWay mail gets no spam, but only I know its address, and I use it only to receive messages I forward to it from my other mail accounts ... stuff its good to save, like signup/username/password confirmations, online order receipts, and shipping notifications, and the like. I've found it handy to have that sort of stuff stored by itself in several places.
Anyway, as long as MyWay and Yahoo! continue to be freinds, and as far as I know, there's no friction between them right now, nor reason to expect any, MyWay is an excellent option for a freebie. Definitely a thumbs-up from me, for what that's worth.