It appears that the financial strapped company Lycos will be shutting down its web based email service,and the popular website creation,and hosting company Tripod according to a letter being sent out to its users.Here is what the message states from Lycos.

Dear User,

We regret to inform you that our parent company has decided to discontinue all unprofitable activities.

One of the activities that will be discontinued is our E-mail business division. For this reason, we are hereby terminating your account as of 15 February 2009. Currently, we are still working on finding a solution to provide you the service through another provider. If we should succeed to do so, we will inform you within the next 4 weeks. But as this is currently doubtful, we would like to ask you to assume the end of the service.

Prior to this date, you may continue to log in to your e-mail account and receive and send mail as usual. After this date, however, we will close your account and delete all content and access authorizations stored with Lycos in relation to your e-mail account, in accordance with legal requirements.

You will then no longer be able to receive or send e-mail under your e-mail address. The contents of your mailbox will also no longer be accessible. For this reason, we ask that you back up all important data from your Lycos e-mail account in the next few days and switch to another e-mail provider.

Should you still be entitled to services for any additional paid options, we will of course reimburse the balance to the bank account you provided.

We regret this measure and would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us.

Kind regards,

Your LYCOS Mail Team


  1. SG Entrepreneur January 19, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

    Woah, I had no idea. Better go check my lycos account now. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. SG Entrepreneur January 19, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

    Steven, I just checked my Lycos account and saw no such message from the company so I googled the original post which says that this is only in reference to LYCOS EUROPE and not USA. Have you heard otherwise?

  3. steven wilson January 19, 2009 at 6:20 PM  

    You are correct it is just Lycos Europe I failed to mention that in my post,and have updated it.Sorry for the confusion,and thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  4. Airsoft Man January 24, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

    I can't believe that all these businesses are pulling their services. I suppose that it is all a result of the economy as it now stands.

  5. web host May 20, 2009 at 1:13 AM  

    hi.. its shocking. but i didn't know about that. thanks for sharing.

  6. web hosting June 19, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

    I remember the days when I was doing my first steps on Internet. I wanted to be creative, so I created my first website on tripod. Back then your choices for free web hosting were very limited. My website grown and I moved with a professional web hosting plan. I still remember those days. If tripod closes down its doors it will also erase a part of my past...

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