Wouldn’t it be nice if you could manage all your emails from your different email accounts AND all of your messages from social networks in one location? Well, now you can. Compatible with email services like AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and more, and Social Networks like Facebook and MySpace, a new service called Fuser unifies all of your inboxes into one that’s easy and convenient to access. Setting up an account is a quick and easy process, and you can register for as many email and social network accounts that you’d like, all for free!
How does Fuser work?
Fuser relies heavily on Java to work its magic. After entering in your login name and password for email accounts and social networks, Fuser will go retrieve all of your messages and consolidate them into one list. If you don’t want all of your message in one list, you can select which accounts you’d like to see. For example, I selected “All Accounts Off” in my Fuser Inbox so that I could view the messages for each account separately. It’s definitely one of the easiest ways I know of to unify mail from multiple accounts into one online location, and the only solution I know of that also incorporates messages from social networks.
The image below shows what the “Home” page looks like when you login to Fuser. Under the “Mail” section, you’ll see how many new and unread messages you have since your last logout, and the total number of unread messages. In the “Social Networks” section, you’ll see most recent comments, and a list of those who leave you comments the most in the “Leaderboard Spotlight.”
- Spellchecker for email
- Support of accounts using POP3 and IMAP
- Auto-complete email addressing based upon your contacts
- Option to create folders to organize your messages
- Layered folder structure
- Log into multiple compose windows at once
- Single login for all accounts
- Choose which account you’re sending mail from
- Receive mail in one account and reply to it from another
Social Network incorporation
This is one of the truly unique features with Fuser because it can go and retrieve my Wall messages from Facebook, and bulletins and messages from my MySpace account. What’s even more impressive is that you’re able to reply to these messages right from Fuser.
Things to keep in mind…
One think to keep in mind before you go to Fuser is that you should log out of any of your webmail accounts. They’ll remind you of this to ensure that you won’t get locked out of your mail account. They probably recommend this because if you’re logging in from multiple locations simultaneously, your mail service would probably get suspicious and lock you out of your account for security purposes.
When I first started using Fuser, one of the things that was really helpful was all of their tours. There is one main tour, and a couple mini tours which are very helpful. I recommend you take advantage of them.
As with any service, I often look for their method of monetization. In this case, Fuser users Google ads, but they’re off to the side and unobtrusive. I hadn’t even noticed them until I actually looked for how they were monetizing the service, which is nice.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that Fuser isn’t intended to be used as a backup service for your email. If you delete a message in your Gmail inbox, for example, it will get deleted at Fuser as well.
Want to register?
Right now, Fuser is in a private beta stage. They expect to offer a public beta within a month, however you won’t have to wait! We’ve gotten permission from Fuser to provide you with a code to access their private beta.
All you have to do is go to www.fuser.com and click “Register.” The registration code that you’ll need is FickleMonkey.
Thanks Fuser team!
Wrapping it up
My only complaint is that they don’t offer support for Opera, but I’m sure it’s something they could ad in the future. They also plan on incorporating other online communications in the future as well. Another minor complaint is that the text, by default, appears small and almost hard to read.
Overall, in the short time I’ve been using Fuser, I’ve found it to be an amazing service that I’ll likely continue to use. It’s so nice to have all of my messages in one location from both different email addresses, and the two social networks I frequent the most.
Give Fuser a try with the registration code above, and let us know what you think!