Sputnik portal is working on its own email service

12 January 2017
Not long ago it became known that Rostelecom signed a contract with its own subsidiary, Sputnik, which owns the Internet portal of the same name, to create an e-mail service. The sum of 60 million rubles has been allocated for the execution of all the works.Let us remind you that although the Sputnik portal accounts for less than 1% of the Runet search queries and cannot boast of a high attendance rate, it nevertheless offers quite an impressive number of services. Among them are maps, TV programs, news, money transfers, a search with a reliable "family filter" that allows you to block any unwanted content, and much more. The company even managed to develop its own browser Sputnik, available to both PC users and mobile devices running Android and iOS. The approximate completion date of the e-mail service is not named yet, but the company's shareholders will determine it in the near future. Most likely, the email addresses will have the form @sputnik.ru, although the final decision on this has not yet been made. It is also known that at the first stage, the service will be available only in the Web version, and then appear in the form of mobile applications. At the same time, Anna Artamonova, the vice-president of Mail.Ru Group, said that Sputnik specialists would hardly manage to create a high-quality web-mail service from scratch with the allocated amount of 60 million rubles. In this connection, it is possible that the new mail of the Russian company will be based on some other boxed solution. In any case, more information will be available only closer to the official launch of this service, and to try it out in practice - you will have to wait a bit.