Rediff has launched a new product called Web in Mail which as the the name suggests is a product that enables you to recieve web pages via mail. Also this isn’t limited to web pages but one can also get rediff search results for search terms in their mail. This can be done by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the URL (internet address) of the webpage which the user wants to access in the subject line and a mail will be sent back to the user with html version of the site embedded in the mail.
Now im not sure who and for what reason would use this given that if you can access mail you can surely open a couple of webpages. This service, in its beta version, also allows users to search the internet. Users simply need to send their search query in the subject line and result mail is received via email.
Venki CTO, Rediff.com throws some light on the usage of this product “Web-in-mail will let people with restricted internet access to now access internet content”. So it seems sites which are blocked by ISP’s could use this to access that content. Im still unsure whether there is enought use case for this product.. Only time will tell.