I was lucky enough to secure an invite (Thanks, Jason!) and have been taking HEY for a spin this afternoon — well, as much as one can take an email service for a spin I guess. First impressions? It’s quite nice, easy to set up, and packed with features.

As I was explaining the service to my wife, it dawned on me that I don’t exactly dislike email, it’s just not great. Between the screening feature, a unified place for all attachments, no ads, and the peace of mind knowing the gang at Basecamp aren’t scraping my messages, maybe HEY could be great for me but I’m not sure I get enough email to justify the features.

We’ll just have to see how the trial goes.