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Yahoo Mail to see massive updates in coming weeks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 May 2011 15:14 User comments (5)

Yahoo Mail to see massive updates in coming weeks Yahoo has said it will be rolling out a beta of its latest Yahoo Mail over the coming weeks, dubbing the service as the "best Yahoo Mail ever."
The update will hit Yahoo's 277 million free email users, and promises to be "faster, safer, easier to use, and offers a seamless experience across PC, mobile and tablet devices."

Furthermore, the company says it will offer unlimited storage. Rival Gmail offers 7.6GB, which is the most of the free offerings, currently.

Hotmail/Live has the biggest share of the market, at 327 million users, followed by Yahoo and Gmail at 220 million users. Gmail and Yahoo, however, have been chipping away at Hotmail for years now.

Says Blake Irving, Yahoo chief product officer:

Yahoo's vision for online communications brings together all the tools that people use to connect -- e-mail, chat, SMS, and social updates -- and makes it easier for them to share content and engage in conversations with the people that matter most to them.We're delivering on this strategy with the latest version of Yahoo Mail, providing our hundreds of millions of users worldwide with a fun, engaging and constantly connected experience across desktop, mobile and tablet devices that keeps the conversation going -- anytime, anywhere.


The updated Yahoo Mail will add social networking capabilities like responding to messages from Facebook and sharing updates via Twitter, Zynga and FB from within the service.

Just like Google's "Priority" box, yahoo will add message and contact prioritization.

Yahoo Mail will also add chat for Windows Live and Yahoo Messenger within the service, themes and stationary options, Yahoo apps, YouSendIt-integration, online order tracking, an Unsubscriber app, and new SpamGuard tech that should further decrease spam by up to 60 percent.

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5 user comments

124.5.2011 16:09

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Furthermore, the company says it will offer unlimited storage. Rival Gmail offers 7.6GB, which is the most of the free offerings, currently.

Yahoo has been doing this for many years now. And most people I know have been using this "new" beta for several weeks.

XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

224.5.2011 17:01

Yeah I have been using the beta for a while now and it looks great! I was and still very impressed, also I really like how this offer unlimited storage now. Pretty happy consumer.



324.5.2011 21:37

it's still not compatible with opera browser. they need to fix that.


"Everybody Lies!"

425.5.2011 3:38

my password no longer works and when i reset it and tries to log in, it still doesn't allow me to log into my email.

54.6.2011 10:06

I have been using this beta version for some time now and its just fine with no problems with it however we could do with some new emoticons!

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