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Yahoo offering 2GB now
bill




msg:834963
 4:21 am on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

article [story.news.yahoo.com]
Yahoo Inc. plans to give its paying e-mail customers 2 gigabytes of storage and boost the size limits on free accounts
...
On free e-mail accounts, Yahoo is expanding storage to 100 megabytes from 4 megabytes and upping the message size limit to 10 megabytes from 3 megabytes.

 

coconubuck




msg:834993
 4:13 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Still not as good as gmail.......

OrlandoTodd




msg:834994
 4:21 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

It has been extremely slow. The submissions to Yahoo have had some server time-out problems too.

But that aside, I thought this was a test and at the end of a year, the renew rate is the higher price. Sneaky way to bump you up to the next price level. Which is not much, but still.. how many people won't even notice?

MrSpeed




msg:834995
 4:35 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

How have people that use Yahoo's spamguard been finding it's effectiveness? About two weeks ago I finally decided to report spam via the 'spam' button instead of just deleting it. I am tired of the 300+ emails a day.

DEPock




msg:834996
 4:40 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yahoo Mail won't open for me, though it worked earlier and seemed to be a better product. Maybe the launch was premature, but Gmail may have forced their hand.

rise2it




msg:834997
 4:44 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does spamguard work any different/better in the paid version?

In about the past month (with the free version), i've noticed a major increase of stupid stuff coming through now, like Cialis, Vi@gra, etc. - stuff that should be easily caught.

Other than storage space, is the paid version worth paying for?

digitalv




msg:834998
 4:44 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yahoo's spam filter is a joke... I don't even know why they bother advertising they have one.

Like some others have said, I also am having speed/timeout issues with the new interface. I don't know if it's because everyone is checking it out, or if Yahoo didn't thoroughly test the performance of all their new interface. Nor do I really care - My Yahoo mail has always been a junk e-mail repository to receive content from sites that require registration. Nothing more. I only log in before I register for something to wipe out all of the junk mail, then I stay logged in until I get whatever activation information that was sent. My mailbox has been "full" for years.

Receptional




msg:834999
 4:48 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

2 GB will suit us perfectly... Just as soon as I can get in.

Still - it seems to be forwarding our emails fine, just the web based login that is hurting, at least in firefox.

isorg




msg:835000
 5:31 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

When will Hotmail follow suit?

fidibidabah




msg:835001
 5:42 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is in perfect harmony with their search engine as well, 1/10 as good.

encyclo




msg:835002
 6:05 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Note that the slowness at Yahoo today is apparently at least partly due to DNS problems with Akamai (the caching service for large outfits such as MS, Yahoo, etc.). I bet Yahoo are not pleased that it corresponds with their email relaunch.

Marcia




msg:835003
 6:16 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's more than slowness. I have their ISP mail and it's disabled. Tech support is too flooded to take calls. It's serious when there's important business mail that can't be accessed.

This isn't free or public mail, it's SBC/Yahoo DSL Member email that can't be accessed; it keeps coming up with the screen for the new service.

digitalv




msg:835004
 6:33 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sounds like one of those times where they should start their backup software and hit the "Restore" button.

rfgdxm1




msg:835005
 7:25 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

>It's more than slowness. I have their ISP mail and it's disabled. Tech support is too flooded to take calls. It's serious when there's important business mail that can't be accessed.

>This isn't free or public mail, it's SBC/Yahoo DSL Member email that can't be accessed; it keeps coming up with the screen for the new service.

A few days back after years on dial up I took the plunge and got DSL through SBC/Yahoo. The first time I tried checking my Yahoo e-mail today I got an error message. The second time I was able to get into my ISP Yahoo e-mail. Looks like they have some bugs to work out. I was automagically given a free increase to 2GB because I have DSL through Yahoo.

Now, if I can just figure out how to get my router to work nice with that silly Speedstream DSL "modem" SBC sent me... :(

And a suggestion for you Marcia: Do you *really* want to be using Yahoo mail for important business mail? Perhaps you should find something a bit more reliable to handle business e-mail.

Shane




msg:835006
 7:27 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)


So when do they offer a fee for service application to organize the 100 meg worth of "stuff" everyone will accumulate ..... hehe

Lookout you packrats ..... Shane

jcoronella




msg:835007
 7:29 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I was composing a really inflamatory email, when I decided it was best not to send it. Out of habbit I went to click the "Check Mail" button to go back to my index and abort the email, but "send" button has moved just a little to the left...

Ugh. Drafting an apology....

And a suggestion for you Marcia: Do you *really* want to be using Yahoo mail for important business mail? Perhaps you should find something a bit more reliable to handle business e-mail.

I use yahoo to filter all my email through (and pay to do it) because I generally like their spam filter and I find them to be the most reliable web based mail going. Today excepted.

[edit]removed bug report - tempting but it's not the place for it.[/edit]

[edited by: jcoronella at 7:40 pm (utc) on June 15, 2004]

qualop




msg:835008
 7:35 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

well, they definately shouldn't have put it live with problem such as these.... bad publicity...

i'll stay loyal... other than having to sign in about 5 times each time, i haven't had any problems... ;)
anyone else experience having to sign in multiple times?

Marcia




msg:835009
 7:39 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I got in, it's confusing but you have to go through the extra screen to get there. All the ISP accounts have been upgraded to 2 gig.

I don't know about regular paid accounts, but if they're anything like the ISP mail it's definitely worth every penny. The interface is the best I've ever used, spam filtering is superb - maybe one out of a thousand will get through, if that much - and there has not been one virus yet.

For all those Yahoo'ers reading this, you also forgot to set the default outgoing for those of us not sending as our yahoo acct. My email has been going out under username@yahoo.com instead of my real email.

Thanks for the heads up, haven't tried yet today.

The only concern I've got, which is why I balked at migrating from Prodigy after the changeover, is about mail being filtered by recipients because of them going through with yahoo.com - which is understandable with free, but not ISP mail.

[edited by: Marcia at 7:44 pm (utc) on June 15, 2004]

caine




msg:835010
 7:43 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

There was a thread about Yahoo buying in a serious amount of hardware [massive capacity of storage](poss start of last year) - could never quite believe why they needed it all until now!

Marcia




msg:835011
 7:45 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

There's also an announcement on the DSL site about slight problems because they've acquired additional IP blocks that haven't been universally updated yet.

Chndru




msg:835012
 7:46 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Here's a nice lil' promotion for yahoo fans: [promotions.yahoo.com...]

rfgdxm1




msg:835013
 7:51 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

>There's also an announcement on the DSL site about slight problems because they've acquired additional IP blocks that haven't been universally updated yet.

If that is the same site I read, in the Midwest forum there it appears that Yahoo hosed every DSL customer's e-mail for a while.

ogletree




msg:835014
 9:12 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just logged in to 2GB of space on Yahoo. Wow! I have an old free account that I got a free upgrade to when I ordered SBC/Yahoo DSL.

Marcia




msg:835015
 9:26 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I read it at the SBC/Yahoo site. They're pretty good about letting people know when there's a problem. Unlike MSN - back when I had them there were serious problems, one time because of some server hacking and they would never under any circumstances admit a problem. They'd only have you check your settings. Kind of stupid when the settings had never been changed.

ogletree




msg:835016
 10:11 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yahoo like to move buttons. I remember when the mail button used to be to the left of the yahoo logo that took me awhile to get used to.

webmktg




msg:835017
 3:40 am on Jun 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is something really good. 100 MB is enough. I think yahoo will dominate in the e-mail for long time.

rfgdxm1




msg:835018
 5:05 am on Jun 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

>This is something really good. 100 MB is enough. I think yahoo will dominate in the e-mail for long time.

That is actually a good analysis. While gmail will have more space, how many current Yahoo users need more than 100 MB? And how many new users would find 100 MB inadequate?

Visit Thailand




msg:835019
 5:44 am on Jun 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Agreed - is the need there to move.

Not for me 100 MB for a free service is all I need for disposable and 'semi' anonymous email services.

They offer that I don't need to move anymore.

steven mheakyle




msg:835020
 6:37 am on Jun 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

100mb is enough for a free stuff :) 2gb is overkill

ILuvSrchEngines




msg:835021
 5:44 pm on Jun 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

The new Yahoo email is working quite nicely today.

Scarecrow




msg:835022
 3:23 am on Jun 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, it's working very well today. I like Yahoo mail; I've only had it for a week or so and don't even know all the features. Tried the full-text search on a substring and it worked fine. I just have the free account.

They could make a really cool and competitive move if they deleted that "Do you Yahoo?" footer on messages you send. Why do they need this? Isn't the yahoo.com domain on the return address of your email enough branding?

kevinpate




msg:835023
 12:42 pm on Jun 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

[snipped]
The issues (finally) resolved after a few hours this am, so musta been mere growing pains or something.

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