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Yahoo Mail Gets a Refresh, With New Features

     
6:15 pm on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Today, we rolled out a new look for Yahoo Mail. Our hope is that the new look makes your daily communication habits a little more inspiring and that it will be easier than ever to manage your email.Yahoo Mail Gets a Refresh, With New Features [yahoomail.tumblr.com]
In Web mail, weíve added quick actions when you hover or select a message, including a quick search feature, which comes in really handy when you want to see all the messages from a sender.
Weíve also made some features that were previously only available to Mail Plus users free for everyone. Hereís what you get:

Disposable Addresses - Create a disposable email address when you donít want to give out your primary address.

Filters - Use up to 200 filters to automatically sort incoming messages. Thatís twice as many filters than you had before and itís a great way to get a handle on your inbox.

Mail Forwarding - Automatically forward your email to another email account, even another Yahoo Mail address.

Offline Access with POP - You can download your Yahoo Mail messages using a desktop email application, such as Outlook, and then access them offline.
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Hate it. Hate the new Yahoo! Groups too. NEO is a complete disaster. Would have been nice if they let us Yahoo! users have a choice, at least the old mail and groups worked! Fail.
4:04 am on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I've never been much of a Yahoo Mail user, but these features did make me take a second look.

I like the design and theme options. It looks a lot like Gmail now...and that's a good thing.

And I'm not going to complain about the bump to 1TB of free storage...

If only they had an Apps-type program where you could use your own domain... Google no longer has the free option, and the Microsoft version is a horrible experience.
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Bill, Zoho has a free option - only five mailboxes though.
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"Yahoo recommends you upgrade your browser to enjoy all the features in the new Yahoo Mail. Firefox - Optimized for Yahoo. Safari - Latest Version."

Really?! Its 1998 again?
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Zoho is great. Switched to it years ago after taking a good look at the Gmail privacy policy.
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I've an old account with them and the major downside I see is the amount of spam that is visible. I think it's a legacy problem from the way they used to display profiles and assets associated with those profiles, basically there are huge lists out there with valid yahoo usernames and their @ address.

I'm kind of indifferent to the UI, it sends and received mail :o) Seems fast enough but the page is a little heavy to begin with. I use outlook and am more or less happy with that so I wouldn't switch, but there are annoyances with Outlook's new format, particularly on the first page load and waiting for it to fully load before I can click on mailboxes.

They've already purged a lot of older accounts and I see they have a new signup form, requesting a mobile # with every new signup. Seems they're working hard to raise the quality of their user db.
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Poor old Y!, they simply haven't understood what email is for.

To the it's a marketing tool, so they load it with ponderous "features" until users can bear it no longer and go elsewhere to use email.

They won't comprehend, even as they slither down the slope.
 

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