Yahoo Mails Tries to Compete with Gmail

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  1. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    'Dear Yahoo! Mail User,

    Thanks for using Yahoo! Mail. It's our goal to offer you an email experience that makes it easy and enjoyable to stay in touch. Periodically, we make service changes to enhance that experience for our users. As of June 15, 2004, you'll enjoy the following benefits:

    * Increased storage capacity – from your current level to 100MB
    * Increase in total message size to 10MB
    * A streamlined interface that's even easier to use

    You will continue to access your Yahoo! Mail account as usual. No further action is required, and there will be no interruption of your service.

    We hope you enjoy the new features and benefits. If you have any questions, please visit our Help page. Thanks again for using Yahoo! Mail.

    Sincerely,
    The Yahoo! Mail Team'

    100 Megs. I'm happy with that, I probably won't use more.
     
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I have SBC yahoo DSL, and I logged in this morning to find a similar message. I actually have 2 GB of email storage space now. That's 20 times more than what I had yesterday, and I didn't have to pay any more for it. :)
     
  3. vsp macrumors regular

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    My Yahoo account got tied to our SBC DSL connection. This morning I discovered that my Yahoo Mail account now has 2GB storage and no more ads. The only problem I see so far is that it's noticably slower but that may just be opening night jitters.

    Vince
     
  4. vsp macrumors regular

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    Oh, and it seems to be having difficulty sending mail. Patience is required.
     
  5. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I haven't tried sending mail but deleting mail is painfully slow.
     
  6. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    No notable performance improvements, though the interface is somewhat less cluttered. I'm thinking I'll upgrade to the Yahoo! Mail Plus thing. It's only $20 per year, plus I would dig the POP access. :)
     
  7. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I am having problems with the new interface. The drop down menus don't seem to work with Safari. I sent them feedback on the issue.

    Otherwise, I'm very pleased. As many others, I'm a SBC DSL subscriber, and it's nice to have the increased storage/attachment capacity, although I doubt I'll take advantage of it since I uses POP.
     
  8. Biker21098 macrumors member

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    looks liek GMail went to 1 TB

    Well I don't know if this just happened after the yahoo bump in storage. But GMail just went up to 1 TB of storage per user. I'm liking the 2GB of storage from my SBC DSL. I use Apple's Mail to do my mail, but never hurts to be able to store and transport files if needed by e-mail.
     
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  10. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

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    Yahoo's new interface seemed quicker to me. Overall I like it. The delete button did not work for me once, and I had to refresh the page... hopefully that was a once only occurence!
     
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