Yahoo Launches New Streamlined Mail Client for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Yahoo today launched an all new mail client across several platforms, including iOS, Windows 8, Android, and the Web.

    According to Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, speed and ease of use were the focus during the redesign of Yahoo! Mail.
    The new Yahoo! Mail app features a simple, clean interface with Yahoo's signature purple accents. It is similar in design to Sparrow, with an uncluttered inbox and a collapsible folder pane on the left side of the screen. The app has push notifications, infinite scroll, and quick photo insertion.

    An additional blog post from from Vivek Sharma, General Manager of Yahoo! Mail and Messenger, states that Yahoo! Mail's underlying performance has been enhanced, making it faster to read and compose messages.
    Yahoo! Mail for iOS, which launched today in the App Store, is available for iPhone users. Yahoo! Mail apps for Windows 8 and Android are also available today, and the web version will roll over the next few days.

    Article Link: Yahoo Launches New Streamlined Mail Client for iPhone
  2. camomac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    Left Coast
    Cool. I'll give it a try. Been just using the regular mail app on my phone. I'll see if it is better.
  3. flux73 macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2009
    I love it - I've been waiting forever for this. Finally, it looks like Yahoo Mail might be rescued. Have been using my Gmail app instead of Mail on my iPhone and looking forward to using this really nice Yahoo app as well. Mail is simply too limited. I think Apple ought to start developing its own iCloud app if they haven't already.
  4. apfeljonas macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    I have to say the standalone Mail app in iOS is really nice and refined feature wise, but could use some upgrades UI wise along with the rest of the system (not too drastic please :) ). Those standalone mail apps are looking really nice.
  5. Steve J0bs macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    I just feel as the native iOS mail app is just fine for yahoo. (Not that I use yahoo)
  6. snkeyez95 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    No threaded/conversation mode and doesn't automatically word wrap top most email. Boo.
  7. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    All these other mail apps are making the default app look so crappy and dated!

    I wish Apple would add their stock apps to the App Store and just do more regular updates! Once or twice a year just isn't good enough now!

    Or at least....let us select default apps! I'm using Chrome and Gmail on my iPhone/iPad all the time now!
  8. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    People who are still using Yahoo as their main email client, should be disconnected from the Internet for life.
  9. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    I really like that design scheme. I would love for iOS I adopt somethin similar. Not the coloring, but I really like the side menu (ie: this app, YouTube) where it drops over from the side, without taking you away from the current screen.
  10. IlliniDude macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2007
    Looks good, but it seems to only use my Yahoo contacts.

    I maintain my contacts in iCloud now, so unless there's a way to point the app there, it won't work for me.
  11. TXCherokee macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2012
    The biggest problem with Yahoo is the spam. Their filter is horrible. My experience has been that gmail and icloud are much better.
  12. Truffy macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2005
    somewhere outside your window...
    Perhaps what mail app requires is a new person to oversee human interface design, rather than that Forstall chap.

  13. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  14. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Pretty decent (although I am not a fan of purple), but it needs multiple accounts with unified inbox, integration with iOS contacts, and iPad support.
  15. Verbatim Cookie, Dec 11, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012

    Verbatim Cookie macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    But not Windows Phone 8. Ha. EDIT 2:EDIT: Nor Windows RT. Heh. Ooops :eek:

    It's worked almost flawlessly for me. Then again, I hardly use my Yahoo Mail address for anything.
  16. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    The only reason I have a Yahoo account is because of Flickr.
  17. coder12 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2010
    Back in the day, Yahoo! had one of the best (first) mobile websites for iPad. It's too bad I switched away from them :)
  18. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    Marissa, what we'd really like is access to our Yahoo mailboxes from desktop IMAP/POP clients. You know, like every other email provider on the planet?
  19. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Setting up IMAP on your mobile device
  20. bketchum macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2003
    Grand Portage, Minnesota
    I agree. I'm deleting 40-60 messages a day from my Bulk Mail folder.


    Maybe I'm not understanding what you mean... I receive my Yahoo mail in my Apple Mail app on my desktop using
  21. bketchum macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2003
    Grand Portage, Minnesota
    My biggest complaint about Yahoo mail is that every few weeks my password stops working. The only solution I have found is to delete my Yahoo account in Apple mail and then add it back with the same password. This sometimes doesn't even work and I have to wait for something to occur on the Yahoo side before I get mail again. This can take as long as a day.
  22. oxocube macrumors member

    May 30, 2007
    Didn't you mean AOL?
  23. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
  24. newyorksole macrumors 68030

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    literally night and day. SO MUCH spam with Yahoo!. literally none with iCloud and Gmail. maybe 1 piece of spam a year with Gmail, MAYBE.
  25. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    I used to love Yahoo messenger and mail. Even used it as my Apple ID. Over the years, being inundated with spam, seeing reduced & limited features, and thwarting an insane attempt to get users to pay $20/mo for the service, I've demoted it to my "signups" address. It's always getting hacked or corrupted or some damn thing. ...until finally, someone got in, changed my password, alternate email, and security questions. Great. My Apple Store rcpt went there, and I can't get at it for Applecare purposes. Sent inquiries to Yahoo, & they never even bothered responding once. I just finished changing everything over once and for all, abandoning Yahoo forever.

    Looking at all the cluttered garbage on their home page, I can only wonder how it is they can still even exist.

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