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Yahoo Mail App Updated With Link Previews and Stationery Features

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Yahoo has introduced a new version of its Mail app for iOS with a handful of features migrated from its desktop interface, including support for inline URL previews.

The new Link Preview feature works by converting a web address typed into a message into a visual snapshot of the linked content, so recipients can see what's on the other side of the link before choosing to click it. The 'preview card' can be created inline with the message text or users can opt to append it at the bottom of the message.


In addition, the update to Yahoo Mail brings stationery themes to mobile users, enabling one-click email personalization for custom greetings or special occasions like birthdays. The app also gets system share support with a Yahoo Mail Share Sheet button for sending files and media from other apps straight to a new message compose window.

The update comes less than a month since Yahoo added the ability to include files from Google Drive and use Tumblr GIFs in the client app, as the company attempts to catch up with feature-rich mail services such as Gmail.

Yahoo Mail is a free download from the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

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MrGuder

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Yahoo = spam, hacks likely
Gmail = tracking your every move

Which is worse?
 
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jamesrick80

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It's probably the dumbest and most inconvenient yet prettiest email app...only use it for junk mail and coupons
 
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Yahoo = spam, hacks likely
Gmail = tracking your every move

Which is worse?

Yahoo getting hacked is not guaranteed...Gmail tracking your every move is.
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It's probably the dumbest and most inconvenient yet prettiest email app...only use it for junk mail and coupons

How is it "dumb and most inconvenient"? Personally I prefer using iPhone's own Mail app, but I found nothing wrong with the Yahoo app.
 
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jamesrick80

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Yahoo getting hacked is not guaranteed...Gmail tracking your every move is.
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How is it "dumb and most inconvenient"? Personally I prefer using iPhone's own Mail app, but I found nothing wrong with the Yahoo app.
Outlook is the best mail client on iOS period....yahoo has limitations and it's not that fast as other mail clients
 
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Black Magic

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I actually have a Yahoo Mail account I use but not the client. The Yahoo account is fairly new and I rarely if ever get spam. It integrates with the Mail.app nicely as it supports PUSH versus FETCH which is another plus. 2 Step authentication as well so getting hacked is less likely.

Not sure why folks are chiming in with comments about things they truly don't understand passing it off as knowledge.
 
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Yahoo = spam, hacks likely
Gmail = tracking your every move

Which is worse?
I still have both, but are there just to keep the name. I actually have an away message on both that states they are no longer active accounts. I check them every few months (not sure if I have logged into either this year actually) and all I see is thousands of spam/phishing/trojan messages. So far my me.com account has done better.
 
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Black Magic

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I still have both, but are there just to keep the name. I actually have an away message on both that states they are no longer active accounts. I check them every few months (not sure if I have logged into either this year actually) and all I see is thousands of spam/phishing/trojan messages. So far my me.com account has done better.

I think if you created your account a long time ago and distributed your address all over, you will see spam. If you create new accounts whether it's Outlook.com, GMAIL, or Yahoo you will not see much if any spam these days.
 
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I think if you created your account a long time ago and distributed your address all over, you will see spam. If you create new accounts whether it's Outlook.com, GMAIL, or Yahoo you will not see much if any spam these days.
I agree to some degree. First, I do believe that spammers and phishers target yahoo, hotmail, even AOL more -- maybe because of how long they have been around or maybe because they believe that those users are more susceptible. I did not find the spam filters on GMAIL to be very useful (but maybe they have improved). With the me.com account I have been more careful of giving out my address, and I find that Apple's filter has been improving of late.
 
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I think if you created your account a long time ago and distributed your address all over, you will see spam. If you create new accounts whether it's Outlook.com, GMAIL, or Yahoo you will not see much if any spam these days.

I had a yahoo account, created 15 years ago or so, got rid of it, it was riddled with spam each and every day.
 
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I had a yahoo account, created 15 years ago or so, got rid of it, it was riddled with spam each and every day.
I have a Yahoo account, created 18 years ago or so, and it's intentionally riddled with spam. It's the account I use when some website that wants my email address for whatever reason. Usually a free download or access to their comment section - always a website that I will likely never visit again.
 
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Black Magic

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I agree to some degree. First, I do believe that spammers and phishers target yahoo, hotmail, even AOL more -- maybe because of how long they have been around or maybe because they believe that those users are more susceptible. I did not find the spam filters on GMAIL to be very useful (but maybe they have improved). With the me.com account I have been more careful of giving out my address, and I find that Apple's filter has been improving of late.

I think that is the key. The old accounts we all have or used to have were distributed far and wide by us and spammers. New accounts are obscure and not known in the wild plus the spam filters are great these days on all providers. I guarantee any of you here complaining about spam on any of the providers that if you created a new account today, you would have a different opinion by the end of next week.

I use Outlook and Yahoo more as my mainstays these days because my iCloud account is too valuable. That is one account you don't want out in the wild and hacked.
 
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I have a Yahoo account, created 18 years ago or so, and it's intentionally riddled with spam. It's the account I use when some website that wants my email address for whatever reason. Usually a free download or access to their comment section - always a website that I will likely never visit again.

I use 33mail.com, you can create aliases there, it's free to an extent.

I use Outlook and Yahoo more as my mainstays these days because my iCloud account is too valuable. That is one account you don't want out in the wild and hacked.

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people actually use yahoo mail?

Sure, why not?

I have an old Yahoo account which was my first ever email address and I still use it occasionally. I get some spam bit it yahoos filters are getting better and better. I created a couple other accounts, for cases when I have to put in an email address for various reasons or when I have to send or receive big files or pictures because I need to save on my 5 Gig iCould account, and those new Yahoo accounts never get any spam.
 
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Black Magic

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Sure, why not?

I have an old Yahoo account which was my first ever email address and I still use it occasionally. I get some spam bit it yahoos filters are getting better and better. I created a couple other accounts, for cases when I have to put in an email address for various reasons or when I have to send or receive big files or pictures because I need to save on my 5 Gig iCould account, and those new Yahoo accounts never get any spam.

Yahoo is my favorite outside of iCloud on iOS devices. The fact that it uses PUSH technology so that you get mail instantly is huge for me. Yahoo Mail also seems to not get items stuck in the junk filter as often as other services which I like as well.
 
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