Yahoo to launch 100MB free e-mail

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. azdude macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2003
    As soon as someone releases 100MB + mail accounts for free, with IMAP access... I'm there.
  3. strngwys macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2002
    IMAP makes all the difference.

    Especially since i'm on the road most of the time with my laptop.
  4. Jyril macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Can I Go Back to My 6mb Yahoo Mail?

    Ack. The new Yahoo Mail is horrible. I was a beta tester for the past 3 versions of Yahoo Mail, and none of them were even close to as bad as this. From having my entire page appear in code to causing Safari on my Mac and Internet Explorer on my Sony notebook to crash, it is simply horrible. The entire thing is full of bugs which need immediate fixing. I couldn't even check my mail due to the unstability of the service.

    The entire thing seems very rushed. I expect this type of thing out of Hotmail, not Yahoo. I wouldn't be surprised if they were forced to shut down parts of the mail service in order to fix the issues.
  5. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    i just found out about this when i checked my email 10 minutes ago. 100mb is GREAT!

    BTW what does IMAP stand for and what is it?
  6. sjk macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2003
  7. sjk macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2003
    Hmm, I just logged in and got the 100MB upgrade announcement but any differences beyond the color changes weren't obvious.
  8. agentmouthwash macrumors regular


    Aug 15, 2003
    It doesn't play nice with Safari.
    I'm using Safari 1.2.2 (v125.8) and I'm having
    a hard time deleting my messages and
    logging on to

    I hope this is fixed soon!
  9. Longey Nowze macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2001
    i still have 6MB :( most of that is full already where is my 100MB :mad:
  10. drizahy4 macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2002
    I'll stick with SpyMac. Free POP3, 1 gig of space, works great with Mail, and best of all it does not get block from servers when i apply for beta tests unlike yahoo.
  11. FriarTuck macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    I have a few free Yahoo accounts I use for spam-likely registrations and the like. They've all been upgraded to 100 MB.

    I have a main Yahoo Plus mail account I use for my real life. And it is still showing 25 MB of storage. So free = 100MB, while $29.99 = 25 MB.

  12. Unicron100 macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    Problems with Safari 1.2.2!

    I'm having the same problem. Safari cannot click on the new Yahoo mail buttons in the browser (delete, forward, spam, etc.)

    However, Camino, Firefox, and Omniweb all work fine.
  13. macridah macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2004
    The new interface is kinda ugly ... the colors are just not the right combination or something--it makes my eyes hurt.

    I like my .mac account because it works well with my mac apps, but the better do something soon because i don't like the price/value ratio. hint hint
  14. FriarTuck macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    After griping above, I got this e-mail from Yahoo:

    But it still shows me using 29 percent of my 25 MB of storage.
    And the interface doesn't completely reveal for me using IE 6.0 on WinXP. So it's not just a Safari problem.
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Hmmm...I still have an SBC integrated account for a short while longer, so I got bumped to 2GB this morning. :D Of course I moved all my old mail off it onto in preparation for this account to be bumped back down but.....

    FWIW in Safari 1.2.2 (125.8) I am having trouble neither with My Y! or with the new mail page design.

    I did get the e-mail saying the acct size had been bumped up about five times, OTOH. :)
  16. shamino macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    It seems to have worked OK for me. My account size says there's a 100M capacity now.

    I haven't had any compatibility problems (started using it this morning), but I'm using Mozilla, not Safari, so that may be the difference.

    Of course, for me, this doesn't matter much. I never came close to the older 10M quota either.
  17. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
  18. daveg5 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2001
    which do you use?
    spymac has had 1000MB for almost 2 months now. free but slow
    .mac has 15MB not free
    msn has 2MB free
    Google will have 1000MB free but will read your email and sell info to advertiser who will put relevant ads in there.
    who's next to increase.
    yahoo 100MB free and works well
    netscape 5MB free no spam protector
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I use Yahoo as my primary and Hotmail as my secondary, and sometimes Univ. acct directly through POP now that manages multiple accts (before I had it auto-forward to Y!).

    But to be honest its more whichever e-mail address people know (which is Yahoo) more than anything else. :(

    If I were starting over, #1-2 features would be free POP3 or IMAP and forwarding. Actually they *were* both free when I first got Yahoo.....
  20. Longey Nowze macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2001

    OmniWeb says I have 100MB Safari Says I have 6MB? :confused: which is true?!

    It's there first day of a HUGE change so problems are expected I'll give them a few days before I start to really complain :p I'm just happy to get 100MB free, that's as big as my iDisk!
  21. sjk macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2003
    Slow and gaudy.
    That sounds inaccurate if you're claiming that info they're selling to advertisers is based on scanning your e-mail.

    Gmail makes a good repository for mailing lists archives.

    And using your own domain name(s) for addresses offers more flexible permanence than using what provider(s) offer.
  22. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    prbms w/ safari as well

    yea - i've been a long time yahoo e-mail person
    and was quite pleased this morning to get that e-mail
    but frustrated as i couldn't do much using safari
    had to switch over and use IE to do some deleting of e-mails this morning

    same thing now

    any ideas?
    what version is working?
  23. Longey Nowze macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2001
    I got my 100MB

    ok I got my 100MB but in Safari it looks UGLY! I tried in OmniWeb 4.5 and FireFox 0.9 it looks decent on both, which got me thinking, doesn't OW 4.5 use the same rendering engine as Safari? why doesn't it look decent in Safari?

    very good job from the people at yahoo! give them a few days and they'll have things going ok I hope.

  24. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    I'm having problems with Safari also. The pull down menus and other buttons won't work when I click on them. If I right-click and select "Open Link in New Window", it will open the new window and load the page. I've sent them feedback, hopefully it'll be taken care of. I'm a little dissapointed they didn't check compatibility with Safari before releasing this new email system. I thought Yahoo! was on top of stuff like this.
  25. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town

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