I remembered my previous posts regarding Yahoo! Mail here and here. I instantaneously opened my Yahoo! Mail today and guess what I found:
I switched back to the new Yahoo! Mail beta and more surprises:
Checking out further, however, my other Yahoo! Mail accounts are not yet upgraded with these features. As what Yahoo! mentioned in its blog, they will be rolling out these features over a few months, so it will hit each account one by one. You just have to wait and check your inbox regularly.
So, what do I think of these new developments? I think it’s cool! Any further comments? No! :LOL:
This is what you’ll see in the current login page of Yahoo! Mail. The news is over at Yahoo!’s blog.
The first time I encountered Yahoo! Mail, back in 2001, they were offering I think 4MB of mail storage space for free accounts then. This, I also think, is the primary reason how Yahoo! Mail took the front seat as regards free email service over MSN’s Hotmail, which was offering 2MB only.
From 4MB, I think it went to 6MB, then 100MB, 200MB, now 1GB.
Now you ask, “what do I get out of this development”? Well, at least it will prompt my favorite service, Gmail, to offer the same in order to directly compete.
Beginning Monday, some Yahoo Mail users will be able to chat in real time through their e-mail program. Yahoo said in November that it would embed instant-messaging technology directly into its Yahoo Mail program so that users wouldn’t have to open up–or even install–Yahoo Messenger or another IM ,service to chat with each other online.
It appears that Yahoo! is ready to compete head to head against the mighty Google, huh! (with the latter’s Gmail chat). I wonder if it can function well against the firewall here in the office. I’m looking forward to trying this new feature though, and I’m excited on how it will look like within Yahoo! Mail.
Yet, this news will “never” alter my preference of using Gmail over Yahoo! Mail. And the reason is up in my next posts!
Just another reason why I prefer google mail over yahoo mail. Gmail now comes (new!) with an application for your mobile for fast email access and use.
The application requires a java-enabled phone and a data plan. You can check for the capability of your phone but it definitely worked in my Nokia N71 (ngek! LOL). Other mobile devices can still access gmail though through the browser by pointing their wap browser to m.gmail.com.
The interface was much alike what you see when you access gmail via internet in your computer. You can’t send attachments though.
To download the application, point your wap browser to gmail.com/app and simply follow the instructions. In my experience, the installation was a breeze. With this application, accessing and using your email can even be cheaper (I suppose, as this will download the message alone, and i.e., if your mobile network charges you based on the download size. As for those that charge per minute or per 30 minutes like Smart, I really can’t tell).
P.S. Well, we’re talking about wap access or wap connection here, I might just want to plug this as well: deuts.net can also be accessed in your mobile phone by pointing your browser to wap.deuts.net. Try it! It’s cool!