Yahoo Mail Celebrates 16th Birthday with Cross Platform Themes, 1TB of Storage

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Rather than receiving keys to a new car for its 16th birthday, Yahoo Mail is celebrating its milestone by handing users the keys to a revamped email service designed to be "elegant and intuitive on desktop, iOS, and Android." Part of that entails the addition of "conversations," otherwise known as emails grouped into threads.

"We redesigned Yahoo Mail to be more efficient, too. Things you do all of the time like search, starring, and deleting are now one-click actions that appear when you hover over an email," Yahoo stated in a blog post. "We also wanted to give you more breathing room in your inbox, so you can collapse the left-hand toolbar to be more productive."

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Yahoo also decided to dole out features for freeloaders that were previously reserved for premium Mail Plus customers. These include disposable email addresses, enhanced filters, and automatic message forwarding, all of which are now available for everyone to use.

One of the biggest changes (literally) is that Yahoo Mail users now have 1TB of storage for all their emails and attachments. With that much storage space, you may never need to totally discard an email ever again.

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Of course, what's a birthday without icing on the cake? In this case, the icing comes in the form of themes, including curated Flickr photos, for your browser, smartphone, and tablet. If you choose a theme in one place, it will be applied across all your devices.
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AjayD replied on Wed, Oct 9 2013 12:12 AM

Yahoo mail is awful. I've had to stop using my account because of so many missed messages. I've had numerous messages that never arrived. They didn't show up in the spam folder either, so who knows what happened to them. Maybe the government intercepted them and forgot to forward them to their intended destination. ; )


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ECouts replied on Wed, Oct 9 2013 3:02 AM

And yet, they can't seem to secure their mail login, fix their server issues, or improve customer support.

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scolaner replied on Thu, Oct 10 2013 12:08 AM

I know I'm supposed to use Gmail because it's tech chic, but I actually prefer Yahoo!. I've used Yahoo! mail for years...since high school, if memory serves. The new changes are interesting...

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1 tb of storage is nice. Would be easy just to email media to yourself and save it.

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JeffGreen replied on Wed, Oct 16 2013 2:28 AM

Any thoughts on the encryption problem that they're having? Last year something like 400k address books were culled from yahoo emails each day by the American Government versus something like 30k or 40k on other providers. As much as I'd like to use all of this awesome stuff, things like this keep me away from Yahoo. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I'm a huge fanboy of any one particular email provider but it's hard to convince me to switch with something like that being held over my head. 

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