Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

Summary: Yahoo will roll its latest Yahoo Mail version out to its global user base "in the coming weeks."

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Yahoo said Tuesday that it will roll its latest Yahoo Mail version out to its global user base "in the coming weeks." The company is also making good on a Nokia partnership from last year.

The latest version of Yahoo Mail will be available to Nokia, Verizon, Rogers Communications and other partners.  In addition to the Yahoo Mail launch, Nokia email and chat are powered by Yahoo. The move is part of a broader partnership with Nokia announced last year.

As previously noted, Yahoo is looking to Yahoo Mail as a way to aggregate conversations on the site as well as multiple services and devices. Yahoo's master plan revolves around integrating discussions that are private, broadcast and to "groups of the moment."

Among the key features of Yahoo Mail:

  • Messages from Facebook, other Webmail and updates from Twitter, Facebook and Zynga are integrated in a tab. I've been trying out these updates and they are handy, but used infrequently.
  • Contact prioritization for IM, SMS and email messages. Facebook friends are also included in contact. This feature is useful.
  • 50 themes and customization choices. Does anyone do this?
  • Apps for Yahoo Mail. Haven't tried these out, but there are a few handy items worth a spin.
  • Improved mail search and faster loading. The search does seem to work better. The biggest thing Yahoo had to do was eliminate an annoying search bug.

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  • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

    it's still a garbage mail client, beta or not
    mike2k
    • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

      @mike2k I disagree. It has worked well for me.
      fldbryan@...
    • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

      @mike2k I find it as simple, if not simpler, than Gmail. Gmail kills them in spam identifying & other security, though.

      What Yahoo really needs to do is toss Norton as their AV partner. Norton is totally ineffectual at detecting the latest versions of malicious email attachments. I've had a steady stream of UPS/DHL/Fedex spam w/ malicious attachments included. First of all, these shouldn't even be shown to an email end user, as they are obviously fake & malicious. They do get classified correctly and placed in the spam folder, but the attachment should push it towards simple deletion, never seeing the light of day in any folder in a Yahoo email user's Inbox.

      Submitting these attachments to VirusTotal.com routinely shows only a handful of AV solutions have added signatures to their product, and Norton is never one of them. Two that routinely do detect them as malicious, according to Virus Total, are Microsoft and Sophos. Yahoo should reach agreement with one of them to provide a much needed upgrade of their security stance, which in turn would help close the security gap with Gmail.
      ejhonda
  • First rule: don't break something that works

    This is the rule that Microsoft ignored with Vista and Win7.
    terry flores
    • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

      @terry flores
      Yeah because XP having the worst security of any modern operating system is not at all a problem to be addressed.

      At any rate the lesson MS should have learned from the collapse of the marketshare for IE since 2004 is that if you stop innovating, you die.
      Doctor Demento
  • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

    Not likely.
    james347
  • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

    No support for Right To Left languages (Hebrew, Arabic) :-(
    GMail does.
    adinas
  • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

    I hope they give us the option of staying in Yahoo "classic". I tried the Beta and I didn't like it at all. I use Verizon Yahoo so it may appear different for others.
    Scanlan1
    • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

      @Scanlan1

      I already signed up for my identical user name @gmail in the event Yahoo forces me out of Classic. I won?t hang around if they make moving mandatory.
      huygens1962
  • Advertisements

    Problem with Yahoo Mail is that it always puts advertisements on the screen. The older versions you could minimize the ad (until the next screen refresh). The new version, you can't minimize it! So some emails won't display properly.
    huntech2
  • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

    Is Yahoo mail finally IMAP-compatible with a stand-alone mail client?
    woodgang
  • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

    I do not care for Beta. Yall can have it and keep it. I like my Yahoo classic and if I can not have it ir keep it, I will find something else.
    Tazzy
    Tazzy312
  • RE: Yahoo to push its latest Web mail out of beta

    When is it coming out?? Cuz apparently, once this news started, it changed my inbox to classic, and i cant change it back to the original, which was the one inbetween the new one and classic.
    chloejen1