In a blog on Monday, Yahoo announced
its unveiling of an upgraded version of its mail service coming out of beta testing that started back in October.
David McDowell, Sr. Director of Product Management at Yahoo, posted the blog about its new update, saying
this version is, “faster, safer, easier to use, and offers a seamless experience across PC, mobile and tablet devices.”
The 248 million users can look forward to changes such as the ability to personalize the look of their inbox with over 50 themes and stationary options.
Yahoo has also been able to reduce the reports of spam by 60 percent because of its use of SpamGuard technology and a new anti-phishing platform. On average, it blocks over 550 billion spam messages per month and protects its users from unwanted instant message conversations as well as email hackers.
An emphasis on quicker performance has been made in the blog saying it’s two times faster than previous versions due to Yahoo’s cloud technology, making it easier for users with only basic Internet.
Social networking is being incorporated into the service’s exclusive features. You can reply to messages directly from Facebook as well as view and share notifications. Text messaging and instant messaging has been integrated like Facebook chat, Windows Live, and Yahoo Messenger.
Even though Google's Gmail may be the popular choice of email users, Yahoo is promising unlimited storage space for emails, documents, pictures, and videos, topping Gmail which offers only 7.5GB of free storage space.
The new version of Yahoo Mail will prioritize the users' most frequent contacts making emails from them be shown first. Also, large attachments up to 100 megabytes will be able to be sent without having to be compressed.
Also, Yahoo will have tools available to users like applications that can track online orders and unsubscribe you from unwanted newsletters.
Users can look forward to the new version of Yahoo mail within the next few weeks and it being available in 26 different languages.