A fresh new version of Yahoo! Mail Beta is here, and your ideas and feedback are at the core of what makes it stronger and more useful. Here’s what you asked for, so here’s what we did:
The new calendar timeline (hanging out down there, along the bottom of your window) is like a ticker view of all your upcoming appointments. It makes it super easy to add and edit events, see when you’re busy and when you’re free, and generally stay on top of your schedule. We’ll provide a lot more detail about it in an upcoming post, but no need to wait – give it a try now!
Attaching has gotten a heck of a lot easier, and now you can attach a big file and continue working. Files upload in the background, instead of stopping you in your tracks.
We cleaned up and integrated Options, made them much easier to navigate, and fortified ‘em with even more of the features you’ve put on our list. Like being able to choose the delay before a message is marked as read (leave it bold and deal with it later), set the font for reading and composing plain text emails (ASCII art nerds rejoice!), and more. Righteous!
Spam and Size columns
We’re proud to announce a brand-new vertical in your Inbox and other folders. It’s the Spam column, right next to Flag. Now, when you see a piece of spam and want to fry it without even blinking at it in the Reading Pane, all you have to do is click. And guess what? The Size column is back from its sabbatical, tanned and refreshed. Get an immediate look at an email’s mass, from many K to negligible K. K?
For those using Firefox, composing’s faster now, and scrolling’s smoother too. Also smoother? Search results – which no longer have the gall to occasionally overlap. And contact editing, which no longer happens in a novelty-sized uber-dialog. You want more?! How about seeing the # of unread messages first in the browser rectangle in the taskbar (appearing at the bottom of PC screens everywhere). By your request, it’s the quickest look yet at the state-of-the-Inbox.
Cheers and happy emailing,
The Yahoo! Mail Beta Team