Don’t blink. Some big changes are happening to your Yahoo! Mail.
In the next few weeks, you’ll be able to experience Yahoo! Mail Beta, a faster, cleaner, and safer way for you to communicate and share with the people you care about most. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to deliver the best email service for the 281 million people around the world who use our product. Once the changes roll out, you’ll notice a snappier feel to many of the core features in Yahoo! Mail. For a sneak peek, check out our Yahoo! Product Runway media event that our Chief Product Officer Blake Irving is hosting today.
Here’s what you should expect in Yahoo! Mail Beta:
Yahoo! Mail Beta will have a cleaner, sleeker interface that will make it easier for you to navigate through your inbox and use other features built into the product. You’ll see this look and feel when you go access Yahoo! Mail Beta on your PC browser, mobile device, or tablet.
We’ve been re-architecting many core features across the product to improve the Yahoo! Mail experience. And with the addition of our cutting edge cloud technology, Yahoo! Mail will become faster and more accessible, enabling users to download and respond to messages in lightning speed.
It’s an anti-spam warrior
Yahoo! Mail Beta will continue to offer great anti-spam features to keep your inbox free of clutter. Yahoo! Mail is the #1 email provider in protecting users from spam, and our inboxes had fewer spam messages than our competitors, according to a 2010 study by the Fraunhofer Institute.
It keeps you connected
Managing your social life will become simpler since you’ll be able to view and update your Facebook and Twitter pages from your inbox.
It’s more than just email
We are enhancing a number of features into the product, such as video, photo sharing tools, a new version of Yahoo! Messenger, easier ways to SMS, and a refurbished inbox search page.
The team will be heads-down until we launch Yahoo! Mail Beta. We can’t wait for you to try it out once it’s ready to go. Stay tuned!
Are you tired of checking multiple accounts every time you check your email? Did you know you could check your Gmail and Hotmail accounts right from Yahoo! Mail?
With our external accounts feature you can pull your emails from any service that supports the POP protocol into Yahoo!. This functionality has been part of Yahoo! Mail for some time already, but we’ve recently added the ability to POP in your accounts from services that only allow SSL connections. If you tried setting this up in the past and were frustrated in your attempts, give it another try. If you haven’t tried this yet and would like to see all your emails in one place, we encourage you to set this up and make Yahoo! your one stop for email.
To set this up, go into Mail Options and click on “Accounts”. Then click “Add Account” and specify the POP server for the respective service. If the email provider only supports SSL connections make sure to change the port number to 995. See the screenshots below:
As always, tell us about your experience. We’d love your feedback.