Welcome to a Guest Blogger from the Yahoo! Mail Community
Editor’s note: Our community plays a major role in shaping the future of Yahoo! Mail, and we love it when we receive your feedback and insights. Today, we would like to introduce you to one of Yahoo! Mail’s biggest and most extraordinary fans: Mohamed Elbahy. Learn how Yahoo! Mail helps him stay connected to the people he cares about the most. Mohamed loves Yahoo! Mail so much that he created a Facebook page for it, where he not only created fun content for the full site but also answered users’ technical questions about Yahoo! Mail. We’ve migrated all of the fans on Mohamed’s page to our official Facebook page and wanted to share our appreciation to Mohamed, and give you the opportunity to get to know him!
Yahoo!: Please tell us about a little bit about yourself.
Mohamed Elbahy: I’m an accountant at one of the leading food commodities in Egypt. I graduated from the Faculty of Commerce, am 22 years old, and I love my country because of its good weather and delightful people who are always smiling.
Q: When did you start using Yahoo! products?
Mohamed Elbahy: I’ve read a lot about Yahoo!, back to its beginnings in 1994 when it was a web directory. I found it an inspiring success story, and I learned the useful lesson of how to start small and expand until you become huge.
I’ve been using Yahoo! since 2000, I think, and Yahoo! Mail since its inbox storage limit was 3 MB. All my email and interactions with my friends abroad are through Yahoo! Mail. It plays a big role in my online social life.
Q: Tell us why you chose Yahoo! Mail as your primary email?
Mohamed Elbahy: I chose Yahoo! Mail because it has a very friendly user interface, a different way of displaying email, and a lot of innovative functions and features. Also, the new Yahoo! Mail has a sophisticated engine that differentiates between your emails and spam. And of course, the unlimited storage, as we say in Egypt, is the best of the best.
Q: What inspired you to create your own Facebook page for Yahoo! Mail?
Mohamed Elbahy: I decided to create a Facebook fan page for Yahoo! Mail just because I’m one of the millions of people who loves to use Yahoo! Mail. I think I was trying to share my technical knowledge with other fans, to find solutions for any problems that they run into, and gather some feedback to improve Yahoo! services.
Q: What has been your favorite Facebook post on Yahoo! Mail Page?
Example: I especially like the Question of the Week/Email Quiz/Poll days. I get to vote and interact without much work, learn something new about email, and discover how my opinion differs from the rest of Yahoo! Mail users.
Q: What kind of new products or features would you like to see Yahoo! Mail add?
Mohamed Elbahy: I think that Yahoo! has a great position in the history of email systems, it was one of the first free email providers here in the Middle East, and continues to be a loved brand. With fierce competitors like Gmail and Microsoft’s Hotmail, the challenge is not easy, but I am certain Yahoo! will continue to come up with strong and innovative features. I think it would be great if Yahoo! Mail could continue releasing new themes and introduce the ability to customize them. In addition, a great way to continue the Yahoo! Mail innovation is to work on mobile technology and how it relates to Mail.
Mohamed, we want to say a sincere ‘Shokra’ for being such a loyal Yahoo! Mail user. We appreciate all of our fans and truly appreciate your participation in our community. If you are interested in becoming a guest blogger, please send us a tweet (@yahoomail)!
The Yahoo! Mail Team