Yahoo! Mail beta på trapperne

Yahoo-Mail-Beta-with-IM-FinalYahoo er nok ikke det hotteste brandnavn ude på det store Internet, men alligevel har jeg et svagt punkt over for dem. Det er sikkert fordi Yahho var med til at bringe nettet mainstream, og I mange var et af de mest innovative firmaer på markedet.

Som bekendt er det gået støt og roligt ned ad bakke for Yahoo efter Google baskede dem godt og grundigt på search men de lever endnu, og der kommer da også nye produkter ind imellem, eller I det mindste opdateringer til den allerede eksisterende portefølje.

Jeg har aldrig været den store fan af Yahoo! Mail, fordi den er plasteret til med reklamer, UI er skrækkeligt,, man skal købe sig adgang til POP3 support og IMAP understøttes ikke. Giant fail efter min mening.  Den nye beta introducerer et nyt UI, som ligner Hotmail en del, men til trods for det er det en kæmpestor forbedring I forhold til det gamle UI.

Yahoo! Mail blog skriver:

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:

It shines

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.

It’s fast
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.

Kilde: Yahoo! Mail blog