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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2004, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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YAHOO! turns one hundred!

Starting tomorrow (june 15th) yahoo, will be offering users 100 MB of email storage free to yahoo email users.

because i have had a gmail account for some time now (1000 MB) so this is one tenth of what i have not to mention the GIANT ugly image ads. but if you like yahoo, and some people do this might be good to know, check our email tomorrow. you will have 100MB instead of 6MB.

Yahoo mail has ALWYAS sucked, even when the offered 6 and hotmail offered 2MB i still preferred hotmail BECAUSE HOTMAIL DIDN FORCE ME TO CLICK GIANT ADS TO READ MY EMAIL.!!

but for those who still like yahoo.... here you go.

Yahoo fortifies free e-mail to counter Google's Gmail
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. is fortifying its free e-mail service with 25 times more storage and freeing up millions of previously claimed e-mail addresses in an effort to thwart a looming threat from its increasingly disruptive rival Google Inc.

Beginning Tuesday, all of Yahoo's free e-mail accounts will be upgraded to 100 megabytes, a move spurred by Google's plans to offer 1,000 megabytes of free storage through its Gmail service, which has remained in a test phase since early April.

Yahoo has been offering 4 megabytes of free e-mail storage, although some people with accounts opened several years ago have 6 megabytes of free storage.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo disclosed that it would be increasing its free storage to 100 megabytes during an analyst meeting held last month, but hadn't provided a specific time for the upgrade until now.

The company hopes to appeal to e-mailers in other ways, too.

Angling for new users, Yahoo has decided to let people begin signing up for addresses that have been inactive for years. The offer is designed to lure Web surfers who may have been previously interested in signing up for a free Yahoo e-mail account only to learn one of their preferred handles had already been claimed.

"Some of these addresses could be very juicy and might attract a lot of interest," said David Ferris, an e-mail analyst in San Francisco.

Yahoo says "tens of millions" of dormant e-mail addresses will be made available again. The company also say it will improve the tools used to search its e-mails — a feature that Google has been touting — and spruce up the service with a cleaner look.

"This is a highly competitive marketplace and we have been listening to our customers so we can build the things that our users want," said Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo's vice president of communications products.

A Google spokesman declined to comment on Yahoo's changes or the company's Gmail service. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google can't say much about Gmail or its other products because the company is pursuing an initial public offering of stock, which requires management and other insiders to remain mum.

Although it's still not available to the general public, Gmail has received widespread publicity since Google unveiled its plans to get into the free e-mail business just a few weeks before the company's IPO filing.

Not all the feedback has been positive. Many privacy watchdogs and some lawmakers have railed against Google's plans to electronically scan e-mail and deliver text-based ads related to the topics correspondents are writing about — something Yahoo insists it will never do.

Gmail, nevertheless, appears to have the makings of a hot commodity. Some people already have been buying restricted invitations to sign up for early Gmail accounts on eBay, with some bids surpassing $60. Google has been steadily expanding Gmail's reach by allowing existing accountholders to send invitations to friends and family to join the service.

Yahoo operates the most popular free e-mail service on the Web. The company's e-mail service attracted 39.8 million unique users in April, trailed by Microsoft Corp.'s Hotmail service at 34.6 million unique users, according to Nielsen Net/Ratings. The Hotmail service offers only 2 megabytes of free e-mail storage.

During the past three years, Yahoo has been trying to drum up more revenue by selling subscriptions to premium e-mail accounts that offered more storage and other features, such as stronger protection against junk mail. The company has never disclosed how many subscribers pay for its premium e-mail service.

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Could you send me an invite to try gmail? I don't wanna pay on ebay like some are doing.
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Could you send me an invite to try gmail? I don't wanna pay on ebay like some are doing.

i WAS giving ramdon people invites, but not after this:
the dude gets a free invite here from a nice elderly man
http://www.gmailforums.com/index.php...217&#entry1217
opens up 5 accounts with the invites he got so he can sell them here
http://www.gmailforums.com/index.php?showtopic=269

that is just sick. so i know only give to living breathing people that i know and can trust not to do something that disgusting.

plus they are only going for $1-$10 on ebay now anyway so its really no big deal.

and i know a guy selling them for $3. so 90% of those who want one should have no proble affording one

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who needs 1000mb of email space? that just seems dumb. I barely need about 10mb.

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That's good news for me.

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I just checked it - it looks very good!! I like YAHOO! mail...

(I've never had problems with giant ads... *very very VERY much crossing fingers* *squeeeeeeeeze* I'm sorry that there has been this problem with giant ads. I was getting these annoying junk E-mails for a while but I don't get them so much these days...

*squeeeeeeeeeze*

NOT good for my circulation...

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Well Yahoo.com isn't up & running right now so something must have happened.

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I hope they updated me! 6mb wasn't cutting it for me...

I can't believe you liked hotmail with all their XXX emails flooding your email account. I've always like Yahoo better plus they always gave more space.
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That's so funny because when I went to bed I was at 100% capacity and now I'm at 6%.
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I love yahoo right now...
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I hope hotmail will follow yahoo in this...

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hotmail can't afford it.

I'm paying 20$/yr to get more storage on hotmail...

so I love this from Yahoo I still want a gmail account though


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WOW, it's great having so much space now!
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