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Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2004, 04:19 AM
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 :confused: :confused: 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.

AjdeNate!
Jun 15th, 2004, 04:42 AM
Could you send me an invite to try gmail? I don't wanna pay on ebay like some are doing. ;) :angel:

Cuddles
Jun 15th, 2004, 04:56 AM
:wavey:

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2004, 05:03 AM
Could you send me an invite to try gmail? I don't wanna pay on ebay like some are doing. ;) :angel:


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?showtopic=169&st=0&p=1217&#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

Jarrett
Jun 15th, 2004, 05:29 AM
who needs 1000mb of email space? that just seems dumb. I barely need about 10mb.

Martian KC
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:19 AM
That's good news for me.:p

Princess Fiona
Jun 15th, 2004, 02:10 PM
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...

:o :angel: ;) )

But yes, a :yeah: to the YAHOO! changes from me... :)

charmedRic
Jun 15th, 2004, 02:35 PM
Well Yahoo.com isn't up & running right now so something must have happened.

Rocketta
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:07 PM
:woohoo: I hope they updated me! 6mb wasn't cutting it for me...:hehehe:

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. :)

Rocketta
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:09 PM
That's so funny because when I went to bed I was at 100% capacity and now I'm at 6%. :dance:

peachfuzz
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:12 PM
I love yahoo right now... :D

Majo
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:15 PM
I hope hotmail will follow yahoo in this... :p

Scotso
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:35 PM
hotmail can't afford it.

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

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

MS
Jun 15th, 2004, 04:03 PM
WOW, it's great having so much space now! ;)

Cariaoke
Jun 15th, 2004, 04:24 PM
yay! :banana:

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2004, 05:40 PM
:woohoo: I hope they updated me! 6mb wasn't cutting it for me...:hehehe:

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. :)

you know i have had a yahoo account since 1998 i have NEVER given my email address to any and have a ton of spam there everyday. but i have a hotmail account that is all but public and have gotten maybe two spam messages.

as for people saying why do you 1000MB or even 100MB, imagine NEVER EVER haing to detail a message, every love letter, every email talking about crap to friends, all there, with no problems. but thats not the best part the best part is, say you just got a CD, and you LOVE this one some, and you think so and so would like it, instead of sending the lyrics, you send the song! they hear it love it and KEEP IT IN THE eMAIL ACCOUNT!! that to me is amazine, but those of you wanting to send pron, warez, pirot movies and illegal whatever will have to look else where because the gmail attament limit is a simple 10 MB, though i think they should lower it to 8Mb.

Rocketta
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:00 PM
you know i have had a yahoo account since 1998 i have NEVER given my email address to any and have a ton of spam there everyday. but i have a hotmail account that is all but public and have gotten maybe two spam messages.

as for people saying why do you 1000MB or even 100MB, imagine NEVER EVER haing to detail a message, every love letter, every email talking about crap to friends, all there, with no problems. but thats not the best part the best part is, say you just got a CD, and you LOVE this one some, and you think so and so would like it, instead of sending the lyrics, you send the song! they hear it love it and KEEP IT IN THE eMAIL ACCOUNT!! that to me is amazine, but those of you wanting to send pron, warez, pirot movies and illegal whatever will have to look else where because the gmail attament limit is a simple 10 MB, though i think they should lower it to 8Mb.
It's the exact opposite for me for the longest I never got spam on my Yahoo although it was my public account and was always slammed on hotmail. It has only been recently that I started getting Spam in my Yahoo but they have cleared up a lot of that. Weird? :confused:

Wigglytuff
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:04 PM
It's the exact opposite for me for the longest I never got spam on my Yahoo although it was my public account and was always slammed on hotmail. It has only been recently that I started getting Spam in my Yahoo but they have cleared up a lot of that. Weird? :confused:


sometimes, its just the luck of the draw, say rock you have been very nice to me since i started posting here, would you like a gmail invite? no strings no nothing just a friendly thank you. plus you can have invites to give to you friends in a few days. what do you say? i have 5 and i dont know anyone who will take them :).

Emola
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:08 PM
I've only used up 2% now!! And to think not long ago I deleted a lot of things that I probably would have liked to keep :rolleyes: Oh well, Im liking the extra space! :)

Rocketta
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:12 PM
sometimes, its just the luck of the draw, say rock you have been very nice to me since i started posting here, would you like a gmail invite? no strings no nothing just a friendly thank you. plus you can have invites to give to you friends in a few days. what do you say? i have 5 and i dont know anyone who will take them :).
:yeah:

Martian KC
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:40 PM
It really looks nice.:eek:

AjdeNate!
Jun 15th, 2004, 08:49 PM
sometimes, its just the luck of the draw, say rock you have been very nice to me since i started posting here, would you like a gmail invite? no strings no nothing just a friendly thank you. plus you can have invites to give to you friends in a few days. what do you say? i have 5 and i dont know anyone who will take them :).
:( I'm nice.

:lol:

esquímaux
Jun 15th, 2004, 09:28 PM
who needs 1000mb of email space? that just seems dumb. I barely need about 10mb.
I agree with your post (and your avatar ;):drool: ). 1000 MB seems like a monstrous proportion to me, but hey whatever floats you boat :confused: I'm a content Yahooligan btw :angel:

Jarrett
Jun 16th, 2004, 02:47 AM
ohhh pretty! (re:yahoo mail)

decemberlove
Jun 16th, 2004, 03:09 AM
i have yahoo mail . i just dont use it often as i have had an AOL account for years . and everyone i love knows that email addy . thanks for the heads up thou . i was pretty much at full capacity on yahoo due to being too lazy to delete my mail . now im at 4%