Yahoo Mail Review

Yahoo Mail is one the oldest web-based mail service. During 2000’s, Yahoo Mail was very popular. Moreover, combined with Yahoo Messenger, Mail was one of the undisputed king until the emergence of Gmail.

If you had worked with Yahoo Messenger, you should have received automated information about new emails via Messenger in the form of a letter box. After the launch of Gmail, the popularity of Yahoo slowly decreased among users. However, Yahoo Mail is still used by several users worldwide. In this article, we will review the features of the Yahoo Mail including advantages and disadvantages in detail.

Yahoo Mail Overview

Yahoo Mail provides 1TB of storage space with the ability to access emails via the web, POP3, and IMAP. It is also possible to initiate forwarding of emails from Yahoo to another email address. You can also send SMS messages to Yahoo, Facebook and Windows Live contacts. Moreover, all the junk emails will be transferred to the Spam folder. It is also possible to report unsolicited emails in case if you need to classify them as Spam.

With Yahoo Mail, it is possible to create disposable email addresses. The incoming emails are scanned with up to 200 filters with the ability to block email addresses and instant messaging contacts. You can also activate 2-step authentication and on-demand passwords to secure your mail system.

With the help of Yahoo Mail, it is possible to fetch mail from additional POP accounts. You can also establish connectivity with Facebook as well. Yahoo server automatically scans all the attachments for viruses. If there is any virus, the Yahoo Mail will not download the images. This will help your system to stay secure.

Yahoo Mail also features keyboard shortcuts including the ability to auto-complete addresses. You can also download the relevant app available for Android and iOS. You will be able to work with a sleek web-based user interface. Yahoo has implemented encryption techniques on all platforms such as the web, apps, and POP3. If you opt for paid Yahoo Mail, you will be able to work with advertisement free interface.

Yahoo Mail Pros

  • Yahoo Mail integrates email, instant messaging, social networks and SMS.
  • Availability of Keyboard shortcuts
  • Desktop-like interface
  • 1TB storage
  • Separate contacts tab
  • Ability to jolt notes via Notepad
  • Calendar management

Yahoo Mail Cons

  • Complicated SPM filter
  • Inability to label messages
  • Not possible to create smart folders
  • IMAP support not available
  • Heavy user interface

Conclusion

Even though Gmail is popular, Yahoo Mail is also famous among people. You should isolate your mailing system to more than one service because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow in this competitive world. Yahoo Mail is available for the web, Windows 10 and mobile devices. The addition of free-form labeling and smart folders would be a great bonus for users. Moreover, if you SPAM filter catch junk emails effectively, then you can smartly work with Yahoo Mail.

Anand Narayanaswamy is a freelance technology writer based in Trivandrum. He had contributed several articles and reviews for various software based portals.

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