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Firefox? (-1, Offtopic)

ack154 (591432) | about 10 years ago | (#9428502)

Where'd the firefox story go? :(

YEP! Slashdot, bait and grab! (-1, Offtopic)

hot_Karls_bad_cavern (759797) | about 10 years ago | (#9428512)

i saw it too. They also claim that Flash ads aren't being run too. Nice eh?

Re:YEP! Slashdot, bait and grab! (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428575)

The change seems to be quite inconsistent throughout their servers. I have several Yahoo accounts for different purposes, and when logging onto them today, sometimes it would show 100MB and upon going back to the Inbox page, it would show 4MB, sometimes the new stylesheet would load and other times only partially. Seems to be broken all over the place.

I am lovin' it (1)

andhravodu (698763) | about 10 years ago | (#9428573)

This is cool. I just logged into my Ymail account and noticed that they did increase to 100 MB. To make it more visible, you have a new layout for the login page. Now, I could just keep 1 yahoo account instead of 3 which I am having right now.

What happenned to the Firefox article? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428516)

There was an article about Mozilla firefox 0.9 [mozilla.org] (Great browser, Internet Explorer users should upgrade imediatley). But then it disappered. What happened? Bug in Slashcode? Cease and desist?

Re:What happenned to the Firefox article? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428524)

Perhaps it was a dupe [slashdot.org] ?

Re:What happenned to the Firefox article? (-1, Offtopic)

MonTemplar (174120) | about 10 years ago | (#9428532)

What, you mean this one [slashdot.org] ? Still up on the front page here.

-MT.

Re:What happenned to the Firefox article? (-1, Offtopic)

Arkaic (784460) | about 10 years ago | (#9428583)

No, not that one. There WAS one announcing the final release of Firefox 0.9 before Gmail story appreared, then it disappeared withing about a minute of me first seeing it.

How about instead... (1, Interesting)

91degrees (207121) | about 10 years ago | (#9428518)

Automatically delete messages over a certain age.

The only reason people keep them around is that they're too lazy to delete them themselves. Not because they want to refer back to them.

It's a hell of a lot more irritating that email doesn't get through because your mailbox is full then it is if you lose the email of the latest oversized video file people were sending a year ago.

Re:How about instead... (1)

jomas1 (696853) | about 10 years ago | (#9428552)

" Automatically delete messages over a certain age. The only reason people keep them around is that they're too lazy to delete them themselves. Not because they want to refer back to them. It's a hell of a lot more irritating that email doesn't get through because your mailbox is full then it is if you lose the email of the latest oversized video file people were sending a year ago." That would work nicely with accounts you check infrequently if you had the choice of "locking" some messages from being auto-deleted.

Re:How about instead... (4, Insightful)

squiggleslash (241428) | about 10 years ago | (#9428553)

The only reason people keep them around is that they're too lazy to delete them themselves. Not because they want to refer back to them.
Speak for yourself! I do deliberately keep my email, and it pisses me off no end when I get some sort of hard disk crash that causes me to lose old archived email.

Yahoo gives a warning when your mailbox reaches a certain size anyway, so it's easy to do some quick maintenance like delete that email with the absurdly large attachment to get the space back. But 100megs will certainly help.

Re:How about instead... (3, Interesting)

AviLazar (741826) | about 10 years ago | (#9428572)

Thats not totally true. Sometimes I keep old e-mails for reference (i.e. any online purchases), contacts, etc. Yes I could transcribe them, but I would prefer, at times to keep the e-mail and should have the right. I do not think it is a solution to just delete emails that are old.

Re:How about instead... (5, Insightful)

dghcasp (459766) | about 10 years ago | (#9428600)

The only reason people keep [email] around is that they're too lazy to delete them themselves.

Bullocks.

There's lots of reasons people keep their email around basically forever... Some quick examples:

  • License keys
  • Particularly nice or significant email messages
  • Evidence that someone actually said something & can't deny it later
  • For future reference

Or are you one of those Dilbert-esque PHB's who have your secretary print all your emails, file them in binders, then keep them under lock & key until you forget the key?

Re:How about instead... (2, Funny)

AviLazar (741826) | about 10 years ago | (#9428646)

until you forget the key?
It was an electronic key that was stored in his e-mail box. Unfortunately due to the expiration of his e-mail, the key was deleted and now he can't access any of his e-mails.

Re:How about instead... (-1, Flamebait)

91degrees (207121) | about 10 years ago | (#9428671)

License keys

I keep these in a single file. A webmail inbox is a silly place to keep them

Particularly nice or significant email messages

Never got one I wanted to keep yet.

Evidence that someone actually said something & can't deny it later

I've tend not to get into arguments about what someone said several years ago.

For future reference

Yes, just in case I want to check that someone did thank me for that peresnt.

Re:How about instead... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428622)

No.

not all accts upgraded yet? (5, Informative)

polymorpheus (748411) | about 10 years ago | (#9428520)

Looks like only 2 of my 3 Yahoo! accounts got the boost overnight? Anyone know more details about the rollout? polymorpheus

Re:not all accts upgraded yet? (1)

Daengbo (523424) | about 10 years ago | (#9428543)

My upgrade just happened five minutes ago. I'm in Korea. Perhaps where your server is located will determine this.

Re:not all accts upgraded yet? (3, Informative)

endx7 (706884) | about 10 years ago | (#9428636)

Looks like only 2 of my 3 Yahoo! accounts got the boost overnight? Anyone know more details about the rollout?

My old yahoo account still has 6 megabytes. Yes, I got it back in a time when they gave you 6, not 4 meg. It hasn't gotten upgraded to 100 meg yet. (I didn't even know they had started doing the upgrade yet).

And POP forwarding and access (1)

thammoud (193905) | about 10 years ago | (#9428523)

eom

And increased attachment size (1)

iapetus (24050) | about 10 years ago | (#9428550)

Up to 10MB now, I believe.

aah, yahoo is /.'d! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428525)

I can't believe Yahoo! is Slashdotted. That's a first if I've ever seen one.

Re:aah, yahoo is /.'d! (3, Informative)

lintux (125434) | about 10 years ago | (#9428556)

Nope, it seems that all sites powered by Akamai are unreachable right now...

Re:aah, yahoo is /.'d! (1)

SandmanCL (444428) | about 10 years ago | (#9428558)

Yeah right. How many users do you really think slashdot has ? :-)
There are world wide Akamai issues. Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Google, etc. are all affected.

- Sandman

Re:aah, yahoo is /.'d! (5, Interesting)

dennison_uy (313760) | about 10 years ago | (#9428601)

Actually, I think that's more a result of Yahoo migrating to the new system. I've seen the new interface from my friend's account like 6 hours ago and it looks pretty slick. He had thought Yahoo! was bugged but we kept refreshing and we were able to watch them migrate to the new interface in real time.

I logged into my account and it was still using the old interface and had the old 4-megabyte limit. It wasn't until I logged in like 10 minutes ago that I logged in to see the new interface, although a bit broken ... they are still probably porting over some of the accounts ... I wonder why they couldn't make "global" changes that would affect all users at once, as it probably should be?

Re:aah, yahoo is /.'d! (-1, Redundant)

bartjan (197895) | about 10 years ago | (#9428606)

Both Yahoo and Google (and possibly a lot of other sites, including www.microsoft.com) are down right now.
They all use Akamai (akadns.net) for their DNS, and that's what's down.

Yahoo Down? (1)

fetus (322414) | about 10 years ago | (#9428528)

..and now it seems that Yahoo is down

100mb? WOW! (4, Funny)

Apage43 (708800) | about 10 years ago | (#9428530)

Why ever would I want a whole gigabyte? I'll just go to yahoo and get one-hundred entire megabytes of wonderful inbox space, on a page riddled with graphical advertisements. This is so much better than a gigabyte of inbox space, on a page with text ads. I'll tell all my friends about Yahoo!'s new, awesome offer.

Re:100mb? WOW! (4, Insightful)

Dracolytch (714699) | about 10 years ago | (#9428614)

All superficial jabbing aside... The 100 megs is here ~today~, coupled with some of the best spam-filtering available, and without some of the privacy issues that will cause problems for gmail overseas.

I'll take "Free existing cool service" over "Free theoretical awesome service" any day.

~D

Interactive Ad-Games: The Spam of the Future! (2, Insightful)

Badam (222642) | about 10 years ago | (#9428624)

No one is happier than I that Yahoo is increasing my quota. I'm just about out of space, and don't want to irritate my friends by bouncing back their messages. My mom can get pretty pissed too.

How long before spam starts including multimedia files that eat up the extra allocation? Now that so many people have broadband, there's no reason to stick to smaller messages. Emails may start to include much more advanced/annoying graphics, sounds and maybe interactive ad-games.

Re:100mb? WOW! (5, Interesting)

MonTemplar (174120) | about 10 years ago | (#9428632)

Of course, everyone and their dog can apply for a Yahoo! Mail account right now. GMail is still in beta at the moment. Yeah, I know, kind of spoils your joke, and you put so much effort into it too... :D

-MT.

Re:100mb? WOW! (5, Interesting)

sapped (208174) | about 10 years ago | (#9428655)

Actually, for paying customers they have removed the adverts as well.

Thus, right now, today, I am sitting with a 2 gig mailbox with no adverts. Google will have to get their product out the door sharpish to overcome the inertia that Yahoo is creating right now.

Re:100mb? WOW! (0)

freaksta (524994) | about 10 years ago | (#9428658)

Troll. Yahoo has an excellent page layout with an even better spam filter. That combined with fast page loads and a great uptime makes yahoo my webmail provider. Hotmail is the devil. Gmail aint free. Yahoo's 100 megs + 10meg email limits are a great free offer! I was quite happy to login today and see that I had extra space. I think your really missing the Yahoo! advantage.

Mozilla 0.9 repost (-1, Offtopic)

JaffaKREE (766802) | about 10 years ago | (#9428531)

I'm pretty damn sure that for about 3 minutes, there were 2 "mozilla 0.9" stories within eyeshot of each other. Can you at least check THE FRONT PAGE before posting stories ? yeesh.

i wanted to be the one who posted this story! (-1, Offtopic)

briankeith (750876) | about 10 years ago | (#9428533)

yeah that's right. me.

Re:i wanted to be the one who posted this story! (-1, Offtopic)

kaos.geo (587126) | about 10 years ago | (#9428585)

I submitted this story... Friday May 14, @11:15AM result ....Rejected I am not complaininggg!!! :) I am just happy of the outcome anyway, I was begining to suspect it was only a rumor.

hrmmm 2 gig for $20 or 1 gig for free? (3, Interesting)

hot_Karls_bad_cavern (759797) | about 10 years ago | (#9428534)

Hrm...tough choice, i'd say. Heh, they are all going to be playing catch-up to Google for a bit anyway; hopefully we can see more (and better) deals in light of google bringing us such great things (like so many other company's have decided not to do, instead money-grubbing and pulling and biting and lying to get another dollar from you.

Re:hrmmm 2 gig for $20 or 1 gig for free? (2, Insightful)

polymorpheus (748411) | about 10 years ago | (#9428561)

What do you mean "catch-up"? Gmail isn't even available to the public yet!

Re:hrmmm 2 gig for $20 or 1 gig for free? (2, Insightful)

SandmanCL (444428) | about 10 years ago | (#9428586)

You seem to miss out on one thing: gmail isn't even publicly available yet.

Re:hrmmm 2 gig for $20 or 1 gig for free? (0)

hot_Karls_bad_cavern (759797) | about 10 years ago | (#9428634)

" You seem to miss out on one thing: gmail isn't even publicly available yet."

And you seem to be missing the huge buzz going on about gMail. Big deal if it's not open yet, doesn't make any of the others that are behind any less behind.

Look at it this way, if you have "good enough" product, but know that a competitor has one much, much, much, much better in the works (beta) AND you aren't working your ass off to beat them, then you are doomed for failure and not very bright to begin with.

So yes, everyone IS behind gMail wrt to online email.

no registration needed link (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428535)

Yahoo! is missing the point (4, Insightful)

ponds (728911) | about 10 years ago | (#9428539)

What makes Gmail incredible and revolutionary is the search features, the amazing interface, the threading, the labeling, and the tried and true "google minimalism."

Getting 1000mB's of space is just a side effect, that's there because gmail makes it desirable to archive multiple entire mailing lists.

Yahoo! is missing the point.

Yeah sure. (1)

jotaeleemeese (303437) | about 10 years ago | (#9428570)

I will have to take your word for it.

more space and no ads...sweet (-1, Redundant)

ols22 (553332) | about 10 years ago | (#9428542)

So my free account was boosted to 100 Mb this morning and my $20/yr. account has 2Gb and no ads. Very cool. They also seemed to update the interface with CSS...

I'll give you 4gb (1)

alex_ware (783764) | about 10 years ago | (#9428544)

if you give me your credit card number ;-) and your pphone number, address, ebay password
oh and your soul

big Surprise (3, Interesting)

joshsnow (551754) | about 10 years ago | (#9428547)

Big surprise there. Yahoo need to do something to remain competitive.

I'm personally waiting for gmail to come out of beta and then I'll probably move from yahoo to google locak, stock and two smoking spam filters!

Offtopic, but why does google engender a warm fuzzy feeling of trust whereas yahoo, hotmail and the rest "feel" like corporates out to make a quick buck? It's a totally false feeling, but it's happens...

Re:big Surprise (5, Interesting)

Donny Smith (567043) | about 10 years ago | (#9428631)

>Offtopic, but why does google engender a warm fuzzy feeling of trust whereas yahoo, hotmail and the rest "feel" like corporates out to make a quick buck? It's a totally false feeling, but it's happens...

Wait till they go public.
Today while typing a personal (naughty) message to friends on Gmail, I did feel uneasy knowing that I'll be "profiled" by AI bots, so I toned down the language :-) Really creepy!

Originally I wanted to use Gmail for my personal stuff ('cause it "never" goes out of date) and Yahoo for memberships, resumes, etc., but I'm thinking about reversing my decision and doing the opposite.

Well, for all we know, Yahoo might be doing the same, but still, at least I don't know about it.

Capitolism (1)

HrothgarReborn (740385) | about 10 years ago | (#9428548)

As always competition benefits the consumer. I am glad that Google raised the standard. I am going to sit back and see how far the storage wars go.

Re:Capitolism (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428623)

Speeling helps too.

Mozilla firefox 0.9 Released (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428549)

Get it now! [mozilla.org] . No, this isn't offtopic, Slashot pulled the article so I am using the comments here!

If you are fed up of pop-ups, spyware, secrutiy exploits and spam, get it today! Over one million estimated users already. Even a joe user I talked to on the bus used it!

Plus, if you prefered the old look you can get it here [quadrone.org] !

Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428551)

now we slashdotted yahoo mail. bad users, no cookie!

2GB Mailboxes (2, Interesting)

clontzman (325677) | about 10 years ago | (#9428554)

Not just a plan. My wife has a paid plan with Yahoo and she had 2GB this morning.

I've gotta say, I think it's going to be hard for Gmail to compete. The Gmail Web interface isn't all that impressive and presuming that Yahoo and MSN can get their spam filtering and storage space up to snuff (Yahoo's got the space and the hotmail spam filtering is actually really good now), Google doesn't really have the breadth of services that the other guys do.

That said, they're smart guys, so hopefully they're working on something better than what they're beta testing.

Already in action.. jackson (2, Insightful)

greendot (104457) | about 10 years ago | (#9428555)

I logged in this morning and saw the new user interface and the 2G limit. I've never had my yahoo mail down to 1% before. :)

And another bonus is that yahoo does not count items in their bulk mail (spam) folder towards your quota.

Now to fill up my 2G limit. I think I'll mail myself some CDs.

Soul sucking... (1)

cOdEgUru (181536) | about 10 years ago | (#9428557)

is a word better suited to Hotmail which still holds a tight noose around its subscribers, zapping them and their accounts everyonce in a while when the account goes above limit.

I forked over 20 bucks the last year in to Bill's coffers but I dont plan to do so now that Yahoo and Google has services far better.

Effective Now (-1, Redundant)

kaos.geo (587126) | about 10 years ago | (#9428559)

The upgrade is available as of this morning. This is certainly a benefit for me, as I use my Yahoo mail account a lot and the spam filter is as good as it gets IMHO.

I'm glad to see Yahoo... (4, Interesting)

Dagny Taggert (785517) | about 10 years ago | (#9428560)

...throwing down the gauntlet. I have had a Yahoo Plus account for a little over a year now, so I got my 2Gb space when I logged in this morning. At this point, Yahoo has the advantage of an online calendar (a great tool if you are a traveler)and the ability to sort your mail into folders. I also have a GMail account, mainly because it was offered to me. While the idea of that much space is appealing, I don't like not being able to sort my mail. Furthermore, I believe this encourages people to store documents online, a practice that is, IMHO, dangerous given the problems that Hotmail has had recently.

Interactive Ad-Games: The Spam of the Future! (2, Interesting)

Badam (222642) | about 10 years ago | (#9428562)

No one is happier than I that Yahoo is increasing my quota. I'm just about out of space, and don't want to irritate my friends by bouncing back their messages. My mom can get pretty pissed too.

How long before spam starts including multimedia files that eat up the extra allocation? Now that so many people have broadband, there's no reason to stick to smaller messages. Emails may start to include much more advanced/annoying graphics, sounds and maybe interactive ad-games.

Re:Interactive Ad-Games: The Spam of the Future! (1)

polveroj (786638) | about 10 years ago | (#9428645)

But ad-games would be a sure sign that the email was spam. Most real messages have no need for interactive content, and spam has to look like a legitimate message to escape filters.

Say it with me folks. (1)

aixou (756713) | about 10 years ago | (#9428563)

Google rules (you know, cuz now we yahoo users get more storage and all)

No Upgrade for Rocketmail users (1)

dr_zeus (302272) | about 10 years ago | (#9428568)

At least I haven't had my Rocketmail account upgraded. My Yahoo accounts show the 100MB limit, but Rocketmail is still stuck at 6MB, which is irritating itself since the mailbox size limit *used* to be 10MB until Yahoo knocked it down for some reason.

Yahoo spam filters really really suck (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428569)

Have been reporting messages as spam in Yahoo's spam "filter" for about a year now with no improvement whatsoever.

Hopefully, spam filtering is better in Google.

No additional spam? (1)

jokach (462761) | about 10 years ago | (#9428574)

"Yahoo says its terms of service do not allow it to use the text of e-mail messages to select which ads to show users."

Wow, more storage ... and no more spam based on the content of my emails. Not sure how Yahoo is going to accomodate the cost of additional storage, but they might keep my email business.

Bugs, Bugs. (1)

moehoward (668736) | about 10 years ago | (#9428576)


They also sent out messages to paying customers overnight that they are over their limit now.

My 0% of 25 MB used resulted in me getting an email that I was over my 2 MB limit.

After paying their ridiculous fee and getting such crappy support and jerky emails, I welcome the switch to GMail.

Yee haw! (1)

Electric Eye (5518) | about 10 years ago | (#9428577)

I logged on this morning to find my mail bumped to 100MB. I went from 83% to 3%. Yes! However, the system is slow as shit this morning. They also changed the design slightly. Too bad you still have ads all over the place.

But wait, there's more!!! (2, Funny)

jkabbe (631234) | about 10 years ago | (#9428578)

I am really excited about their new DHTML-enabled interface. I just can't read mail without links that change colors when you hover over them!!!

Old News (1)

Bill Dimm (463823) | about 10 years ago | (#9428579)

The increase to 100MB was reported in Motley Fool [fool.com] on May 17.

$30 for email! (-1, Troll)

Aractor (710862) | about 10 years ago | (#9428580)

Wow, anyone who pays $30 for a 2gb email is crazy. I hope that is for a year, and not per month. If your paying $30 a month, you could have just bought a 20GB HD to store your mail on.

Awww (1)

gspr (602968) | about 10 years ago | (#9428581)

I've had my Yahoo mail account for so long that I have 6 MB instead of the regular 4. Do I get 150 MB then? Pweease?

Re:Awww (1)

martone66 (643104) | about 10 years ago | (#9428608)

Nope, "only" 100MB like the rest of the unwashed masses.

Also, the UI has been (slightly) revamped (1)

MonTemplar (174120) | about 10 years ago | (#9428588)

Nice muted colour scheme, unlike some [slashdot.org] that I can think of... :D

-MT.

Not for everyone (1)

amembleton (411990) | about 10 years ago | (#9428590)

I have been upgraded to 100MB but neither of my girlfriend's accounts (she has two) have been upgraded.

I always download my email with POP, so they don't have to store many of mine wheras both of her accounts are at >80%. I suspect I've been upgraded cos I don't store many emails so it won't cost them too much and it looks like good PR.

Re:Not for everyone (1)

savagedome (742194) | about 10 years ago | (#9428643)

Jeez. I mean this is tin-foil to the max.

I am always sitting on > 80% on my yahoo account as I don't delete every email and don't use POP. Both my accounts have been upgraded.

They are doing it because gmail upped the ante. They must be definitely wanting to make money from it. But atleast give them a little credit.

I dont get this trend (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | about 10 years ago | (#9428591)

Why not just remotely access your own ISP-based email account?

It's pretty easy to set up...

G-G-G-G-Mai-UL! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428592)

Service only costs 50 cents.

Biatch.

And when it's full... (5, Insightful)

darien (180561) | about 10 years ago | (#9428593)

That's cool. It'll be nice not to have to clear out my Yahoo! inbox every week. This will probably stop me migrating. After all everyone already knows my @yahoo.com email address.

However, at some point my 100Mb box will be full, and I'll want to get it down to, say 50Mb. At which point I very much hope there'll be some decent new tools for bulk deletion. The idea of trying to free up 50Mb by clicking through page after page of email going "select... delete..." does not appeal.

Re:And when it's full... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428618)

(Well, nuts. When I hit "add comment" no one had said that yet!)

annoying I can only delete 25 messages at a time.. (1, Interesting)

mwilliamson (672411) | about 10 years ago | (#9428595)

Unless I'm missing something in yahoo's interface, yahoo only lets you delete 25 messages at a time. With an inbox packed with spam and multiple groups subscriptions disabled because mail is bouncing, this is quite annoying. Now with 100 megs I'll have to spend a couple days deleting messages once every year or two. -Michael

Re:annoying I can only delete 25 messages at a tim (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428635)

Mail Options->General Preferences->Messages per page

Here's the BugMeNot link for the NY Times... (2, Informative)

tcopeland (32225) | about 10 years ago | (#9428597)

....right here [bugmenot.com] .

umm (2, Insightful)

mrpuffypants (444598) | about 10 years ago | (#9428602)

Gmail: 1,024 megabytes
Yahoo: 100 megabytes

I think it's pretty clear that Yahoo is getting desperate and stupid; they most lileky don't have the infrastructure in place to offer 1GB email accounts or they already would have. 100MB is just a temporary kludge to keep existing users from flocking to GMail as long as possible (p.s: it won't work!)

Re:umm (2, Informative)

martone66 (643104) | about 10 years ago | (#9428651)

Hotmail: 2 megabytes

Hotmail is still their main competitor, at least until Gmail comes out of beta and everyone and their mother can sign up for an account.

who'd have thought... (3, Funny)

professorhojo (686761) | about 10 years ago | (#9428603)

we could all get so gooey over webmail again? or is it just me... ? ;-)

Re:who'd have thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428664)

you're the only one that's "gooey" here, squirt.

With that much space, you could email FIREFOX! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428611)

The new firefox 0.9 [mozilla.org] is only 4.7MB! Screw IE!

Well... (1)

Digital Warfare (746982) | about 10 years ago | (#9428612)

I got my Gmail account today, it is quite nice. Have yet to explore it really, how can they offer 1GB ? So much space ! How is Yahoo, total spammage or spam free ?

Cool. More spam (1, Interesting)

AppyPappy (64817) | about 10 years ago | (#9428613)

Great. I can hold more spam. My Yahoo account is almost useless from the weight of spam in it. It's like a magnet for every weird spam too. I get spam for penis shrinking, failing stocks to buy, expensive generic drugs and elderly Amish women pics.

That's what I get for subscribing to that Campus Crusade for Habakkuk list

quick! (1)

martin-boundary (547041) | about 10 years ago | (#9428619)

Somebody go get an account with them and test out their spam filters!

Comparison (2, Interesting)

AviLazar (741826) | about 10 years ago | (#9428625)

100 megs to 1 gig
Let me ponder on that thought while I delete my 200 + spam mails a day, that I need to sort through manually to inspect that it does not contain any of my friends.
The 200 + spam mails a day is a recent event. About two-three months ago I used to average about 20-40 a day - all of a sudden there was a huge surge.
I won't mind giving Gmail a try and hope their spam filters are better. While I do not mind a skyscraper ad, on the side of my email, I do mind pop-ups/under. I hope that the ads they propose won't contain porn/hate websites....it would be annoying if I am at work trying to read my email but cannot due to the half naked woman to the right of my e-mail.

Some people are, some people aren't (1)

greenmars (685118) | about 10 years ago | (#9428637)

I still have my regular old 6 megs of space, but my wife just IM'd me to tell me about her 100 megs. What's up, Yahoo?

100 MB ... ONLY??? (0)

dennison_uy (313760) | about 10 years ago | (#9428638)

WTF??? At a time when Google made it public that they are going to offer 1 GB email accounts, Yahoo upgrades their service to a mere 100 MB?

Is it THAT difficult to compete with Google???

Confirmation... (1)

DjMd (541962) | about 10 years ago | (#9428640)

My Yahoo mail account is now at 100MB (spam away)
The Yahoo mail homepage also reflects this fact here [yahoo.com]

Now where's my mail? (1)

stuntshell (678567) | about 10 years ago | (#9428641)

New service, excellent. Now let me in!!!!!!!!!!I can't log in anymore, must be all the slashdotters getting free 100megs email acounts....

HOW DOES THIS BASH MICRO$LOTH OR WORSHIP APPLE? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#9428644)

in other words, WHO CARES?

Brilliant strategy! (3, Interesting)

Pollux (102520) | about 10 years ago | (#9428649)

This article at New York Times explains that Yahoo has decided to boost their E-mail space (Soul sucking registration required) from their current 4 megabytes to 100 in response to Gmail. They are also planning to offer 2 gig mailboxes for $19.99(USD)

Hmm. Now, let's figure out which business deal is better, shall we?

Do I either,
A) Pay $20 for a 2 gig Yahoo box, or
B) Open up 2 GMail accounts for free and still have 2 gigs of storage.

Now, the true genius will suddenly realize that if you open 3 accounts, that means you have 3 gigs of space, and that's more than 2 gigs that Yahoo offers. How many of you figured that one out?

That's a BAD idea (1)

zanderredux (564003) | about 10 years ago | (#9428653)

...since their spam filtering doesnt perform that well and, in consequence, the hapless user will be turned into a garbage collector, having to click on individual mails from a list that spans over several 20-lines screens.

And I'm talking about Yahoo-sponsored spam!!

And they might charge their users for a improved spam filter.

Damn suits!

Yahoo /.d??? (1)

leadsling (734216) | about 10 years ago | (#9428659)

I saw this story, went to my yahoo page to check my account and can't log in!?!?! Now that's something!

I suspect that the difference between google and.. (1)

WindBourne (631190) | about 10 years ago | (#9428665)

all the rest (including hotmail, aol, yahoo) will be that the others will be selling your info that you register and from your e-mail while google will not. This will be no different than the way that Yahoo/MSN/AOL currently sell your login to spammers (and MSN/AOL will actually offer bandwidth/client ip's to these same spammers).

Just got my gmail... never going back (1)

zhevek (147623) | about 10 years ago | (#9428666)

I have had a Yahoo address since the week Yahoo started offering email services back in the 90's. I have used it pretty consistently since then.

However, I just got my gmail account a couple of days ago. The text only advertisements make the page so much bigger (important on a laptop with a 12" screen), so I can actually see my emails. The way emails are grouped into threads is wonderful. I love the keyboard commands, as I have never been a big fan of using mice much. Immediate searching of all your email. And so on... Every single thing about gmail is better than yahoo mail. Even my login, as I have my first name and last initial as my login (thanks to getting in during beta).

I will never go back to yahoo.... it's not just the storage space.

I don't get it (0)

Eudial (590661) | about 10 years ago | (#9428667)

Why use external mail providers?

Step 1. Install sendmail & some spam filter
Step 2. Get a free domain (dyndns.org)
Step 3. [insert-your-drive-capacity-here] mail storage (~ 180 Gb for me).
Step 4.???
Step 5. Profit!

Ok, sure, some people are on dialup and so, but the rest of us. why?

The first encounter with the new interface (2, Interesting)

rolling_bits (754633) | about 10 years ago | (#9428668)

I was graced today when, still almost asleep, I signed in in my Yahoo-mail, and was greeted by the upgrade message.

Funnily (is that a word? :), I thought I had clicked in a wrong link, so I clicked the back button and re-did the sign in, and to my surprise, there it was again!

Still trying to like the new interface, though.

Competition is good, isn't it? :-)

If only there were two blondes trying to please me...
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