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Yahoo Refreshes Mail

  • eWeek, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:18 PM
Yahoo has added several features to its Mail product, including the ability to post status updates to Facebook and tweets to Twitter. "Speed and spam have also been addressed in this build," writes eWeek. Despite its well-publicized corporate woes, Yahoo still boasts about 273 million Yahoo Mail users, 95 million of whom reside in the U.S, according to eWeek.

The latest enhancements are geared to increase user engagement, which would make Mail an even more attractive platform for advertisers. According to eWeek, the product is now twice as fast as the previous version. Users may also view photos from Flickr and Google Picasa and YouTube videos, all inline within the Yahoo Mail e-mail messages. Yahoo Mail recognizes when a user receives a link from Flickr or Picasa and displays it as a slideshow. In addition, Yahoo is now letting users access Yahoo Messenger for chat with multiple users and send text messages right from Messenger in Mail.

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