|reply to bbear2 |
Re: Yahoo email forced upgrade (again)
I find the combination of mail searching for marketing purposes, the crippled interface (particularly the loss of the back button which drove me nuts when I tried new Yahoo! e-mail for over a month one time before), and the heavy ad loading in new Yahoo! e-mail compared to Classic to be unacceptable. I have not been "upgraded" by Yahoo! yet as per the techcrunch article--I can still access Classic--but am sure I will be sooner than later, so I have begun the process of migrating all the stuff I have done with Yahoo! for well over a decade to outlook.com, Microsoft's free e-mail service.
Outlook.com does not have--for now--message searching for marketing purposes. Best of all, since I have Office 2010 Professional (most people don't, I realize), I can use Outlook 2010 and avoid the Microsoft outlook.com website interface with ads. Yahoo! would allow use of Outlook 2010 to access e-mail there but only by an annually paid upgrade to Yahoo! Plus. Others without Outlook 2010 may be able to use Thunderbird or another open source e-mail client to do this without outlook.com e-mail, but I haven't tried this and am not sure.
There are some drawbacks to outlook.com compared to Gmail (another free e-mail service which like Yahoo! searches e-mail messages for marketing). For me they're not a factor, but they may be for you. You can read more about those here:
DavesnothereNo-BHELL-ity DOES have its AdvantagesPremium
Those were very informative articles - THANKS !
I opened an Outlook account to play a bit, but have not sent out any change-of-address notices yet.
BTW, I have a TURD reason to consider closing my Yahoo accounts (touched upon in an upthread post), and have I started a new thread just about that :
»Yahoo's 'Create Extra Email Address' link seems Broken