Unlimited Storage At Yahoo! Mail

by derek on March 27, 2007 · 10 comments

According to an article that I read over at TechCrunch, Yahoo Mail users will soon have free unlimited storage.
In May 2007, Yahoo will be eliminating the 1GB storage limit on the free accounts and will be giving unlimited access to all mail user accounts. If you are one of the people that has paid for the premium service that includes 2GB of storage, it sounds like you will be able to request a refund from Yahoo.
I’ve been using Yahoo Mail for many years now and it is still my primary account. While I also have a Gmail account and now have mail accounts with my various domains, I still receive the most mail at my Yahoo account as that is the one that most of my contacts have kept over the years. Even with my heavy use of Yahoo Mail I am not close to reaching the 1GB limit but I also make an effort to not keep too many emails.
Without having to worry about a hard limit, I will be able to be a little more liberal in what emails I keep in my account versus what gets deleted. However, Yahoo will be following their abuse policies to try and prevent people from simply using their Yahoo mail account as a free online storage repository.
It will be interesting to see if Gmail has any response to the unlimited storage being offered by Yahoo. As a user of both mail services, I enjoy some of the features with Gmail such as labeling emails and I hope that Yahoo will continue to push the envelope and adopt something similar while continuing to offer new features.
To all of the Yahoo Mail users, what features would you like to see implemented in future versions of Yahoo Mail?

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Gary Lee March 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

I want to see threaded replies and less advertising in the mailbox area . . . . I would have to say that yahoo is no. 3 behind gmail and hotmail for me right now . . . hotmail only because it catches all my junkmail for me 🙂

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derek March 28, 2007 at 3:26 pm

Oh yeah, I completely overlooked the threaded replies which is a great feature. Although I’ve encountered numerous times where Gmail cannot keep the threaded replies organized properly.
I haven’t used Hotmail in years so I cannot really comment on that. The only reason I personally rank Yahoo higher than Gmail is the convenience of use for me as changing over to a new email is a pain.
Thanks for the feedback Gary.

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Armen March 30, 2007 at 11:38 am

I’ve tried using Gmail, but to be quite frank…I hate it! It has loads of potential, but there are too many little things I come across that really bug me.
Having said that, threaded comments is a nice idea that Yahoo should look into.

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Scot Smith April 2, 2007 at 2:18 am

I use Gmail with a firefox style to edit out any advertising/change the look a little bit. I have archived every e-mail received over the last few years and am still not coming close to approaching 1gb.
Yahoo is (obviously) just overselling to try to compete with Google :p.
— Scot

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derek April 2, 2007 at 10:11 am

Of course they are but I am sure it will work to sway some people. Like you, I am nowhere near the storage limits with either Gmail or Yahoo but it is still nice to have the option of unlimited storage.

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Everyday Weekender April 2, 2007 at 9:06 pm

I don’t know if Yahoo can beat google just because of the unlimited space.. it doesn’t impress me 😉

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derek April 2, 2007 at 9:12 pm

You’re right about that as there are still features where Yahoo is really lacking. However, as I noted in the post I tend to still use my Yahoo mail more out of habit so the unlimited space will be a nice addition.

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kamyonet November 19, 2007 at 7:44 am

yahoo should try more and more to beat google.But i really like the interface of yahoo.

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Seo Tips March 2, 2008 at 6:42 am

Thanks for sharing the information…

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Career Information July 20, 2008 at 10:22 am

I will say that there is a seemingly accepted level of professionalism by using gmail, where with yahoo the @yahoo.com does not look as appropiate as @gmail.com. Maybe it is my own thought process, but I feel like I respect an email from a gmail user more than a yahoo users.

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