Yahoo email is one of the leading webmail services. It is ad-based email service, which means you can create Yahoo email account and use it without paying any cost, but you will be served with advertisement instead.
You can use other services of Yahoo like Yahoo News, Flickr, Tumblr, etc. with single Yahoo email account. Personalize Yahoo search and other services offered by Yahoo Mail.
Yahoo Email Features
- Big storage
While other competitors like Gmail and Outlook provide only 15GB and 5GB of free storage respectively, Yahoo email provides whopping 1TB of storage for free. Up to 25MB files can be attached to the mail, and with build in ‘Attach large file’ app you can attach a file up to 100MB.
- Simple and efficient Yahoo Mail app
Yahoo has simple and clutter-free mobile app which can be downloaded from Google play store, Apple app store or Windows phone store. You can add multiple email accounts and storage account in the mail app.
As Yahoo enabled SSL by default in 2014, all emails are automatically encrypted. Yahoo mail implemented good spam filters, so emails which can harm you or junks which you do not want doesn’t come in your inbox.
- Help and Support
Yahoo mail has a user forum replying all queries of users, in addition to that there is a Facebook page named ‘Yahoo customer care’.
- Password-less login
If you are wondering ‘Can I login to my Yahoo email account without password’, then answer is yes. Yahoo email can be accessed with ‘Yahoo account key’. You do not need to create any password for yahoo, each time you will login to Yahoo mail with different account key which you will receive in text or Yahoo Mail app.
Even though Yahoo email has those useful features, excessive ads, and no email or chat support makes it hard for users. Yahoo email deactivates automatically after six months is also a worrisome feature. If you do not use Yahoo mail for more than six months, you will lose all your emails and related data. So remember to log in to your Yahoo Mail once in a while to avoid such situations.
Yahoo Mail is a web-based email service offered by the American company Yahoo!. The service is free for personal use, and paid-for business email plans are available. It was launched in 1997, and, according to comScore, was the third-largest web-based email service with 281 million users as of December 2011.
As many as three web interfaces were available at any given date. The traditional “Yahoo Mail Classic” preserved the availability of their original 1997 interface until July 2013 in North America. A 2005 version included a new Ajax interface, drag-and-drop, improved search, keyboard shortcuts, address auto-completion and tabs. However other features were removed, such as column widths and one click delete-move-to-next. In October 2010, Yahoo released a beta version of Yahoo Mail that included improvements to performance, search and Facebook integration. In May 2011 it became the default interface. Their current Webmail interface was introduced during 2012. Yahoo Mail had unlimited storage from March 27, 2007 until October 8, 2013.