Adventures in Mobile Marketing

Webmail Wars: Yahoo over Gmail

I’ve personally loved Gmail for a while now, but a new feature yesterday made me switch to the other side. I was searching my Yahoo! Beta inbox and found an amazing feature- “narrow search”- basically groups your results by time period, mail folder, and other criteria. This is in Firefox 2, on OSX, Mac.

Yahoo! Mail Narrow Results

Gmail still has the usual search results, no cross-tab or grouping. Yes, you can still sort by labels or “stars.”

Gmail Search Results

Along with the nifty certification icon on Yahoo:

Certification Icon

… And the “show images” button (on certified emails at least) I think this is a serious boost.

Yahoo! Show Images Button

Versus Gmail’s text-link:

Gmail Images Off

I thought that Yahoo! had finally phased out Classic- but it’s turning out to be a struggle finding this information- may update this post if I ever do find it. If you know, please comment below. All I know is that my dad automatically (or by his own clicks) was switched to Beta/New Yahoo, because I had to give him a little tutorial this weekend.

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Written on Friday, 21. March 2008 at 14:23 In the category webmail. Follow the comments via RSS here: RSS-Feed. Read the Comments. Trackbacks- Trackback on this post. Share on FriendFeed

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  1. Hi Anna,

    There are two ways for you dad to switch back. Tell him to look for a set of links just below his username in the upper left corner. They’ll read “Sign Out, My Account, Mail Classic”. If he clicks on Mail Classic he’ll get a pop-up asking him to confirm that he wants to switch (and hopefully tell us why).

    There is also a link within the Options drop-down in the upper right corner of the page.

    Hope that helps!


    Comment: Ryan K. – 21. March 2008 @ 7:45 pm

  2. This is great. I use gmail and like it alot but I would like more grouping options I will have to check out the other side. Thanks,

    Comment: Irene – 15. April 2008 @ 5:27 pm

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