March 23, 2005

Yahoo challenges Google, offering 1GB mailboxes

I.T.Vibe reports on the press release from Yahoo! here:

Yahoo! Mail, one of the leading providers of free web based mail, has announced that over the next two weeks it will be increasing the amount of mail storage space available to it's users from 250 megabytes to 1 gigabyte, free of charge. This announcement comes nearly a year after the trial of the Google Gmail service was launched, which came with a 1 GB limit as standard.

A gigabyte of space is clearly far more than 99.9% of users need for day to day use, but itís great that competition between providers has given us the option anyway. The Yahoo! Mail interface isnít bad, and looks better than Hotmailís in my view. Googleís Gmail however beats both alternatives in terms of functionality, ease of use and interface (shown below).

The Gmail service is due to go public any time soon (links have appeared periodically on, but Iíll happily send an invite to anyone yet without an account.

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  1. Overdo

    Gmail invites are so last year, Yahoo 360 degrees is where's its at :P

    24 Mar 2005, 17:29

  2. Anonymous

    Soon Gmail should upgrade all accounts to 2GB space.

    30 Mar 2005, 10:24

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