Still using Yahoo! Mail?

March 31st, 2007 2:58 am by TheHumanBot

I could never understand why people still stick to Yahoo, Hotmail or Rediffmail. Yes, I am biased. Like when I fall for a girl, I completely forget the existence of the rest of the women species on the planet. Hehe! Before you pull my leg, I take back my words. But it’s partly true ;-)

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With an unbeatable choice (GMail ) in mind, I read this comparison between GMail, Yahoo! Mail Beta and Windows Live Mail. As I read line after line, I kept saying to myself “Hmmm the new Yahoo! Mail which was dead slow now looks cool”, not quite willing to believe what I read.

Having read till the bottom, I went on to read comments to fully agree to the first comment.

The article is poorly researched and doesn’t take into account the key-board short cuts/grease monkey extensions to gmail

Yup! On GMail web interface, I simply hit “C” to compose a new mail, J and K to move to the next and previous mail. I am quite comfortable with J and K for next/previous navigation because the same keys are used on the VI editor in the Unixland. Besides, R to reply and F to forward. Being able to chat from the GMail web interface is also a feature I really like.

However, before I imagined all the bad words that I would use to curse Yahoo! Mail Beta, I decided to try it once again.

Because of the dead slow speed, I disabled the new Yahoo! Mail Beta interface long ago. I enabled it from here.

These are what you get with the new Yahoo! Mail interface

* Very Outlook-like interface
* Message preview in the lower pane
* Drag and drop mail to folders
* Tabbed interface

So I began my trial by sending email to myself. By mistake, I hit R. Voila! It’s shortcut key here too for “reply”. “F” works for “forward”. You could even simply hit “N” to compose a new message.

Hmmm! Surprisingly I am very impressed with YMB! I will however stick with GMail. My GMail space utilisation is 1018 MB (35%) right now. No way I would shift!

Something I really hate with Yahoo! Mail is having to click one more time to see my inbox after signin in.

I now agree other female beings exist and I have changed my mind but not the fact that she (GMail?) is the best :-)

It’s never been a problem meeting another girl. So I set out to check Windows Live Mail Beta too.

I went to ideas.live.com, signed in with my hotmail ID and signed for Windows Live Mail Beta. She greeted me warmly as would to any other guy but asked me to come back in two weeks! That’s worst then being told “To go have tea” on approaching her at a certain get together. No thanks! I have no word for her.

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26 Responses to “Still using Yahoo! Mail?”

  1. 1
    superstarring Says:

    gmail – no filter (folder)

    incoming message sort nen he thil hi trangkai ka tih ltk avang hian ka hamng tha peih vak lo zok. a hnok bonnnn, a gmail chu

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    benjamin Says:

    gmail – no filter (folder)?

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    See how I sort my messages

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    benjamin Says:

    Pi Superstar, I have these many filters!

    =====================
    The following filters are applied to all incoming mail:

    Matches: subject:ilugc
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “ilugc” edit delete

    Matches: subject:(glug-t)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “glugt” edit delete

    Matches: from:(xxxxxxxx)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “bank” edit delete

    Matches: from:(xxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “bank” edit delete

    Matches: to:(mishual@xxxxxx)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “mishual” edit delete

    Matches: to:notes
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “notes” edit delete

    Matches: from:(xxxxxxxxxxx)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “bank” edit delete

    Matches: from:(xxxxxxxxxxxx)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “bank” edit delete

    Matches: to:(linux-bangalore) subject:([blug-tech])
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “blug” edit delete

    Matches: from:(xxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “bank” edit delete

    Matches: to:(bsd-india@bsd-india.org)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “BSD-INDIA” edit delete

    Matches: subject:(Google Alert – Mizo)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “Mizoram” edit delete

    Matches: subject:(Google Alert – Mizoram)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “Mizoram” edit delete

    Matches: subject:(Google Alert – Aizawl)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “Mizoram” edit delete

    Matches: to:(plug-mail@plug.org.in) subject:([plug])
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “plug” edit delete

    Matches: to:(linuxers@mm.glug-bom.org) subject:([ILUG-BOM])
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “LUG-BOM” edit delete

    Matches: subject:([ilugd])
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “etc” edit delete

    Matches: subject:([Slugnet])
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “etc” edit delete

    Matches: from:(xxxxxxxxx)
    Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “bank”
    ==============

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    superstarring Says:

    ka siam in dik thei lo reng2 kei chu…ka ti kual ve nsa em2 a

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  5. 5
    superstarring Says:

    nui dangah ka la try tha leh ang

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  6. 6
    benjamin Says:

    ka siam in dik thei lo reng2 kei chu…ka ti kual ve nsa em2 a

    - They very reason we men exist :-)

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  7. 7
    benjamin Says:

    How to setup filters in GMail

    http://mail.google.com/support.....nswer=6579

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  8. 8
    BlackWhite Says:

    Yahoo sCuks and Long Live Gmail…

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  9. 9
    benjamin Says:

    @BW: Go try the Yahoo! Mail Beta. You would stick to GMail but would love YMB too. You never know a girl until you kiss her :-)

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  10. 10
    benjamin Says:

    YMB’s truly web 2.0

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  11. 11
    superstarring Says:

    ben…..ka follow ve thlap ka tih tum trum chuan…help page atang khan ka kal a, mahse a condiotion ka pek hova kha a in mark ringot, filter folder a in siam thei lo reng2 :(

    nidangah ka peih tak leh ka la try ang.

    a hnok bon top ni mai ka gmail chu

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  12. 12
    benjamin Says:

    @sp*: Take my word. We men exist to help women like you lost :-) even when you claim to follow as instructed. Get the help of a Martian :-)

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  13. 13
    BlackWhite Says:

    FCUKKKKK! there’s a bandh in Chennai today (6 to 6) no taxis, no autos, no shops will be opened etc etc….I love this city!

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  14. 14
    benjamin Says:

    Hehe! Where did you find the keys :-) You should be able to move around in Nanganallur. Go to The Radisson right now! Breakfast should be ready now. Eat and pack some too.

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  15. 15
    BlackWhite Says:

    The buffet at Radisson always scuks… be it Delhi, Bang, or Madraws (for that matter) hehe

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  16. 16
    BlackWhite Says:

    I’ll be kicked out of this company accommodation tomorrow, that’s for sure…

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  17. 17
    BlackWhite Says:

    Ben, your inbox is really dull. What happened to all those Viagra mails ? hahahaahahahah

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  18. 18
    benjamin Says:

    Thats because I stopped using Yahoo since end of 2004.

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  19. 19
    BlackWhite Says:

    I heard Yahoo! will be offering “Unlimited” email storage to all its existing users. And as we all know, “Unlimited” is relative :P

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  20. 20
    superstarring Says:

    lalben, bleh. I didnt claim it, i was jst daying wht I did

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  21. 21
    alexxfender Says:

    Gmail ai chuan YahooMail ka la duh zawk tho tho.. Gmail chu ka hmang manglo zawk…

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  22. 22
    Jinx Says:

    Super…ur not the only one in the dark here :) Thingy is Ben, I’ve also labelled some e-mails in my gmail long time back as I found it messy. But the labelled items still shows in my main inbox. I just assumed it to be that way until u mentioned it here. Tried out ur suggestion and it still doesn’t work…..:(

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  23. 23
    sub-zero Says:

    say what..all r v intresting.. i’ll try dat…..

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  24. 24
    spikey Says:

    Yahoo mail beta kha chu nikum lam khan ka try daih tawh…but i find it a lil too crowded..ahh i just didnt like it so i switched back.. my gmail is presently sitting on a high 2884 MB .. its the best so far..i kept my yahoo and coz it was my first email and hotmail well purely because everyone over here uses it for schools and MSN..if i delete my hotmail then i’d prolly lose contact with more than 200 people on my messenger alone..but i can see that gmail will soon take over…go google[ only people u might not dominate is youtube--go buy there arse..u can afford them lolz ]

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  25. 25
    father_sphinx Says:

    kei chu Yahoo Mail hi ka la hmang char char….gmail ah pawh ka siam tho a, ka hmang mang lo chu a ni ber.. :D

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    mi(sual).com » Blog Archive » Why Gmail rules? Says:

    [...] Earlier I wrote this comparing GMail and the new Yahoo Mail Beta which is outlook alike. [...]

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