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Yahoo Mail Revamp Launched

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Now boasts a consistent look throughout a number of platforms.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer this week introduced the new version of Yahoo's once-dominant e-mail service. Yahoo says the revamp was implemented for faster access to e-mail, a more simplistic user interface and fewer distractions. The company also wants to keep the look of the service consistent across a number of platforms.

"Since it's such an important part of our daily lives, we're making a few improvements to Yahoo! Mail," Mayer said in a blog post.

She continued on to say that Yahoo Mail's revamp was designed with speed in mind, allowing users to browse through e-mails faster. Moreover, the inbox is more straightforward to navigate, the CEO added.

Yahoo was recently ordered by a Mexican court to pay $2.7 billion due to an alleged breach of contract pertaining to a yellow pages listings service.

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    killerclick , December 12, 2012 10:19 AM
    It's ok, but I don't get Yahoo news articles on the main page anymore. That means I'll probably never visit Yahoo News again.
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    digiex , December 12, 2012 11:09 AM
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer now implementing the simplistic design of Google.
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    spookyman , December 12, 2012 1:00 PM

    Guess shes done popping out kids to care about Yahoo.
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    iknowhowtofixit , December 12, 2012 1:18 PM
    "Yahoo Mail, now more like Gmail!"
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    TeraMedia , December 12, 2012 2:13 PM
    Seems like a weird thing for the CEO of a company to be talking about. I'd rather that Mayer give direction and vision on 10 other things that will make all of our lives better (if she can), and let the marketing department handle things like this.
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    EddieLomax , December 12, 2012 2:52 PM
    "Yahoo Mail, now more like Gmail!"

    I hope not, I wouldn't want the to go reading through my emails :) 
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    EddieLomax , December 12, 2012 2:53 PM
    Seems like the link thing doesn't work with the gmail man :p 
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    Alabalcho , December 12, 2012 4:25 PM
    Still does not work properly on IE10...
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    halcyon , December 12, 2012 8:32 PM
    I like it and purple just happens to be one of the coolest colours.
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    sliem , December 12, 2012 8:37 PM
    yahoo! mail is still yahoo! mail. spam included.
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    halcyon , December 12, 2012 8:46 PM
    ^ is my spam repository.
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    3ogdy , December 12, 2012 9:05 PM
    Yahoo going the DUMB way just like Microsoft engineers - plain stupid interface with a HUGE read (H U G E) LACK OF ORIGINALITY AND STYLE!

    Is that a strategy in order for you to have what to improve in your next versions or what?
    I don't get it - It's hard to be such dumb engineers and come up with such downgrades in "newer" versions - push notifications not working,contacts missing, AWFUL - AWFUL - AWFUL interface, unintuitive, people don't know how to COMPOSE A MAIL or attach files, the MENU buttons are missing,no landscape typing mode. Y!Mail is now ruined! It takes more than 1h to synchronize over Fiber Optics Wi-Fi,. NO HOLD-DOWN QUICK MENU!!!! ARE YOU IDIOTS?
    It's extremely plain - proof of LACK of ingenuity
    It does not even synchronize well with the Yahoo servers and people don't get their emails on their phones anymore.
    LAGGY when "trying" to load mail
    There are problems configuring it on various devices such as Galaxy S3, HTC Wildfire and many other devices.
    It took hours - literally - "HOURS" to load some emails on some HTC devices,
    It looks and works like gmail WHICH IS AWFUL!
    Responsiveness is improved BUT it's useless with such an UGLY aplication!!!
    Screw all you "modern" designer from both Microsoft, Yahoo and whoever comes up with what they believe is "stylish" nowadays - TOO RETARDED - overall feeling is like using this application in the '80s! Had I used it back then, I would've probably understood you guys, but in 2012 - you are plain STUPID to come up with such a huge DOWNGRADE.
    Keeping things "plain and simple" SHOULD NOT be understood as "COMPLETELY ERASING STYLE AND DESIGN" , but you seem to misunderstand that.
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    Anonymous , December 13, 2012 12:23 AM
    Horrible...I'm going to's horrible but not this horrible...just leave it alone!!
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    TeraMedia , December 13, 2012 2:11 PM
    In IE 10, they don't have a scrolling content pane. Instead, the entire page scrolls - including the buttons at the top, the folders on the left, etc. But then they went and got rid of the buttons that used to appear at the bottom of the message content, so after reading a long message you have to scroll all the way back to the top to delete, move, or otherwise manage the message. Why?

    They got rid of link access to notes (kind of like notepad in the cloud). I had to Google how to find it, and unless you know the link you can't. Why?

    They added some new mail-integrated applications. OK... but they could have done a lot of things better.

    Contacts and Calendar are still there - but they moved to a tab above the menu bar.

    There is a preview pane, which is nice I suppose. At the same time though, with the occasional malware spam sneaking through their filter I'm wary of opening up mail and landing on malware before I have a chance to delete it.
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