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Yahoo vs. Gmail – Reviews and Compares Yahoo! and Gmail

August 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Free web based e-mail programs are increasingly popular. Companies such as Yahoo! and Gmail have made these programs have features that your normal e-mail client may not have. Along with your great features you have the luxury to check your e-mail from any computer in the world. The ease of web based e-mail makes it very appealing!

Here we will compare the features at Yahoo! vs. Gmail:

Yahoo! Mail -

  • Attach pictures and files (coming soon: attach up to 25 MB in one batch)
  • See e-mail from your friends and family first
  • Get e-mail on your phone with SMS updates
  • Enables you to send money, share files, edit photos and more right from your phone
  • Birthday reminders
  • Calendar
  • Chat and text right from your inbox
  • Search for things right from your inbox
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Spam filters
  • Email forwarding
  • Virus and phishing protection
  • No graphical ads

Keep in mind there are a few of these features that are only available by getting an upgraded Yahoo! mail account. Most of them however, are free of charge and your account never expires.

Gmail:

  • Spam filters
  • Text chat from your inbox
  • Video chat from your inbox
  • Computer to computer calls from your inbox
  • Search through your files from your inbox
  • Organizers like folders, stars, etc.
  • 2 GB of storage, more free space coming soon, ability to upgrade to more
  • E-mail on your phone
  • E-mail forwarding
  • E-mail autoresponders

These features may not be all inclusive. But they give you a good idea of what each company has to offer. They are both phenomenal companies so it really comes down to what your needs are and what you need your webmail to do for you. From the looks of it, you can’t go wrong with Yahoo! or Gmail.

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