Where are they when you're ready for more?
As of June 15, my 10-year old free email account with Yahoo
gets a new look and a bigger stomach (from 6MB to 100MB). Total message size also gets a boost from 3MB to 10MB. The new interface is CSS-driven(finally, Yahoo!) although it doesn't look much different from the old one. The login page is the exact opposite. It's almost a 100% change in look 'n' feel except for one thing: it still sticks to table for layout. And I must say that the new entrance doesn't appeal to me a bit. I think it's over-killed in a lot of ways. The classic one makes the new one looks so artificial. It's just not the tasteful Yahoo that I've known for a decade! See
Going into the digital age, 6MB of storage doesn't do much, really. Free mail services that provide giant storage up to 1GB already a reality, with Gmail
in beta and Spymac
in production. Feeling the heat going up to it's nose, Yahoo also joins in the battle with 1/10 capacity of it's likely competitors. I signed up for Spymac not too long ago, and now Yahoo also upgraded my account. I don't know if I should be thankful for the upgrade but, ever since I have bigger and more mailboxes, the number of mails that I have received per week seems to get smaller. Could it be that mail agents get smarter in dealing with spam? Maybe Yahoo is right, 1/10 probably is more than enough.