View Full Version : Yahoo raises stakes in e-mail war with Google

06-15-2004, 06:24 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. is fortifying its free e-mail service with 25 times more storage and freeing up millions of previously claimed e-mail addresses in an effort to thwart a looming threat from its increasingly disruptive rival Google Inc.


mbb: Even with this I don't see how 100MB is supposed to counter 1000MB. Either way, I still could care less about both Yahoo mail and Google mail. Regardless of storage capacity.

The New Guy
06-15-2004, 06:54 AM
The payed users get 2gigs, thats how. Also they changed the design (though its very broken riht now).

06-15-2004, 07:17 AM
That's not a valid comparison though. Gmail is free, so you'd need to base it off of what Yahoo offers for free. If Google charged for 1GB of space, then Yahoo would win in the paid area, well assuming they offered their 2GB at a cheaper price.

06-15-2004, 09:24 AM
Who the hell is gonna use 1gb of space, Like come "most" of the sites on the net are less that 500mb, and 1gb is nonesense, plus you keep losing track of what you already have in your folder. Though I do like the fact that google is gonna over power many sites that have been on much too long and plus its canadian.

06-15-2004, 09:35 AM
1 thing is that they wont have complete control over the email world until they have like a Gmail Messenger better than msn. MSN is the reason most people are with hotmail.

06-15-2004, 10:59 AM
I agree, google messenger would be ace...

06-15-2004, 04:00 PM
Who the hell is gonna use 1gb of space, Like come "most" of the sites on the net are less that 500mb, and 1gb is nonesense, plus you keep losing track of what you already have in your folder.

Exactly. I don't think Yahoo will impress anyone by simply offering more space. The other features that GMail offer make it more interesting and I doubt yahoo will ever be able to match that. They're just not the kind of company to be thinking "out of the box" (at least these days anyway).

Personally, I can't wait for Google to drop DMOZ. Considering Google prides itself on making information accessible, you would have thought they would have their own directory style solution by now, with some nice twist we come to expect from Google, instead of just relying on crippled old DMOZ and its bunch of power hungry meta-editors.

06-16-2004, 12:07 AM
I'd still go with google, for some reason I'm not that keen on yahoo's services :S

06-16-2004, 01:20 AM
Little off-topic but still to do with the Yahoo!/MSN vs Google battle...

Who else thinks it is almost inevitable that Google will release a messanger, personally, I hope they do as I would use it as I am sure many others will.

06-16-2004, 06:08 AM
Personally, I don't think they will. At least, not for a long time. It doesn't really fit with their main business objective to organise and make information accessible.

The New Guy
06-16-2004, 06:19 AM
I think they might email notices to google bar though.

06-16-2004, 08:04 AM
It would be good if they did release a messenger, but I doubt if they will. Or if they do, I don't think they will advertise it much.

06-16-2004, 08:14 AM
I actually use yahoo for sending files between school and work/home as school does not have outlook or another POP3/SMTP program.

06-16-2004, 10:37 PM
Since I use BT/Yahoo as my broadband provider, I get the new 2GB Yahoo mail account as part of my package :) Woot, etc.

06-19-2004, 06:56 PM
I got GMAIL, YES its good, the layout is plain but its good and has new features like conversation, archives plus the "adds" on the side relate to your mail.

Email me if you dont believe me at saadshamim@gmail.com

06-19-2004, 07:30 PM
man I can upload so much

06-19-2004, 10:57 PM
Woohoo woohoo I got Gmail

pulsetoday at gmail.com

06-19-2004, 10:58 PM
and i feel that it is better than yahoo.

06-20-2004, 03:07 AM
How did you manage to get a gmail account? I want one :)

06-20-2004, 04:46 AM
I've got one too, what is your email chromate? - I'll invite you...

06-20-2004, 05:10 AM
For me it was Voodoo Magik. :)

Actually someone invited me. Ask Incka to invite you cos I am still trying to figure out how invitations are done... If i figure that out I will send you an invitation.

06-20-2004, 05:33 AM
I can't yet, you get an email when you can... I subscribed to alot of newsletters to try to get some, so I'll have some invites soon I'm sure....

06-20-2004, 06:00 AM
I was offered one, turned it down. I don't use free email accounts.

06-20-2004, 09:41 AM
how do you get invites. I have gmail but was wondering how to get invites for friends

06-20-2004, 10:00 AM
When someone gets some invites, and would like to invite me, please PM me and I'll give you my address. :)