All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yahoo Mail’

Yahoo Is Shutting Some More Things Down

Yahoo announced its “progress report” on “product prioritization” for Q2, which is essentially the company’s version of Google’s “spring cleaning”. In other words, it’s shutting some stuff down, and reducing support for other things. Last year, Yahoo announced that it would shut down the Yahoo Directory, which basically put the company on the map in the first place. Here’s what …

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Yahoo Mail Gets New Search Features

Yahoo announced the launch of some new search features for Yahoo Mail including easier folder search, refined search, and search suggestions. “Your inbox is the perfect digital memory – from photos to documents, travel plans to shopping orders, events and more, it holds so much information about your personal life,” says product manager Abhinav Anand. “Yet, when you need something …

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Yahoo Mail iPhone App Lets You Track Packages

Yahoo announced that the Yahoo Mail app on iOS will now let you track packages in the U.S. The app now includes package notifications with the latest release. The feature enables users to view and track shipped packages in the Yahoo Today section of the app. It works with packages from Amazon, eBay, Zappos, Target, Best Buy, and Macy’s.com, to …

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Yahoo Mail Desktop Adds Personalized News Stream

Yahoo announced the launch of a personalized, real-time news stream with news summaries in the desktop version of Yahoo Mail. This was made available on the mobile version earlier this year. The stream includes top stories across different categories, with summaries, which are enabled by the technology from Summly, which Yahoo acquired last year. “The newstream is fast, fluid and …

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Yahoo Mail Experiences Technical Difficulties

Yahoo Mail has been experiencing some technical difficulties with service disruption for some users due to the severing of an underwater cable, which the company says was caused by a third party. This morning at 9:45 PST, Yahoo said, “The underwater cable cut affecting our network has now been located. Testing and repairs are currently taking place. The Yahoo engineering …

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Report: Gmail Android App To Support Third-Party Accounts

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, and now it appears the Gmail app is getting a new update to go along with it. Android Police is reporting that the new app will be able to handle email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Outlook, and will enable users to switch between accounts with a swipe or touch …

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Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption

Yahoo security chief Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that by sometime next year, Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end, and will be compatible with end-to-end encryption in Gmail. CNET shares this statement from Stamos: “What this means is that eventually not only will Yahoo Mail users be able to communicate in an encrypted manner with other Yahoo Mail users, but …

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Yahoo Mail Gets A New Android App

Yahoo announced the release of a new Yahoo Mail Android app to follow the recently launched iOS version. This includes new news, search, weather, sports, video, and Flickr features. In a Tumblr post, Yahoo Mail senior product manager Andrew Molyneux writes: A couple of weeks back when we launched the new Yahoo Mail for iPhone, our goal was to put …

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Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure

Last fall, Yahoo announced that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail this year, which it did in January. The following month, they added it to Tumblr. Yahoo has now posted an update on its ongoing encryption efforts. It says that traffic moving between the company’s data centers is now full encrypted as of March 31st. In addition …

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Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt

Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must be a substantial number since they bothered to make the announcement. The company said it took “immediate action” to protect …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online,” writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog …

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What Was Worse In 2013 – Yahoo Mail Or YouTube Comments?

Google and Yahoo are two of the biggest tech firms around. They service millions of users everyday with products ranging from email and search to video and news. In 2013, they also became some of the most hated companies in tech. People hate change. Yahoo and Google tried to implement some changes into their flagship products and in the process …

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