Yahoo Launches New Mail Beta

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Today, Yahoo announced the launch of a new beta version of Yahoo Mail. It is so far only available to a handful of people, but will become available to all Yahoo Mail users within the next few months.

The new Yahoo Mail is supposed to be quicker, and have more of a desktop email application feel to it. CNET News names some new features that should be included in the beta:

As first reported in June, the new Yahoo Mail beta will feature e-mail caching; message preview; drag-and-drop filing; the capability of quickly searching e-mail headers, body text and attachments; and the ability to view multiple e-mails at the same time in separate windows and scroll through all message headers in a folder rather than one page at a time.

In addition, the new version will add address auto-complete, right-click menus and standard keyboard shortcuts.

According to Peter Cohen of MacWorld, “Yahoo! bills the changes to Yahoo! Mail as the most significant enhancement to its service since it debuted in 1997.”

The new Yahoo Mail certainly has to be a step in the right direction toward competing with Google’s GMail, which I would guess is the main reason that Yahoo has conducted this makeover.

Chris is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

Yahoo Launches New Mail Beta
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