Yahoo Mail Marks 10 Years

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The service formerly known as Rocketmail, now with a heaping helping of Oddpost in the mix, reached a milestone anniversary this month.

John Kremer, vice president for Yahoo Mail, marked the anniversary on the official Yahoo blog with a list of highlights since October 1997.

That was when Yahoo Mail launched in its first incarnation, bringing people a whopping 3MB of storage space. In March of this year, Yahoo threw away the limits and gave Mail users unlimited storage.

Kremer also provided an interesting memory of the time before criminal spammers were operating in force online:


Yahoo Mail Marks 10 Years
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    A few points to think about, when one reads the staggering number of Yahoo email users:

    1. many of which are spammers signed up to multiple accounts, using and dumping them after first mailout gets flagged as spam.

    2. Some legit users hold multiple accounts.
    3. Some accounts are dormant.

    4. Delivery issues. Same as for AOL. not 100% reliable, if you subscribe to someones list. I personally find Gmail to provide better delivery rates and faster too.

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