Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already)

Chris CrumIT Management

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Yahoo has launched another major redesign of Yahoo Mail. This isn't incredibly surprising, given that the last one didn't go over all that well with users.

Yahoo Mail user? What do you think of the new design? Let us know in the comments.

It would seem like a refresh is just what Yahoo Mail needed after all the backlash over the past several months, but judging on the reaction so far from the new design, this wasn't the answer users were looking for. This is an updated version of this article, and you can see all the comments that have flooded in below.

With the new design, Yahoo is throwing in a free 1 TB of storage. You would think that would help ease the pain, but people seem to just want the old Yahoo Mail back.

The new Yahoo Mail follows Gmail's lead, and offers users conversations view and themes (including curated Flickr photos). This is across the desktop version and the mobile apps.

Yahoo  Mail

Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail on Mobile

Yahoo Mail on Mobile

If you select a theme on one device, it will update across all your devices.

Yahoo has turned functions like searching, starring and deleting emails into "one-click" actions, which appear when the user hovers over an email. The left-hand toolbar is also now able to be collapsed.

In addition to the new free storage, users are also getting some other free features that used to only be available for paying Mail Plus customers. These include disposable email addresses, enhanced filters and automatic message forwarding. You can use up to 200 filters, which is twice as many as before. It also now includes offline access with POP, so you can download your messages using a desktop email app.

Mail Plus is no longer being offered to new users, but you can still use it for the same price if you already have been. You can also request a refund if you like. Yahoo now has another premium service called Yahoo Ad Free Email. This costs $49.99 a year for an account.

To start out, the new design is available for the desktop in English in the US, Canada, UK, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. More countries and languages will come later. The mobile apps are available globally immediately on iOS, Android and Windows 8.

Meanwhile, we've been seeing some complaints that Yahoo has been deleting contacts from people's accounts due to its email address recycling program. In some cases, however, they're deleting valid addresses.

Share your thoughts about the new Yahoo Mail in the comments.

Images: Yahoo

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.