Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yahoo puts meat on Open Strategy bones | Webware - CNET

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Yahoo Mail, which according to ComScore has about 275 million active users each month, gets some significant changes, with more to come. First is a new welcome page that now spotlights messages from people in a person's Yahoo social network and invitations from others to join their networks. And the in-box page now includes a new "from connections" button that shows e-mail only from those social connections.

Second is the arrival of online applications tied to Yahoo Mail. One inaugural program from Xoopit lets you view all the photos in your e-mail archive, even expanding links to online galleries. Another lets you convert an e-mail message into a WordPress blog post in two clicks.

I’m starting to suffer from social software fatigue – and for Yahoo! mail, the feature I’d most like to see is free POP3 support; I’d then use it exclusively through Window Live Mail, as I now do with Hotmail and Gmail as well (Yahoo! offers POP support today, but it’s a fee-based service).

Yahoo puts meat on Open Strategy bones Webware - CNET

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