Yahoo Matches Gmail’s 1 Gig of Storage, But is it Too Little Too Late?

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Yep, they’ve finally done it. Yahoo has matched Gmail’s watershed 1GB (gigabyte) of email storage.

According to the splash screen at [Page no longer available – we have linked to the archive.org version instead] https://web.archive.org/web/20170214032412/http://whatsnew.mail.yahoo.com/, “By early May, all free Yahoo! Mail users will receive an email storage increase to a whopping 1GB. That’s enough space to keep thousands and thousands of emails — so you may never have to delete those important messages again!”


Of course, all other things being equal, storage is only half of it; Gmail also has that nifty Google search engine going for it. But Yahoo’s search function is no slouch in its own right. Both now allow you to search your entire corpus of email, and return results accordingly, sorted by folder.

Both have passable spam filters.

Both can be accessed from anywhere that you can pull up a web-browser.

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Both are also free, and serve up ads as the trade-off.

In fact, on first glance there is now little to distinguish Yahoo mail from Gmail.

Except for the fact that with little fanfare, Gmail upped their storage to greater than 2GB just a few weeks ago. Yep, it’s true.

 

And of course there is still one other area in which Yahoo and Gmail are not on equal footing: email domain shame and envy.

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