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Yahoo Mail still king as Gmail lurks

Discussion in 'Technology News' started by Sathish, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. Sathish

    Sathish Debian Gnu/Linux User

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    Google's Gmail is the fastest-growing e-mail service on the planet, but it has a way to go to catch Yahoo's still-growing market share.
    ComScore's latest figures for the e-mail market show Yahoo added almost 20 million users last year, growing its share of the market by 22 percent from 87.2 million users to 106.2 million users in June. Only Gmail grew faster--a 46-percent clip--but just 36.9 million people are currently using Gmail. Microsoft's Hotmail is the second-most widely used e-mail with 47.1 million users, up 3 percent from last year.
    Some outlets, such as TechCrunch, zeroed in on Google's performance, noting that it has now surpassed Web 1.0 stalwart AOL's steadily falling share of the e-mail market. Others, such as Daring Fireball, noted that Google has better mindshare among the digerati than Yahoo or Hotmail.
    But Yahoo, currently rebranding itself around content and services after dumping its search business on Microsoft, should be thrilled at 22 percent growth starting from such a large number. Now that Yahoo will be dependent on attracting eyeballs to its vast network of Web content, pushing that content to those logging into Yahoo to check their e-mail becomes extremely important.
    Google has had to make some changes as Gmail has grown larger, tweaking the "labels" sorting structure it uses inside Gmail to behave more like the traditional folder-based organization used by other e-mail services. Still, there's no doubt that Gmail has breathed new life into the original killer application for the Internet since it made its debut five years ago, and Yahoo Mail will have to make sure to stay on top of evolving usage patterns to maintain its edge.


    i dont know why most of them choose yahoomail instead of gmail after 2008..

    something has survived..:lol:



    (source: cnet)
     
  2. abhijit_reddevil

    abhijit_reddevil Manchester United

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    Give Gmail some time. As far as I can remember, it opened for public registrations (by invites) in 2004. But Y! Mail was there since 1997. I believe gmail users will surpass yahoo mail users after sometime.
     
  3. phreak0ut

    phreak0ut The Thread Killer >:)

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    <sarcasm>Gimme SPAM FREE inbox, speed and a highly easy to use yahoo and i'll switch back to Yahoo!</sarcasm> :D
     
  4. ishanjain

    ishanjain New Member

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    Yahoo is the king of spam for me... Gmail is at the top if the survey would have been about what people like... not how many accounts..

    Yahoo got all its accounts only because its older and coz of other services like yahoo messenger(spammers haven) and yahoo answers. All those spammers and female hunters have a hell lot of accounts with them. That doesnt make yahoo the best..
     
  5. krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    ^^^Dats rite
     
  6. x3060

    x3060 A LOTR fan

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    i haven't touched my yahoo for about a year now ...
     
  7. topgear

    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    I use all of'em. Yahoo, Gmail & hotmail.

    & Gmail is the best ( IMO & from my experience too :p )
     
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    Sathish

    Sathish Debian Gnu/Linux User

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    not only you..im also.. i opened my ymail last week after July' 2006, my inbox has 1.24lakhs unread messages...:wink:
     
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    My regular mails are with Gmail and occasional are in Yahoo
     
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    GMAIL is the best
     
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    i just love yahoo smileys
     
  12. topgear

    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    I use ymail 2 times in a month & I get about 6-7 spam/scam mails in my inbox & I promptly flag them as spam & help fighting reducing the spam/scam mails :p
     
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    GMAIL ROCKS

    it gives pop3 or free
     
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    i use yahoo only for video chat and my default mail is gmail. i reactivated my yahoo inbox a few days before. but i like to use gmail than yahoo. but for video chat its better in yahoo.
     
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    cant believe gamil is 3rd...
    whatever i use all top 3... :razz:
     
  16. ico

    ico Super Moderator

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    hmm just having more people registered makes you 'better' and 'teh king'? :lol:

    Gmail ftw. ;)
     
  17. a_k_s_h_a_y

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

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    Gmail sucks, its $hit, hosted mail is much better.
     
  18. Ecko

    Ecko Wandering In Tecno Land

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    ^^Gmail is awesome :D :D
    Yahoo has 2 much ads :|
     
  19. a_k_s_h_a_y

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

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    oh yes, in terms of free mail, gmail. but still gmail has down times, which yahoo has not. so yahoo still king with adblocker.
    but yahoo no imap, damn.
     
  20. freshseasons

    freshseasons King of my own Castle

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    For all i thought i dont even think there was any mail service besides Gmail worth considering.
     
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