Anyone still Using Yahoo Mail?

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Just curious to know how many people still use Yahoo Mail.I stopped using it a while back because there is a time i tried to attach some files and it took me close to two days to do so...lol
Yes, the files were huge but with Gmail it took me only 1.30 hours.
This is my main reason why i no longer use my yahoo mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    I use both Yahoo and Gmail and have no problems with either other then the amount of spam my Gmail account gets. Not so with Yahoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
      gmail is my main email, but some of my sites are hosted with yahoo so i have to use their email for those sites... I like gmail better, but I never noticed a huge difference in load time...

      Maybe you got them on a bad day..
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Garratt
    I've been using Yahoo mail for years and I still do. I tend to direct email that I want to keep away from my own mail servers and end up using it quite a lot. I never send attachments that big by any kind of mail though. Just asking for trouble if you do.

    Yahoo mail can be a bit slow sometimes but it has served me well.
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  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    I've used Yahoo mail that's tied in with my business sites, and I actually like it. I've used a lot of different email accounts and hosting services... and honestly, Yahoo has been one of the easiest to use, and one of the best for me.

    Now, a lot of it is familiarity... and a lot of people don't like change, which is why I've kept with Yahoo and it's served me well.

    I know there are cheaper web hosts out there, but for me, i've used Yahoo so long, it takes me no time at all to get stuff done. If i switched all of my sites to a new host/email... it would take me forever to learn their system... so I'm of the thinking "if it ain't broke, dont' fix it :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author danr62
    My main email account is with Yahoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Kahuna SEO
    I use a Yahoo mail premium account and very happy with it!
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      I have recently started to migrate to outlook.com

      I can have up to 10 aliases i.e. email addresses under one main email address and it is all separated into individual folders under the main address, I like it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    I use yahoo, Gmail and self-hosted email clients. Had the yahoo account for close to ten years probably.

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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by Coby View Post

      I use yahoo, Gmail and self-hosted email clients. Had the yahoo account for close to ten years probably.

      Cheers,
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      yup, same here - never had a problem like the OP with Yahoo at all - it's always works fine for me
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    I have a couple of yahoo emails of my own. I use it sometimes when gmail is having issues, not receiving emails..
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Yahoo mail is still my bakcup email account and one of the
    oldest I have, even though it was hacked and I had to sign
    up for a new one. I had no way of retrieving my password
    since the information Yahoo was asking for I guess was
    changed by the hacker.

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  • Profile picture of the author SoCal Digital
    I use Yahoo for personal email and it still works fine.

    For business I use gmail though because it seems to be much quicker
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFranks
    My main is Gmail - I use Yahoo email for when i sign up to stuff etc, so i'm not spammed on my main.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brokep
    I'm still using Yahoo Mail system only to check some of my old and first emails.. Other than this I'm using Gmail only currently.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    The only use Yahoo at all because I join my local freecycle groups. You get emails every day from the group that have things people don't want anymore and are giving away, or I can post stuff I don't want anymore and am willing to freebie out. It's a way kewl group, but you have to use Yahoo mail for it. If it weren't for that, I'd never have any want or need for it at all.
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  • In case if the file exceed in more than 25mb yahoo will alloy you to use dropbux so that it can continue your attachment and until now they are using it just to complete the files that you want to send.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    I have G-mail Yahoo and Hotmail!

    Yahoo does a better job putting spam where it belongs, G-mail can sort social, primary and promotions but it can't seem to do the same for spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Yeah, I have had my main yahoo mail acct for 12 years now...

    I also use Gmail and Hotmail, but still prefer Yahoo mail
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  • Profile picture of the author rudysudarto
    I use it as my main email . Gmail is secondary
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    Yahoo is cool. I use it when I have to optin to a dodgy looking site but it pre-sold me and I can't stop my self to see what is on the other side.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I use Yahoo and Gmail, and I prefer Yahoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eternal
    The team at yahoo are easily socially engineered and will give up your account if someone has a small amount of info. I don't trust them I suggest using a personal email from your own domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Originally Posted by MarketMaster13 View Post

    Just curious to know how many people still use Yahoo Mail.I stopped using it a while back because there is a time i tried to attach some files and it took me close to two days to do so...lol
    Yes, the files were huge but with Gmail it took me only 1.30 hours.
    This is my main reason why i no longer use my yahoo mail.

    I"m using Yahoo email accounts for the past 12 years without problems.
    The only thing I've noticed is being slower than before.

    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I had used yahoomail for a years or while ago but I did not use it because for bad user interface and some of emails are blocked by yahoo which is actually not spam. So, Currently I am stick with Gmail and use it from 3+ Years Since I start working online. Recently I have also heard that Yahoo starts deleting Dormant Yahoomail accounts so, probably Mine was also deleted.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    I'm still using Yahoo email but in case you are wanting to upload huge amount of files you can always use Dropbox, as they've just integrated it in Ymail.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by jessiem View Post

      I'm still using Yahoo email but in case you are wanting to upload huge amount of files you can always use Dropbox, as they've just integrated it in Ymail.
      Yep, I just noticed that recently. I've used Yahoo mail as my primary for years and Gmail as secondary. I'm not real happy about the update Yahoo did and the advertising that came with it that everyone was forced to accept, but I still prefer them over Gmail and other options.

      Something that just happened I don't like is the link ad at the top of my emails. I just noticed it a couple days ago. That's a bit irritating, but I suppose I could just upgrade and eliminate the advertising altogether.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I have a few thousand accounts lol. My bot logs into them monthly to keep them open, did you need one or two.

    Yes Yahoo, Gmail a few throwaway emails and hotmail, although I heard they did away with hotmail. Well the program the emails still work for me but was told you can not sign up no longer.
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  • Profile picture of the author djneill
    Yahoo is garbage, a year or two ago they leaked a list of emails and passwords, I thought I changed all of mine but a few months ago someone used that list to get into my online walmart account, bout some bogus book which was sent to my house then emailed himself two $50 gift cards. Of course I stopped it and even turned in his IP address but that one of my biggest problems with Yahoo.
    They also spam good mail and let a bunch of spam into my inbox and I'm getting spam mail numerous times every minute there service is trash now a days they're not even trying to compete.
    The online thing I don't like about google is their new promotions box I don't think that is helping my email marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author espe
    I've always used hotmail (now outlook) very reliable and fast for me


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  • Profile picture of the author arunmarvel5
    ymail is some what slower than gmail but i have found no problems yet in using yahoo mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    who cares what email u use!

    Does it really matter, you are on the internet right? as long as you can get emails right?

    Say no more!
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  • Profile picture of the author sscot
    Originally Posted by MarketMaster13 View Post

    Just curious to know how many people still use Yahoo Mail.I stopped using it a while back because there is a time i tried to attach some files and it took me close to two days to do so...lol
    Yes, the files were huge but with Gmail it took me only 1.30 hours.
    This is my main reason why i no longer use my yahoo mail.
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    • Profile picture of the author glennshep
      Yup, Yahoo Mail has been my main web-based e-mail service for 14 years. I have never had a single problem with them and have found them to be the most reliable and easy to use. Also I have never been inundated with spam, in contrast to Hotmail where the spam always came flooding in after a matter of hours, before I'd even used the thing!

      For anything important or personal I always use my ISP's POP3 mail, but for web-based it's Yahoo all the way
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  • Profile picture of the author Bish
    Still use Yahoo mail. I have had a couple of glitches like the file upload problem you mentioned, I just closed and re-opened and everything works fine. Everything needs rebooting now and again.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I still use Yahoo but it's too complicated and don't open on my iPhone as well as some desktop. I use more of gmail anyway than Yahoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    sometimes i use it... it's a backup mostly that i send files to myself to just keep it there... or, you know, when i do not want to share my more personal and serious email
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  • Profile picture of the author AmiHobbs
    I use Y! Mail, Gmail and hotmail (now live mail) and I think the issue with Yahoo Mail uploads is the fact that their servers sometimes get overcrowded with user access. It also depends or your location and the amount of servers close to you that you will be accessing to upload your attachments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Yahoo! email was, and it still is my measure of last resort. Their interface takes a lot of time to load, sometimes it fails, and it generally doesn't work well, at least for me. I like Gmail much, much more: it feels "light-weight" compared to Yahoo!.

    I also recently discovered Window's Live email, which looks great and is very fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane12
    I have used Yahoo for over 10 years now after giving up on Hotmail. I was very interested in Gmail when I first heard about it, but it was in beta for so long that by the time it was finally out I lost interest. I do have a Gmail account, but I never actually use it. My secondary e-mail is actually AOL, where 99% of the e-mail I get is spam, which I find interesting as a webmaster because I know AOL has a tendency to bounce e-mails back to me, just not actual spammers apparently.

    I don't care for the latest change, though. It's fine for current e-mails, but it's not very user friendly when searching for something with a lot of results. I also liked the old login page displaying top stories. Now I don't read Yahoo News any more unless I find a link elsewhere (I don't like that redesign either).
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  • Profile picture of the author iNeverBehave
    I got rid of yahoo. started asking me ridiculous security questions I couldn't remember and the old email I used as a secondary was gone so I couldnt get back it... Yahoo gave me too many stupid problems I went to GMail and I'm more than happy about my decision
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  • Profile picture of the author Diesell
    I like Gmail the most, although Google is a pain in the #ss sometimes ;-(
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  • Profile picture of the author sahabdk
    I had my yahoo mail since 2002 and have no problem with it. Sometimes it is nice to see the old emails
    In all I use 4 emails. Personal, work, and 2 for specific purpose.
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  • I pretty much never use Yahoo! mail anymore. There's just not a reason to because all my email is on Gmail, which I prefer.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
      I tried to revive my yahoo mail but i found it still doesn't impress me.Its really very slow.
      But i will be using it to send mails with no attachments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Njclpoli
    Originally Posted by MarketMaster13 View Post

    Just curious to know how many people still use Yahoo Mail.I stopped using it a while back because there is a time i tried to attach some files and it took me close to two days to do so...lol
    Yes, the files were huge but with Gmail it took me only 1.30 hours.
    This is my main reason why i no longer use my yahoo mail.
    I still use yahoo mail but I do not use any attachments so I am good lol. I use ms outlook express and there is no attachment problem there. Everything is good on outlook express.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    I use it for throw away email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    I have had a yahoo account for over 10 years and I do find I need to check spam folder regularly as sometimes personal emails from friends will go there. Also, it is useful when I try to find an email from someone in past, as the search function works pretty well if you know part of the title, email address or even a phrase in the body.

    Debbie
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    The question is, why are you attaching such large files? Attachments aren't made for that. That's what file hosting is for.
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  • Profile picture of the author stonecoldmf
    Its one and a half year that I am not using Yahoo Mail. Yes, I too have experienced attachment problem with Yahoo, which is very critical for the people like businessman or students. And one more reason why I quit Yahoo mail is because of its professional email service. Gmail is more credible and looks more professional.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
      I also realized that Gmail is a bit slower with Firefox than when i use Google chrome.
      Anyone with such experience?
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  • Profile picture of the author kencalhn
    i use a bunch of yahoo emails for various competitor email lists, gmail's my main personal one
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  • Profile picture of the author Pilotben
    I still have 2 yahoo accounts I use just about daily. One started of as personal many ears ago, and the other one about 3 years ago. The trick is to remember which service is registered to which account. never had any problems with it. I guess I'm in my comfort zone with yahoo.
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