Friday, July 30, 2010

Gmail vs. Yahoo Mail

I think most people know that Gmail is Google Mail. On the other hand, I don't know how many people know that Ymail is Yahoo Mail. After all, who calls it Ymail when your email address has "yahoo.com" instead of "ymail.com?" Ymail.com simply redirects to mail.yahoo.com.

Both Gmail and Yahoo Mail are free services. In fact, I have active accounts on both Gmail and Yahoo Mail. If I had to make a recommendation, I would recommend Gmail over Yahoo Mail in a heartbeat. You don't see nearly as many advertisements when you're using Gmail. Also, the SPAM filtering technology is better in Gmail. Notice the embedded text link advertisements within the body of the email messages when you're using Yahoo Mail?

Also, if you end up getting an Android smartphone someday, you'll be glad that you have an active Google Account. Android smartphones depend on your Google Account information for things like Contacts, Calendar, Email, etc. If you use Android, you'll get a taste of some of the cloud computing benefits. Speaking of Android, this operating system isn't limited to smartphones. We're already seeing netbooks and slate tablets running Android.

1 comment:

  1. It all boils down to what features you need for email communication.

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