Last night, Yahoo! unveiled an updated mail interface to include, amongst other features, integrated text messaging (SMS). The new interface and features are now standard for all Yahoo! Mail accounts as well. I played around with it for a little while and thought to myself, “Neat.”
Then I went and checked my Gmail account, which is really fast, simple, and intuitive.
Point being, Yahoo! Mail is awesome. Maybe too awesome, though. It’s very busy (ads everywhere) and there are a lot of features that I think will be a hit with younger generations who want the integrated text messaging and instant messaging or for people who are looking for their e-mail to do more than just e-mail. In my opinion, though, if you want rock-solid, fast, dependable e-mail for e-mail’s sake, Gmail is still the reigning champ.