Is it Yahoo or Google that floats your e-mail boat?

Sunday, August 18th, 2013 By

I sometimes prefer Yahoo mail over Google gmail for certain reasons.When I first learned how to use the internet, the buzz was all about Yahoo. In fact, Google wasn’t even a thought yet. Yahoo paved the way for every search engine on the web today. Yahoo’s first major competition was waged when the new innovative Google came out. It was fresh, new and different. So of course, all the oddballs who don’t like to follow the herd joined in. Eventually, Google stole the spotlight and has been on top ever since. It turned into a giant online payday for the folks at Google!

Do most prefer Yahoo mail or Gmail?

I’m not sure about the rest of the world, but it took a freak of nature to convince me to replace yahoo with another mail server, thus giving my number one spot to a search engine that I didn’t know. What held me back was mostly that I have always liked the way the Yahoo mail engine looks. It has always appealed to me, aesthetically. Plus, it was my first, so I was attached. Moreover, you don’t need a pay day loan to pay for extra storage.

Always simple and easy, I just felt comfortable using its features. Many people I know use yahoo, but my loyalty has shifted slightly. I now prefer Gmail, but I keep my Yahoo account open for storage space. I even get to receive my Yahoo mail in my new Gmail account. Let’s face it; Google is the next generation with its hip and high tech solutions to our mail, especially for spam problems. I like the fact that Gmail is simply referred to as “Gmail.” You couldn’t ask for a better name to start an internet empire with.

What’s wrong with a little healthy competition?

I think neither Google nor Yahoo would have had the success they have without each another. So Google and Yahoo search engines should not hate but congratulate. The fact is the two engines are similar, but they have enough differences to avoid any real problems. Yahoo is more concerned with entertainment, from e-mail and instant messaging to jokes and games. Google, on the other hand, is primarily a searching entity with extra stuff built  around the search feature. Yahoo has been trying to catch up with Google, but who knows if it ever will. The real battle will begin once Yahoo and Bing become one.

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This post has 3 comments

  1. John Beard says:

    Gmail is much, MUCH better. I'm not sure about what you are saying about yahoo having more storage. I thought gmail was top for that as well. I've never had to delete an email, and I send LOTS ! I agree with what you are saying about the two competing, but think msn/hotmail should be in the mix too.

  2. Online Money says:

    I also like my gmail account more than yahoo. I won’t lie that I never went on yahoo, I actually made one account over there also but don’t know why could not stick to it. While gmail, provides you every facility like bigger space and chat even everything there so I prefer gmail more for my work and personal emails too.

  3. Franrose says:

    I love my gmail. I used to have yahoo mail (as a matter of fact, I still do – lost my login, though) years back, but now I'm all about Google. I do everything with Google; search, chat, email, write with Google docs, share files, etc. They make it easy to do just about everything that's needed online. The only Yahoo feature I use is the Yahoo Site Explorer to look up backlinks. Other that, I'm all Google! Nothing personal, Yahoo. I got love for you, too.

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