The highlights of the new Yahoo! Mail beta include a sleek, easy-to-use interface, with the speed and responsiveness of a desktop application. The new Mail features innovative online calendar integration and maps, and provides a fast, efficient experience with enhanced functionality, such as drag and drop e-mail organization, message preview, and an integrated RSS reader.
And, like the current Yahoo! Mail experience, the new version is a free, browser-based service, accessible from virtually any computer connected to the Internet, without the need for a software download.
Speaking about the new version, Ethan Diamond, director – product management, Yahoo! Mail, said, “Throughout the development process, we have relied on user feedback to further enhance and refine the Yahoo! Mail beta, in our effort to provide the best Web mail experience possible. We have added new features, like an integrated calendar timeline, and at the same time, we continue to offer what s most important; an easy-to-use, reliable, secure, and free e-mail service.”
The latest version of Yahoo! Mail also features an all-new integrated calendar timeline, making it easier for people to organize their schedules from within their Web mail, without having to click on a separate view, or open another browser window.
And while creating a new Yahoo! Mail account, or signing-into an existing account, users will have the option to try the new interface, and will be able to toggle between the different versions of Yahoo! Mail. As with the current free version of Yahoo! Mail, users of the new beta will have access to Yahoo! Customer Care, to receive help in addressing technical support needs.
The beta version works on Internet Explorer browsers on Windows computers, and on Firefox browsers on both Windows and Mac computers.