Top 3 Yahoo Business Email alternatives

Last updated: June 21, 2018
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The best Yahoo Business Email alternatives:



GMail



Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well via POP3 or IMAP protocols. Gmail's spam filtering features a community-driven system: when any user marks an email as spam, this provides information to help the system identify similar future messages for all Gmail users. Google also provides GMail alternative for business - G Suite Mail.

Outlook.com



Cloud-based email service that ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages. Outlook’s address book connects to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn and other services, so contact info will update automatically when friends change their profiles. Microsoft also provides Outlook.com alternative for business - Office 365 Mail

Zoho Mail



Zoho Mail is an email hosting service built with the needs of a modern business in mind. It provides best-in-class features exceeding even those of desktop emailing software for business users to communicate effectively while catering to the fine-grained customization and mailbox management needs of IT administrators. Additionally the seamless contextual integration with 20+ other Zoho applications provides higher productivity & collaboration.



Latest news about Yahoo Business Email


2018. Yahoo Mail launches version for mobile web



Yahoo announced two new versions of Yahoo Mail, optimised for mobile web and an app for Android Go, a version of Android specifically tailored for cheaper handsets. In other words, one very clear aim of enhancing the mobile web and Android One experience is to try to grow use of Yahoo Mail among new categories of users, specifically among people who are using lower-end devices, either in emerging markets or as more casual mobile users in more mature markets. The company says that it now has 227.8 million monthly active email users. It’s a small number also relatively speaking: as a comparison, Google’s Gmail reported 1.4 billion users this past April.




2018. Yahoo Mail launches new wave of updates



While we are waiting for the big revamp of Gmail, its competitor Yahoo Mail released its own set of updates, covering both new personalization features and faster performance times. Among the changes that are now in place,there is a 50 percent reduction in JavaScript exceptions; and a 20 percent reduction in overall API failures. In terms of new features, there are: photo themes (the ability to add new backgrounds behind the actual interface of the otherwise relatively-vanilla mail service), tighter and better integration with calendar, smarter out of office responders.


2015. Yahoo Mail gets Xobni-based contact cards



Yesterday, Google announced a revamp of its Google Contacts service, and today Yahoo is following up with rolling out new “Contacts Cards” in Yahoo Mail, which are small cards that pop up when you hover over a person’s name in a message, showing you useful information about them like their phone number, title, company, and even links to their social profiles. The Contact Cards will display the usual information like phone, title, email and more, along with a photo (or a logo, if it’s a company), and links to social profiles, including Facebook as well as Yahoo-owned Flickr. The new system is being powered by technology from Xobni, a company it acquired back in 2013. As you may recall, Xobni was among the first companies to develop an email add-on that was able to pull in additional information about your contacts right into your inbox, including data from other social networks.


2013. Yahoo acquired social email-plugin Xobni



Xobni team celebrating with money-boxes from Yahoo. Email-plugin Xobni is quite popular among business users. Because it can turn your Outlook or GMail (or Yahoo Mail) inbox into a comfortable CRM system, showing the relationship history for customers and partners and their social profiles. In addition, Xobni (via its pane) allows to embed into your email other business applications (WebEx, Salesforce, Evernote, Jira ...). Remember, once Microsoft wanted to buy Xobni. Then Cisco invested in it. But it's unclear what will happen to Xobni. Since Yahoo will hardly support the plugin for competing services and mail clients. Besides Yahoo is not fond of business-oriented services. Note that this acquisition completes the sale of Email social plug-ins that raised in 2010. Recall, Salesforce bought Etacts, Blackberry bought Gist, LinkedIn bought Rapportive.


2012. Yahoo! Small Business allows to monitor Social Web



Long time ago the Internet giant Yahoo! tried its hands in business-oriented projects. Remember, they even bought the collaboration star Zimbra. But then Yahoo! partnered with Microsoft and decided not to compete with the partner. And then Zimbra was sold to VMWare. But one business-oriented service still remains in the Yahoo! portfolio - Yahoo! Small Business, which allows small companies and entrepreneurs to easily create a website, email account and online store. During the recent years Yahoo! changed its executives, priorities and strategies and many services were closed. However, this service has survived for one simple reason - it's really demanded by customers and brings profit to the company. Moreover Yahoo! still finds resources for the further development of this service. Recently Yahoo! Small Business added a free marketing dashboard that allows to monitor Facebook, Twitter and other social networks (for online reputation management), analyze website metrics, submit your site to small business directories, conduct email campaigns. For example, the dashboard enables social media monitoring and provides recommendations on new listing opportunities, including on Yelp, Yahoo and others.