Yahoo Business Email is #11 in Top 15 Email services

Last updated: December 12, 2019
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#11 in Top 15 Email services

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The best alternatives to Yahoo Business Email are: GMail, G Suite, Outlook, iCloud Mail, Zoho Mail



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.


2011. Xobni turns Email into universal access point to business apps



We have already talked about the competition between Email and corporate portals/social tools for the right to be the primary workplace. Initially, this role was fully owned by Email. Then appeared the web-based collaboration systems and social tools that were intended to replace the "outdated" Email. And it seemed that they would kill Email soon. But some clever people invented social Email plug-ins (Xobni, Rapportive, Harmon.ie, Gist, Etacts), that gave the second life to Email-clients. They added social and file-storage functions to the Email. And they're not going to stop. Today Xobni has opened the Xobni Gadget Store - the marketplace for apps, that can be embedded to MS Outlook and turn it into the universal interface to all business systems. The apps are embedded in the Xobni sidebar as the new tabs. Technically, these are gadgets that support the open standard OpenSocial. Due to this technical implementation Xobni had no problems in attracting partners who want to create a gadget for their systems. And the initial list of apps available in the Xobni Gadget Store - looks very solid. It includes Webex, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Sharepoint, Salesforce CRM, Chatter, Yammer, etc (of 20 gadgets). Most of these apps - are free, but there are also some paid (Salesforce, JIRA) that cost $ 9.99/god. How it works? For example, you receive email from someone and without leaving Outlook you can to see the notes about this person from Evernote, look at his profile from Salesforce CRM, see what files you shared with him via Dropbox, or read his latest posts on Yammer. You can also enter new data about the contact into these business applications. For while these gadgets only work in Outlook, but Xobni promises to add them to GMail soon.