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Old 18th February 2010, 14:15   #46
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Ben, you can delete a single mail in the mail chain, goto the top right of the mail, click on V, then click 'Delete this message'.
Ah, well... since we were talking about being user-friendly..
Is that more easier than a single 'Delete' button click, present in Yahoo mail, finney ?!
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Old 18th February 2010, 14:29   #47
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Is that more easier than a single 'Delete' button click, present in Yahoo mail, finney ?!
If there are 10 mails on the same subject, in Yahoo you have to click & open each of those 10 mails, which could be scattered all over your mail box.
But, in Gmail all the 10 mails are grouped in one mail chain & I just need to click once & see all the mails.

Now, which is easier & user friendly?
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Old 18th February 2010, 15:05   #48
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If there are 10 mails on the same subject, in Yahoo you have to click & open each of those 10 mails, which could be scattered all over your mail box.
But, in Gmail all the 10 mails are grouped in one mail chain & I just need to click once & see all the mails.

Now, which is easier & user friendly?
Even though they are not under a single tree in Yahoo as in Gmail, they arent as bad as it has been described ! The search results would be listed serially in Yahoo which is more than convenient.
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Old 18th February 2010, 16:19   #49
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I prefer Gmail all the way !
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Old 18th February 2010, 16:28   #50
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Gmail Obviously, Its way to user friendly than any other free email accounts.
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Old 18th February 2010, 16:57   #51
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None. Hotmail. Both Yahoo and GMail look Prehistoric as compared to LIVE!
Please tell me this was a joke?

Whenever i want to give an example of bad User Interface - the first thing that comes to mind is hotmail!

Few Egs.
- If you're within a mail and you want to mark it as "unread" you can't! Infact they give you an option to "mark as read" . Thats like having a doorbell inside the main door!
- If you're anywhere other than at the "Inbox" you cannot search your mail as the "Search mail" field disappears. So you need to go back to the inbox and then search.
- On the compose mail screen the "TO" field has a massive button, (most people just start typing the name and select from the dropdown anyway), and the "send" button is a small link, available only at the top!

I could go on and on~!

They had some ridiculous ones in the past as well which thankfully they have fixed.

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Spams are well controlled. In 24 hr cycle, maximum spam mails accumulated are less than 20.


In Gmail, on a 24 day cycle, the spam count is probably - 0 mails.

(Though i'm not sure if you are talking about in your inbox or in the spam folder. If its the latter, then it depends on a lot of factors not really controllable by the email service provider)

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...Also, what i dont like about Gmail is that all the mails are grouped together...
I hated the thought of "conversations"/grouping in gmail when i first got it -- but now its one of the best things!

Think of it in terms of Team-BHP.

Gmail is like having a full thread per mail topic.

Yahoo is almost like having a new thread for every new reply!

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Old 18th February 2010, 17:12   #52
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Started using gmail in 2005, never looked back. Yahoo id used only for joining yahoo groups, and hotmail used only MSDN account.

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I used Yahoo mail since 1995 when I bought my first computer, a 133Mhz Intel with 32MB Ram for 48K. I was on dialup to Cochin I think, almost 180KM away. Yahoo was nice and easy.
You couldn't have done that in 1995. Hotmail came in 1996, and Yahoo mail came in 1997.
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Old 18th February 2010, 17:27   #53
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Gmail.
My Yahoo account got hacked many years ago. I didn't bother to create a new id.
Gmail is good enough for me.
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Old 18th February 2010, 17:32   #54
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Gmail is much better and simple to use any day. I just stopped using hotmail the day I got access to gmail.
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Gmail.

Every mail on the subject is grouped together. This helps in better readability. I don't have to mentally sort out them.
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...Hotmail came in 1996...
Remember this? Pre-MS days...

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(No idea why i had saved it to my computer back in the day )
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Old 18th February 2010, 18:24   #57
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Gmail has a filter option to sort mails from a particular sender from the inbox and delete them or transfer them.
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Old 18th February 2010, 19:50   #58
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G-mail, I find it more professional than Yahoo which has a non-formal feel to it.
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Old 18th February 2010, 20:32   #60
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If your a new user on Yahoo, Try searching for the LOGOUT Tab fast.
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