Y to the G
So long, Yahoo. Hello Google Mail.
I'm sick of the Y! Mail beta - it is waaay to slow and very buggy - and I won't pay for a Plus account when GMail does it all for free.
Better + Free = Me.
I've been using Yahoo Mail for a long time and was one of the first to start using their Beta mail service. Even when I got a GMail invite from Evan Williams
, I didn't make the big switch and give up using the Yahoo service altogether.
But now, I'm sick of it.
The beta has not improved - neither the snail-like performance nor the quality/number of services - and the standard version of Yahoo Mail is just plain bad. So dated, it isn't funny.
Getting out of a mail service that you've been using is not that easy. It is surprising to me, actually, that Google hasn't developed a super easy-to-use one-click way to import everything from Yahoo (or any other mail service, for that matter) into GMail. I guess they're too busy integrating street-level photographs into their search service. Glam often wins out over practical.
This is a bit of a rant, I know, but what gives? They've got a gazillion of the world's best technologists and are constantly criticized for their lack success in non-search related product development
. GMail is clearly a superior product, but legacy email is a well-known prohibiting factor when it comes to migration from one service to another.
Seems like a no-brainer to me.
In the meanwhile, here are links to some smart folks who built some clever apps that work, albeit in a somewhat DIY fashion.
God knows how this will go. Wish me luck. ;-)
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