AT&T and Yahoo! launched a beta test of a new version of Yahoo! Mail, that provides enhanced functionality such as drag-and-drop e-mail organization, message preview and an integrated RSS reader with easy access to breaking news, blog entries and other feeds directly from Web mail. The AT&T Yahoo! Mail beta is available to some users today and will be available to all users in the coming months.
Like the current AT&T Yahoo! Mail experience, the new version is browser-based, making it universally accessible from any computer connected to the Internet, and there’s no need to download new software. The beta provides the most significant enhancement to the AT&T Yahoo! Mail interface and user experience since AT&T Yahoo! Mail launched in 2001. Click below the fold for the full feature list.
Highlights of the beta version of AT&T Yahoo! Mail include increased speed and the following features:
- Fast and easy-to-use interface that functions like a desktop client application.
- Drag-and-drop message organization.
- Reading pane to view messages instantly.
- Comprehensive and speedy search of e-mail headers, bodies and attachments.
- Ability to view multiple e-mails at the same time, using tabbed navigation.
- Integrated RSS reader, providing access to breaking news, blog entries and other feeds directly in the Web mail experience.
- Automatic check and delivery of new mail.
- Keyboard shortcuts and right-click menus.
- Ability to scroll through all message headers in a folder, rather than page by page.
- Address autocomplete.
- Industry-leading protection against spam and viruses.
- Available on Firefox (Mac/Windows) and Internet Explorer (Windows only).
- Integrated RSS Reader