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Yahoo Boosts Yahoo Mail to 1 GB Storage
Yahoo, feeling the heat from Google GMail and MSN Hotmail, has raised its Yahoo Mail’s storage capacity to 1GB, four times what it was previously offering. Email has recently gone beyond the normal text format that Internet users are accustomed to, with email photo and video sending becoming almost mainstream. Such files take up a very large amount of storage space on a email client’s server, such as Yahoo Mail’s, and can easily cap out a normal email account. However, it is quite difficult to fill up 1 gigabyte of email storage space.
According to Yahoo, the world wide Yahoo Mail storage upgrade will start in April and should take about two weeks to complete. Yahoo also says it is expanding its antivirus protection for Yahoo Mail users, giving them the ability to remove viruses from attachments.
The battle over free email services among search engines started when Google released GMail in beta testing last year. GMail offered email accounts at invitation only with 1 GB of email storage space. Google also caused some controvery by serving targeted text advertisements which are relevant to the email conversation. Currently Yahoo Mail is only serving graphical banner and box ads with their email client.