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Yahoo Mail vs. Gmail

Yahoo Mail Logo Looks like Yahoo Mail is getting a bit fidgety about the introduction of Gmail. Today, it launched a new interface, a higher storage capacity (up to 100MB for free users, compared to its previous 40MB), and the ability to send and receive higher capacity emails (up to 10MB).

The thing is: Gmail offers 1GB (1000MB) of storage. A real plus, especially if you're an email hoarder like I am.

I've been a long time Yahoo Mail user. Ever since I shut my Hotmail account some years ago, and left all my other free email accounts, I've been loyal to Yahoo Mail.

Recently, however, I've been invited to beta test Gmail as a Blogger.com user. I took the opportunity --- and I'm now loving it. I probably won't shut my Yahoo Mail account, but I'm considering using it less and less.

Gmail LogoOh, and writing of Gmail, will you pay for a Gmail Invite on eBay? Right now, Gmail is only available to people who are invited by other existing Gmail users. I found out a few weeks back that some people are actually selling (or auctioning off) Gmail Invites. I was surprised. I didn't think anyone will pay for a free email account. Yesterday, I saw one go for AU$25.00. There were a few others with a price tag of US$40. Unbelievable. I considered putting an invite up for auction, just as an experiment. But, I decided against it.

For now, if one or two people can dazzle me in any way - and would like a free gmail invite - I'll be happy to send an invite or two. All ideas are welcome. 😉

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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