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Marissa Mayer announces faster, simpler Yahoo Mail

December 11, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Yahoo announced improvements to its Web-based Yahoo Mail service as well as to the email service's mobile apps.
Yahoo announced improvements to its Web-based Yahoo Mail service as well… (Yahoo )

Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer has announced improvements to the company's Yahoo Mail that she says make it quicker and simpler to use.

Mayer said the email service now has a more intuitive feel and is easier to navigate.

"You’ve told us loud and clear that you want fewer distractions when it comes to email," she said in a blog post Tuesday morning. "You want to quickly log in, communicate, and get on with your day."

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The rollout of the revamped Web version of Yahoo Mail will begin today, so some users will see the changes immediately while others may have to wait a few days.

Mayer said Yahoo Mail's mobile apps also have been improved and now have a consistent look and feel. Apps for the iPhone, Android, and Windows 8 can be downloaded now.

Yahoo Mail is still the top email service in the U.S., GigaOM reported at the end of October, using statistics from ComScore. Nearly 41% of Americans use Yahoo Mail, while Google's Gmail comes in second place with 36.7% of the market.

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