Yahoo! Mail Plus

I really wonder why Yahoo! Mail still offers their paid e-mail service dubbed as "Yahoo! Mail Plus". Yahoo! Mail Plus may have been useful for those power e-mail users in the pre-Gmail era when our free storage was just 2 MB (Hotmail). But why today?

Yahoo! still says upgrade your account now and “Get a whole year for $19.99—that’s less than $2/month!”. Oh, seriously?

Now what extra features do we get with the paid plan? No graphical ads, disposable e-mail addresses, up to 200 e-mail filters, no account expiration, e-mail forwarding, and POP access.

Okay. But dear Yahoo! we get all the above features (and tons of other features) on Gmail (and also on Outlook.com, formerly Hotmail.com) for free except for ads.

Read: Gmail vs. Outlook.com vs. Yahoo! Mail: An Ultimate Comparison

And both Gmail and Outlook offer a better user experience than Yahoo! Mail even if we choose your paid plan. Get a life, Yahoo!

Yahoo Mail Plus – Tell Me Something New

Although Gmail and Hotmail don’t support disposable e-mail but they do support “Plus Addressing”. It means that you can add a “+” symbol after your username and can still receive e-mails to that address. For example, if my e-mail address is [email protected] and [email protected] then e-mails sent to [email protected] or [email protected] will be delivered to my primary Gmail and Hotmail inboxes.

Read: 10 Gmail Tips & 13 Outlook.com Tips You Probably Don’t Know

And for the filters, both Gmail and Hotmail offer free e-mail filters and POP3 access. Finally, regarding account expiration you need to login to your Gmail and Hotmail accounts at least once every 270 days or your account will be marked inactive.

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).