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On Tuesday, Yahoo spruced up its free Web-based email service as Chief Marissa Mayer continue her quest to win users from rival Google for online tasks people tend to daily.
SAN FRANCISCO: On Tuesday, Yahoo spruced up its free Web-based email service as chief Marissa Mayer continue her quest to win users from rival Google for online tasks people tend to daily.
Upgrades to Yahoo Mail was rolled out to mark its 16th birthday, letting people personalise their screens with images from Flickr, a photo-sharing service owned by the California-based Internet pioneer.
"Today is Yahoo Mail's sweet 16 and to celebrate we're making our mail experience elegant and intuitive on desktop, IOS and Android," said Senior Vice President of Communication Products Jeffrey Bonforte.
Improvements include adding features such as disposable addresses and automated message forwarding which previously was only available in premium version of the service.
Yahoo also increased the amount of digital storage space per account up to a terabyte.
The new Yahoo Mail is available in English in nine countries including Britain, India, New Zealand, the Phillipines, and the United States with "more countries and languages coming soon," Bonforte said.
Applications tailored for Apple, Android and Windows mobile devices are available globally, according to Yahoo.