Drivel: Another dandy service impairment from Yahoo! I received this in an email from them this evening. What the heck are they thinking charging people $29.99 a year for POP3 access and 5MB of disk space? Heck, I'll just go and pay Microsoft $10 a year for 10MB of disk space for Hotmail. Yahoo! is not providing any value add when it comes to email. The barriers to leaving them for email service are relatively low, particularly when you can use another email address with their other services. IMHO, Yahoo! is screwing up all over the place. Are they really this desperate? They just lost one email customer.
Important service announcement regarding your POP3 or Mail Forwarding service. Please read on.
Effective April 24, 2002, Yahoo! Mail will no longer provide free POP3 Access or Auto Mail Forwarding to Yahoo! Delivers subscribers.
If you would like to continue using Mail Forwarding or POP3 Access, please subscribe to our improved package that allows you to:
Use Outlook, Eudora, or another POP3 client to access and manage your Yahoo! Mail.
Automatically forward your Yahoo! Mail to another email account -- even another Yahoo! address!
Send larger attachments, now up to 5MB instead of the free 1.5MB limit.
Send email without the Yahoo! promotional text at the bottom.*
Sign up today and SAVE 33%
Subscribe before April 24th and get the first year of service for just $19.99. That's 33% off the regular service fee of $29.99.
Remember, if you do not subscribe by April 24, 2002, you will no longer be able to access your Yahoo! Mail messages by POP or at another email address.
The Yahoo! Mail Team