I agree with Jay. I have been paying for Mail Plus for many years but
for some reason I refuse to pay for more storage in my Briefcase. If
it was all packaged together I believe that I would pay a bit more.
While I'm here giving my 2 cents, I would love to get more than 50
filters. I have a bunch of folders and would like to direct people's
mail to their folder and many people I deal with have multiple email
addresses so I have to setup a filer for each address.
--- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
, "S. J. \"Jay\" Bienvenu"
> Besides, the purpose of Yahoo Mail is to send and receive email, not
to store files. Like Pete, I do not want to use my email service to
store and back up my files. Yahoo Mail is not designed to facilitate
the storing and retrieving of files. And it seems apparent that Yahoo
does not want people to use Mail for that purpose.
> There are other good reasons why we prefer Yahoo Briefcase over
> 1. Briefcase has been part of Yahoo for a very long time, much
longer than the unlimited storage and new interface of Mail. I'd much
rather use the folders and files that I already have in Briefcase over
developing a new storage system in Mail.
> 2. With Briefcase, there is at least the potential to make files
available to others via a direct link. This isn't possible in Mail,
and I don't see any practical reason why one would want such a feature
> 3. Briefcase provides the foundation for an online file backup
utility. All Yahoo would need to do is develop a utility that can run
in Windows and be launched by Scheduled Tasks.
> 4. Income for Yahoo! I'm still amazed that Yahoo hasn't figured out
that if they bundle great ad-free features together on one bill, they
can and will make a lot of money from people subscribing to their
services. How many of us already buy Mail Plus and would do it just to
be free of advertisements? Online file storage and backup is a natural
fit into such a package.
> Jay Bienvenu 360.yahoo.com/bienvenunet
> bienvenunet@... flickr.com/photos/bienvenunet
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Pete <ptnnnng@...>
> To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2007 5:09:07 PM
> Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Yahoo Mail Beta Features?
> The reason I don't like to use Yahoo Mail Beta to store my files is
> that its a pain...I don't want to email myself every single file I
> have on my computer. I want a nice online interface that has a file
> and folder structure that contains all of my personal files in one
> place. As far as some sort of extension app that would allow me to
> do a multiple drag and drop, that's fine with me. Most of the
> uploading of multiple files will be from your own computer anyway,
> so once that little add-on is installed, it will be there for good.
> Windows Live has come out with something similar to briefcase
> (folders.live.com), and its very user friendly and organized.
> However, Yahoo briefcase could definitely be improved and more
> integrated with Yahoo Mail Beta (sending attachments back and forth)
> with possible drag and drop functionality. Once you are connected
> to the internet and logged into your Yahoo ID, you have your entire
> world at your fingertips (news from My Yahoo Page, pictures in
> Flickr, files from My Briefcase, communication via email and mail
> chat), no matter what computer you are on in the entire world.
> Thats the vision anyway....maybe I demand too much.
> --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "toomuchgreentea"
> <toomuchgreentea@> wrote:
> > Like Sasafrass said, we don't know.
> > I think the briefcase issue has been discussed before, but I'm
> > at lost: why would you want briefcase when you can store and search
> > attachments directly in Yahoo Mail?
> > I don't think web apps can access the local file system through
> > drag-drop without explicit permission, so if that is to be
> > implemented, it will likely require installation of an
> > extension/add-on (like what they did with the soon-to-be-gone
> > Photos beta).
> > --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, Sasafrass <sasafrass452@> wrote:
> > >
> > > We honestly don't know, except that the calendar will eventually
> > > updated for the beta interface.
> > >
> > > Pete wrote:
> > > > Just wondering what kind of features we can expect in the
> > > > months/years....
> > > >
> > > > -drag and drop (*multiple*) attachments?
> > > > -sending picture attachments directly from flikr (flikr
> > > > -improved and integrated yahoo briefcase (i.e. send incoming or
> > outgoing
> > > > attachments directly to briefcase) with more storage, drag drop
> > > > features, etc?
> > > > -msn integration with yahoo mail chat?
> > > > -improved calendar (compatible with outlook, thunderbird,
> > > > gmail, aol, etc.)?
> > > >
> > > > what other features are going to be available?
> > > >
> > >
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