Impressions29 Jun 2007 10:24 am

This afternoon I was using google to search about work related stuffs and I was not getting good results. Then I decided to try yahoo because I remembered a post of Frederico saying that in some cases the yahoo’s search is beating google’s one.
The first thing that I noticed was both search interfaces are identical. But I’m not writing to accuse anyone. I’m writing to talk about yahoo email interface, so let’s go back to the history.

After a frustrated search, since I couldn’t find what I was looking for anyway, I decided to verify my yahoo mail. I can’t even remember when was the last time that I did it. I just have this account for that lists that didn’t migrate to googlegroups yet.
When logged in, it appeared a page asking if I want to test the new yahoo email interface and I accepted that. Actually it was released last year, but I haven’t tried it yet.
So I accepted to be a beta tester and saw an amazing environment that is a mix of my igoogle with google reader, gtalk, small calendar and email in a beautiful interface. But this was just the first impression.

The first thing that I tried was the option menu and for my surprise I saw an “under construction” message at least in “account”, “filter”, “pop & forwarding” options. This was the message:

” Pardon our appearance during construction
We’re still tweaking the Yahoo! Mail Beta POP & Forwarding option. Temporarily you’ll need to access it through the original Yahoo! Mail interface. But, rest assured, any changes made will take effect once you’ve reloaded the Yahoo! Mail Beta.”

OK, it is a beta interface but I never saw it in google beta stuffs, mainly after about 8 Months opened to public use.

Another thing that disappointed me was that I couldn’t use the chat interface. It seems that it is not working under linux “yet”. I could neither to include a blog rss in the reader part. And the window that appeared to include the rss has broken when trying moving it.

Next year I’ll try it again to see if Yahoo has solved this problems. Now I need to go back to my work that is not related to this email interface but it is late too…

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