Of Yahoo! and GMail

Well, as Tom and Joe have reported, Yahoo has upped their limits on their email accounts. The free ones are now 100MB and if you pay the annual $19.99 for MailPlus (like I do) then your storage goes to a whopping 2GB. Excellent. Take THAT GMail 🙂

I also now have a GMail account, and I have two more invites that I can send out. If you want one of them, let me know. The Captain was already whining so I’ve sent him one, but I’m now ready to share with other Domino faithful in the community.

It’ll be interesting to see how things shake out in these free email wars. The Google search and targeted ads seem like pretty cool features, but it remains to be seen how good spam prevention is. Also, there is now a POP3 program to allow you to get GMail down to your machine. Wonder how long it will take GMail to kill that off?

I can’t wait to see where this is all going because webmail services are just going to get better and better and we will all benefit.