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The New Yahoo Mail App, Now on Android

By Andrew Molyneux, Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Mail

A couple of weeks back when we launched the new Yahoo Mail for iPhone, our goal was to put all the information you care about right at your fingertips. In addition to checking email more frequently, we’re seeing that iPhone users are spending more time in the app - browsing news, sports, videos and much more.

Beginning today, we’re bringing that new experience - with the same one-tap access to personalized, real-time news and information - to Android. Go ahead and check email, read the news, search, look up the forecast, catch up on sports, watch videos and browse Flickr, all in the same place, without the hassle of switching between apps.

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The new Yahoo Mail comes with a couple of features that are unique to Android. Simply swipe left or right or tap the relevant icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to quickly and seamlessly move between your inbox, news stream, and Today.

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And the Today icon displays the local weather, sports scores, news headlines, popular videos and stunning photographs, thanks to a new Flickr integration.

The new Yahoo Mail for Android is available in Google Play today, and the News and Yahoo Today experience will be rolling out to all supported devices over the next few days. We hope you enjoy it!

 

An Update on Yahoo Mail

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by Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

This has been a very frustrating week for our users and we are very sorry.

For many of us, Yahoo Mail is a lifeline to our friends, family members and customers. This week, we experienced a major outage that not only interrupted that connection, but caused many of…

An Important Update for Our Users

We are very sorry for recent difficulties with Yahoo Mail.

Some of our users have not been able to access their mail since 10:27 PM PST on Monday night, due to a hardware problem in one of our mail data centers. The issue has been harder to fix than we originally expected.

We have dozens of people working around the clock to bring it to a resolution. We believe our current efforts will restore our users’ access to their inboxes by 3 pm PST today.  We’ll post again then on our @YahooMail Twitter handle.

by Jeffrey Bonforte, SVP of Communication Products

UPDATE: Please check our Help page for the latest information. (last updated on 12/18, 12:30 PM Pacific Time)

Our Commitment to Your Security: Launching HTTPS As Standard for Yahoo Mail Users

by Jeffrey Bonforte, SVP of Communication Products

At Yahoo, we take the security of our users very seriously. In a constantly changing digital environment, we recognize the need to continuously evaluate how to best protect your information.

Yahoo Mail users can already enable https [or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)], a communications protocol that securely encrypts your information and messages as they move between your browser and Yahoo’s servers. You’ll find this option in your Yahoo Mail settings menu under the security tab. Electing this option enhances your privacy and security.

Starting January 8, 2014, we will make encrypted https connections standard for all Yahoo Mail users. Our teams are working hard to make the necessary changes to default https connections on Yahoo Mail, and we look forward to providing this extra layer of security for all our users.

Yahoo will continue to enhance our security technology, policies and practices to provide the best possible protections for our users. We invite you to check out our Yahoo Security Center to learn about other steps you can take to help protect yourself online.

UPDATE: 

In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.