Yahoo Mail Integrates Drop.io To Support 100 Megabyte Attachments - gHacks Tech News

Yahoo Mail Integrates Drop.io To Support 100 Megabyte Attachments

Big companies are not only currently competing with each other in the search engine niche but also when it comes to webmail. It's actually the same three companies - that is Yahoo, Microsoft and Google - that provide both search engine and web mail services. One of the latest areas of interest for web mail providers is the attachment size race. Google Mail recently raised the maximum attachment size for Gmail users to 20 Megabytes which was shortly thereafter matched by Yahoo Mail.

Yahoo Mail today announced the integration of the Drop.io service as an application into Yahoo Mail. Drop.io is a file hosting service on the Internet that can be used to upload and share files on the Internet.

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The Yahoo Mail solution adds a one-click option to upload attachments with a size of up to 100 Megabytes. Users who receive emails with attachments that have been uploaded this way will see a link that is pointing to the uploaded files. Recipients have then options to view online or download the attachments to their computer system.

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users who do not see Applications in the left sidebar need to visit the Yahoo Mail Applications page to enable them. The Attach Large Files is then available from the applications menu. The feature makes it a bit easier and more comfortable for users to share larger files although this method can be easily replicated manually by users who use different online email services like Gmail.

Update: It seems that the feature has been pulled again from Yahoo Mail. The application page is no longer available, and while the applications page lists an attachments app, it only lists the attachments received in the past and does not provide you with options to use the Drop.io service to send large attachments via Yahoo Mail.

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  1. Kai said on September 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm
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    @martin: My regular attachment limit is still 10 MB. I guess they’re rolling out the updates progressively, uh?

    Btw, Yahoo Mail Apps is really cool! Not only the Drop.io service is useful but all the others (Paypal, Picnik, etc.) as well. As a webmail user, I don’t need POP or IMAP and I don’t much spam so I’m seriously considering switching to Yahoo mail from Gmail.

    The only complaint i have about Gmail is that they seem to focus on adding some features that most normal users would never use. I mean, currently you can play Snake from Gmail but you can’t add HTML signatures?! Also, mouse gestures and such are cool features but most users (the less tech-savvy) don’t even know how it works anyway. And I forgot to mention that linking multiple Gmail accounts is rather tricky compared to the way it works in Yahoo or Hotmail. Come on, Google, you can do better than that! :)

  2. Vanillaman said on September 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm
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    Once again, Martin is giving out false or inaccurate information. Drop.io is NOT listed anywhere on Yahoo! Applications, at least not in the UK, but that’s a detail he “yet again” neglected to mention.

    1. Martin said on September 21, 2009 at 6:49 pm
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      Do you want me to check out all 200+ countries to see if a service is supported? If it is not there yet be patient, it will eventually come. No need to be so bitchy about it.

      1. Vanillaman said on September 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm
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        Hardly bitchy. You’ve managed to piss off people before due to misleading or dangerous information. If you can’t take the heat…………

      2. Martin said on September 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm
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        Information sometimes is not more accurate because of the information provided by the service or company.

      3. Vanillaman said on September 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm
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        Fair enough, but it might be a good idea to mention that just to avoid the flack, or even just mention that something may not be available in all countries. It’ll save you hassle too.

  3. Kai said on September 21, 2009 at 7:02 pm
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    Yeah, as I guessed, they are rolling out the updates progressively, I got the new interface + 25 mb attachment a week ago.

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