Ghacks has been pretty Gmail centric in the last year concentrating news and tips on the service more than other email services such as Hotmail, Outlook.com or Yahoo Mail..
The main reason for that is probably because there is more to write about Gmail than about other email services like Yahoo Mail or Live Mail.
Could also be that Google is doing a better job at communicating changes they make to their email service. We have published a post a few days ago about Yahoo Mail login problems that some users experienced on the Yahoo Mail website, and it has gotten quite popular.
These users have two alternative options on how to connect to their Yahoo Mail account if they experience connectivity issues.
The first is by using a desktop email client like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, the second a notifier like Yahoo Mail Notifier for Firefox.
Both solutions obviously only work if the username and password of the Yahoo Mail account are at hand and still working.
They can however help you cope with display or loading problems on the Yahoo Mail website.
Yahoo Mail Notifier is a simple Firefox add-on that will display the unread mail count of a Yahoo Mail account in the Firefox statusbar. The add-on supports multiple Yahoo accounts which can be switched easily from the statusbar as well.
The preferences provide you with options to change the frequency new email checks, clicking preferences to open Yahoo Mail and notifications if new emails have been received. The extension can play a sound when new mail is available, display an alert, or a popup. All of the options can be configured individually so that you can turn on all, some or none of them.
Here you can also configure the action of a left-click, middle-click and right-click on the Yahoo Mail Notifier icon in the Firefox interface. You can set a left-click to check for new mails for example, a middle-click to open the Yahoo Mail web page in a new tab, and a right-click to load it in a background tab.
Yahoo Mail Notifier is a simple Firefox add-on that can be helpful for users who do not want to check the Yahoo Mail page all the time to see if new emails have been received. It is available on the Mozilla Firefox website.Advertisement
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