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yahoo mail is slow as hell

When is gmail going to come?  I bet that will be fast without all the bloated HTML and junk.

It takes me like 10 seconds to read a message during lunch hours on yahoo.

Roose
Monday, May 17, 2004

you'll have that with free stuff

Yo
Monday, May 17, 2004

Have you tried taking a speed reading class?

yo
Monday, May 17, 2004

I pay for yahoo mail actually... and I have sbc yahoo DSL as well, so I pay through that too.

it takes 10 seconds to load, not 10 seconds to read.

Roose
Monday, May 17, 2004

You **pay** for Yahoo mail?.  You are the first i have actually heard who pays for it.  Wait for G Mail !

Why dont your try Mac E mail or some other service?

Karthik
Monday, May 17, 2004

i pay for yahoo mail as well - lot of serives I get with the paid plan are things I can't live without now.

Prakash S
Monday, May 17, 2004

Try Oddpost:

www.oddpost.com

It's light-years ahead of Yahoo Mail (or for that matter, probably Gmail.)  It uses DHTML to emulate the look-and-feel of Outlook, and is wicked fast.  I've been a satisfied customer for 2+ years.  It's not free, but it's worth every penny.

Robert Jacobson
Monday, May 17, 2004

Can't be.  Most of you devs are non-believers.  So if heaven doesn't exist, neither does hell.  So how can something be as slow as somthing that doesn't exist?

.
Monday, May 17, 2004

"Try Oddpost:"

"Account sign up is not available from this machine. Oddpost currently requires Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher) for Windows. If you’d like to see Oddpost released for other browsers or platforms, please drop us a line at info@oddpost.com. Thank you for your interest in Oddpost!"

I can't because the idiots designed it to be browser dependant.  Well at least it's not hosted on IIS.

Most secure ever.
Monday, May 17, 2004

"So, given the challenges of application development, we made a very simple business decision: we chose to target the platform with 95% of the market. If, in some infinitesimal way, this choice bolsters Microsoft’s browser monopoly, that’s unfortunate, but Oddpost is a for-profit business, not a monument to justice. We don’t hate Macs, Opera, or standards, and most of us don’t even worship Satan. But market forces dictate our behavior. It makes no sense to exhaust half our development resources catering to 5% of the market. Until the Patron Saint of DHTML Development drops off the briefcase full of money, we’ll continue to focus on making the best possible product for the majority of people on the web."

http://unraveled.com/archives/2003/07/an_interview_with_ethan_diamond

Robert Jacobson
Monday, May 17, 2004

IE 5.5 and up does not represent anything near 95% of the market. Therefore, their analysis is incorrect.

Obvious Man
Tuesday, May 18, 2004

"If, in some infinitesimal way, this choice bolsters Microsoft’s browser monopoly, that’s unfortunate, but Oddpost is a for-profit business, not a monument to justice."

That sounds just like the GNU manifesto

SNT the evolution of RMS
Tuesday, May 18, 2004

"IE 5.5 and up does not represent anything near 95% of the market"

Where can I find some sources for this statement. What is the curent estimated browser useage? Anybody?

I found this (a little old):
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/12/17/ie_accounts/

DJ
Tuesday, May 18, 2004

http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html , although it would probably underestimate IE usage a bit.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Try this query:

http://www.google.com/search?q=browser+usage+statistics

Robert Jacobson
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

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