Yahoo Mail

Access your Yahoo mail from your phone, send and receive emails to contacts and access Yahoo news

  • Category:

    Email

  • Works under:

    Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.0 / Android 4.3 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2.2

  • Also available for:

    Windows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.0 (47)

Everything you love about Yahoo Mail on every device.

If you’ve ever tried to access Yahoo Mail from the mobile website, you know how awful it can be. There are layout issues, sometimes tabs are trapped in a perpetual loop of loading but you don’t know that because the animations are broken.

With the Yahoo Mail app for Android you’ll be able to quickly access everything in your account from all of your devices, customize your inbox, connect with other Yahoo services like Yahoo News and so much more.

The first thing you’ll notice after installing the app is that it’s taken a lot of design cues from Google Mail. You’ll have a tabbed layout where different types of emails (promotional, social, spam) go to different mini-inboxes that help keep your main inbox clutter-free.

You’ll still be able to mark emails and senders as important (just click the little star next to the email!) and you’ll still have the ability to block annoying emails too along the bottom pane of your email window.

One of the most interesting things in this version of the app are the mail themes. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of color schemes, lovely and fun design themes as well as create your own custom themes with a little CSS know-how, too.

Please note that this app works best on tablets; many users have reported that the interface can appear somewhat “squished” on older Android phones.

While we like the way this app looks, it leaves a lot to be desired in the functionality department. Many users have complained of the constant refreshing in the inbox when you navigate to the page (it won’t do this when you’re in one of the sub-inboxes), this can take several seconds to resolve and sometimes makes the app hang to the point of having to restart it.

Another issue is spam filtering – it just doesn’t work. Many users have complained on the official Yahoo Mail Facebook page that they often receive junk email in their inbox but have to go digging through the spam folder to find their mail. This is more of a problem with Yahoo Mail itself than a problem with the app.

Other than poor spam filtering and auto-refresh issues, Yahoo’s latest attempt at a mobile mail client is getting a lot closer to the competition. If you need to access Yahoo Mail on your phone or tablet, go ahead and check it out; if not, just use the website instead.

Pros

  • Beautiful Layout The latest version has been redesigned to take advantage of large, high-def tablet screens.
  • New Tabbed Inbox Browsing Emails are sorted by type to keep your inbox clutter-free.

Cons

  • Poor Spam Filtering You’ll find spam in your inbox and important emails in your spam folder.
  • Instant Refresh Isn’t So Instantaneous Sometimes the inbox refresh hangs for seconds or gets stuck in a loop.

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