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Why Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail stink.

2006-12-10 17:10:28

I checked in on my Yahoo! mail and Hotmail accounts today, something I do every few months to keep them alive.

When you sign in to Yahoo! Mail, you see some ads and top news stories. There's a link to your inbox where your new messages are.

When you sign in to Hotmail, there is a link to your inbox, and a bunch of other links to other stuff.

But, you can't actually see your, you know, new mail and stuff. Subjects, senders and dates of new messages.

How hard is it to figure out that when you sign into email, you might want to see your messages? All other mistakes they make are not surprising, given this whopper.