Six months ago we started something big with the launch of Yahoo! Mail Beta. Since then a lot has happened. Millions of users have opted in, dozens of improvements have been released and thousands of issues have been reported (and fixed!). All of that has gone into making what we have today: a product ready for prime time.
In this post I want to give an updated look at the technology that has gone into this release. As always theres too much to cram into a single blog post so Ill touch on some of the highlights and particularly the ones that work directly toward our three main goals for the new Yahoo! Mail: Faster, Safer and Easier to use.
The main goal for the new Yahoo! Mail has always been speed and this new version is twice as fast as any of our former products. A huge amount of work has gone into making that a reality. Let me briefly recap my last post on the topic then cover some additional work weve done.