by CIO Staff

Yahoo Opens E-Mail App to Developers

Oct 02, 20061 min

Yahoo has opened up its e-mail application to developers, enabling them to use the code to build additional functionality into the program, in an effort to beef up the popular Web mail program’s features, BBC News reports.

Yahoo said as many as “tens of thousands” of add-ons could result from the opening of the code, according to BBC News.

The Web heavy will continue to keep the code behind its user name and password system under lock and key, but developers will be able to access nearly all other components of Yahoo’s e-mail application, BBC News reports.

Yahoo Mail currently boasts some 257 million registered users, according to BBC News.

In the past, Yahoo’s broadband partners were the only ones with access to the code behind its e-mail program, according to BBC News.

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