Yahoo Mail, the mail application of the United States’ number-two search engine, got itself a handful of new features this week—unveiled in a beta, or test version—including additional drag-and-drop icon organization functionality, built-in calendars and maps, an e-mail preview pane, RSS reader and enhanced search capabilities, the Associated Press reports via HoustonChronicle.com.
Any Web surfer using a Microsoft Internet Explorer browser on a Windows-based PC will be able to access the new test version, and Mozilla Firefox browser users with Macs or PCs will also have access, according to the AP.
All users need to do to access the new features is sign in to their existing Yahoo Mail accounts or register for a new one, the AP reports. They’ll then have the option of switching back and forth between the old and new interfaces, according to the AP.
Earlier this week, Yahoo announced a deal with PC maker Acer to preinstall a cobranded toolbar, as well as links to the Yahoo homepage and search engine, on Acer machines.
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