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What is Ymail?

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Ymail is a free email service provided by Yahoo. It was launched in 2008 as an alternative to Yahoo Mail. As of 2023, Ymail has more than 225 million users.

Ymail is not different from Yahoo Mail in terms of features and other functionalities, but it offers users an alternative shorter domain name. Ymail email addresses use the format and can be accessed through the Yahoo Mail website or app.

How to create a Ymail account?

In this section, we’ll provide a detailed guide on how to create a Ymail account:

Step 1: Search Ymail on any search engine and then click on the link. Once you have opened the Ymail link, click on Create an account.

Step 2: Fill in all the details including your name, password and the choice of email address.

Step 3: Enter your recovery mobile number and click on Send Code.

Enter the code and then you are good to go.

Also read: How to block email address in Yahoo: 3 ways explained

Ymail vs Gmail: Which is better for you?

Ymail and Gmail are both popular email services. However, in terms of user base, Gmail is still far ahead of Yahoo. Both services offer similar features except storage where Ymail defeats Gmail by a vast margin. As of now, the free Ymail service provides one terabyte of storage space compared to Gmail which offers a meagre 15 GB. Some might say that 1 TB is a total overkill for a basic email service as normally, even a few GBs are enough for most people.

Other than that and the domain name, both services are pretty similar. Some people like the dashboard of Ymail as you get several widgets for news, weather, and sports, while Gmail prefers a simple and minimalistic dashboard with tools for organising your inbox.

Both services claim to have a robust security mechanism. However, hackers might disagree as we have seen instances of Yahoo hacks in 2014 and 2017 while Gmail too is not totally safe.

As far as integration with other services is concerned, Gmail is better suited for you as Google has a complete set of productivity tools and applications and Gmail’s integration with these suits is seamless and robust.

Both Ymail and Gmail use advanced algorithms to filter out spam and unwanted messages. However, Gmail is widely considered to have the best spam protection on the market, thanks to its machine-learning algorithms and community-based reporting system.

In conclusion, we can say that you should go for Gmail unless you specifically want a domain name or you are bored with the simple interface of Gmail and want some exciting widgets every time you open your email.

Also read: 8 ways to stop Google Chrome search engine changing to Yahoo

Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Let us now head to some FAQs on the topic:

What is Ymail, and how is it different from Yahoo Mail?

Ymail is an email service offered by Yahoo.

Ymail and Yahoo Mail are the same services. It is just a matter of domain name preference.

Is Ymail a free email service?

Yes, you can use Ymail for free. However, there is a subscription of $5 if you require more storage space.

What features does Ymail offer?

Here are some of the features offered by Ymail:

  • Exciting widgets on the dashboard.
  • 1 TB storage space.
  • Integration with other services.
  • Security and spam filtration.
  • Mobile support.

With these features, Ymail is certainly one of the most used services across the web.

Can I access my Ymail account from my mobile device?

Yes, you can access your Ymail account from your mobile device. Just download the app and enter your username and password.

What is the maximum attachment size limit for Ymail?

The attachment size should be less than 25 MB.

Can I use Ymail with other email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook?

Yes, like other email clients, you can also link Ymal with Microsoft Outlook. Open Outlook and then go to File > Add Account. Then enter the email address and hit Connect.

Is Ymail a valid email address?

Yes, Ymail is a valid email address that you can use to send and receive emails.

Also read: How to add contacts to Yahoo Mail?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: