GMail from Google and Yahoo! Mail from Yahoo! Inc are two of the most popular e-mail service providers in the world.

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Gmail versus Yahoo Mail comparison chart
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  • current rating is 3.79/5
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  • current rating is 3.3/5
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Owner Google Inc Yahoo! Inc
Launched April 1, 2004 October 8, 1997
Interface script technique HTML/JavaScript/Ajax HTML/JavaScript/ CSS/Ajax
Virus scanning Yes (Sophos Anti-Virus) Yes (Trend Micro)
Custom "From:" address Yes Yes
Languages supported 40 27
Storage space 15 GB 1 terabyte
Attachment size allowed 20 MB 20 MB
IMAP support Yes Yes
POP3 support Yes Yes
Cost Free (Text ads when viewing messages, no ads in email content) Free (Ads)
Registration Required Required
Message view Conversation view Conversation view, optional regular view
Sort feature Not available Available (by Sender, Date etc.)
Folders feature Available Available
Keyboard shortcuts Available Available
Automatic forwarding Yes Yes
E-mail client access Yes (POP3, IMAP, SMTP) Yes (POP3, IMAP, SMTP)
Integration with IM service Google Talk, Jabber, AOL Instant Messenger Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger
Domain name customization Beta phase and only for existing domains Yes. Pricing ranges from $3.19 per month for 1 mailbox to $0.95 per mailbox for 30 mailboxes. Billed annually.

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