View Poll Results: Do you prefer Yahoo or GMail on your iPhone?

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  • Yahoo

    36 21.69%
  • GMail

    130 78.31%
  1. Mugunth's Avatar
    yahoo is still there in the market because of their "lock in" strategies...
    Every other email provider has free POP/IMAP access while yahoo doesn't It doesn't have free email forwarding as well... If these two were available for all users (not just plus users), Yahoo would be long gone...!
    08-06-2009 10:43 AM
  2. marvar11's Avatar
    I use yahoo since its what ive always used. My girlfriend is running gmail because yahoo wasnt working for her. She likes the gmail
    08-06-2009 11:28 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    It's such a shame that Yahoo offers PUSH on the iPHone, FREE. Yet the spam and timing of PUSH is just pure rubbish...
    08-06-2009 02:28 PM
  4. avanden's Avatar
    Gmail. It's my main email address. Easy to use and has one of the best spam blockers out there.
    08-06-2009 02:42 PM
  5. Tkvang's Avatar
    Gmail!!! I do have a separate Yahoo account for their IM, but thats about all I use it for. Gmail rocks!! Just so many innovative features and I like the fact that they don't try to get you to upgrade to a plus account for so much a year. If I'm going to upgrade, I'd just as soon as get a MoMe account and keep my gmail. At least then I have push email that actually works right.
    08-06-2009 03:00 PM
  6. ptb6744#IM's Avatar
    I have been back and forth between using Yahoo and Gmail but Gmail is the best one out there. I love the web setup and they are always coming out with new things to keep it interesting.
    08-06-2009 04:09 PM
  7. iNickSays's Avatar
    a little off topic, but it seems, with the release of push notifications, that GMail should release it's own app in the app store similar to the one they have for Blackberrys.
    08-06-2009 08:07 PM
  8. ptb6744#IM's Avatar
    I don't want there to be an app per se, I'd much rather it be built in and native to the e-mail app that is on the phone similar to MobileMe an Yahoo.
    08-06-2009 08:25 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I hate Yahoo! because it's ugly and everything is loaded with ads. I don't use it on my computer so I wouldn't use it on my phone.
    08-06-2009 10:11 PM
  10. tapmyapp's Avatar
    Gmail all the way! even my school uses it...
    08-06-2009 10:14 PM
  11. btown11's Avatar
    Gmail all the way! even my school uses it...
    my universities' mail also goes through GMail, so the choice is pretty clear. Sync works well even if it doesn't include mail yet. Ironically, my school also offers Microsoft as a choice when you make your mail account, and they offer no exchange whatsoever. haha.
    08-07-2009 10:14 AM
  12. ptb6744#IM's Avatar
    lol after I posted on how I use Gmail, I went to log in to my Yahoo! e-mail account and it's down. I actually like both e-mail clients and its a 55/45 split to gmail because of their themes and labs but I do like both.

    Anyone else having Yahoo problems?
    08-07-2009 10:35 AM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I have both and my work email which is on exchange. I didn't want to bog down my phone so I just put my gmail on it because that is where I get most of my personal emails. The exchange is for work that's what I got my laptop for.
    08-07-2009 11:23 AM
  14. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...seems GMail is winning hands down. Now if only GPush would get released again
    08-09-2009 02:09 PM
  15. Duvi's Avatar
    Yes... gmail is the clear winner. It's been that way for a while now.

    I remember when everyone was dying to get an invite.
    Last edited by Duvi; 08-10-2009 at 05:43 PM.
    08-10-2009 12:51 AM
  16. charliej66's Avatar
    I've been using Yahoo! for quite a while, but after reading this thread I set up a Gmail account. I have to say I really like Gmail a lot.
    08-10-2009 05:22 PM
  17. CellInnovation's Avatar
    Gmail just does a lot of things right and doesn't get in the way. One of the most annoying features of the default Yahoo theme is it lists ALL the messages in your inbox on one page without giving you the option to display the messages on several pages. Thus, if you want to apply an operation, for instance delete a set of messages from a given timeframe, you have to select ALL the messages in your inbox or none at all and tick messages on or off one by one.... Very annoying! Even hotmail does a better job at this.

    Also i find searching through your mail messages on Yahoo is essentially broken, doesn't give the results you'd expect.
    It's little things like that that turn me off Yahoo.
    08-11-2009 02:06 AM
  18. baseballkyle's Avatar
    Gmail + PushMail is my setup and it works beautifully! Yahoo was simply unreliable and severely lacking in features (and it was Yahoo eh).
    08-12-2009 08:52 AM
  19. pourme's Avatar
    No!....never considered it!....
    08-12-2009 02:59 PM
  20. Duvi's Avatar
    No!....never considered it!....
    08-12-2009 08:31 PM
  21. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    I use both , but I like gmail the best . Less Spam , plus push is not that big of a deal .
    08-14-2009 06:56 AM
  22. Watcher's Avatar
    GMail sucks azz! Yahoo is the bomb!

    I have UNLIMITED space with Yahoo. I've never seen anyone give that option. I'm also allowed to send emails up to 20MB. I have never seen that option either from a free email service! My Yahoo mail is pushed IMMEDIATELY to my iPhone 3G. I get the mail on my iPhone faster than my PC does!

    And yes I have GMail but I don't use it. I have no need to until Google Wave comes out. Until then I'll be a chatting on Yahoo!
    Last edited by Watcher; 08-14-2009 at 07:55 AM.
    08-14-2009 07:45 AM
  23. Watcher's Avatar
    Okay, are you serious? That's like asking, which would you rather have: a $10,000 dollar bill or a 50 piece.

    Gmail is astronomically better than Yahoo.

    I used Yahoo Mail for several years, and then in April of 2004 I switched to Gmail. It is superior in every way. There is no tradeoff.

    1. Spam. In the past 5 years, I have received about 10 spam messages in my Inbox. Gmail has caught the rest. I've had exactly 1 message that was NOT spam, marked as spam. So ~11 messages incorrectly flagged in 5 years.

    2. Storage. With Gmail, you don't ever delete your old emails. You just "Archive" it, and it gets sent into the "All Mail" folder. This folder has (you guessed it) all your mail. You don't have to worry about "Do I delete this to save space? What if I need this email later?" Gmail gives you tons of storage--so just archive it, then you have it in case you need it.

    3. Search. Instead of sorting your emails into folders so you can browse to them more easily later, you just search. Gmail searches your email ridiculously fast.
    Those 3 reasons you stated my Yahoo mail does except for archiving it in a separate folder, but it keeps ALL of my mail and never deletes it. I don't know which Yahoo service you were using that it supposedly sucks all that bad.

    UPDATE: Dammit! I swear not even 2 hours after I write this I was telling my buddy that Sharing Contacts on the iPhone doesn't work via Email because it comes out on the other end as gibberish. He said, I've got GMail and mine came out fine just like an Outlook Contact. Apparently the way Yahoo mail sends it breaks up the .vcf attachment and sends it with all this code in it. Crap! Maybe I'll start also using my GMail!!!
    Last edited by Watcher; 08-14-2009 at 08:59 AM.
    08-14-2009 07:50 AM
  24. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Priceless!

    [QUOTE=Dammit! I swear not even 2 hours after I write this I was telling my buddy that Sharing Contacts on the iPhone doesn't work via Email because it comes out on the other end as gibberish. He said, I've got GMail and mine came out fine just like an Outlook Contact. Apparently the way Yahoo mail sends it breaks up the .vcf attachment and sends it with all this code in it. Crap! Maybe I'll start also using my GMail!!! [/QUOTE]
    08-14-2009 11:01 AM
  25. Duvi's Avatar
    Fix that quote Ivan. And yes, that is priceless! Hehe.

    How's push Gmail working for you?
    08-14-2009 11:07 AM
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