View Poll Results: Do you prefer Yahoo or GMail on your iPhone?
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- 08-05-2009, 07:12 PM #2
- 08-05-2009, 07:31 PM #3
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- 08-05-2009, 09:12 PM #5
...at present I'm using GMail, albeit I have a Yahoo account, too. I was just gathering information.
I guess GMail will break leaps and bounds when they/Apple release PUSH. I'm using nuevasync.com/ at present. And it works pretty well...
Last edited by naviwilliams; 08-05-2009 at 09:28 PM.
- 08-05-2009, 09:29 PM #7
i use both. the problem is that while yahoo has push, you cant forward the email to any other acct, ie mobileme. gmail, while it can be forwarded, doesnt have push, but it does forward to mobileme. you lose the imap functionality you find with gmail alone, but pick it up with the mobile me if you are using it. if i wasnt using mobileme, i think i would probably use yahoo, only for the push (although it is very spotty) and it has an imap like setup as well. if push isnt a big deal, then gmail is more robust in features to me. now like you said navi, when gmail starts to push, then i'll quit forwarding (maybe) to mobile me and use it. i think both are good choices, and if you're using the nuevasync.com option, you're pretty much set there as well.
- 08-05-2009, 09:34 PM #8
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- 08-05-2009, 10:18 PM #10iPhone Beginner
- 59 Posts
I use both frequently. I just find gmail is much faster @ e-mailing bigger attachments such as photos or video. I also don't like how the Yahoo makes me pay $20 a year to get the same features Google gives me for free. Hopefully eventually I can make a permanent switch over.
- 08-05-2009, 11:24 PM #11
Gmail rocks! Had Yahoo for awhile but just never really liked it for some reason. I use Gmail for all of my personal accounts but I use MobileMe for business.
- 08-06-2009, 12:15 AM #12iPhone Intermediate
- 121 Posts
It's just easier, both on my Mac and my iPhone. Tags let me tag everything I have and I have 7 GB worth of storage and it's growing. Not to mention I love everything that Google is doing and more (Chrome, GMail, Voice, it's all good)
Besides, Yahoo is really out for the money and they're sleeping with the enemy, Microsoft, a lot of the time too.Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.
- 08-06-2009, 01:16 AM #13
Yahoo only for push.
I prefer Gmail as it knows the difference between spam and "RE: Re: Re:". Yahoo constantly puts email from people that I have replied to in spam.
I also use MoMe, which is great for push (works flawlessly) and for storage.
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- 08-06-2009, 09:55 AM #22iPhone Beginner
- 52 Posts
If you want push you need a Microsoft exchange, MobileMe, or Yahoo account. Although Yahoo's push is very unreliable from what others have said.
I just got MobileMe less than a month ago and I love it. I have used AOL for over a decade and finally switched because I really needed push for work and have my contacts and calender backed up and pushed to me. Plus it's great having the locate me feature if I loose or my iPhone gets stolen.
- 08-06-2009, 10:05 AM #23
Hi Guys! New to the iPhone, but coming from a BlackBerry, I can say that Yahoo's push SUCKS! Big! Sometimes I will open my Yahoo inbox and it will download 8 messages, some that I should have received from our ago and on occasion even from the night before! For someone who is so accustomed to perfect push from BalckBerry, this is not something I want t get used to. I am now using MobileMe for push and it is great so far. Never any surprises from hours ago.
On the poll, I have always used gmail, I have like 5 personal gmail accounts for different people / things. Yahoo sucks.
- 08-06-2009, 10:24 AM #24iPhone Nanite
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No Contest. Gmail.
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.
These are the main reasons to use Gmail instead of Yahoo.
When it comes to the iPhone specifically, Gmail syncs with the iPhone mail app. It's syncs 2-way, so your mail on your phone and your mail in the cloud are always the same.
The Gmail web app (in Safari) for the iPhone is slick and fast.
To be fair, I haven't used Yahoo Mail in Safari on the iPhone. But I don't see how it could possibly improve upon Gmail.
Hope this helps!
PS: I don't have any affiliation with Google. lol
- 08-06-2009, 10:36 AM #25
I use both but Yahoo! is my primary. I've had that account for a dozen years now and see some reasons to change but they are not so huge that I feel like I'm forced into it. Will likely keep things the way they are until a better solution comes along.