Underscoring its commitment to continually enhance the e-mail service, Yahoo! Mail has announced its plans to upgrade the storage capacity for its free users worldwide to one gigabyte, 1GB. Beginning late April, Yahoo! Mail will become the largest e-mail provider to deliver 1GB of storage space free to consumers worldwide.
"Beginning next month, people can enjoy 1GB of storage for free and take comfort in the fact that Yahoo! Mail continues to protect the privacy and security of their inboxes," said Andy Spillane, Vice President, Yahoo! Mail. "We know that people are using their Yahoo! Mail accounts to send and store more attachments, photos and important messages than ever before. By providing 1GB of storage for free, we continue with our eight years tradition of making Yahoo! Mail an even more essential part of people's lives," said Spillane.
The 1GB storage upgrade represents an increase of more than four times the 250 megabytes (MB) of space that Yahoo! Mail users currently enjoy free. Yahoo! also offers consumers 20MB attachment limits, along with Spam Guard, AddressGuard™ and numerous additional features.
On the new offer, Neville Taraporewalla, Country General Manager, Yahoo! India, said, "The announcement to provide 1 GB of free storage along with even powerful security tools to protect inboxes from spam is another feather in Yahoo! Mail's cap. India occupies a very special space for Yahoo's global scheme of operations. Our endeavor has always been to provide our Indian users with continued innovations and product enhancements."
According to a company release, Yahoo! Mail also announced that it has expanded its powerful suite of security tools with virus cleaning for free, from Norton AntiVirus™, in addition to the virus scanning already offered.