Yahoo! Mail just announced that they are blocking users who have ad blockers turned on, from accessing their email. One customer summarized it this way: “And they say @Yahoo can’t innovate? They came up with a very innovative way of driving people away from Yahoo Mail.”
The lesson is clear. Web models that depend on advertising will ultimately give short shrift to customer privacy, to continue to stay in business. Users shut out ads to keep their privacy. They also shut them out to avoid a significant source of malware. These choices are now denied to them. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
A few weeks ago we opened up the brand new version of Zoho Mail for preview. Since then, we’ve had a whirlwind of messages flooding our inboxes with feedback, suggestions, congratulations and even some disapproval. First, thank you all so much for taking the time to write to us.
Before I delve further into the details of this update, let me tell you why we’ve spent years developing this latest edition. What was the problem in the first place?
Are you responsible for your organization’s Zoho Mail management? Do you know your way around Zoho Mail’s Control Panel?
The control panel is often the most important tool in email hosting, and we want to help you get the best out of it. That’s why the Zoho Mail team is hosting a webinar about the control panel on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10am PDT.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6729085194221571841
Come join our webinar and learn how to take care of business email, explore customization options, and leverage automation features to make your email hosting experience a smooth one.
If you’re like me, you read perhaps a hundred emails a day. A few are very important. Some need follow up. Some become references to important information. Some are reminders. Most are worthless. By the end of the day, you lose track getting to what you need. By the end of the week, you just give up.
Your inbox is now a never ending repository of information with more stuff flowing in than out. Hundreds, or even thousands, of messages are routine. The emails that truly matter get buried, and important tasks slip through the cracks.
That’s the problem we solve.
Meet Inbox Insight — a search-based email app that’s the first of it’s kind. Inbox Insight simply gets you just what you need. Read more
Looking for ways to move your business to a professional email service? (Did we mention Zoho Mail is free for up to 25 users?) Join us at our webinar and we’ll help you get started!
What will you learn?
- How to get your own domain or use one you already have
- Adding email aliases
- Enabling two factor authentication & app specific passwords
- Configuring POP/IMAP & Active Sync on your devices
- Setting up email forwarding/ time zones/ language
- Working with the native Zoho Mail Android/ iOS apps
- And more….
If you can’t make it at this time, don’t worry. This will be recorded and shared with you to review at your own leisure.
See you there!
Update: Thanks to the overwhelming response we’ve received for the webinar, we have added a new time slot at 9am PST. To register for the 9am slot, click here.
We’re glad to announce that the long awaited native mobile app for Zoho Mail is now available on the App Store and Google Play. The app is free for all Zoho Mail users irrespective of the email plan.
We’ve designed the app so that it is simple and familiar to use yet sophisticated enough to let you do more; from one powerful email app. So besides providing a sleek, intuitive and fluid interface to access your email on the run, it also includes exclusive Calendar, Contacts and Files modules – a complete email app suite. The result is an app that empowers users to maximize their productivity while on the move.
Microsoft recently ended custom domain support for outlook.com, their free email service. Google buried Google Apps free edition back in December 2012. So with Microsoft and Google having turned their backs (but not their wallets!) to SMBs, what should Zoho do?
Well, when Google ended Google Apps Free edition, we increased our free plan to 5 users. Let us take a peek at what happened to the no. of sign ups to Zoho Mail email hosting plans:
Given that an approx 600% increase in sign ups over five quarters is quite impressive, we have decided to raise the bar further.
Starting today, we are increasing the number of users / mailboxes offered with our free email hosting plan, doubling it from 5 to 10 free users. And oh! It’s also ad-free. Beat that!