Until now, Yahoo mail had a limited attachment space of up to 25MB, but this time they’ve teamed up with DropBox to allow their email users to send attachments without any limits.
The Dropbox integration is now available globally and available in Yahoo! mail for English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has been axing many of Yahoo’s products as they’ve been unsuccessful and don’t appear to have any future in the market. Yahoo! maybe trying to increase its email service consumer base by having an integrated Dropbox feature. In any case, this will be useful as a lot of end users who don’t use Dropbox feature ‘directly’.
The new attachment service allows Yahoo mail users to send and receive larger attachments via the company’s service. When you try to upload a file with a size of over 25MB, the file will be automatically uploaded on Dropbox and can be shared using their Dropbox link. You will require to sign up with Dropbox, should you have to use this service.
David McDowell, Yahoo! Mail’s Senior Director of Product Management said “Starting today, Dropbox is available within Yahoo! Mail. This integration allows you to share and store files more easily, whether they are vacation photos or important documents like tax returns and research papers. And, because files can be stored in your Dropbox account online, it’s easy to find the files you want even when you are away from your desktop. Dropbox is available within Yahoo! Mail for the Web in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. For those of you new to Dropbox, you can quickly create an account from within Yahoo! Mail.”
Source: YMail! Blog