Yahoo Mail

Get Yahoo mail on Android

Yahoo Mail is designed to provide you with fast and easy access to your Yahoo! email account from your Android device - without having to load the mobile web site. View full description

PROS

  • Well designed user interface
  • Customizable with themes
  • 'Plug in' other Yahoo services

CONS

  • Spam filtering isn't great
  • Slows down at times

Good
7

Yahoo Mail is designed to provide you with fast and easy access to your Yahoo! email account from your Android device - without having to load the mobile web site.

Looks good

Yahoo Mail offers a comfortable ride in terms of navigating your email. Its interface is easily readable and clearly laid-out. Just like the Gmail app for Android, folders and options appear in a panel on the right with your list of mails showing next to this. Tap on a mail header and the email will be displayed in a preview pane on the right. Options for replying, trashing, blocking, starring, etc. appear at the bottom of the email pane.

A nice feature of Yahoo Mail, carried over from the web version, is its support for themes. There are several attractive designs to choose from in a range of color schemes, so you can tailor your email client to suit your mood.

Yahoo Mail is well optimized for Android tablets, and it's a very comfortable experience.

Yahoo Mail's shiny, attractive interface masks a few niggly problems under the hood of the app. For instance, the spam filtering of Yahoo Mail is questionable. Often, I found genuine emails in the spam folder, while junk was littering my inbox. For me, spam is definitely more of an issue in Yahoo Mail than it is in Gmail or Outlook, and many users report similar problems on Yahoo Mail's Google Play page.

Another annoyance of the Yahoo Mail app is the constant refreshing every time you navigate your inbox, where the app checks for new mail. Sometimes you have to wait a few seconds for this to finish, which is unacceptable in a modern mobile email client.

The latest version of Yahoo Mail for Android plugs you in to various Yahoo services to keep you updated on what's going on. So, you can now access news, weather, sports scores, videos, and more from within the mail client. It's a handy way of staying in touch, much like you can do with Google Now.

Should you ditch Gmail for Yahoo Mail?

If you use Gmail at the moment, Yahoo Mail isn't good enough to warrant switching to. The app is well designed and has some useful features but the spam filtering isn't good enough and the app has some niggly performance issues.

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— User reviews — about Yahoo Mail

  • Sandeep Gill

    by Sandeep Gill

    "Best Email Client for getting Yahoo! mails instantly on the Android phone."

    Get your important mail on your phone now. Few version of this app are not that much good. But the app works enough in c... More.

    reviewed on March 5, 2015

  • bluesrev1252

    by bluesrev1252

    "Somewhat Okay"

    I still like to use Yahoo for my calendar for the shared featu... More.

    reviewed on May 25, 2012

  • CMOS2

    by CMOS2

    "Do Not Update to Version 1.4.0"

    Yahoo! decided not to improve the app, but hit it with ads! Ve... More.

    reviewed on April 12, 2012

  • The HOO

    by The HOO

    "Very bad version 1.3.10"

    Someone released an unacceptable version. Works when it feels like, very unreliable. It refreshes forever and can't ge... More.

    reviewed on March 6, 2012

  • badger01

    by badger01

    "Incompetent"

    Yahoo has totally disabled from my receiving my Yahoo mail on my android phone today. Yahoo says mandatory download. D... More.

    reviewed on February 24, 2012