Yahoo started cleaning their house again, this time Yahoo Mail Classic got the axe, and other notable services to go away are older versions of Yahoo mail and Messenger apps for feature phones. Back in December 2012 Yahoo has discontinued Yahoo Messenger public chat rooms and other features.
Jay Rossiter, EVP of Platforms says in Ycorpblog “Like we announced last month, we want to bring you experiences that inspire and entertain you every day. That means taking a hard look at all of our products to make sure they are still central to your daily habits. As part of that ongoing effort, today we are shutting down a few more products.”
Yahoo Closing Mail Classic and More services
On April 30 following Yahoo services will be shut down.
- Yahoo Deals
- Yahoo SMS alerts
- Yahoo Kids
- Yahoo mail and messenger feature phone (J2ME) apps
On June 3, 2013, Yahoo will close classic Mail version and before that prompts user to switch to new Yahoo Mail, if they’re on older browsers or dialup connection basic/html version of New yahoo mail will be offered to them.
If they don’t want to switch to New Yahoo mail they’re allowed to download Yahoo mail using IMAP and also can can transfer their emails and contacts using third-party provider like TrueSwitch, they can then close their account.
Which Yahoo product you don’t like going away? share with us in comments.