Yahoo! Maktoob on Sunday launched Yahoo! Mail in Arabic with a fully Arabic interface and unlimited storage.
“The global Yahoo! Mail is a very popular and leading email service in the region, and we’re very excited to be bringing that same fantastic experience in the Arabic language,” said Ahmed Nassef, Vice President and Managing Director, Yahoo! Middle East.
“Maktoob was a pioneer in Arabic email, but people today have come to expect a more sophisticated email service and a full communication solution with premium features. This is where our new Yahoo! Mail in Arabic leverages Yahoo!’s global capabilities for a rich and more personal communications experience,” he added.
Yahoo! Maktoob says Yahoo! Mail in Arabic will give fast performance even in regions where only basic Internet speeds are offered.
New anti-phishing technology has reduced spam e-mails by 60 per cent which will benefit users of Yahoo! Mail in Arabic, says Yahoo! Maktoob.
There's unlimited space, so users of Yahoo! Mail in Arabic can keep all messages, photos and videos as long as they want.
Users of Yahoo! Mail in Arabic can instantly respond to messages from Facebook, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Mail and other webmail providers with a new, easy quick reply bar. Users can view photo slideshows, inline videos and more from within their inboxes. People can also check out photos and videos that friends and family send via Flickr, Picasa and Youtube through the Inbox.
Yahoo! Mail in Arabic prioritises messages and contacts that matter most. When people want to compose an IM or send an email they will find their most frequent contacts and lists shown to them. People can now also chat with Facebook friends alongside Windows Live and Yahoo! Messenger contacts and view all of their past IM and text conversations within Yahoo! Mail.
Users of Yahoo! Mail in Arabic can choose from over 50 themes and stationery options and customise how they view messages and contacts.
A new mail search feature helps people get answers faster by finding the right e-mails. When searching through Yahoo! Mail in Arabic, a right-hand refinement column appears, letting users navigate, sort and narrow the search results by sender, attachment file, date or folder location.