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Dear Yahoo Mail:

We’ve been together for over 11 years now.  You were my first email account.  You’ve seen me through different relationships, schools, jobs, unemployment; you’ve seen me through the good times and the bad.  I think I love you, but I’m not in love with you.

You see, I’ve been having problems with you over the last few months.  It’s really not your fault per se.  It’s just that I’ve been growing and branching out and you have, well, you have basically been the same.  I know, I know, you’ve tried.  You’ve changed storage limits, you’ve become fee-free, you’ve even gone beta on me.  I appreciate that and that is part of what I love about you.

All these years you’ve served me well, through the Hotmails, the Squirrelmails, the johnnycomelatelymails.  However, there are just certain things that I have not been able to get over.  Remember when you used to charge me $25.00 a year for unlimited storage and then you handed it out for free?  Remember when you wouldn’t offer up free pop access?  Remember when I couldn’t get messages on my smartphone that I set up Yahoo Mail inbox filters for? Remember when you went into Beta and kept crashing my computer?  Remember Yahoo Briefcase?  You just haven’t kept up Yahoo Mail and now I’ve found something better.

I’m leaving you Yahoo Mail and I’m getting with GMail.  It’s not you and heck, it’s not necessarily me.  It’s the user community.  To my knowledge, no one has built a Yahoo equivalent of GDrive, Google Docs, a GTD plug-in, and Remember the Milk integration?  Why now, you ask?  Well I downloaded Yahoo Go and it well stinks.  It keeps crashing my phone and it’s too little, too late.  Google beat you too it.

Good luck Yahoo Mail.  I wish you the best.

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