Yahoo! Maktoob, the premier digital media company, debuted today Yahoo! Mail in Arabic. The new service offers a fully Arabic interface that is intuitive and packed with the great features of the global Yahoo! Mail. As one of the largest and most trusted email brands in the world, the new Yahoo! Mail brings Arabic conversations to life within an experience that is fast, safe and easy to use.
“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! Mail in Arabic offers a host of features that include:
Lightning Speed: Leveraging Yahoo!’s cloud technology, Yahoo! Mail in Arabic provides fast performance even in regions where only basic Internet speeds are offered.
Spam Buster: Advanced SpamGuard technology and a new anti-phishing platform have reduced spam reports in Yahoo! Mail by 60 percent and help protect people from email hackers and unwanted instant message conversations. Globally, Yahoo! Mail blocks more than 550 billion spam messages per month.
Your Personal Archive: Store and organize all your important email and attachments. There's unlimited space, so keep all your messages, photos and videos as long as you want.
Social Infusion: People can instantly respond to messages from Facebook, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Mail and other webmail providers with a new, easy quick reply bar. Additionally, people 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.
Conversations Aren’t Just Email: Yahoo! Mail in Arabic prioritizes 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.
Tailor Your Inbox: People can choose from over 50 vibrant themes and stationery options to express their personalities and customize how they view messages and contacts.
Mail Search Redefined: A mail search experience leverages Yahoo!’s wealth of search science and technology to help people get answers faster by finding the right emails. When searching through Yahoo! Mail in Arabic, a right-hand refinement column appears, letting users easily navigate, sort and narrow the search results by sender, attachment file, date, or folder location.