Wait... Yahoo mail is cluttered compared to Gmail? Huh?
I can only assume you use the free version and it is much different. I've had "Mail Plus" since Oct 2004. Costs me $20 a year but I get EXACTLY what I want. Mail and NOTHING but mail. No ads, no weather map, nothing but my mail.
I have a Gmail account but don't use it, can't stand it because of the ads.
I can't believe Microsoft buying Yahoo would be anything but bad news for Yahoo mail.
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