I have a Yahoo! id and have used it for the past 9 years atleast, primarily Yahoo! Mail.  I don’t use any other Yahoo services, except for Finance, that too once in a blue moon.  I also have a hotmail id and a gmail id.  But don’t use them much.  I check them,  like,  once in a month or so, just to delete spam 😦

And what will Microsoft do if its bid for Yahoo! is successful?

  • Retain Yahoo! mail as it is (least likely?)
  • Retain Yahoo! mail ids but migrate the platform to Microsoft technologies
  • Migrate Yahoo! mail users to Windows Live Mail (most likely?)

Now I am seriously thinking of making gmail my primary account going forward.  I don’t how many Yahoo! Mail users are currently thinking of moving away from Yahoo! Mail, given that Microsoft has made a hostile unsolicited bid for Yahoo!  And thats the irony.  What use is acquisition of Yahoo! to Microsoft, if many users like me ditch Yahoo! services for good?  Seems like Flickr users are already banding together to start a campain asking Microsoft to keep its dirty hands off.

How do I download the current mail content in my Yahoo Inbox to my local hard drive?  Pointers welcome!

Update: http://www.tnl.net/blog/2008/02/01/non-obvious-winners-and-losers-in-microsoft-yahoo-deal/ – first comment!