Yahoo upgrades email storage to 1GB

Yahoo plans to once again raise its free email storage, this time to 1GB. The rise in email storage matches the same email storage offered by search rival Google. The storage change is said to begin in late April for Yahoo's free email users, whose current storage mark is set to 250MB. Yahoo said that it will take about two weeks for their free email users to see the difference.

Yahoo's storage boost comes only one week after Google began giving Gmail accounts to random visitors of its homepage. The giving of random Gmail accounts has raised speculation of Google possibly allowing Gmail accounts available to the public on April 1st, one year after Gmail's beta launch. Yahoo's vice president of communications products, Brad Garlinghouse, said in an interview that the storage upgrade is not a response to Google's latest actions.

Yahoo will also offer anti-virus scanning provided by Symantec.

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