Yahoo! is about to launch a limited (for now) beta version of its popular mail client.
On the upside, this is the first webmail client that doesn’t feel like it’s on the web. It has the look of Outlook (with Yahoo branding and an ad box), slick drag & drop across 3 panes, real keyboard shortcuts and right click menu, and wicked fast autocomplete and caching that lets you scan through folders with thousand of message even faster than Mail.app and other desktop clients. Some of it will be familiar to Oddpost users, but now it works across platforms (including Firefox for the Mac!) and with Yahoo hosting, storage, search and spam protection it’s simply of a different grade.