This is a tech blog entry in case you couldn't tell by the title. If technology bores you, move on..
A little while ago, Google started offering their own email application called Gmail. Gmail was revolutionary in that they offered 2 GB of mail space. Every other free webmail offered at most 5 MB. All of a sudden the fight for webmail was on. In addition to the added space, they also had a different way of organizing email. No longer did you have individual message but conversations with people.
I have never been a big fan of yahoo, but they seem to have taken webmail to the next level. The beta version of the program shows it completely redesigned. It looks a lot like outlook. You'll be able to preview messages, have multiple messages open (by use of tabs) and a couple other bells and whistles. For screen shots of the beta version you can visit this blog.
Hotmail has been falling behind in this race. It makes me wonder what billy boy has up his sleeve..