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NEW YORK (
Yahoo!(YHOO - Get Report) introduced its new Yahoo! Mail on Monday as the Internet giant bolsters its email arsenal against
Google's(GOOG - Get Report) Gmail, text messaging and social networks such as
Facebook(FB - Get Report) and
"You've told us loud and clear that you want fewer distractions when it comes to email," wrote Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, in a
blog post. You want to quickly login, communicate, and get on with your day."
The Yahoo! chief described the new version of Yahoo! Mail as fast, easy and available anywhere. The improvements, she added, are available on Web,
Microsoft(MSFT - Get Report) Windows 8,
Apple(AAPL) iPhone/iPod touch and
Google(GOOG - Get Report) Android.
In the U.S., Yahoo! Mail's total unique visitors in November declined 16% from the same period in 2011, while Google Gmail's visitors increased 25%, according to the latest statistics from research firm
comScore. Microsoft Hotmail and
AOL(AOL) Email visitors declined 19% and 17%, respectively.
Mayer eager to stamp her mark on Yahoo! and its products after taking the company's reins earlier this year, we're keen to get your thoughts on the new Yahoo! Mail.