Following in the footsteps of rival search and mail giant Google, Yahoo on Tuesday released an iPad-optimised version of its mobile mail website, bubbling with HTML5 goodness.

Released in the wake of Yahoo's redesigns for the iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices, the iPad version uses the ever-familiar two-column layout in both portrait and landscape to display your inbox in addition to the currently selected message.

The company has enabled full search capabilities, Smart Folders, and optimised viewing of photos and attachments. Previews of emailed photos will appear directly in the message, with an option to enlarge to their original size. And if you need to check an old message outside of Wifi or 3G range, local caching allows users to view and search messages offline.

Current Yahoo users can try this new webmail app by going over to http://mail.yahoo.com on their iPad. The company's actively asking for suggestions for future versions, so if you feel like sending some feedback their way, go for it.