How to Switch Back to Yahoo Classic Mail

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The new Yahoo Mail is not really liked by all the people who were used to the old one. This post shows you how to switch back to Yahoo Classic Mail.

If you didn’t like the newest version of Yahoo Mail, you can always switch back to the old classic version. But the sad part is, you will not find any option to go back to the older version of Yahoo Mail. Does that mean you are stuck? Well, there is always an option. All the new websites are stopping the support for older browsers, and this new version of Yahoo is no exception. It is not made for old version of Internet Explorer, the IE6. If you can run IE6 on your machine, you can very well get the older version.

But it sounds little tough to do all the things just for getting back to the older version of Yahoo. Here is a small tip you can follow to get back to the older version on Yahoo Mail by using latest version Firefox browser. Just install a small plugin called User Agent Switcher, what does it do? Well, every browser sends some information to the website so that the user can get a personalized experience. The work of User Agent Switcher is that you can make the websites recognize your browser as whatever version you choose from the options.

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Just install it and select IE6 Open Yahoo Mail and you get the message that your browser is not supported and prompts you to upgrade your browser to newer versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. But this is not what I want because I am already on Firefox 5.

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Use the link to go back to the older version and you get back to the old classic Yahoo Mail.

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Now, the thing is, you don’t always have to switch to IE6 for browsing the Classic Yahoo Mail, even if you switch back to Firefox version, you still get the IE6 as your preferences have been saved on the website and the new version is just a click away.

For Internet Explorer Users

Few people has asked what if they don’t use Firefox and want to get this thing fixed by using IE (Internet Explorer). There is a way suggested by one of our readers in the comment section. I am just adding it here. Go to the screen resolution and select the lowest resolution ( 800×600) then go to the Yahoomail page and refresh it. You will get this page from where you can go back to the older version. (see the image) Once you are in the older version, you can always go back and revert back your Screen resolution to the normal size. ( see the image)

Updated :October 2013: If the above solution doesn’t work, please go through the awesome discussion below where our readers are offering their solutions.

For example, you can try this solution posted by one of our commenter named ‘Sapar’ here it is.

1. First find the icon of the gear wheel in the upper right corner of the Yahoo Mail inbox page.

2. Then place your cursor on the gear wheel and keep it there for a second or two.

3. A menu will immediately appear under the gear wheel.

4. Click on the second item in the menu, entitled “Settings.”

5. A large box will appear, also entitled “Settings.”

6. In the left-side column of the large “Settings” box, click on “Viewing email.”

7. A new set of choices now appears in the large “Settings” box.

8. In the very first item in the new set of choices, find the phrase “When viewing message lists”.

9.
Uncheck the very small check-box that appears in between the phrase
“When viewing message lists” and the phrase “Enable conversations.”

10.
Before doing anything else, immediately click on the “Save”
rectangular button in the lower left corner of the large “settings” box.

11. Doing the above gets rid of the majorly annoying new feature whereby same-subject e-mails (sent, forwarded, replies) are all grouped together in a very confusing way.

If this still doesn’t work, please go through the comments or post your own solution to help others.

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Asif Ahmed is the chief editor of Tech Tip. He holds an MBA degree in Marketing and is very passionate about learning new things and helping others.

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  • Solfin_n

    thanks… its work… Y!Classic more better than Y!Beta

    • Asif Ahmed

      Your Welcome :-)

  • Jevangelista1103

    Thank you very much. it realy realy helps about your tips in setting back the yahoo classic.

  • Scott Hildebrand

    You my friend, are a life saver. Yahoo was telling me that I could not change back, because they were “encouraging users to upgrade blah blah blah.” How Nazi is that!?!?!?!

    • Asif

      That’s great it helped you. I am happy :)

    • Asif Ahmed

      Thanks man, I am happy to help you with that. Yahoo people feel they have made something incredible. Everybody loves their baby. :-)

  • Sam6453

    What can I say? I even contacted the f… Yahoo customer support about the issue and they laughed at me. Your tip is awsome! It worked fine and I really like how smart it is.

    Thanks a lot!

    Samantha

    • Asif Ahmed

      Your Welcome Samantha, I am glad that it helped you. :-)

  • Miike

    Hi,

    Yahoo want to upgrade me, but I don’t want to pay for disposable email addresses. I have a lot of them. If I go back to Y!Classic, can I still access them?
    At the moment I’m stuck with a screed that says – GO FORWARD or GO BACK.

    I really just want to STAY where I was.

    Thanks!

    • Asif Ahmed

      Switch to Gmail. it’s the better option. :-)

    • Shah786jamal786

      dear, i fuck new version

      • Asif Ahmed

        lol

  • Bilboparkerson

    it sucks i want the old back i am on a limited band wave in remote and hell have some consideration for unfortinutes who dont have the easy street of the cities it sucks give us a break i want the old back piss off

    • Asif Ahmed

      Didn’t you try the Trick I mention above in the Article?

  • sns

    The new Yahoo Mail made it very difficult to copy and paste e-mail addresses, it didn’t allow you to navigate to previous pages (hitting “back” on the browser takes you to the Yahoo Home page), and the e-mails would take much longer to open. I hated it.

    Your trick works, at least for the time being. Thank you so much, Asif!

    • Asif Ahmed

      Your Welcome! I’m Glad that it helped you. :-)

  • Hawakasath

    This is mess introduced by YAHOO !!! 

    Yahoo please hlp us and remove this BETA Version …. this is crap … 

    KHAN

  • Hawakasath

    This is mess introduced by YAHOO !!! 

    Yahoo please hlp us and remove this BETA Version …. this is crap … 

    KHAN

  • Eco

    I like the new version of Yahoo Mail and actually switched to it.
    But , a few days ago, things started to turn ugly… nothing happens if I push “Compose”, or I don’t have the buttons above the mail , or I click on Forward and I get a blank page without the fields… so the new mail is a no-go. I even had to force login to the mobile edition to be able to send or forward. But this IE6 trick worked and I am back now to Yahoo Classic. Good Job!

  • Dee

    These 2 links work but you must use them every time or you will revert back to regular.http://us.mc598.mail.yahoo.com/mc/launchhttp://us.mc598.mail.yahoo.com/mc/welcom…Dee

    • Asif Ahmed

      Not working!!

  • Spencer

    oh thanks it worked man been struggling with this, contacted yahoo and they refused to revert my account.

  • Wawhitewolf1946

    This new version of yahoo mail is a complete failure like obama

    • insideout

      You’re a failure of a human if you don’t like Obama.  He’s done a fine
      job even though he was handicapped by working with idiots that are
      probably related to you.

      • Anonymous

        You’re a failure of a human being if you don’t like (fill in names) e.g. Obama, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Attila the Hun, etc. etc. etc.

        • liz

          And you are a failure as an “educated” human being. To associate Mr. Obama’s name with those abominations is a total lack of incite.

    • Devlon

      I completely agree on the failure of yahoo mail.  If anyone does not agree with that it is only because they don’t have experience in the real world of business as it applies to mailing/contacts list.  Here is a message that I just sent yahoo today:

      ” It continually amazes me the lack of “real world” insight the Yahoo design team has.  Just one example:  After composing a new email you can no longer just check one box to check mark all the contacts in your list.  Now you have to go through and check mark manually every person in your contacts list.  Can you guys not see that if someone has hundreds of names in their contacts list that checking each one individually would be a total nightmare?  Is it too much of a hassle for you guys to hire someone who is an expert in “contacts list” design?  Better yet, why not solicit the opinions of your subscribers to see what they want?  I guess it’s just easier for you to concede that Gmail is #1.”

      • Asif Ahmed

        Yahoo is not forcing users to it’s newer version, which means this trick will stop working after they do it with every account. Sad but true..

  • Manny_blits

    Unfortunately this trick does no longer work after the forced upgrade to new yahoo mail a few days ago. You are not prompted anymore to upgrade to newer version with the choice to go to classic.  You can only ‘upgrade’ to new yahoo mail If you have another or revised trick, please let us know, because the new yahoo mail sux

    • Asif Ahmed

      That’s really strange because I am still able to access the old one without any problem.

  • Bob
  • Sncomm1

    I agree…… the new mail SUUUUUUXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Asif Ahmed

    Hey, thanks that works too, but soon nothing is going to work as they will be forcing the upgrade to every account.

  • Gigifenomen

     This is pure crap. To get back to the older version of ymail you just switch the screen resolution to 800/600 then refresh mail, it will tell you this version dont work on such poor screen res and you will have the option to switch back to good old ym version. 

     Good luck and god bless, vote for Ron! :)

    • Asif Ahmed

      Thanks for your Feedback!!

    • Rnicol2002

      This worked with so much ease!!!!  Much thanks for this short cut back to yahoo sanity…  I really hate how you have to delete all of your mail or one message at a time… I like to delete whole pages of email at a time.  I have had my account for 10 years and I get spam that is too much of a pain to put into spam. 

      • Asif Ahmed

        Same here, I had my account with them for over a Decade, Switch to Gmail or Hotmail, they have been doing good with Spams too.

        • Guest

          Hi –  do you know how I can switch back to yahoo classic, but I don’t have firefox?

          I think I just have normal internet explorer.  Really don’t like the new yahoo mail.

          Thank you!

    • Hammoud_x

      Thanks man ………… sooooooooooooo easy

      • Asif Ahmed

        You are welcome!! :-)

  • Blaisecolobus

    the new yahoo mail is wack!! i dont get to put a backgrund image to my mail..Please help me go back to classiec

    • kerig

      The resolution trick worked perfectly, thanks Blaise.  Even easier than installing a plugin (that was a good idea too, OP).

      All of my Yahoo accounts are back to Classic now, we’ll see what happens next week whether I can keep them Classic or leave Yahoo forever.

  • Sandybeachesfl.yahoo.com

    I want to go back to classic yahoo mail now.

    • Asif Ahmed

      Sadly, you will be forced to the New version soon!!

    • Cielwheel

      i do not like new version of yahoo mail-prefer old version of yahoo mail classic

    • Shaye

      I agree with ‘cha there, the new yahoo mail sucks!

  • Anonymous

    I wrote Yahoo ” The choices are 1) Yahoo restores CLASSIC, or, 2) I drop Yahoo from my computer altogether and never use Yahoo again. Pick One and advise.”

    • Asif Ahmed

      I picked 2nd Option way back in 2005 :-) I am Happy to be using Gmail primarily

    • Squatly88

      Seriously, is that what Yahoo said? Guess I’ll be dropping my years old Yahoo accounts. They suck!

      • Asif Ahmed

        Try Gmail, or Hotmail.

        • Skell

          Hotmail, you mad?

  • Squatly88

    So I’m wondering what happens if I don’t switch my old, easy to use Yahoo email by 8/27? Everytime I log in now it tells me I’ll have until 8/27 to switch and will have to go through that annoying nag screen unless I do. Really, what will happen if I don’t switch? Getting to NOT be a Yahoo fan.

    • Asif Ahmed

      Make a decision and switch to other service.

    • Squatly88

      P.S., After waiting 3 minutes to get online with an online chat person…and asking several times what would happen if I didn’t switch, I never did get a straight answer. Finally, he started talking about Yahoo Beta but still could NOT answer my question. I’m so over Yahoo…I suppose I have to contact the local television station’s consumer reporter to ask for me. Idiots!

      • Asif Ahmed

        lol…. really?

  • Payalgandhi22

    Hi I have already upgrade the new version yahoomail. After updating i cant open my mail it is showing invalid password… Plz help me to open my email again?

  • Lugnuts

    For FIREFOX: Open TOOLS -> OPTIONS -> CONTENT, click on “DISABLE
    JAVASCRIPT”. Now hit F5 to refresh the page while you are in Yahoo!
    email in order to switch back… In the options, click (PERMANENT) to
    switch back to YAHOO! Classic. DO NOT click the “ONE TIME ONLY” option.

    IMPORTANT: Turn JAVASCRIPT back ON once you have your “CLASSIC” account back.

    • Ddd

      Thank you, it has worked for me!

    • Jenna

      YAY! Thank you!!! Everyone read Lugnuts post to get the Yahoo Classic again!!!!

    • Frank

      Works great!  Thanks lugnuts.

    • frostyrated

      thnx much lugnuts, you’re a gr8 help, u must be a compu whiz :) i hate the new version & yahoo writes to me indicating by june 2013 it will no longer be the old version! i hope it won’t change mine at all!

    • blanca

      thnx lugnuts! u r da best! luvd the tip!

  • Paulineneece

    i hate the new yahoo which i havent change to new

  • Marigi

    I hate the new version of yahoo mail, now im told i have to buy a user agent swithcer plug?  REALLY  im glad im not along on this
    I hope i can figure this out

  • Contiella

    MY FRIENDS AND I H-A-T-E THE NEW YAHOO EMAIL. WE SHARE A COMPUTER AND ARE ALL PREPARED TO SWITCH TO GMAIL OR SOMETHING – ANYTHING ELSE IF YAHOO FORCES US. OTHER FRIENDS HATE IT TOO – WITH IT’S CONTINUING “ERROR” MESSAGES AND THE PROBLEMS THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING. I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO STARTED YAHOO, BUT BECAUSE OF INITIAL  PROBLEMS WENT TO SOMEONE ELSE !        WHEN WILL YAHOO GET IT?!?!??!????!!!!!

    • Shay

      My sister and I hate the new yahoo email too, I am switching over to gmail as well and my sister is switching over to Live mail (MSN) They need to do away with the new yahoo email, because every time you check your email, the e-mails u check.. ends back up in ur inbox.

  • PLAYBOY_NIKKY143

    THANX DUDE.. THAnx A TONNE….
    NEW YMAIL SUX BIG TIME…

  • F. Yahoo

    Yahoo, like other large software companies, have built themselves up on ultra-arrogance and lack of user interface choice, they are getting away with this because not enough people are outraged, and should be. Familiarity is more important than “change” and there are many people who want the option of a plain, non-animated, non-mouseover, non-cpu-intensive user interface. The largest companies also hide behind web forms and lack of true high level real-person phone support. Everyone should write a complaint letter and send it to yahoo corporate at Yahoo! Inc. 701 First Avenue Sunnyvale, California 94089.

    • Dmisc2010

      Sure. Arrogance, lack of humility. They are needing to be left.

  • ALBEE356

    I DO NOT LIKE THE NEW YAHOO, PLEASE DONT ASK ME AGAIN

  • Jenna

    How to switch back to the YAHOO CLASSIC EMAIL:

    For FIREFOX: Open TOOLS -> OPTIONS -> CONTENT, click on “DISABLE
    JAVASCRIPT”. Now hit F5 to refresh the page while you are in Yahoo!
    email in order to switch back… In the options, click (PERMANENT) to
    switch back to YAHOO! Classic. DO NOT click the “ONE TIME ONLY” option.

    IMPORTANT: Turn JAVASCRIPT back ON once you have your “CLASSIC” account back.

    (written by Lugnuts)

  • Rahulmankar167

    thanx dude its really working

  • Bhakti_20oct

    oh wow really a great idea to set lowest resolution n go back to classical yahoo version and den reset resolution…thanks its helpful to me..thank u so much

  • Dayair_4

    i want to go back to yahoo old classic version

  • Dragdrag

    It works! I did it with the IE 6.

  • Olena

    Thank you so much for the advice  to change Screen Resolution to low, It really worked for me, there is indeed an option to “return to previous version”, So, once you click it (don’t click “Just this one time return to previous version”, click on the one below it), it really returns to Yahoo classic for good! I could not believe it! So, when you change to yahoo classic, then you can set screen resolution back to high, as it is really hard to look at the screen with low resolution. Even after you change back to high, yahoo still remains classic. Unbelievable! I was so tired of the new version, really wanted classic one back but could not get it until I read this article. Thanks a lot again!

  • Gloria4care1978

    please i want to go back to classic mail and i cannot browse with  this new one

  • Genahutchingson

    we need to get back our old yahoo because the new one is not working on our computer.

  • Manalilimanny

    i dont like the older system i just want to go back to my yahoo email and not to google

  • Saleem

    Thanks guys I got it by lowering the resolution in Display settings.

  • Joey Alizio Jr.

     Mozilla FireFox..
    ThiS Is Easy And Fun…
    ToolS.. OptionS.. Content..
    Disable Javascript..
    Boom! Go To Your Yahoo! Email..
    Refresh The Page..
    Switch Back To The ClaSSIc Yahoo! Mail..
    That You Love The Most!

    Go Back!
    Don’t Forget To Re-Enable Javascript!

    • NUMBER 6

      why did those idiots–change yahoomail from classic to this crap now ? I GUESS THEY WORK FOR THE INSANE PEOPLE—THAT ARE PART OF THIS==N.W.O. =====NUMBER 6

  • Mariebowden64

    wish they had left yahoo mail alone i cannot access my mail.

  • Fraulein57

    THANK you!!!!  I hated the new Yahoo mail version and it messed up my IM capability something horrible from mail…….I was visible when I wanted to be invisible….it was AWFUL so your instructions here worked fantastic!  To the rescue!

  • Bolaadeyinka64

    i dont like my mail showing on the computer screen after switching on the system

  • liz

    After your fatal jump into politics I didn’t read another of your words. So you “think” Romney is a better choice-good luck with that.

  • Tony Mayer

    Worked like a charm. Thank you!

  • Tamuno-Teke

    Thank you Lugnuts

  • JIM

    thanks – really helpfull

  • Dennis

    This is the only fix that WORKED!!! Thank you……………..

  • mixleplix

    none of this works.

  • sealsnow

    thanks man, i really do appr8

  • paul

    thanks

  • frostyrated

    today i got a notice fr yahoo indicating by june 2013 the old version will no longer be available & it’s to switch to new yahoo version which i just don’t like, why can’t they let us stay & have a choice not to switch to the yucky new version where it’s ugly really? thnx to this posting also from lugnuts who shed some light on this. thnx again

  • frostyrated

    i think it must be 2 yrs now since i got that new yahoo msg & again today there’s yet another notice outlining my old version is not going to change to new version which i hated & i’m glad i’m not alone here! thnx for the tip if ever it automatically changed to new version i’ll try this tip! my sister hates it too! it’s ugly & not easy to read it’s confusing!

  • Ogihci3

    I really hate how even if it’s us that’s making it possible for Yahoo to continue, they just do what they want without our consent. Even if we should’ve had upgraded to the newest version already, it irritates me how they just can’t let us keep the old versions, I mean, just leave us be and we’ll be fine since we’ve had this version of Yahoo Mail for so long already. I already sent a whole kind of essay response to how I thought of the new Yahoo. I think I’ve had Yahoo Classic for 5-8 years already, and even if the newer version is suppose to be better, most of the time it isn’t. I’m a kind of person who like to dwell on the past. I hope my message and other peoples comments to them made them change their minds and not change other peoples old Mails into the newest versions or I’ll feel extremely betrayed by Yahoo, and I don’t think I’ll ever love their Yahoo as much as Classic. I hope by the end of this week, I’ll still have the same version. I wish luck to the people who have fought to keep their old Yahoo Mail as I’ve been until the end has come, and I won’t give up.
    I hope we all have a non-stressful week.

    • nadir

      I fully agree with you and wish Yahoo people be helpful and do some thing about it

  • William

    One critical feature lost in the new Yahoo! mail is the ability to forward a message as an attachment. I need that to report spam. All my requests for that feature are going answered, or I’m getting the canned response on how to forward a message (inline).
    .
    In Classic, it was Ctril-Click on the Forward button. In the new mail, I can’t even find how to look at the headers. That is a feature to help determine the veracity of a message and MUST be somewhere!

  • neytcev

    Hate, hate the new Yahoo browser and i hate much more the manner in which they do it! By force! And why? Because they think that we will do nothing! But if i will have not a chance to restore the old version i will realy delete my account forever and will try to give them in the court! If i seem to be nervous, so yes, i am! :)

  • rickm

    I don’t want to switch and it looks like there is no more escape… or there is? The user agent trick does not work and neither changing the screen resolution.

    • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

      Yes, the day has come, the Mail Classic isn’t available anymore.

      • princesa

        Hi… It’s soo sad because we are forced to do something what our heart not want…. And my heart really reject the new version of Yahoo… And the “big” people should know this… They are ok with this, that millions, and millions hate they… business?… Are they? Because it’s sad then. Every day i came with so much nice feeling on yahoo, but from today, it will be a bad one. Of course we will get used to it…. but it’s sad. Good luck!

  • fcarey529

    Well, you cannot switch back anymore… NOW what do we do? Isn’t there another mail program that we can use that looks and feels like Classic??

    • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

      Try Gmail, or even Outlook, both are clean and clutter free.

      • peter007

        Gmail is the same crap…the new designer at yahoo WAS previously working for Gmail

        • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

          Yes, but not as bad as Yahoo is.

  • eupawel

    I hate new yahoo mail :| it’s shoud be free choice new or classic

  • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

    And Now They are Releasing inactive Yahoo Accounts.

  • eupawel

    any recomendation for other email? (than gmail, hotmail)

  • bb

    Gr8! Thanks you!

    • UseYourConsumerRights

      Switch to gmx mail. It’s got tabs, it’s so easy to load, and do all the stuff yahoo mail has stopped (e.g.underlining words). It’s got a great layout. Or to another mail provider. Use the power of choice – you don’t HAVE to use yahoo or gmail. There’s a number of other – better – email providers!!!

  • Shirley

    It’t too hard to understand your instructions I’m afraid so I have failed.

    I have downloaded your little tool, but where you say “Just install it and select IE6 Open Yahoo Mail”, I cannot see where to select it from? Where am I supposed to see the options for selection?

    Grrrrr, it’s almost as bad as the original problem with Yahoo mail.
    Sorry

    • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

      Use Mozilla Firefox.

    • Michelle

      I think there is a crucial period missing: “select IE6 Open Yahoo Mail” should read “Select IE6. Open Yahoo Mail”

      • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

        Damn….sorry for that..
        Glad that TT readers are smart enough to point that out.

    • adam

      you can also click on Settings Icon on Yahoo mail and chose option “SETTINGS” and then choose option BASIC MAIL from the bottom. It is very simple and easy….Will work for everyone

  • Debbie Rogers

    I was able to change my new yahoo mail back to classic mail (by disabling active scripting in custom tools, then enabling it again). Now I want the new mail, but can not get it back. Can you let me know what I can do to get the newest yahoo mail? Thank you! Debbie
    (Info from Shaik Jamaludeen answered 4 months ago
    For Internet Explorer: Go to Tools>Internet Options>Security Tab>Custom Level Button>Disable Scripting of Java applets.)

    • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

      Try the above method. It might work as it has worked for many people.
      The sad thing is, you will be forced to use the new Yahoo Mail sooner or later.

    • Veerendra

      Thanks This worked for me…

  • Erin

    With the new yahoo mail it is grouping my conversation threads which is fine but now it doesn’t show me the tabs with emails I have opened, I can only have one open at a time and have to save an email in draft for instance when I go to check on info I need from another. any way to bring this function back? And other stupid things like when I want to reply to an email thread it isn’t giving me option to change the subject line and when I’m writing a draft it doesnt have a save button anywhere I can find. thanks for any help

  • panin

    I used the Firefox add-on to switch to classic version. Now I want to switch back to the new version: it’s an unholy mess (what is With all those messy conversations–I DO NOT want to see that crap!) but I will never get any good mail updates (assuming they ever do a good mail update) without using the current version. So I want it back.

    Although I disabled the add-on and restarted fire fox _and_ choose “Use the new version” link on the Yahoo mail page, Yahoo mail is still showing me the old, classic version. Any tips on how I can reverse what this User Agent add-on did?

    • panin29

      I also tried completely uninstalling Firefox then re-installing it. I still can’t choose the new Yahoo mail interface. I tried switching to the IE-latest version. Nope, can’t see the new Yahoo mail interface there either. Why is this messing me up across web browsers?

  • Loocs

    Me too…I used the Firefox add-on to switch to classic version.
    But I now have the super old version of Yahoo Mail without anything (No Bold, Fonts, Hyperlinks etc etc…). How can I get them back?
    Thanks

    • Loocs

      by the way I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Firefox…
      Help…

  • Adam

    just change “launch” with “search” in URL after you login – work for me (with tabs!)

    • Grateful

      Surprisingly, this one actually works. Hopefully Yahoo does not find out about it and disables it. Why does everything keep getting worse?

    • Cruz

      my goodness! it worked. Like Adam said, hope it doesn’t get disabled!

    • Den Santi

      Sir Adam, pls teach me the detailed step to switch back my Yahoo mail, pls?…
      Many thx!

    • Irritated

      Isn’t working for me and the other work around (switch to basic, then delete “/b” stopped working today).

    • Bebish71

      Dear Adam, It didn’t work for me. :( Trying all morning with different suggestions, but it doesn’t work either on Mozilla nor Internet Explorer. PLZ help! :(

      • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

        I am sorry that It’s not working for you. Try the method shown in the image. http://goo.gl/t32G4I

      • Bebish71

        Dear Asif, I tried. Still doesn’t work. :(

      • Sally

        I tried the ‘launch’ suggestion followed by going into Settings / Viewing email – it hadn’t been allowing me to uncheck ‘enable conversations’ until I changed ‘launch’ to ‘search’, then it did allow me to uncheck it. So that’s the feature that was annoying me the most sorted! Thanks Adam and dk.

  • Blessed

    I have google chrome. How do I get back to the previous version of Yahoo? This new version is horrible. It slows down my productivity by not allowing me to multi task. I hate it. I hope Yahoo listens to the users and come up with something that their users like instead of changing it just for the sake of change.

    • Bunda

      Agree. It’s really horrible. I do hate it. Now I’m trying to switch back to the old one.

      • Roger

        Is there a better e-mail solution? I am planning to close my Yahoo account after 14 year as their new version is absolutely useless for multi-tasking! Do they care or are they just trying to get rid of users?

  • muggins

    This workaround takes me back to the old old yahoo mail.
    I wanted the one I just had, with tabs, the one I was enjoying last week!
    The new one sucks bigtime, but the old old version is pretty crap too.
    Sigh.

    • jd

      Yes, it took my back to the old older version as well, how do I undo all these changes? My mail is stuck on the super old version. Frustrating!

  • Marc Le Tolle

    It’s a real shame not thinking about their customers. This new version is a small step for Yahoo but a giant backleap for mankind! Do you think they mind us?

  • faze

    What a pathetic piece of GARBAGE the new Yahoo mail is! I am a high volume email user and will NEVER return to Yahoo. My company of 250+ persons – including our suppliers – are officially OFF Yahoo mail as of yesterday. They should FIRE the idiots that made this version – including the entire email tech team and their QA counterparts. Disgraceful!

  • bullgooseloon

    I am yet another person who HATES the new Yahoo mail interface. Why does this happen? Haven’t they heard the saying “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”? Why on earth would they dispense with the highly useful tab system? Why? These people get paid a fortune to utterly fail on every level. Irritating bunching of conversations making it difficult to locate specific emails, getting rid of tabs, it seems inconceivable that one of these highly paid tech employees didn’t stop for a moment and raise the question – “hold on, what if people really like the tab function?”

    Congratulations Yahoo on the worst revamp in the history of the Internet.

    You dicks.

  • dk

    Simple. go to the URL. Replace the part of it that says “launch” with “search”. Press Return. Click Inbox. Done

    • RaGE

      I’d marry you for that tip.

    • HJ

      you are a GENIUS! Thank you!

    • lib4

      Thank you GOD!!

    • senthiul

      super …. Thanks lot …

  • sapar

    Just found into another forum a REALLY helpful and easy way of getting rid of all that confusing conversations, even staying with the new Yahoo:

    1. First find the icon of the gear wheel in the upper right corner of the Yahoo Mail inbox page.

    2. Then place your cursor on the gear wheel and keep it there for a second or two.

    3. A menu will immediately appear under the gear wheel.

    4. Click on the second item in the menu, entitled “Settings.”

    5. A large box will appear, also entitled “Settings.”

    6. In the left-side column of the large “Settings” box, click on “Viewing email.”

    7. A new set of choices now appears in the large “Settings” box.

    8. In the very first item in the new set of choices, find the phrase “When viewing message lists”.

    9.
    Uncheck the very small check-box that appears in between the phrase
    “When viewing message lists” and the phrase “Enable conversations.”

    10.
    Before doing anything else, immediately click on the “Save”
    rectangular button in the lower left corner of the large “settings” box.

    11. Doing the above gets rid of the majorly annoying new feature whereby same-subject e-mails (sent, forwarded, replies) are all grouped together in a very confusing way.

    That made my day!

    • Geezoid

      Thank you!! this works! The new version was driving me crazy!!!! Argh!

    • Toothy

      THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!!!!!!! I have had such a stressful day only to find the YAHOO account had changed and added to the stress! Your tip has made my day. You rock!

    • newyahoohater

      A MILLION thank you’s from me. I was about to throw my computer across the room. This change is loathed by millions that had several Yahoo accounts for years and then were just sandbagged and outraged with this new travesty. I had no idea who I was responding to, couldn’t find messages I was looking for, didn’t have a clue how to use it and don’t want to know! These changes were the kind you would expect from idiotic total beginning amateur start-ups in the email business that didn’t have the vaguest idea what the hell they were doing. Yahoo should thank you for undoing the mess they created and the person who foisted it on us should be sent to Iraq.

    • JC

      Your instructions don’t make sense. There is no “very small check-box” between the two phrases. There are only check boxes next to the phrases. This new version of Yahoo is terrible. Why is Yahoo trying to be like gmail?

    • Darlene

      THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! That was making me crazy. You were able to view the subject of the contents of folders alphabetically. They got rid of that. But I just noticed they added that back in. Maybe they are trying to bring back some of the things they get the most complaints on. DR

    • csalelu

      YOU REALLY SHOULD WIN AN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE as now I can enjoy my life and not be so damn pissed off at the world these days (which I am sure all of the rest of the pissed off people out there are just pissed because of this new Yahoo Mail crap)!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!

    • Princess Neerah

      Thank you for the tips, you just made my day!..the new interface is crap…I am always so worried about sending or forwarding emails to the wrong person

    • Sallie

      O… M… G…
      My mother thanks you, My father thanks you, My brother thanks you, EVERYBODY THANKS YOU!!!… A BILLION TIMES!!!!!!!

      Good work Sapar… it was driving me nuts and to drink!!!!!

      Phew, I can relax now!!!!

      AGAIN, THANK YOU!!! MUCH APPRECIATED!!

    • Tabassom

      you are awesome!!!!! Thanks and thanks!!

    • Cleta

      Thanks – your help is much appreciated.

    • Cate22

      Follow the “sapar” 11 step process for instant fix!! Bravo, sapar!!

    • nc

      Thank you!!!!! This has made me able to tolerate yahoo once again!

  • Rye

    Did anyone else get another update for yahoo mail? A week ago my yahoo was, like everyone else, forced into a new interface but a few days ago, my email started to look similar to outlook email (messages on the left and on the right a preview kind of thing. If I exit the message, it shows “select a message to view.” I checked another one of my emails and the layout is the same one that yahoo forced on all of us for its birthday but for my primary yahoo email, I don’t know anyone else who currently has this other “updated” layout.

  • JZZZ

    sapar thank you sooo much, if I had hair I would have pulled it out.

  • DEBBIE

    Thank you very much for your excellent efforts with this horrific yahoo. I am a luddite so have always appreciated Yahoo’s simple ease of use, now gone. Please excuse my all cap, terrible writing, badly injured in neck, shoulders, chest, is the only way I can do, is less agony. I pray that you can at lest scan what’s here, I thin big scandal. and will hoprfully be sending yo Huffington Post, writing much on this mess. ONE THING I HAVE NOT SEEN REPORTED ANYWHERE IS THAT THIS NEW YAHOO, IS AN EXACT COPY OF THE FAILED “COX COMMUNICATIONS”, “RICH TEXT” HTML” V. “PLAIN TEXT”, FORMAT THAT COX SPENT MULTI MILIONS TO LAUNCH A SUPPOSED “MOBILE” PHONE “EMAIL”, THAT FAILED, FOR MANY ARROGANT REASONS, FLAT ON FACE IN 2 MONTHS! I PRESUMED DUE TO THE FACT THAT COX LIED ABOUT, (SEVERAL TECHS ADMITTED), NOW ADMIT, THAT THEIR PROGRAM, WILL NOT WORK WITH MICROSOFT, JAVA, STILL, AFTER 3 YEARS OF TRYING TO FIX! AS I HAVE HEARD RPORTED THAT MICROSOFT WON’T, CANNOT USE THE “NEW”, (OLD COX, “RICH TEXT”HTML V. PLAIN TEXT) YAHOO FO THE SAME REASONS, AS IT SURELY ACTS WITH THEIR “INVISIBLE”, LINE OF BLANK BLUE BOXES, FLICKERING, AS DO THE WHITE LABELED FUNCTION BOXES, IE: ITALIC, EVEN ATTACHMENTS, HAVING TO PLAY HIT AND MISS TO TRY AND HITT ON ANY FEATURE, THE BOXES DISSAPPEARING BEFORE YOU CAN CLIC ON THEM. EVEN 3 INTERNATIONAL EXPERT PROGRAMMERS, ENGINEERS, COULDN’T GET THIS TO STAY, THE BLUE LINE OF BOXES WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HIGHLIGT TO THEN GET THE WHITE BOXES TO CLICK ON? EVEN WITH ALL THE BS OF CHANGING BROWSERS, MPTYING CACHE, FIREWALLS DOWN, JUST AS COX SUGGESTS FOR THOSE OF US UNABLE TO EVEN IKWISSE USE THE “RICH TEXT” FEATURES IN THIS SAME SYSTEM. THOUGH COX DOESN’T HAVE THE INVISIBLE GIMMICK THAT THE SPECIAL YAHOO ENGINEERS WERE LIKELY SLAPPING EACH OTHER ON THE BACK OVER. AS I THINK MARISSA KNEW OF THIS FAILED SYSTEM SHE COPIED, JUST TRYING TO HAVE ANYHING TO SHOW INVESTORS, AS SHE HAD OBVIOUSLY PROMISED TO HAVE A BIG LAUNCH OF A NEW, IMPROVED YAHOO TO COOINCIDE WITH GMAIL’S LAUNCH OF THE “REAL NEW YAHOO”, LOOKING LIKE, ADVERTISING HAVING ALL THAT YAHOO PEOPLE LOVED, TABS, ETC.. BT IS ILLEGAL TO PROMISE A PRODUCT OF COURSE TO INVESTORS, THE PUBLIC, WHEN THERE IS NO PRODUCT….SO BETTER TO CRAM SOMETHING TOGETHER TO CYA, “SO GORGEOUS”? WHO SAID THIS B.S.? GIMMICKS TAT O NOTHING BUT CONFUSE, WITH A PROMISED “MOBILE” /EMAIL SYSTEM, AS I’M SURE SHE DID, A HUGE PROJECT, TECHNICAL UNDERTAKING, AS COX FOUND OUT, ALREADY HAVING A BILLION $ CABLE T.V., PHONE, BROADBAND MONOPOLY TO FALL BACK ON, WITH 3 KINDS OF EMAILS, TR “RICH TEXT” HTML V. PLAIN TEXT, SAME THING THOUGH COX MUCH WISER TO HAVE KEPT A “NORMAL, FULL PAGE,” FOR COMPOSING, WITH THE NORMAL RICH TEXT, REGULAR, TOOLBAR AT THE TOP FOR THE FEATURES WE USE ALL THE TIME, UNDERLINE, FONTS, ETC. KEPT ERGONOMICALLY, PRACTICALLY AS DESIGNED BY VERY WISE ENGINEERS A DECADE OR MORE AGO! THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY TO FUNCTION, AS WITH KEEPING THE SEND BAR AT THE TOP, DRAFTS, REPLY/FORWARD, ALL REMOVED, OR PUT AT THE BOTTOM. WHERE OF COURSE, I’VE ACCIDNTALLY “SENT” A DRAFY BY MY RESTING CURSOR, AS HAPPENS WHEN WE PAUSE, TO COMPOSE. AND WHY THEY HAD TO PUT THE INVISISBLE, TOTALY NOT FUNCTIONING, SUPPOSED TOOLBAR AT THE BOTTOM WITH NO ARROW THEY DIRECTED US TO SEE TO THE RIGHT OF THE SEND BOX. TO HIGHLIGHT, WHICH DOESN’T SYAT 95% OF TIME, THE WHITE LABELED BOXES, PLAYING HIT AND MISS TO EVEN SEE, NOT UP LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THEIR FUNCTION.
    ALTHOUGH YAHOO PUT THE TOOLBAR FOR THESE, COMPOSING, BACK FOR A DAY OR LONGER, NOW GONE AGAIN? THIS DYSFUNCTION EXACTLY LIKE THE DYSFUNTION OF COX’S SAME, SUPPOSEDLY FUNCTIONING REG/MOBILE COMBO EMAIL, RICH TEXT V. PLAIN TEXT….WITH THE MICROSOFT YELLOW WARNING BOX EXCLAIMATION POINT, ALWAYS POPPING UP WHEN YOU TRY TO USE RICH TEXT, HAVING TO CLICK ON “HTML” CHOICE FOR THE RICH TEXT PAGE, WITH FULL FEATURE TOOLBAR AT THE TOP, ALL OTHER FEATURES STILL, NONE ON PLAIN TEXT PAGE..
    AT LEAT HAVING A FULL PAGE TOO, DON’T SEE MENTIONED BY YAHOO HATERS LIKE ME NOW, THE DR. WHO STARTED THE PETITION TO BRING BC THE OLD YAHOO TH DAY AFTER LAUCH, DR. HURLY, EDITORIAL IN N.Y. TIMES…WAY TOO MILD, AND PRMATURE BEFORE ALL THE HORRORS NOTICED….BUT 30K SIGNATURES BY WORD OF MOUTH ONLY IN 2 DAYS, ON FACEBOOK TOO….HAVEN’T SEEN THIS COPY OF COX’S FAILED SYSTEM MENTIONED ANYWHERE? OR THAT THEY, WITH HUGE BUSINESSES, $$ BEHIND THEM, TO SURVIVE, AFTER 4 YEARS NOW, UNABLE TO FIX THIS SYSTEM PER MICROSOFT, JAVA,…..ALL ALONG HAVING YET A 3RD EMAIL SYSTEM, CALLED “ENHANCED”, FOR ANYONE TO CHOSE TO USE, WITH ALL THE BASIC FEATURES OF A REGULAR EMAIL, ALA YAHOO, THOUGH STILL MISSING SOME FUNDAMENTAL THINGS THAT YAHOO USED TO HAVE, SUCH AS BEING ABLE TO CHANGE THE FONTS OF YOUR PAGES, THE SIZE OF TEXT.
    AS I BELIEVE THIS MESS WAS THROWN TOGETHER , TO SEEM TO HAVE MADE GOOD ON ER PROMISE TO HAVE A MOBILE SYSTEM, TO KEEP HER JOB, AND PROTECT HERSELF FROM BEING CAUGHT PROMISING A PRODUCT THAT DOESN’T EXIST. THOUGH IT TAKES YEARS TO DEVELOP A MOBILE SYSTEM, OBVIOUSLY AS SHE SEEMS AN OUT OF TOUCH, MEGALOMANIAC. DDELI VERING NOTHING BUT DYSFUNCTIONAL, PALE BLUE GIMMICKS, WITHOUT ANY EXPLANATIONS OF HOW ANYTHING WORKS. TAKING DOWN THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS ON 3RD DAY, TO AGAIN, CYA. NOT LOOK THE LYING FOOL SHE IS. ACTUALLY THINKING THAT SHE, THY COULD FOOL THE SO BRIGHT YAHOO USERS, AS SHE RUINS THEIR BUSONESSES, LITERALLY, OUR LIVES.. WITH EVERYTHHING JUST DISSAPPEARING, FROM INBOX, ALL FOLDERS FOR A DAY, JUST A BLUE COLORED, SAME AS THE HIGHLGHTING FORMATTING BAR, EMPTY BOXES? PERMANENTLY LOSING MY LEGAL RECORD, SENT EMAILS. AND AM HANDICAPPED SORRY HAVE TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS, BUT THIS HHAS CAUSED ME EXTREME SPINAL CORD, NECK, CHEST, ARMS, BACK PAIN.
    PART FROM ONE THING I ALSO DON’T SEE RAGED ABOUT, WHICH IS THE TINY LITTLE COMPOSE BOX NOW, NOT A PAGE AS BEFORE, WHERE WE FIRST HAD OUR NEEDED TOOLBAR, FUNCTIONS AT THE TOP, BUT COULD ALSO SEE THE BODY OF OUR COMPOSITION, THE SPACE WE HAD LEFTON THE PAGE AS WE COMPOSED. WITH A LARGE BLANK SPACE OBVIOUSLY AT THE BOTTOM, SO THAT IF WE ARE CONTEMPLATING OUR WRITING, USING A MOUSE LIKE I, EVERYONE I KNOW DOES, EVEN THOSE WHO BUILD COMPUTERS FROM SCRATCH FOR FUN. WHERE THE CURSOR ‘RESTS”, AS WE PONDER, NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE CURSOR HITTING ANY FEATURE, OR “SEND”, WITH NO ROOM ANYMORE, AT ALL TO PUT THE CURSOR TO REST, WOULD BE ON THE SEND BOX AS HAPPENED WITH ME, OR ON THE SUPPOSED TOOLBAR FOR THE APPLICATIONS!!!!
    SO WHY IS NOBODY MENTIONING THIS? AND WORSE, AS I HAD HAPPEN FOR MONTHS BEFORE THE AUNCH, THE ULTIMATE IN INVASION OF PRIVACY, PREVENTING US FROM WRITING AS WE CHOSE TO, IN THE “MODERN”, (15 YEARS OR MORE SINCE BEGAN), CONVENIENT, ERGONOMIC, EASIER, WAY TO WRITE, ON A FULL LETTER SIZED PAGE, WITH MYSELF, AND MOST I KNOW, “MANUALLY” MAKING CHANGES AS WE WRITE, GOING BACK A SENTENCE IF WE SEE AN ERROR, MAKING THE CHANGE THEN AND THERE, AS IS FASTER THAN “INSERTING’, “COPYING, PASTING”, GENERALLY, ESPECIALLY IF WRITE CREATIVELY FOR LIVING, AND FOR SURE IN SHORT EMAILS, ONLY SPELL CHECK USED.
    BUT MELISSA, ET. AL. CLEARLY TO BE ABLE TO FIT THE GIMMICK, NON FUNCTIONING, INVISIBLE, FORMATTING BAR IN, (HAD TO MAKE IT INVISISBLE TO AVOID THE “RESTING CURSOR ISSUE OF IT CHANGING THE FORMAT MID WORD), AND OBVIOUSLY TO FIT MORE ADS ON THIS HIDEOUS PAGE, 40% OF THEIR REVENUE, SHE’S RAISED, OBVIOUS TO US ALL IN NON PAYING YAHOO,! HAVE DELIBERATELY RETROGRESSED US TO LITERA, FORCED “WORD PROCESSING”!!! IF YOU HAVE TRIED THIS, SEEN THIS MAYBE 7 SQ, INCH, WORD PROCESSING “BOX” WE ARE NOW FORCED TO USE! MOREOVER, WE CANNOT CONTROL THE CURSOR!!! FOR THIS FORCED WORD PROCESSING! IF WE TRY, IT AUTOMATICALY GOES TO THE FIRST SENTENCE, OR BACK TO THE LAST WORD TYPED!!!
    WE CANNOT USE THE MOUSE, OR TOUCH PAD TO MOVE THE CURSOR WHEREVER WE WNT TO CORRECT SPELLING, OR ADD OR DELETE A WORD WE NOTICED WE NEEDED TO CHANGE, CORRECT! AND THID WAS HAPPENING MONTHS BEFORE THIS CHANGE, AS THESE 3 IT PROFESSIONALS SAW, EXPERIENCED, DRIVING ME INSANE, TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN TO PUT THE CURSOR WHERE I WANTED, LITERALY 30-50 TIMES, ONLT FOR IT TO MOVE BACK TO FIRST SENTENCE, OR LAST WORD! UNABLE TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE WRITTEN TRAPPED BY THE FORCED WORD PROCESSING, I NEVER EVEN USED, MOST I KNOW HAVEN’T, UNABLE TO SCROLL BACWARDS, OR TO MANUALLY ADVANCE THE PAGE BY PRESSING “ENTER” MANY TIMES, AS I USE MANY TIMES IN BUSINESS EMAILS FOR NEW TOPICS, ETC.!!
    WITH THESE NAZIS, DICTATORS, LITERALLY CONTROLLING HOW WE WRITE,!!! FORCING US TO TAKE 5-30 STEPS TO PERFORM A FUNCTION THAT USED TO TAKE 2 CLICKS TO COMPLETE! ALL OVER THIS NEW YAHOO, WITH THIS MONSTROSITY OF FORCED, SLOW, MAY MORE STEPS, MUCH HARDER TO COMPOSE, SEE, READ ON A 20 YEAR OLD SCREEN, UN ABLE TO SIMPLY TYPE IN A NEW WORD, JUST AS WITH NOT BEING ABLE TO USE UNDERLINE UNLESS WE TYPE ON A SEPERATE KEY, CNTRL+? TO THEN UNDERLINE THAT WHICH WE HAVE “HIGLIGHTED”, THOUGH WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO USE THE MOUSE, CURSOR, HOW DO WE “HIGHLIGHT” THAT WHICH WE NEED TO UNDERLINE?
    I BELIEVE THAT TIS MAY ALSO BE THEIR IDEA OF SOMEHOW GETTING AROUND THE PROBLEMS THAT COX HAD, THOUGH IT HAS N’T WORKED, AS HAVE HEARD THAT MICROSOFT CAN’T WORK WITH YAHOO’S SYSTEM, SO SHUT DOWN FURTHER ATTEMPTS UNTIL THEY SOLVE IT? I, NOR ANONE I NOW, HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET THEIR STUPID FORMATTING TOOL BAR TO WORK, EVEN ONCE, , LET ALONE GET IT TO APPEAR, OR THE WHITE FRATURE BOXES TO, UNREAL BUNCH OF CRAP I WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR WHEN IN MARKETING, PRODUCT DEVELOPLMENT, ADVERTISING, FOR DUPONT, PFIZER, SEARLE, ALWAYS, WITH EVERY PRODUCT, FROM READIOACRIVE MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS, GAMMA COUTERS, COMPUTERS, TO CONSUMER PRODUCTS LIKE VISINE, THE GOAL WAS TO MAKE THE PRODUCT EASIER TO USE, USER FRIENDLY, IDIOT PROOF….WHILE THESE PHONY, LYING FREAKS TELLING THEIR CUSTOMERS TO CLEAR THEIR CACHES, USE DIFFERENT BROWSERS, ETC,. CRUELLY WASTING WEES OF OUR TIME, NOWING THIS WON’T SOLVE THIS INHERRENTLY BROKKEN SYSTEM AS PROVED BY COX FOR 4 YEARS! BUT AR LAUGHING AT OUR SPINNING OUR WHEELS UNTIL THEY CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO WEASEL OUT OF THEIR 20 YEAR OLD WORD PROCESSING FORCED TORTURE ON US?
    I DON’T KNOW WHY, BUT ON ONE LAPTOP WHERE WROTE OF ALL COMPLAINTS TO YAHOO, FOR SOME NON ANSWERS, WROTE OF THIS A BIT, MY COMPOSE FORMAT WAS CHANGED BACK TO THE OLD ONE, EVEN WAS GIVEN BACK MY OLD “OPTIONS BOX’, HERE IT SHOWED OUR EASY SYTEM OF JUST HECKING OFF A BOX TO BE SURE TO SAVE ALL SENT EMAILS, OTHER CHOICES, INSYEAD OF THE LIEWISE DISSAPPEARING DOTTED LINE FOR SETTINGS, WE CANNOT DETERMINE IF ON OR OFF UNLESS WE SEE THAT OUR EMAILS HAVEN’T BEEN SAVED FOR FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS, OR WE HAVE TO TEST BY GOING BAC TO TYPE ATEST EMAIL, TO SEE IF THE FUNCTION IS ON OR OFF, THN CHECK AFTERWARDS, GO BACK AND RUN THE NOW WORING CURSOR, (MAYBE HOW SHOULD WE KNOW? NO INFORMATION GIVEN TO US ABOUT HOW WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE OUR MOUSE, CURSORS TO MAKE ANY MANUAL CHNGES IN COMPOSING, IN OUR NEW, 220 YEAR OLD “WORD PROCESSING BOX” WE WILL HAVE TO USE, WILL BE PREVENTED BY THEIR CONTROL OF OUR CURSORS, FROM MAKING ANY MANUAL CHANGES AT ALL, OR FROM ADVANCING THE PARAGRAPH SPACES BY PRESSING “ENTER” ANYMORE, THAT THEY WILL” NOW CONTROL OUT CURSORS, NOT US, TO PREVENT OUR RITING AS WE CHOSE, AS IS EASIEST FOR US, THAT THEY NOW REQUIRE THAT WE USE WORD PROCESSSING, WITHIN THEIR 7″, ORD PROCESSING SCREEN, EMIL BOX, SURROUNDED BY ADS 1/3 THE SIZE O THE PAGE, WHER THEY WILL CONTINUE TO CONTROL OUR CURSRS TO JUST BRUSH BY AN AD, NOT HAVE TO CLICK ON, TOUCH JUST THE BORDER LINE, FOR THIS AD TO POP UP OVER THE ENTIRE PAGE…..POSSIBLY TO LOSE YOUR EMAIL DRAFT, OH RIGHT, WECANNOT PRESS DRAFT, JUST HAVE THIS GO OFF EVERY 30 SECONDS, WHEN WE STOP TYPING, SURELY DISTURBING SOME FUNCTION SOMEWHER, AS THEY ARE CONTROLLING US LIE NAZIS, WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION, TO USE OUR PERSONA EWUIPMENT TO WHICH THEY HAVE NO RIGT, WITOUT INFORMING US, OR INFORMING US THAT THEY WILL BE, ARE, PREVENTING US FROM USING OUR EQUIPMENT, AND WIL BE FORCING US TO HURT OURSELVES IF HANDICAPPED, BY BEING FORCED TO HAVE THEM USE TAKE OVER OUR EQUIPMENT, CAUSING US TO SPEND MANY MORE HOURS OF FORCED, RETROGRESSED ABOR, WITH WORSE VISIBILITY, NO NOTICE CAUSING ME, US TO EEP TRYING TO USE THESE CURSORS LIKE THE MONKEY’S THEY THINK WE ARE, TO USE AND ABUSE FREELY, THE SAME FOR OUR PRIVATE, PERSONAL EQUIPMENT, IN THE PRIVCY OF OUR OWN HOMES, WHILE PROFITTING OFF THIS FORCED LABOR. ASWE LIETO YOU, AGAIN FORCE YOU TO DO USELESS, PAINFUL, LABOR WHILE WE NOW THAT THIS PROGRAM IS A FAILURE, DOESN’T WORK, HASN’T PER MICROSOFT FOR 4 YEARS OR MORE.
    TIS MAT BE THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN SOME TIME OF THE “EMPEROR’ WEARING NO CLOTHES, LIE GOEBBELS FOR HITER, PEOPE BELIEVE THE BIGGEST LIES EASIER THAN MALL ONES, THE MORE OFTEN YOU RPEAT YHE LIES, THE MORE THEY’RE BELIEVED.
    I AM VERY SORRY FOR TAKING UP O MUCH TIME, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT WORK. I WAS, AM HOPINGAS THE INVESTIGATOR THAT YOU ARE, YOU CAN LOOK ONTO THIS OR COMMENT ON THIS? I AM GOING TO TRY TO WRITE TO THE HUFFINGTON POST ABOUT THIS, I GATHER EXPOSING IT WELL…OR PERHAPS YOU WILL WANT TO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED? BLESS YOU AND YOURS
    D. bigg6400@yahoo.com
    [HAPS EVN REALLY TRYING TO MAE IT WORK, DESPIT THE WARNINGS OF MICROSOFT, INCOMPATIBLE, AND SAME WITH JAVA POP UPS, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THIE “APPLET”
    DESPITE PROMISING AS I HAD SUSPECTED, INVESTORS

    • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

      Wow, thats a kind of a LONG Comment.

      • http://www.disconnexions.com/ X-Man

        That’s a freaking manifesto! All in caps no less..

    • UseYourConsumerRights

      Before you write for the Huffington Post, do a spellcheck. (Hiter instead of Hitler etc)
      But I can see you feel very passionately about this.
      Thanks for the info about Cox Communications.

    • Jumping Ship

      First, you have stressed me out just as much as the mindless misfits at Yahoo Inc! There is nothing worst than a poorly worded rant loaded with fragmented sentences, spelling errors and atrocious grammar! Sorry my dear, writing anything beyond a paragraph in all caps is unacceptable especially when you know that end-users are trying to read comments in search of a solution to their particular challenge. Thankfully, there was a few talking points I managed to decode and I learned some things that I was not privy to but dam! You sound like you’re in need of a padded cell yourself, I’m just pointing out the obvious. Sometimes tough love is REQUIRED, DO NOT DO THIS EVER AGAIN! Thank you.

  • k.greyshine

    This definitely worked, but I’m still unable to use the tab feature, which was the whole point… any advice.

  • mman

    It still doesn’t take me back to Yahoo classic. but it takes me back to the last tragic attempt at a mail upgrade. WTF? If it ain’t broken, why the hell fix it? (thanks for the tech tip) I’m using yahoo mail now only to recover 8 years of previous emails. Goodbye yahoo, I had you marked as my default start page. Now, you’re history. You Effed with me one too many times.

  • Friend

    Friends! you guys follow these simple steps on your Yahoo mail
    click on Settings Icon on Yahoo mail and chose option
    “SETTINGS” and then choose option BASIC MAIL from the bottom. It is very
    simple and easy….Will work for everyone

    • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

      You mean this?
      if yes, this makes Yahoo Suck less..

      • Carl

        THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • D

      I’ve done this several times and it works – until I sign off. Then it defaults back to the new version. I hate the new version and they don’t allow easy access to the new version soon, I’m off yahoo.

    • d

      Yes, very simple – I figured that out on my own – but it defaults back to the new version every single time I sign out!!! If someone can tell me how to keep this from happening, please do!

  • Ali

    I want to thank you so much. Although I lost the tab feature, the classic view allows for Yahoo mail to run smoothly now.

  • Thanks

    AWESOME .. someone should KISS you

  • Jo

    I am running FF 8.something (there is an add-on that I really, really like and it is not supported in higher versions of FF). When I click on my Yahoo mail, it says ”

    Yahoo recommends you upgrade your browser to enjoy all the features in the new Yahoo Mail” Then gives me a choice of upgrading FF or IE. It has said this for the past month. I used to be able to click the “continue without upgrading” button but now it won’t let me do that. I downloaded the User Agent Switch add-on but I can’t get it to select IE6. Any suggestions as to how I can access my yahoo mail? I am so ready to just give up and go elsewhere for my email. I just switched my email address about 6 months ago because we dropped Verizon, don’t really feel like going through all that again. All suggestions welcomed.

  • Jo

    Ah, I figured it out. Was clicking on the ‘options’ in the actual add-on. Didn’t realize you had to go to the tool bar and then choose IE from there. While I never did get an ‘upgrade’ type message and the link to resort to the old Y!mail, it brought up an older mail version and more importantly, got rid of the ‘upgrade now’ message I had been getting for the past month. Thank you!!

  • Guest

    Still can’t change any settings/customize the colors and such. Bummer.

  • Jo

    Ok, I need help. How do I undo the user agent switcher back to the new Yahoo! mail? Whatever mail version this add-on changed Y mail to, it is missing buttons. You know, like the send button when you compose an email.

  • d

    Can I say again how much I hate the new Yahoo email? Even when I, successfully, switch it back to “Basic” to view my email, it automatically switches back to the new version – as if IT knows what is best for me. I get worked up about very little but I’m just angry about this! I’m a 54 year old female who really didn’t want to jump into the computer craze, but 54 wasn’t old enough to opt out – so I’m in and have been doing pretty well. Changes have bugged me before but none so much as this. I have become accustomed to communicating via email, finally, and was pretty comfortable with it – but I am REALLY frustrated with this new yahoo email. Please allow us the ability to go back to the old version, please!!!!

  • Aaron Carithers

    I can not get on my yahoo mail.every time i sign in it will take me to my e-mail then it will say screen resolution is below our minimum recommendation 1024 x600 pixels. well i have an older type of screen it is a dell 15″ long x about 13 high, can you help me.

  • maddog53

    I also can’t get back on my new version of yahoo mail. Every time I sign in, the screen says “screen resolution is below our minimum recommendation 1024 x 600 pixels”. I’ve tried changing the screen resolution, but it doesn’t help. I have an older HP 15″ CRT monitor. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • storibund

    Does anyone else find it utterly confusing when you reply to an email? From the screen that you’re shown, it’s almost impossible to tell if you’ve replied and where your reply is; and if there are several people in on the email chain, it’s totally FUBAR’d. No way to tell who’s replying to which message.

  • Jumping Ship

    I was successful in changing my latest version of Yahoo mail to the basic however, as I attempted to send a cover letter and resume, the basic yahoo allows you to attach a document but there isn’t a browser button that enables you to send the information. I think that this is the final straw, it’s almost 4 AM and I can’t send out a simple resume and cover letter because Yahoo committed Fraud. It promised me product and failed to comply with reasonable expectations that I’ve had for almost 14 years! I will be spending this afternoon looking for other providers NOT GMAIL, they’re just as bad, if not worst due to the endless amount of data mining that’s conducted without your knowledge or consent. Nevertheless, is there anything that I can do to install a brower for yahoo mail “basic” version. It really sucks as well, the last version of Yahoo Mail was acceptable and i used it effortlessly. Let me know, thank you all in advance for any solutions you can share.

  • Rose

    I hate this version. The space bar closes the actual window, not scrolls down. There is no right click (open in new tab) option. And forwarding e-mails is a hassle!!!! They get grouped into conversations and bloody hell who knows what actually gets forwarded with no way to tell as it is just grouped to the same conversation with 9 fricking windows, and the same in the sent folder.

  • mark-in-oklahoma

    GOD BLESS YOU, SAPAR!! Finally, Yahoo Mail will once again be tolerable. Since I almost ‘have’ to use it for business purposes (it’s not feasible to change for so many of my business contacts). This is truly a life-saver….bless all of you little techies out there finding ways around the absolute CRAP they try to throw at us in the name of ‘improvements’!

  • redapple465

    thank you very much. i did it. I really want to stick to classic version. the latest is so confusing just like the gmail.

  • Seebers

    OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  • ROAR Buddy also Blue Fairy

    What about if you use your mobile to use yahoo. Yahoo is lame but still use it coz of my contacts been a original member since 28 March 2009 but they suspended me in Dec 2013..had 5 since. Is there a way to get old layout of y!a back as they’ve changed that aswell and much easier for users to report! Also they are changing UK site in March you have to do something to keep or delete account but not really sure what they mean. Anyone know? Also if you would get suspended in/after March would we be able to make a new account? Sorry this is long.

  • cindyloucarter

    I just absolutely HATE Yahoo. If I haven’t had enough problems, I now can’t get a full page of my emails, I have part page and at the bottom it says “select a message to view” and I try to respond to a message and I can’t even see what I’m typing, I have to save it to my draft folder and then go in to it so I know what the heck I’m writing. I have already tried to do the little symbol thing to “drag” it but it only goes so far. I’m really NOT electronically knowledgeable and I don’t know an IE6 or whatever from a hole in the wall, so does anyone have any K1 ideas how I can get rid of this problem I am having? I’d appreciate it before Yahoo gives me a heart attack!

  • H. Davis

    changing to classic gez that is as bad and complex as hassle as that stinking yahoo or new version… hate it their little CEO refuses to swallow her ego and pride and go back- she knows we all despise it…she was arrogant at Google it continues a little know it all smart ass …

  • Richard

    Best alternative is to stop using Yahoo Mail….there are many other free options without the hassle…

  • Richard

    No idea what they are paying the staff at Yahoo but I suspect they are all over paid and everyone above middle manager should be fired!

  • D R Foster

    How I got my email back to Email Classic: Go to gear in upper right corner and click it. Go to internet options and click it. Click Advanced in options box that appears. Scroll down to Browsing (second set of selections) in the box. Uncheck “Disable script debugging”. Click Apply then OK at the bottom of options box. Restart your computer and open internet. Click back on gear in upper right corner, click internet options. In options box that appears click Advanced. Check box to turn back on “Disable script debugging”. Click Apply and OK as before. Your email should now be back to Classic. This has worked for me!!! There may be times it may try to convert back to their so called update, if so just repeat the above. Hope this helps.

  • Feltg

    My format changed this week and the gear box is missing so can’t go back to Email Classic. Read on another forum to hit CTRL+ to increase font size and that worked. But can’t change the font type and can’t highlight in color. Every time yahoo updates, it simply makes things worse.

  • Nigel Pufkin

    Oh thank you so much. I did your last suggestion from Sapar, about changing the view setting, and it did exactly what I wanted it to: separate out the sent and received email.