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  1. Please give an option to remove the day of week grouping inline on the Inbox.

    That's what the date column is for and the breaks down the Inbox list are extremely distracting and serve little purpose. I am really tired of Yahoo just adding random garbage that no one has asked for with no way to disable it.

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      932 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a way to customize or disable 'Smart Views'.

      They are in my way and useless to me as they are now. I don't search to things based on people or finance. I need information like open orders, policy updates, billing notifications. We have each learned to organize our emails in the way that suits us best and each way is as different we as individuals are from each other. 'One size fits all (or most)' methods really just irritate everyone because it's never quite right for anyone.

      And so I repeat: The 'Smart Views' is in my way and if I can't customize it, I want to eliminate…

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        Gathering feedback  ·  148 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • That pop-up ad for installing the Yahoo Mail Chrome extension is the most annoying thing I've ever seen on Yahoo Mail, been here since 1998.

        If I have to close a pop-up that isn't really a pop-up and gets around my ad and pop-up blockers every time I open Yahoo Mail, I will strongly consider switching to email service providers. Been a Yahoo mail user since 1998. Easily the most annoying thing Yahoo has ever done. The thing pops up constantly. Pop-up is for the Yahoo Mail Chrome extension. Do not want.

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          22 comments  ·  Ads  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Give the option to remove date headers; choosing a different sort method is not a solution.

          There is absolutely no reason to not give us the option to remove the date separators. None. Choosing another sort method is unacceptable, and you should be embarrassed to even suggest such a lame choice to your dedicated users. Many of us like to see an uncluttered interface, and you should give us the option to remove useless "features" such as these date headers/separators/whatever-you-feel-like-calling-them. I know there are other comments here that ask for the same thing, but I think you should hear this over and over again.

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            12 comments  ·  Feature suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please revert the default option of "Keep me signed in" back to OFF!!!

            It's a security threat if I use any computer that's not mine, because it's so easy to overlook the option when signing in. What is the reason Yahoo changed this, to support multiple accounts? Is there a better way to do it?

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              10 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • A one click function to block email address

              It should be easy to block email address. I don't know why this has not been implemented. Do you guys make money from it?

              I don't want to have to go into settings. It's true spammers can just generate new email addresses, but at least that makes it slightly harder for them. And also an option to block their host.

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                Gathering feedback  ·  295 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • "Add to Contacts" option not being shown always in Contact Card

                After I send a mail to abc@def.com (for the first time), I go to 'Sent Items' and mouse over abc@def.com to add them to my contacts with their actual name.

                But I see only two options shown when I mouse over the '...' -
                1. Copy email address
                2. Copy all details

                There is no 'Add to Contacts' or 'Edit Contact' option shown.

                Please fix this.

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                  3 comments  ·  Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please return OUR old version of mail. The new version is a catastrophe!

                  Please bring back "save a draft."

                  Please bring back SPELLCHECK!

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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Drafts are saved automatically when you stop typing for a short time. If you’d like to save manually you can press ctrl+S on your keyboard.

                    Spellcheck is still available in Yahoo Mail. Just press the icon that looks like “abc” with a check mark next to the letters. Please see this Yahoo Help article for details.

                    Use spell-check in Yahoo Mail: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail-for-desktop/SLN3593.html

                    Because this forum is intended to gather feedback/suggestions for Yahoo Mail, if you continue experiencing this problem or have additional questions, please see our Yahoo Mail help pages:

                    Yahoo Mail Help: https://help.yahoo.com/mail

                    Thank you for using Yahoo Mail!

                  • Compose Window TO/CC box should bold the characters matching, not the other way round

                    Suppose the full contact name is abcdef, and if we search for "abc" in the compose window TO box, we see that in the search suggestions pop-up, it shows abc in normal letters and def in bold.
                    This is highly non-intuitive and confusing.
                    Please reverse this - the matching letters abc should be in bold and def should be in normal letters.

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                      5 comments  ·  Feature suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Autosuggest OPT OUT

                      Suggesting which contacts I want to add to my emails is very annoying and entirely unhelpful. I want the option to OPT COMPLETELY OUT of this feature rather than what I read on your "help" page which states that I can opt out of a particular email suggestion each time I add contacts to a message. This is frustrating. Please fix. I do not want yahoo to guess who I want to send a message to. It's my email and I know exactly who I want to add to the message.

                      ADD AN OPT OUT of autosuggest button under settings.

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                        Gathering feedback  ·  258 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please do not truncate messages

                        It is very annoying to have to almost completely scroll through and email again to get to were it was cut off. On the Desktop site this is completely unnecessary.

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                          0 comments  ·  Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can you please create a "mute" conversation feature similar to Gmail?

                          Can you create the option to "mute" a thread. This will prevent one's inbox from populating while two people are having a back and forth on a thread they need to reference in the future but not actively monitor.

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                          • Return to 25 email per page

                            This morning an automated pop up asked if I wanted 'conversations' and I said not - hate the messages linked together. BUT, in saying no, it automatically then put in headings giving me today's yesterday etc.!! Nuisance - PLEASE can I have back the old style of 25 emails per page. I can deal with that many at a time and delete as necessary.

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                              3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to switch back to the previous interface once you have upgraded. I am very sorry about that!

                              However, you may be interested in trying the Basic version of the new Yahoo Mail interface which offers a much slimmer and, well, basic experience similar to our earliest “Classic” versions of Yahoo Mail. You can find out more about Basic Mail here:

                              What is basic mail?: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail-for-desktop/SLN5171.html

                              Switching between basic and full-featured Yahoo Mail: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail-for-desktop/SLN15090.html

                              If you would like to give the new full-featured Yahoo Mail interface a chance, but are having technical problems with it, I recommend reading the following Yahoo Mail Help article for the best help resolving this problem.

                              Fixing common problems in Yahoo Mail: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail-for-desktop/SLN3223.html

                              Because this forum is intended to gather feedback/suggestions for Yahoo Mail, if you continue experiencing this problem or have additional questions, please see our Yahoo Mail help pages:

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                            • PRIVACY - AND YAHOO'S LEGAL LIABILITY

                              I have an uncommon name. Anyone who knows it could guess my gmail addy - and for sure, google up my street address.

                              In all innocence, I used my real name when signing up for Yahoo. I've given it to some of my closer contacts, but not to everyone. I and they liked the anonymity.

                              I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED THAT BECAUSE OF RECENT CHANGES TO Y!M, EVERYONE I HAVE EVER EMAILED THROUGH Y!M NOW KNOWS MY REAL NAME, AND COULD EASILY FIND OUT WHO I AM AND WHERE I LIVE.

                              Enjoy the class-action lawsuit you're about to face, they're always…

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                              • You guys need to quit messing with the mail function and quit trying to upgrade and change things all the time.

                                You need to upgrade your server size so we can get faster speed.
                                Yahoo mail is way too slow in responding. Tell your engineers that they need to quit trying to change things and come up with their stupid little egotistical ideas for worthless little nuances they think are important, but really cause us users nothing but headaches because it messes up and slows down your response time, like now, when you have an "Error" that wont even allow us to get our freakin' emails!!!!
                                Somebody changed something. Keep your hands off it!!! when it is working.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • There should be a way to restore deleted email to have it back in the "Sent" folder

                                    After mistakenly deleting email from the "Sent" folder it is not possible to get it back in the "Sent" folder. You can move it from the "Trash" to anywhere else, but not to the "Sent".

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                                    • Multiple Signatures Option

                                      Within the Settings/Writing Emails section, it would be very helpful to have a 'multiple signatures' option. The user can select a default signature, or quickly change the settings to use a different signature. By doing this, the user eliminates the need to hand type a different signature, and subsequently, his/her Yahoo Email account can be better used for personal and/or business use.

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                                      • YAHOO MAIL SUCKS MY ***!!!!

                                        Yahoo mail sucks so bad it's not even funny anymore. EVERY DAY there is an error message. **** Yahoo!

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                                        • I cannot access my personal page, Yahoo keeps changin their software and every time you change it it gets worse. leave it alone

                                          Yahoo personal page is not available to me. You keep changing things and every time you do things get worse. Who the **** is working on your software some third grader, sorry I apologize to the third grader.

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