Show Attachment Icon
Usually people do not like changes, but in this case the changes are not good.
1.- Showing the attachments on TOP of the e-mail is useful for verification that we have attached a file.
(It should come back this feature)
2.- Showing the attachment on TOP and the type of attachment too ie (PDF, JPEG, RAR, etc)
(This feature is very important because our company received hundreds of spam e-mails asking us to open an attachment. If we recognize as RAR or ZIP we do not open the attachments).
3.- Please remember that changes should show improvement and benefit. In this case having an attachment at the bottom without showing the ICON of the type of attachment is not helpful at all.
The attachments in email should be at the top of the email and not at the very bottom of the email trail. People do not where to look for th
It's very inconvenient having to scroll down to the bottom to find the attachments. Also please change the font colour to black so they're easier to see down there.
Send button and Attachments need to be back at the top of an e-mail instead at the bottom---the bottom could be at the bottom of a 20 e-mail chain.
This send and attahed on the bottom is very difficult on my small laptop screen PUT IT BACK up there or tell me how to put it back.
Move ATTACHMENTS back to TOP of page!! I send numerous attachments and have to keep checking to see if they attach because you cannot see them w/o scrolling down 10 pages!!
It is a horrible design!! Truly amateurish, at best. SEND button should be the TOP TOO!!
What would any website want the main navigation removed from all functionality??
Gmail is looking better and better (I pay for Yahoo!)
Listen to your users!!
I do not like the send button at the bottom of the screen. I also do not like the attachments at the bottom of the full e-mail. Better at top. Why are attachment titles/icon not showing when I print out an e-mail? They did in the past. I need that information. I find it very difficult to get answers to problems. HELP!!
I have totally missed attachments because of this change! The mere fact that it has taken 2 years to find this post tells me you are only getting a VERY small percentage of your actual customers on this forum. Stop with the change for change-changes. You are wasting time and money and losing customers because of the NONSENSE!
Yes, putting the attachment icon at the top is much more beneficial to the user. Also, we need a icon at the top for "URGENT" "ACTION ITEM"
And please show the SIZE of the attachment the way it used to be.
Shais Rosenblatt commented
It should be noted that you can still see the size of an attachment by mousing over it.
However, I agree with the other commenters that Yahoo! Mail used to be much more user-friendly when the attachment size was displayed directly, without having to mouse over it.
And I agree with all the others 100% that the attachments should be accessible at the top of the e-mail, and one should not have to scroll to the bottom of the e-mail or click on the paperclip icon in order to access the attachments.
These changes were not well thought out.
I am getting so frustrated with using Yahoo Mail, it's no longer intuitive and the changes have made it harder to use, simple things take up so much time now, having the attachment at the bottom of the email is terrible.
I agree, the attachments should be at the top of the email, not after the signature, which is when I stop reading the email. the paper clip is not noticeable at the right side of the email. this change sucks and makes me want to find another email server.
I apologize for a slight off-topic (btw, I completely agree with the "on topic"): Anyone else having problems with attaching the attachments?
For weeks now I cannot attach simple .doc/.docx file, or it takes very long to do that, with many errors and often unsuccessfully. Not to mention bigger files ("bigger" meaning over 1MB).
Now I use Gmail when I need to send some big and important attachment.
Agree, need to see the SIZE of attachment! Why did they take this away?
absolutely, i agree that the SIZE and file type of attachments MUST be shown! this is essential info for the receiver! some people cannot download or view a large file. OF COURSE! who is making these decisions to sacrifice good functionality in favor of cutting corners, cutesyness or other silly frivolous bullsh*t? we are serious people with serious stuff and YOU are not being reliable!
i agree, was dismayed to see there is nothing at top of email and only a paper clip shows. I never seem to notice a paper clip,t he previous version was soooo much better because it's visible and upfront. IN OTHER WORDS IMPORTANT. and hard to miss! of course! . also yes people think there is no attachment if it is not noticeable, and at the bottom! that's just an unbelievably bad change you've done. WHY do you make things worse ? Don't change the good things!
MY CLIENTS are replying that I forgot the attachment... if MY CLIENTS are used to seeing attachments at the top of emails... I would appreciate it if yahoo would not think it is in my best interest to retrain MY CLIENTS... PLEASE put the attachments back at the top of the email.
Sounds like a great idea to me. Makes things more professional if you know that there is something you may have to create an answer back based upon what is in the attachment.
A paper clip icon at the top tells me nothing, other than that there is an attachment. There is easily room on the same line to display the file name, type of file, and the size. Then it will be a much quicker more convenient decision of whether to open it, download it, delete the email, etc.
Just out of curiosity, I checked to see what the top ranked issue is on the feedback page.....You're kidding, right?? Stationery is the 1st ranked issue. With all of these glitches.....Fix the auto-suggest, fix the "me" address problem, fix the BCC issue, fix the sub-folder issue, fix the filters not working issue, fix the attachment icon issue (and these are just the issues I am having personally)......the list goes on and on. And yet the 1st ranked issue is noted as stationery. And support has it noted as "Started - you asked, we listened". Please get with your programmers and fix the glitches first.
And showing the size of the attachment is important too. With my internet, if someone sends me a 5MB photo, I don't want to download it. I want to see right away what kind of file it is, AND how big it is.
Yes, please move the attachments back to the top of the email and include the type of attachment.
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Your suggestion is simply good design. I suspect Yahoo saw that Google did the same thing (attachments at the bottom...) and thought that's what they should do. I would very much like to have attachments at the top again.
The attachments really should be on top like they were before. If you have to attach something to a long email chain, there is a good chance it will get lost on the bottom and some people will not see it.
Ok, I see you have now added an attachment icon at the top of the email which when clicked takes me to the attachments at the bottom. This is definitely an improvement.