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  1. I WANT TO CHANGE BACK TO THE OLD YAHOO MAIL PLEASE

    I WANT THE OLD YAHOO MAIL PLEASE

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      220 comments  ·  Ad feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • If I don't want a new password, leave mine alone

      Leave my settings and passwords alone. The only problem that I have ever had with this account is YOU. This account is more than twenty years old. It is no wonder that yahoo is losing market share. It is poor decision making within corporate. I like my password. I want to return to what it was.

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        18 comments  ·  Password and sign in  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • trouble sign in, problem creating new password

          where to go to created a new password

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            5 comments  ·  Password and sign in  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Yahoo Mail doesn't work with Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Anniversary Release - only shows the basic user experience

            Internet Explorer 11 must have a new browser version in the latest Windows 10 release that just came out (1607 release). Yahoo Mail does not even offer the ability to go to the full mail interface - it just defaults to the basic interface.

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              43 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • STOP BADGERING ME for "Mandatory Phone Number" and "New Password"! I will NEVER comply with such REPETITIVE BULLYING by Yahoo!

              Which part of the word NO do you NOT UNDERSTAND Yahoo...
              WE DO NOT WANT TO BE "REMINDED" BECAUSE WE ARE NOT IDIOTS!!!! We have CHOSEN NOT to furnish you with a "Mandatory Phone Number" because we NEVER want to recieve texts from you and it is an invasion of our PRIVACY. No wonder you have had such trouble offloading your company onto a new buyer... YOU don't listen to your customers!

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                23 comments  ·  Password and sign in  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In "Recent Activity", eliminate "Sign Out".

                It makes no sense to allow someone to "sign out" an entry in the "Recent Activity" list. If I can sign out (and eliminate the listing of a session) then so can someone that's compromised my account.

                Also, "sign out" is a bit misleading. It sounds like the user may still be logged in somewhere (even if they've most certainly logged out). It should just be called "delete", because that's more apt to what you're doing. But again, I don't think being able to delete entries from this list aligns with the goal of a recent activity log.

                I would…

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                  3 comments  ·  Feature suggestion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • basic does not forward pictures

                    basic does not forward pictures - fix this

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                          • make it easy to get your passwork,can you send a web side please

                            make it easyer for you to get your paasword,send a website to your phone so you can reset your password

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                            • Please disable all security warnings. I don't need to 'secure my account'. I don't have a mobile phone and wouldn't give out the number even

                              Please disable all security warnings. I don't need to 'secure my account'. I don't have a mobile phone and wouldn't give out the number even if I did (yes, there are some of us in the IT biz who don't need to be wired 24/7!) How about we just be able to get into our email without a new warning and prompt every single time we log in? How about we can use our email, well, for email, for once?

                              Also, how about some support at Yahoo rather than simply being referred to FAQs (not all of us are idiots;…

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                                • Mail filters would be nice!

                                  Your help section says to just go to Mail Settings and there the filters will be. Well...I've just tried out Basic Mail, New, and the mobile sites. Not only is there no Settings link (it's called Options, now), but apparently there's no filter function. I'm suddenly getting loads of Spam in my inbox and having filters back would be nice! Or at least update the help section!

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