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  1. Allow return to full featured classic mail. it had features that the new mail doesn't. Why do you continue to frustrate loyal users forcing

    Allow return to full featured classic email. The new email is missing features and difficult to read. It sucks.

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  2. Easier Method to Block Email Addresses

    I continually get the same spam messages from the same senders. They come in at such a high rate - sometimes 100 per day - that it makes it impractical to copy each sender's email address then go to the Options page where I can then PASTE in the address. There SHOULD be an easier way to accomplish this task ... such as adding a function to the drop-down Actions list called "Add to Block List." A pretty simple fix I think to help users cut down on spam!

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  3. Allow deletion or change of disposable address base name.

    Once a disposable address's base name is created it can not be changed. This is pretty useless and needs to change.

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  4. Stop switching me to the new version without my permission

    Do not automatically change my old version to the new version. And do not change it after I have switched it back to the old version over 40 times. Also, your details on how to keep my old version from switching to the new version are not effective. I do not have the drop down menu items that you say that I need to have in order to make the old version permanent.

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  5. 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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  6. Do NOT AUTOMATICALLY EMPTY TRASH FOLDER!!! I absolutely cannot STAND this flippin feature! Please..

    Whenever I end up needing an email I deleted, I cant go back and retrieve it..why? Because my Trash folder is automatically emptied. I am hoping you can retrieve my recent DRAFT email that I SAVED and cannot find. Im ****** because I needed that. If its not retrieved and the possibility of the auto Emptying of the Trash folder not being resolved. Im so gone. We need room for error and automatically deleting stuff takes away the second chance most of us need.

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  7. OMG!!!!!!! This stupid BASIC MAIL is just so not user friendly, I want how it used to be before this stupid Basic Mail!!!!

    OMG!!!!!!! This stupid BASIC MAIL is just so not user friendly, I want how it used to be before this stupid Basic Mail!!!!

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  8. Blocking email addresses

    It would be great if I could block email addresses from spammers without having to put in the entire address for instance, requiring only
    @(domain).(com)(net)(org) etc. to be entered.

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  9. Tabs in basic version is missing

    I can't work with this new version. everything takes sooo long.
    the window changes it size all the time and I can't reply an email like that.
    I switched back to the basic version but I miss the tabs.. can't open few email on the same time and switch between them.
    Also, "Enable conversations" is a good option to add to the basic version, but only as an optional.
    I wish you had a phone number because it is difficult for me to express myself and explain everything in English and in writing...

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  10. Bring Back Mail BLOCKING

    I am hit every day with SPAM. I mark it as SPAM and that does no good. The "Unsubscribe" links don't work, either. So, how can I stop receiving SPAM from this annoying website? BLOCKING would be helpful since nothing else works.

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  11. Fix browser recognition

    Yahoo Mail is not recognizing Vivaldi, a browser built on the Blink rendering engine, which is also used in Google Chrome. I strongly suspect Vivaldi can render Yahoo Mail just fine, and I'm not going to "upgrade" to one of the big three browsers just for Yahoo Mail.

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  12. Fix Yahoo Mail so attachments can be used 3/20/15

    AGAIN YAHOO MAIL will not do attachments when sending messages, fix it or stop your mail completely so users won't get so frustrated - been using Yahoo for years and it keeps getting worse every time you do a GREAT CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. If you would just go back to the old colors and letter styles, maybe the new version would be okay!

    If you would just go back to the old colors and letter style then the new version might be acceptable to us! The new colors are hard to pick up and tend to look like neon colors which takes longer to use. It all blends together.

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  14. I don't want the new ********. I want my older, classic e-mail.

    Bring back the older, better, classic setup. And stop changing anything. You don't need to look like Outlook/Hotmail or even Gmail. That is what I see yahoo doing, copying other e-mail, and they need to stop, and stay unique. I don't want to look at one e-mail and forget what I am looking at. This new stuff, and hitting shift-k to mark messages as read is utter ********.

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  15. Hello again,dear Yahoo! Do you so kind to disable Yahoo Account Key?

    This new type of Account Key is not helping me.I wish to use my old type of account with password. I tried to disable the Yahoo Account Key but you don`t let me this option. I see a lot of Yahoo costumers complaining about this Account Key and you continue with this.How do you help us? Annoying you? In my case,I expect the return to the old formula. Thank you!

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  17. Yahoo is no longer user friendly

    You have upgraded the email system so much that it is no longer user friendly. Back off the upgrading, remove the last upgrade and give me my email back. I have switched back to basic because this new system is too difficult to maneuver. The upgrades you are doing SUCK! and it just looks like someone is upgrading **** to keep their job.

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  18. Can't change number of messages per page in Basic OR Full Featured Mail

    Please make the number of messages per page an option with Basic AND Full Featured Mail. It is no longer possible. Options should be 25, 50, 100 and 200 at least.

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  19. i would like to have option of blocking spam in such way that it never appears in any folder, spam or any..

    sometimes we need to see spam folder for mistaken spam mail, and that is why spam needs to be clean,

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  20. I need a better way to delete over 11000 emails ...I cant sit and do 100 @ a time

    You need to create a field where you cant delete mass emails...I have over 11000 I want to get rid of.....clear my whole account...you have just a 100 at a time...when you start it so slow I would be here till next year.

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