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    • Need more colors and backgrounds!!!

      Themes like Add-Ons Themes in Firefox.
      Too dead looking.
      >^..^<

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      • Emails seem to lockup more than your original system

        System locks up more often than the previous email system

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        • Please allow me to change the width of the columns. The Mail Folders column on the left is too narrow.

          Please allow me to change the width of the columns. The Mail Folders column on the left is too narrow. I keep trying to grab the edge and make it wider so that I can actually see the names of my folders. That would relieve a lot of annoyance on my part. Thanks!!

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          • Too much white space

            Too much white space in the Yahoo mail header, the next "Sort' line and in the daily separator lines. (even with "slim" view)

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            • Inefficient use of space

              The blue area at the top, with the search bar and the yahoo logo takes up a lot of space on the screen. Also, the list of folders on the left are spaced too far from each other. The result is that my email folders aren't visible to me without scrolling down whenever I want to see them. Seems that making better use of the screen would allow more folders to be visible.

              Another option would be to allow swapping the order of folders and views (views below folders.

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              • Mark as read

                Classic mail allowed user to choose email to remain unread until purposefully marked as read. There was an option in the settings for this that has been removed. It is very helpful to ensure a message is not automatically marked as read because it was highlighted. These messages can be easily overlooked.

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                • Deleting emails:

                  Previously, when deleting a group of emails at once, upon clicking on the box above the upper pane, Yahoo mail would automatically check 50 emails at-a-time - only - for deletion. This was good for two reasons: 1. It kept the user from having to delete one email at-a-time when there were dozens to be deleted, and 2. It kept the user from automatically checking ALL of the emails in their inbox for deletion at once. Please set up the new Yahoo mail with the same default 50-email checkbox.

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                  • Different colors would help separate the categories and sections

                    allow for different colors, I can't focus on one thing cause I'm looking at the same thing!

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                    • Editing Contacts

                      Editing contacts should be way simpler. Should be able to add new email addresses to the address book directly from an email in your inbox. And please make it easier to create email groups.

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                      • Why is the delete button all the way to the end of the row?

                        Bring back the delete mail button in front of the subject. Who clicks to the end of line???
                        I constantly have to delete mails and it;s annoying

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                        • Bring back the blurred backgroud picture options

                          The background color options are good but it would be nice if we have that blurred picture background as it was in the Yahoo Mail classic.

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                          • ads

                            I don't have an issue with the ads. heck, every now and then I click on them. However, the double ads on the right panel seem to take forever to load. I can be right in the middle of typing an email, an ad starts to load, and my typing is stopped. Same for reading. Something that takes me seconds on other mail platforms takes many minutes of frustration to perform. I have 75/75 Mps Internet Speed. Reading/Responding to emails should not be such a chore.

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                            • Allow for customization on styles and colors

                              It would be interesting to customize your own backgrounds and colors for the words and fonts and to be able to put your own pictures as backgrounds as well.

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                              • "smart" folders

                                I miss the "smart" folders so I can search by "people" or "shopping". please add that back.

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                                • I can't view my drafts

                                  I can't view my drafts

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                                    • Contacts

                                      Want to add to my contacts and Yahoo keeps having a problem and says they are working on it. Get it straightened out so I can get my work done. Otherwise going back to older version.

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                                      • The email column is blurry!

                                        When I look at the list of emails, it appears blurry.

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                                        • My half written draft content disappeared! Seems unable to "save" a half written draft now!

                                          Go back to the old system1:easier to read,2)drafts were immediately saved even with interruptions. The old interface divided things so the eye selected the function desired right away.

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