For us older users a larger font and a darker color for the message woudl be easier
font and darkening the pale grey in the message would certainly make it easier to read.
Absolutely agree we need darker fonts for headers and sidebars!!! Your changes don't enhance the user experience - it complicates it! Took a great product and messed it up!
Nancy Spitzer commented
Yes, I had a larger font for my inbox and now it's gone, how do I get it back?
I'd like to try the change for larger font and a darker color for the message.
Hello can we have the time and information on in a darker colour so I can read them easier. They are very insipid against the title of the email
I just switched to the new version and I agree with Barb--the font is too small! Is there a way to enlarge it. My computer is set for larger fonts but Yahoo mail doesn't adhere to those settings.
Maria Lukaszuk commented
Please make a larger font and a darker color for the message.
seniors are dependent on yahoo's LARGE FONT/DARK COLORS for those with eye problems, macular degeneration.
Brian Tims commented
If you can make the subject field and FROM field a larger font than the preview it would help they eyes focus more
Edward Tupin commented
The soft fonts and muted colors may look good but they detract from reading ease, which is what I want from email first and foremost. At least make an option for the user to set font type, size, color and contrast for those of us who need easy to read.
The home page is soooooo much harder to read, use a black font and larger or at least let me change the settings !!!!
Laura Clark commented
lack of contrast is killing my eyes and giving me headaches.
Mary Starnes Saunders commented
Still cannot read the type. The new yahoo mail has even less contrast.
Agree -- gray print on white background is harder to read than black print on white, regardless of how "classy" it may be. This week's design concept shouldn't trump readability. User ability to adjust font size and color also is an appealing idea.
I appreciated Jennifer Kelly's comments that included explanations about contrast, eye conditions and dyslexia.
Font far too small. How do you select font?
Thato Lehlongwane commented
I cant read my emails and I have perfectly good eyesight. please assist with going back to the previous version. I need to access my emails from my laptop please
Karen Black commented
It would be a very helpful thing for many users if the font could be adjusted to suit the user. Color and Size would be desirable attributes for this program.
Jennifer Kelly commented
I would like to see a sharper contrast with the font. Grey may well be considered classy but being able to read it is of prime importance.
In the old mail I also had the sidebar deep purple with pale font and found it much easier to read.
I am an older person and teach basic IT skills to other older people.
The one thing we need most is good contrast.
I suffer with shrinkage to the epiretinal membrane which causes straight lines to become wavy in my right lead eye and there is also a slight blur in the centre of vision. I need strong contrast.
If you want your designers to muck about with what was a good product then why not suggest the create more versatile themes such as being able to change the background on both inbox and compose so that folk with dyslexia can create the colour options and levels of contrast to suit their specific needs.
With Dyslexia it isn't one size fits all. Most find pale blue font on a yellow background enables them to read. Others find pale mauve on a green background comfortable.
Surely if these issues could be addressed it would serve a really useful purpose.
I absolutely detest the new emolions. They are identical to those used in Gmail.
Many friends who do not use Yahoo mail have asked how to get the emoticons.
I find they're great at emphasising or aiding punctuation. Helps ensure it is being read in the same context it was sent.
Smug, surprised, and doh are my favorites. There is nothing to equal them in the new ones.
Please, please bring my old friends back. *:> smug*:-O surprise*#-o d'oh!
*>:D< big hug and*:-* kiss
Victoria Paige commented
On printing out an e-mail the print is much too small for us older readers to read.
Doris Day commented
J agrdee I cannot see text and the whole set up is awfal Bring back the Yahoo Mail and news page asd wse know and liked it.