How can we improve New Mail?

I don't care for the new format. It is very faded and hard to see. Too white and light gray.

The old format was easier to see. This new one is too faded. Gray on white just doesn't work.

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  • William Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Faded is correct. It is wrong.
    You think it is pastel and soothing.
    I find it hard to read hit the Reverse-Highlight button to read it. (otherwise known as the Alt+C copy button to reverse colour the text.
    Unfortunately this turns all text into BLACK text on ***** YELLOW background.
    Easier to read than the colour combinations you are using.
    Give us back the old Dark Blue and lLight Gray of the old Yahoo. They seemed to know what they were doing.

    And let us have all-text Yahoo, like Yahoo-Emacs once did. Simpler and no mouse required.

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  • MoniqueDC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very Very harsh on the eyes. Fatigue sets in very soon. Your format overrides the choices I have in Windows to ensure I do NOT have BLINDING WHITE pages. Are you really trying to drive us all away? If I didn't have so much history in my folders, I'd leave in a New York Minute.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    New format is hard to read - white lettering is just torture to look at on screen. Please give black lettering option.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Immediate feedback: the message list is too bright white and the grid lines between messages and highlighting are too faint.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Looks like I'm being forced to go to the new mail interface. The main reason I haven't switched is the the main mail interface is either too bright or too dark as I try the different settings. There's nothing in between. Even the medium setting is too bright because the background where all the emails are displayed is still too bright.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I too agree with Laurie
    As an older individual, I find the new format harder to read with my poor eyesight. I need to be able to vary the size and coloring of the background and/or lettering more in order to be able to see it better. Even this comments section is difficult to read for me because the lettering is way too small and the lettering isn't dark enough

  • Adrian Polit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    your ads are sometimes lewd (just because I am male and interested in sports doesn't mean I want cleavage thrown at me) and your ads are animated or blink.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So I've now been promised three times since Monday that the Yahoo engineers would email me about this. We actually use Yahoo so we need it to work. Thanks.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My contacts will not sync and did not transfer to new phone. I removed and restored account in users & accounts. didn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled Yahoo mail app. when I reinstalled from Play Store it would not open. Did that twice. Could only restore Yahoo by transferring using Content Transfer app from my old phone, where contacts have not synced since November. I've been told twice that engineers would contact me. Heard nothing yet. I use Yahoo for work, so I really can't afford to have these problems. Would appreciate finally getting a response. Thank you.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    totaly agree with Laurie who wrote
    As an older individual, I find the new format harder to read with my poor eyesight. I need to be able to vary the size and coloring of the background and/or lettering more in order to be able to see it better. Even this comments section is difficult to read for me because the lettering is way too small and the lettering isn't dark enough. I'm straining my eyes just to write this. White lettering on a dark background is even worse to an older individual.

  • Laurie Segers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As an older individual, I find the new format harder to read with my poor eyesight. I need to be able to vary the size and coloring of the background and/or lettering more in order to be able to see it better. Even this comments section is difficult to read for me because the lettering is way too small and the lettering isn't dark enough. I'm straining my eyes just to write this. White lettering on a dark background is even worse to an older individual.

  • Johnny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Needs more theme and color options. It's super easy to add this feature, custom coloring should be added.

    If you want larger font there is a workaround for most/all browsers. Use the Zoom feature, under the View button at the top. Ctrl + mouse wheel Up, will also do it on Firefox, maybe other browsers.

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