Contact list disappeared
My Contact List has completelty disappeared from my Yahoo Mail. There appears to be no way of getting it back without re-entering all the data again. Please restore as soon as possible.
John G Amero commented
To each commenter, what did your local IT Support Person say about this issue of your lost Contact List?
If it was a Yahoo issue then shame on them, but shame is shareable here.
When someone says Do you have a backup ? They are not just talking about your computer. They are talking about a backup if a company disappeared tomorrow off the planet.
What would you do?
Yahoo gives amazing instructions on how to export your Yahoo Contact list to a file:
You should be doing the above instructions for exporting at least once a month.
Do it twice a month if you add, delete and modify contacts more than most.
Do it every other month if you rarely add, delete and modify contacts.
It's your information you are responsible for it.
In 2020 new common sense includes: Each living person must have a minimum of 2 email accounts. They are free and they come with calendar and contacts functionality. They are and should be your backup.
Question: Can I have two Yahoo accounts?
Yes of course. FYI massive flood, earthquake, fire or asteroid that hits Yahoo is taking both accounts out. It's ok to split them up to the other guy.
Complaint: I don't want a second account. I'm gonna just have twice as much junk.
May I have your attention please...
You have junk because YOU gave out your email address way too many times. And you never learned how to use the Blind Carbon Copy Bcc feature to hide your email address when you send emails.
When you have two email addresses...
- one is given out to people as the junk mail mailbox: stores, receipts, fundraisers, etc...
- the other you protect as well as you do with your SSN: for family, important items, etc. It's your happy mail box.
Stop flailing around in the water and yelling that you're drowning.
The water is slow moving and not even knee deep. It's embarrassing.
This isn't 1984, it's 2020. Get a hold of your data and say to yourself....What's my backup?
Nikos Floumis commented
Contact list disappeared!!!! YAHOO HELP!!!
Nothing worked so far... Other browsers, mobile etc...
I cannot restore contacts back!
Susan H commented
It appears no fix for this, as all my contacts disappeared and auto fill won't work, I now have to add all of my contacts manually?
Dawn Lodge commented
Contact list has disappeared. Urgent help needed Yahoo
Frank Feigert commented
Worked okay on other platforms (phone, Kindle Fire). Went to Chrome on my PC and works fine now. Thanks, Ray Hopkins!
HEMA SIMONDES commented
Besides the platform being all unstable and jiggly, all l my contacts disappeared. As well, I am not even recognized in my own contact list. Having to turn off my blocker is not a satisfactory solution. Yahoo has really gone down the drain since google took it over.It's a sort of extortion to make us pay for upgrades.
Ray Hopkins commented
This only seems true in MS Edge
If I log in through Google Chrome seems OK
Ron Parsons commented
Over night all my contacts disappeared and after several hours of searching the Yahoo Help section I cannot find any help with this problem until I finally found this section. Not good Yahoo !!
Turning off adblocker brought my contact list back and auto fill. Has solved problem for 24 hours so far....till they try another "upgrade"😡
Leroy Frankel commented
Same birthday present for me. Contact list just disappeared. Help - please.
If you have ad blocker turn it off. Worked for me.
Edwin Hampton commented
03 Sept 2020. ALL MY CONTACTS VANISHED. There is just a gray oval for ALL the contacts!
SOME BIRTHDAY PRESENT! (sarcasm)