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  1. An improvement would be to go back one update.

    An improvement would be to go back one update. Then when you get that irresistible urge to make another "improvement" go back one more step from there.
    You've improved it so much I can't read it. Light blue on medium blue on gray on slightly darker blue. Nice.

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  2. Mail Preview

    I'd like to have the mail preview back. I don't want to have to open the email all the way to read it.

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  3. more spam with new email

    spam is way up with this new basic email

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  4. User control of ad variables;e.g. flashing ads, workspace area

    The 'ad' space uses more screen that is necessary. Allow the user to dictate 'ad space' requirements. of better yet, a widget button thats
    allows acknowledgement , click then removes ad to increase work space. Flashing ads are very distracting- again, a widget or button to control or quiet down visual noise. I fully understand that ads pay for service. However, distracting ads drive away users.

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  5. Re-enable 'old' feature to move emails

    I am still trying to use this 'new' version. Today I find I cannot move a sent email to a different folder. I have a system - HAD a system - which I can no longer use. PLEASE give us back the older version. I am an older person and cannot stand these changes.

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  6. font color

    The font color is too faint - hard to read. Also, the ads on the sidebar are bigger. Not a fan of that.

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  7. I hate this new concept! I don't have my Smiley Faces, it's difficult to add reciepants. I want my old style back.

    I hate this new concept! I don't have my Smiley Faces, it's difficult to add recipients. I want my old style back

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  8. Classic email allowed me to delete mail at the bottom of the page

    the "new and Improved" mail deletes features that classic had....this New mail is a total coding fail no sure that anyone asked and or wanted the "features" the the new mail has

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  9. Bring back the fonts that were used in the old mail. The new ones are more difficult to read.

    Bring back the fonts that were used in the old mail. The new ones are more difficult to read.

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  10. I Cant Reply to Messages Anymore?

    I Cant Reply to Messages Anymore? How do I reply now?

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  11. Extended options in User Folders

    Greetings to all !
    I am a happy and satisfied recipient of the wonderful services offered by Yahoo!
    That's why I express my gratitude with my greetings and sincere thanks to the whole team!
    please if I'm allowed, a little suggestion?
    The user of a yahoo address has the ability to keep addresses through those folders, etc.
    Here you can not expand the organization, meaning the user can have more options than usual, such as delete, rename.
    I think it would be more productive and satisfying to add Move, Merge, or move the mouse cursor to that folder in another…

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  12. Let the email adress pop up when I start writing the mail! Thank you!

    Before, the email adress came popping up when I started to write the name of the person I was going to write to. Now I have to go through my whole adress list to find the person's adress, and then click.

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  13. bring back the stationary

    Bring back the stationary.What where you thinking??The recipients enjoy the stationary as do the senders.Otherwise it is a cookie cutter version of every single e-mail on the web.It is not unique now nor pleasing.So listen to your customers bring back the stationary.Please and thank you for not ignoring us.

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  14. How to filter e-mail?

    In old version one was able to create filter, this helping sorting incoming mail in right folders. The funciton was accessed by right-clicking the message and choose "filter this message" from scroll down menue. Now I can't even find filer function in settings?

    Also, the tip of returning the old yahoo-mail mentioned in a thread, is not working. The menues at "the upper right on screen" does not do the trick.

    Best regards /Olof

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  15. You can no longer move to next message after delete

    You can no longer move to next message after delete

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  16. Don't force phone recovery

    I have already (reluctantly) given you an e-mail address as a form of recovery. Please stop trying to persuade me to use my phone number as well. I have used yahoo for almost 20 years and this is enough to make me migrate to another e-mail address provider entirely. Please stop, you already have an alternative e-mail address and I can give you more but I do not want to link my phone number with my e-mail address.

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  17. Have Yahoo email save all drafts automatically. I have lost many long, difficult to redo email drafts because Yahoo mail does not auto save

    Have Yahoo email save all drafts automatically. I have lost many long, difficult to redo email drafts because Yahoo mail does not auto save.

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  18. ability to switch back and forth

    I have to accounts, I have to log out of one and log into the other, I used to be able to hover over my name and switch back n forth. bring back that function.

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  19. Allow the use of KEYS!! I am forced to click everything with the mouse (e.g. delete messages)

    This is not a new idea- Just bring back what existed earlier: allow the deletion of messages by clicking on the "delete" key. At the moment, each message must be marked, and then you need to click WITH THE MOUSE on "delete" in Yahoo's tool bar. It is the year 2019.

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  20. Stop with the From: "me" when I send a copy to myself. I want to see my name not "me"

    Stop with the From: "me" when I send a copy to myself. I want to see my name not "me"
    What a cutesie, sickening change you have made to a simple email system.

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