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  1. 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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  2. when i wanted to send an email all I had to do was type the first letter of a name and select from the drop down...It doesn't do that now

    when i wanted to send an email all I had to do was type the first letter of a name and select from the drop down...It doesn't do that now

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  3. Please have a web search and yahoo mail search combo like before.

    Please have a web search and yahoo mail search combo like before.

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  4. Leave things alone

    the old mail was fine but you screwed it up. the font is too small, everytime i open an attachment I get a new tab open that is empty, attachments don't attach, and the list goes on. Quit screwing with the basic functionality and give us the option of going back to the old interface. You've broken what worked

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  5. Block email addresses!

    Please reprogram where it says "block email address" . It ALSO should work for phone numbers.

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  6. Emptying Trash

    Hey! Yahoo has managed to create another great annoyance!! Now, when you click the icon to empty your trash, you are greeted with a piece-of-**** "Updating all messages" dialog box with a progress bar!! Who thought of that? Not needed, just empty the trash and tell me it's empty!! No "updating all messages" crockery necessary!!!!

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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. tell me how to forward an email! YAHOO HAS SCREWED USERS AGAIN!!!

    ell me how to forward an email! YAHOO HAS SCREWED USERS AGAIN!!!

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  9. Why is this newer one so much slower than the old one???

    Why is this newer one so much SLOWER than the old one??? Bring back the old one at least until you fix these bugs in the new one.

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  10. How could I find all of my old mails?

    How could I find all of my old mails?

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  11. 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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  12. PLEASE Get Rid of your New Yahoo system and Go back to what it was. Please Put my account - jamesmurphy1978@yahoo.com - back to Old style

    PLEASE Get Rid of your New Yahoo system and Go back to what it was. Please Put my account - jamesmurphy1978@yahoo.com - back to Old style - When you changed - You lost All My Email Addresses - PLEASE i Need them back! - URGENT!

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  14. 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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  15. WRONG SUGGESTION FROM YAHOO MAIL SUPPORT

    RESPONDED · Product Support (Admin, Yahoo) responded
    Hi there,

    Thank you for your feedback. The option to switch back to the previous version can be found in the dropdown menu on the upper right of the screen. Open the dropdown and select “Go to old version” and click “Go”.

    Thanks,
    Mail Support

    THIS DOES NOT EXIST. NO DROP DOWN NO CHOICE. HELP

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  17. Why are you forcing your users doing the beta testing of FAILED coding

    Here's a thought code your "new email" to look and feel the the classic mail I have been using for over 20 years.... ask users to volunteer to test your new code instead of throwing out code that is balatently flawed.....Fail in management...Fail in coding... Fail in testing.... never beta test in the public domain...and you wonder why Yahoo is losing market share

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  18. The old mail before the current "old" mail was better for me. You keep taking the r/h margin and when I use firefox, half of my mail's miss

    Go back to the old mail before the current "old" mail. Using Firefox as my browser means my emails are cut in half because of your useless right hand margin. 1/3 of my screen is blank and 1/2 of my text is cut off. Wow, this is useful.

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  19. Give me back my numbers, I want to know how many emails are in each folder!

    999 is not helpful and no number at all is not helpful, Tell me exactly how many are in each folder and make everything so it's not ugly as could be! What is wrong with you people? Why can't you leave well enough alone? If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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  20. News Video Issues

    I was looking at your keep up with latest videos. I give up. It is faster to walk to the corner store and buy a newspaper not to mention less frustrating.
    There are many videos which is great but try to to select and get through them. Here is what I mean.
    Watch a video. Scan ahead in the preview and select, video starts, oops wrong one. 20 seconds or so of a commercial. double click on the right one. 20 seconds or so of commercial. view video, scan ahead click on next, 20 second or so commercial, try another…

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