bring back classic mail
Please change back to the classic Yahoo Mail! There are certain features that I can't do on the current version that I could do in the old classic mail version, such as dragging an email to a folder. How am I now able to do that?! I am frequently dragging things to folders, and it is imperative that I have this feature re-instated.
Steven Mitchell commented
As the user above, Raj Surti, has demonstrated, the restrictive design of this email system is very inhibiting to functional performance for their personal circumstance. However, it is not just an issue for the disabled but even for the physically able. Drag-and-drop has been a standard of software design for almost 20 years now, based on its ergonomic ease and if anything, is increasingly deployed. Again, someone very inexperienced in UI design, designed this system. As it stands, it is archaic.
Steven Mitchell commented
Obviously, the software designers are very inexperienced with email and its presentations. They have restricted or eliminated a considerable number of management and organizational features that have absolutely crippled this email program. Restricting visibility of emails in the inbox to 25 is one of the major ones. About 20 years ago AOL designed their email on a similar premise, and even though people were less mature then in terms of needs and expectations regarding email (because it was relatively new), AOL lost a number of users with that restriction.
But now in 2019, whoever the designer is, is merely looking at how cool it looks without any regard at all for its functionality. In order to see the array of your emails in your inbox, you have to file all of the emails first, separately into each of your designated folders. But then, of course, once that happens, the user would not be able to see the array of their recent emails. If you are a user you cannot even gain a purview of the day’s emails until you file the other most recent emails. If it is of any urgency, you would miss the email until the other preceding emails were filed. The email user would also not be able to organize their day because they would be unable to see more than the last 25 emails to their inbox. Who would logically design it that way, unless they don't actually use email?
For example, I get a variety of news emails in my inbox and used to file most of them together in one folder (named media) checking each off the list as I went through it, and filing it all at once. Now I can only see a few of them at a time, out of the 25 items of visibility, until I have reached a maximum of 25 visible emails. After a few are filed, I can no longer see the remainder, because I am essentially restricted from further visibility. Instead, under this new system, I would have to file all of the 50 or so news sources separately, by doing searches for each specific vendor (if I can even remember who they would be). This new email system, because of its current design, now requires about 10-15 hours per week to do simple maintenance and file the 500 emails I might receive per week. But now, since the change in email systems, my email has become even more backed up, and I have accumulated 7400 emails in my inbox. To file that amount in the old system, would probably have taken about 15-20 dedicated hours. Using this new system, however, it will take upwards of 100 hours. Because of the cumbersomeness of the new system, I really can't even figure out how I might effectively do that. I don't want to change to a new email system (as I have used this one for about 20 years, maybe longer), but because of the awkwardness of its design, I am going to have to, in order to remain a functioning human being in an era when email is compulsory. As it stands, unless you only get a few emails from a handful of sources, this new email system is inoperable, phenomenally time-consuming and leaves the user in a position where they can perform basic email functions.
As one further example, if I want to see an email that I have sent to someone several months ago, I cannot do so because of the 25 email visibility limit that applies to the SENT box. I would have to delete or file all of the preceding emails in the SENT box to be able to see the next set of 25 visible emails, ad infinitum until I arrived at the one I was looking for. Obviously, that is self-defeating and inoperable for the user. And there is no workaround for that. You can’t load the SENT files in a temporary folder and then load them back in the SENT box afterwards, because Yahoo mail doesn’t permit that. So even a cumbersome workaround solution to the 25 email visibility, such as that, is not permitted.
Even in the folders, the user apparently cannot see more than 99 emails at one and the only way to get around that issue, and gain visibility in excess of the 99 is to delete the other emails that precede what it is the user may be specifically looking for. If these are records for a small or home business, why would they do that? Legally they are not even allowed to do that. The emails in the folder need to be accessible in excess of the 99 permitted.
Maybe the software designer can rethink the functionality and useability of this new email system so that Yahoo can continue to be an email provider. As it stands now, only people who do not use email often, can continue to use it without sacrificing their ability to use email. The rest of us, will reluctantly have to look for alternative email providers, because this is truly inoperable the way it is currently designed.
why do they have to mess around with something that was perfectly good to start with? why?