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  1. Prove I'm not a robot during sign-in

    Hey, what a great idea! Let's the user base off by insisting they prove they're not a robot during the sign-in process! It's already annoying that they have to go through a two-step process, let's make it three!! What a great **** idea!!!

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  2. Text density in Mail

    I would like to have the option to have the text compressed in my mail box when I have selected mails to move to a different folder. Also in the list of folders in my mail. It is all with lots of white space (a whole empty line??) between everything and it takes AGES to scroll through it! It can be done elsewhere, so let us do it here too. This goes for both the Classic as the New mail.

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  3. small changes

    Every time you change the format, it takes precious time away from my work and personal projects. I would suggest IF you MUST change the look, do very small, minor changes at a time. I do not know if the big changes are due to necessary updating systems or because you are feeding into the current societal need for something new all the time. Please stop.

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  4. Flawed wrap around and justification on word processing

    Just want to point out there is a problem with the word processing aspects of the email program, specifically with justification of the margins and wrap around of the text onto the next line. Words as short as "be" or "an" are being broken up into 2 lines of text. The word "the" was broken into "t" on one line and "he" on the next line. The word "top" was broken into "to" on one line and "p" on the next. At first I thought this was due to adding new text into the middle of existing text, but it…

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  5. 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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  6. How Can I restore a deleated contact ??

    Could you please tell me how to restore a deleted contact ?.........I got rid of a contact a few weeks ago.........and would like to have it back.........thank you for your time.............

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  7. Why are the check boxes so small??? Bigger is better! Absolute garbage.

    The micro check boxes are idiotic. Bigger is easier.

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  8. Remove the scrolling of everything!!!!!!

    When scrolling all your folders and emails scrolls together, which is a pain.
    It was better when just you email you were reading only scrolled. BRING BACK BASIC!!

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  9. Make addresses appear automatically

    Make addresses appear automatically

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  12. this is sad now we dont even have controll of our own yahoo mail and privacy thanks to new platfrom with this oath

    this is sad now we dont even have controll of our own yahoo mail and privacy thanks to this communist.oath thing

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  13. "Draft" not being saved. Asked "leave this page?" Need to save Drafts, please.

    The drafts truly are not being saved. It's not me. I click to mark an email in progress to "Draft". I'm asked if I want to leave or stay on the page. No draft is saved. There isn't even an automatic save as there had been - not that I was counting on that feature to continue with this new Basic.

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  14. I want to delete single mails, not conversations.

    When I try to delete an e-mail I responded to, Yahoo mail says "conversation deleted"! I don't want to delete the whole conversation! I just want to delete the mail I responded to, as it's content is included in my reply. If you want to provide a "delete conversation" function, fine. Just make it clearly distinct from the basic function to delete an individual message!
    I find it needlessly cumbersome to delete individual messages in a conversation:
    First I must open the conversation.
    Then I must select each message to be deleted individually.
    The delete option is still not in…

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  15. FIX THE **** BUGS!!!! And stop using stupid phone style icons!

    As soon as more than one screenfull of text is typed, the editor constantly moves the text out of view, so one is typing blind; no amount of window repositioning makes any difference.

    The new icon buttons are utterly stupid, inconsistent and unwanted. I want buttons with Text! I am not using a ruddy smartphone!

    And why does downloading an attachment now create an extra tab that then becomes null? What idiot coded that?

    Why is the count of emails in the Drafts folder now just 999+ instead of a proper number? Do you think people are scared of big…

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  16. Link original Yahoo id to business mail like it did before upgrade. So I don't have to log in multiple places

    Link original Yahoo id to business mail like it did before upgrade. So I don't have to log in multiple places

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  17. Reduce size of header, increase space for e-mail.

    If you insist on forcing unnecessary updates, at least make them functional. The header does not need to be this big - it takes up almost half the screen, minimizing the window for my actual e-mails. E-mail is the whole reason I am using Yahoo! Mail, shouldn't they be the focus of the Inbox or mail page?

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  18. What the **** is this unreadable visual mess? - I'm dyslexic and can now not use thuis as ou've rendered it unreadable!!!!

    What the **** is this unreadable visual mess? - I'm dyslexic and can now not use thuis as ou've rendered it unreadable!!!

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  19. new page dumb where is settings gear? please revert or I go to gmail

    new page dumb where is settings gear? please revert or I go to gmail

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  20. Not at all user friendly earlier version was way better then this model

    The earlier version of yahoo was way better then the current version. It takes lot of time to upload file and even select the senders email id. Earlier version use to predict the mail id of sender so that we can select from the prediction. It is practically impossible to remember each and every mail id. I am planning to shift to other mail id for my convenience. This version also does not allow me to use any format , bold particulars matter and even change the colour of font of important matter in the mail.

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