Switch your browser to Mozilla Firefox and you can get rid of all the ads.
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Our engineers are working on incorporating Contacts into the new format. We appreciate your patience while we work on this.
In the meantime, you can access contacts by clicking on the icon on the upper right side (small icon made up of a rectangle with three small stacked squares). This will open Contacts in a new tab of your browser in the Classic Mail look. You can also access your contacts via https://contacts.yahoo.com.
So Product Support has been working on this since April and they still haven't got it right yet. It appears they lack the knowledge to get it right if it is taking until now, the end of July.
As of today, July 24th I have contacts that I have no idea who they are, and I am missing approx. 20+ contacts. I tried adding a contact and it won't let me put last name first or change it. What a mess they have created. No wonder so many people are leaving Yahoo. I just hate the thought of moving to a different e-mail service and changing all the contacts.
Switch to Firefox and your problem will be solved. They have ad-on's that will eliminate ads.
Switch to Mozilla Firefox for a browser. Then add Firefox Extensions "AdBlocker Ultimate" & "AdGuard AdBlocker". I did that years ago and have yet to see any ads. You may have to turn the ad blockers off on certain web sites but it is easy to turn them back on.
If you want to get rid of ads it is very simple. First change your browser to Mozilla Firefox. Then go to Firefox Add-ons and add "AdBlocker Ultimate" & "AdGuard Ad Blocker". After doing this I see no ads on Yahoo or Yahoo Mail or any other web sites. Some web sites (very few) will not load unless you turn the ad blockers off, but it is easy to turn them off and then back on.
NOTICE! So far I haven't switched, however when the popup box comes up when I log into my email telling me to change, I just X out of it and I keep the Classic format. While I don't know how long I can get away with doing that, I have no intention of switching until they do it. At that point I will most likely go to Google.
Also if you want to get rid of spam and ads, switch your browser to Firefox and use their tools they have available to get rid of the junk.
So now we get a banner that pops up on the screen advising us to switch to the new e-mail. Well I have tried it and it is not even close to being acceptable. If the banner is going to keep popping up I will ditch Yahoo and most likely go with Googles g-mail, or Comcast e-mail. Yahoo has a good email program, it is a shame they are trying to ruin it.
Amazing, this has been going on now for several months. In the meantime Yahoo apparently doesn't read any of these posts. The original #1 post disappeared, I looked all through all the posts and it is gone. I am hanging around to see what happens next, but if Yahoo forces me into their so called new email format I will be gone. There is always Google, AOL, Comcast and a couple of others that can handle email. It's just a pain to change, but I will do it as will many others. Verizon bought Yahoo sometime back, maybe that is who we should be complaining to.
If you are using Mozilla Firefox, use the following add on's.
1. Yahoo Mail Hide Ad Panel
2. AdBlocker Ultimate
I've used the above for years and had great results. Mail is a full page, not a half page with ads on the other side and we see no ads in mail or anywhere else!
When are you going to remove "Your one click away from your upgraded inbox". By now the only time it gets clicked on is either a new Yahoo customer or by accident. No one likes the new inbox that I know.
Maybe we are all complaining to the wrong place? Since Verizon bought Yahoo a while back, maybe there would be a better place to complain.
It would be nice if you got rid of the blue "One click away from your upgraded inbox"!
1. It has been there so long now that if anyone wants to use the new mail (which is doubtful) they would have done it by now.
2. It is somewhat easy to accidentally click on it when all you wanted to do was send a message.
3. It obstructs a list of files makes them unusable.
Just had a message pop up on my e-mail screen that we are going to be FORCED into the new mail regardless of what we think of it. At the moment I can't remember the date but it must be coming like it or not. It is very apparent that no one at Yahoo (Verizon) really cares about what their customers want, if they did they would leave the old style alone. They should read these posts so they know what their customers like. I really didn't want to move to Google but it looks like I won't have a choice.
To change your Yahoo mail back to basic just Google "how to change yahoo mail back to basic" and easy to follow directions will come up.
This post has been going since June 17th, 2018 and has been ranked 1st for quite some time. Guess it just shows you how much Yahoo really cares about us as users of their service. Or lack there of service.
Also for those that want to switch back, Google how to do it and it is explained very well.
Also get rid of the blue box that promotes the new mail.
Go to Google and search how to change your Yahoo mail acct. back to the original and you will get a lot of sites that tell you how to do it.
For some reason Yahoo just does not get it. The top 2 posts here have to do with the new mail promotion that has been going on way to long. It's well past time Yahoo does something about it. Do you suppose anyone at Yahoo really reads the posts or maybe they just don't care.