More than 2 years since this idea was posted, and still "Gathering Feedback"??? What are you waiting for, Yahoo? The filter implementation in new Mail in far inferior to the old implementation. (1) Filters are processed in the order in which they appear in the list, yet I could not find a way to move filters up or down. ("Help" says to select a filter and press up or down arrow, but that does not seem to work.) (2) Users should be able to create filters from messages in the Inbox, as in the old Mail.
New mail has so many regression failures that it is essentially unusable. For example, in a message that I received today the word-wrap truncated the last few letters on every line that was long. It should have put the last word on that line at the beginning of the next line. I opened the same message in classic YMail, which word-wrapped it correctly.
To: Yahoo Mail Developers
To make matters worse, you didn't just change the shortcut key for "Mark message Read," you REVERSED the shortcut keys for "Mark message Read" and "Mark message Unread."
Old Mail: Mark Read = K, Mark Unread = Shift+K
New Mail: Mark Read = Shift+K, Mark Unread = K
This is the very worst type of (unanticipated) UI change, totally destroying the user's muscle memory for this operation.
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I've been using Yahoo Mail for more than 10 years, primarily because of Disposable Addresses. Why did you make it so difficult to locate Disposable Addresses in the Settings of the new Mail UI?
I agree that the current Filters user interface is UNfriendly. I, too, have used filters since I began using Yahoo! Mail more than 10 years ago. I currently have 205 filters, 67 of which begin with "dea-filter-..." that I did not create. (What are these?) Most of the other filters are designed to send the incoming message to my Trash folder, but messages that meet the specified filter criteria wind up in my Spam folder instead. I then must delete these messages manually, so defining filters does not save me any time or effort in managing my mailbox.
Since Yahoo! Mail adds new filters at the bottom of the list, but prioritizes filter processing from the top of the list, it is almost always necessary to move a newly-created filter up near the top of the list. With (a) more than 200 filters, and (b) the ability only to move a selected filter up one position at a time, moving new filters to the top of the list is VERY time-consuming.
Moreover, when Yahoo! Mail finds a filter that "fits" the current incoming message, it applies that filter AND STOPS PROCESSING FILTERS for that message. Each of the "dea-filter-<basename>-<keyword>@yahoo.com" filters moves a message addressed to that Disposable Email Address (DEA) to the Inbox. Since these "dea-filter..." filters are at the top of the list, the user-defined filters below them are not inspected for messages sent to a DEA. Thus, the filter system is completely ineffective for DEAs.
To resolve these issues and make Filters truly useful and user-friendly, Yahoo! Mail should:
1) Allow multiple filters to be selected at the same time, and allow the user to expand the Filters window to show more than 12 filters at a time.
2) Support drag-and-drop to reposition filters, or at least add arrow buttons to (a) Move selected filters to the top or bottom of the list, and (b) Move selected filters up or down 10 positions at a
3) Include a means to export the list of filters to a comma-separated text file for analysis outside of Yahoo! Mail
4) Provide for finding and eliminating duplicate filters
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