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  • nonac350d
    Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the new and improved version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two
    Message 1 of 22 , Jun 14, 2013
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      Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!
    • Sasafrass452
      Classic is being terminated, so you ll have tolook for another email provider. **Sasafrass452** http://www.friendburst.com/Sasafrass452
      Message 2 of 22 , Jun 14, 2013
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        Classic is being terminated, so you'll have to look for another email provider.
        
        **Sasafrass452**
        http://www.friendburst.com/Sasafrass452
        http://thexfactorusa.proboards.com
        On 06/14/2013 06:05 AM, nonac350d wrote:
         

        Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!


      • lena_kiev
        ... Besides the new ( Full featured ) yahooMail web-interface, there are Basic and mobile. Among other things, in Basic there are pages in folders instead of
        Message 3 of 22 , Jun 14, 2013
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          > Classic is being terminated, so you'll have tolook for another email
          > provider.

          Besides the new ("Full featured") yahooMail web-interface,
          there are Basic and mobile.
          Among other things, in Basic there are pages in folders instead of
          one huge scrolling.

          How to switch from new to Basic:
          the gear icon at upper right - Mail Options;
          Basic at the bottom;
          OK;
          Save.

          Mobile (works in usual browsers too): m.yahoo.com/mail
        • Bruce Lund
          Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose remind me later it takes me back to
          Message 4 of 22 , Jun 14, 2013
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            Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.

            Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

            Bruce Lund

            --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:

            From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
            Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
            To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM

            Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!

          • Shal Farley
            Bruce, ... Well, they /are/ shutting down Classic altogether. I m a little surprised you can still access it in part. The new mail, both full and basic
            Message 5 of 22 , Jun 14, 2013
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              Bruce,

              > Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic.

              Well, they /are/ shutting down Classic altogether. I'm a little
              surprised you can still access it in part.

              The new mail, both full and basic versions, have search. I would think
              you may as well convert rather than live through Classic's death throes.

              -- Shal
            • Chris J Brady
              Yes - they ve done that to my account too. This has really upset my work to search my emails (15 years worth) and contact respondents on serious matters. When
              Message 6 of 22 , Jun 14, 2013
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                Yes - they've done that to my account too. This has really upset my work to search my emails (15 years worth) and contact respondents on serious matters. When I switch I need time to assimilate how the new mail is going to work for me. Instead I am finding I am being forced into a corner at a time - of illness and upset - when I simply don't have the energy to spend resisting the move. CJB.

                --- On Fri, 14/6/13, Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...> wrote:
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                From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Friday, 14 June, 2013, 19:59

                 

                Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.

                Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

                Bruce Lund

                --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:

                From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM

                Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!

              • adeomus ********
                I finally decided to face it and tried the new mail in a little used yahoo account first..then on this one. went with what i say in my signature: That is the
                Message 7 of 22 , Jun 14, 2013
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                  I finally decided to face it and tried the new mail in a little used yahoo account first..then on this one.

                  went with what i say in my signature:

                  "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                  "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

                  I have to say it's a lot better than the " new mail" i tried on previous occasions, there is hope Classic brothers and sisters.

                  though it took a little while to load the font/size/emoticons i guess...as well as auto address...they did show up .

                  it's actually still better than google.
                  will see how it goes.

                  adds
                   

                  "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                  "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

                  -- George MacDonald















                  From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                  To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:59:07 PM
                  Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail



                  Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.

                  Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

                  Bruce Lund

                  --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:

                  From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                  Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                  To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM

                  Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!





                • cherrytop08003
                  Dear Lena, What a huge help you ve been! With almost 34,000 e-mails in one folder, the scrolling, one page feature wasn t working for me. The other day I
                  Message 8 of 22 , Jun 15, 2013
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                    Dear Lena,

                    What a huge help you've been! With almost 34,000
                    e-mails in one folder, the scrolling, one page feature
                    wasn't working for me. The other day I needed to look
                    at some of the older e-mails going back years . . .
                    but the one page scrolling feature is structured in such
                    a way that one needs to click and scroll, click and scroll . . .
                    I tried it for about ten minutes and I still had years and
                    years I needed to go through. Because of your post I
                    was able to switch to Basic get my information fairly
                    quickly and then switch back to the new e-mail. Not
                    perfect, but doable. And, I wish Yahoo had kept it's original
                    advanced e-mail search feature . . . but, that was eliminated a
                    long time ago and replaced with it's poor sister advanced
                    e-mail search feature.

                    Be that as it may. You've been a great help!

                    CT

                    --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, Lena@... wrote:
                    >
                    > > Classic is being terminated, so you'll have tolook for another email
                    > > provider.
                    >
                    > Besides the new ("Full featured") yahooMail web-interface,
                    > there are Basic and mobile.
                    > Among other things, in Basic there are pages in folders instead of
                    > one huge scrolling.
                    >
                    > How to switch from new to Basic:
                    > the gear icon at upper right - Mail Options;
                    > Basic at the bottom;
                    > OK;
                    > Save.
                    >
                    > Mobile (works in usual browsers too): m.yahoo.com/mail
                    >
                  • Harryh
                    And the neo search is close to being way less useful because it requires too many clicks to get what you want . ________________________________ From:
                    Message 9 of 22 , Jun 15, 2013
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                      And the neo search is close to being way less useful because it requires too many clicks to get what you want <sigh>.


                      From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 12:59 PM
                      Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail



                      Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.

                      Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

                      Bruce Lund

                      --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:

                      From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                      Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM

                      Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!





                    • Kenneth
                      I m glad you re finding the newest new Yahoo! Mail to be not too bad, adds. I use Gmail myself but whenever I go login to my Yahoo! Mail account, I feel
                      Message 10 of 22 , Jun 16, 2013
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                        I'm glad you're finding the newest new Yahoo! Mail to be not too bad, adds. I use Gmail myself but whenever I go login to my Yahoo! Mail account, I feel tempted to begin using it more frequently. It's really not that bad.

                        Some people here keep telling those who have lost Classic that they need to go find another email provider. I hope if they do that they will at least compare what's out there with what Yahoo! still provides.

                        Kenneth

                        --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...> wrote:
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                        > I finally decided to face it and tried the new mail in a little used yahoo account first..then on this one.
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                        > went with what i say in my signature:
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                        > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                        > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
                        >
                        > I have to say it's a lot better than the " new mail" i tried on previous occasions, there is hope Classic brothers and sisters.
                        >
                        > though it took a little while to load the font/size/emoticons i guess...as well as auto address...they did show up .
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                        > it's actually still better than google.
                        > will see how it goes.
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                        > adds
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                        > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                        > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
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                        > From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                        > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:59:07 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
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                        > Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.
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                        > Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
                        >
                        > Bruce Lund
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                        > --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:
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                        > >From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                        > >Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                        > >To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                        > >Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!
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                      • Chris J Brady
                        I tried converting one of my older Yahoo email accounts - which I rarely use - into New. I then chose Basic New because I really do NOT want the bells and
                        Message 11 of 22 , Jun 16, 2013
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                          I tried converting one of my older Yahoo email accounts - which I rarely use - into New. I then chose Basic New because I really do NOT want the bells and whistles of HTML or RTF to slow down my already slow laptop.

                          BUT I WAS APPALLED. The one feature that was not available was auto-completion of recipient addresses in the To: and Cc: fields. I use this all the time because it saves having to search for addresses in a long list usually presented in a pop-up window.

                          I was also frustrated when I had typed in a load of text into a new email. There was no auto-save to Draft. When I entered the address of the recipient - I made a small error. I clicked on Send and an error message came up saying that the address was invalid. I hit the Back button AND ALL THE TEXT I'D TYPED IN WAS LOST. I had to start all over again.

                          This is not good. I have never met such an unfriendly system - and I was in at the very start of the Internet.

                          CJB.


                          --- On Sun, 16/6/13, Kenneth <justkenneth@...> wrote:

                          From: Kenneth <justkenneth@...>
                          Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail
                          To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                          Date: Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 19:36

                           

                          I'm glad you're finding the newest new Yahoo! Mail to be not too bad, adds. I use Gmail myself but whenever I go login to my Yahoo! Mail account, I feel tempted to begin using it more frequently. It's really not that bad.

                          Some people here keep telling those who have lost Classic that they need to go find another email provider. I hope if they do that they will at least compare what's out there with what Yahoo! still provides.

                          Kenneth

                          --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > I finally decided to face it and tried the new mail in a little used yahoo account first..then on this one.
                          >
                          > went with what i say in my signature:
                          >
                          > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                          > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
                          >
                          > I have to say it's a lot better than the " new mail" i tried on previous occasions, there is hope Classic brothers and sisters.
                          >
                          > though it took a little while to load the font/size/emoticons i guess...as well as auto address...they did show up .
                          >
                          >
                          > it's actually still better than google.
                          > will see how it goes.
                          >
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                          > adds
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                          > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                          > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
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                          > ________________________________
                          > From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                          > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                          > Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:59:07 PM
                          > Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
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                          > Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.
                          >
                          > Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
                          >
                          > Bruce Lund
                          >
                          > --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:
                          >
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                          > >From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                          > >Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                          > >To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                          > >Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM
                          > >
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                          > >Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!
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                        • adeomus ********
                           I was fully prepared to look elsewhere if it was intolerable, but i still prefer the new mail to google.. have determined that it s not intolerable .
                          Message 12 of 22 , Jun 16, 2013
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                             I was fully prepared to look elsewhere if it was intolerable, but i still prefer the new mail to google..
                            have determined that it's not intolerable <G>.
                            There are some issues I have with it, though..like the question i just posted here about hilighting the whole inbox to pick the specific posts i want to read, and deleting the rest.
                            Classic allowed me to do this and it saved me a lot of time.

                            there are speed bumps i have to find a way around.

                            Thank you, Kenneth !
                            We're all in this together..

                            adds

                            "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                            "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

                            -- George MacDonald















                            From: Kenneth <justkenneth@...>
                            To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                            Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 2:36:47 PM
                            Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail

                            I'm glad you're finding the newest new Yahoo! Mail to be not too bad, adds.  I use Gmail myself but whenever I go login to my Yahoo! Mail account, I feel tempted to begin using it more frequently.  It's really not that bad. 

                            Some people here keep telling those who have lost Classic that they need to go find another email provider.  I hope if they do that they will at least compare what's out there with what Yahoo! still provides.

                            Kenneth

                            --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > I finally decided to face it and tried the new mail in a little used yahoo account first..then on this one.
                            >
                            > went with what i say in my signature:
                            >
                            > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                            > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
                            >
                            > I have to say it's a lot better than the " new mail" i tried on previous occasions, there is hope Classic brothers and sisters.
                            >
                            > though it took a little while to load the font/size/emoticons i guess...as well as auto address...they did show up .
                            >
                            >
                            > it's actually still better than google.
                            > will see how it goes.
                            >
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                            > adds
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                            > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                            > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
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                            > ________________________________
                            >  From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                            > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                            > Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:59:07 PM
                            > Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail

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                            > Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.
                            >
                            > Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
                            >
                            > Bruce Lund
                            >
                            > --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:
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                            > >From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                            > >Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                            > >To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                            > >Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!
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                          • karenborga@yahoo.com
                            I agree.... Yahoo is way better than Gmail. Gmail is too confusing. In Gmail I have to click a pull down box to see who I m responding to....have to be
                            Message 13 of 22 , Jun 16, 2013
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                              I agree.... Yahoo is way better than Gmail.

                              Gmail is too confusing. In Gmail I have to click a pull down box to see who I'm responding to....have to be careful.

                              In Yahoo everything is obvious and simplified.

                              Yahoo on the cell phone works well also.

                              Karen

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                              Adeomus wrote:
                              I was fully prepared to look elsewhere if it was intolerable, but i still prefer the new mail to google..
                              have determined that it's not intolerable <G>.....

                              Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
                            • Kenneth
                              You say you re appalled at the features that Yahoo! Mail is lacking but you ve deliberately chosen not to use the fully featured Yahoo! Mail. It s not exactly
                              Message 14 of 22 , Jun 17, 2013
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                                You say you're appalled at the features that Yahoo! Mail is lacking but you've deliberately chosen not to use the fully featured Yahoo! Mail. It's not exactly fair to select a limited version and then complain about how limited it is.

                                I'm using the fully featured Yahoo! Mail and it does have auto-save for drafts and auto-completion for the To and Cc fields. I think these are the bells and whistles you actually want so you may want to reconsider your selection of the basic version.

                                Kenneth

                                --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, Chris J Brady <chrisjbrady@...> wrote:
                                >
                                > I tried converting one of my older Yahoo email accounts - which I rarely use - into New. I then chose Basic New because I really do NOT want the bells and whistles of HTML or RTF to slow down my already slow laptop.
                                > BUT I WAS APPALLED. The one feature that was not available was auto-completion of recipient addresses in the To: and Cc: fields. I use this all the time because it saves having to search for addresses in a long list usually presented in a pop-up window.
                                > I was also frustrated when I had typed in a load of text into a new email. There was no auto-save to Draft. When I entered the address of the recipient - I made a small error. I clicked on Send and an error message came up saying that the address was invalid. I hit the Back button AND ALL THE TEXT I'D TYPED IN WAS LOST. I had to start all over again.
                                > This is not good. I have never met such an unfriendly system - and I was in at the very start of the Internet.
                                > CJB.
                                >
                              • Shal's “Display Name”
                                Chris, ... The selection of Basic has nothing to do with the content of your messages. What it means is that the UI does not use JavaScript (it does use HTML,
                                Message 15 of 22 , Jun 17, 2013
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                                  Chris,

                                  > I then chose Basic New because I really do NOT want the bells and
                                  > whistles of HTML or RTF to slow down my already slow laptop.

                                  The selection of Basic has nothing to do with the content of your messages. What it means is that the UI does not use JavaScript (it does use HTML, which is pretty much required to have any functionality at all).

                                  > BUT I WAS APPALLED. The one feature that was not available was
                                  > auto-completion of recipient addresses in the To: and Cc: fields.

                                  There can't be, without JavaScript.

                                  > I was also frustrated when I had typed in a load of text into a new
                                  > email. There was no auto-save to Draft.

                                  An auto-save while you're typing can't be done without JavaScript. If the basic version didn't save a copy in the "Sent" folder, where you could call it up and re-send it after edits, then that would be a missing feature to complain about.

                                  -- Shal
                                • adeomus ********
                                   yes...and i was a die hard classic lover...i still love classic much more than the new mail, it was more streamlined and faster imho ! but here we are...and
                                  Message 16 of 22 , Jun 17, 2013
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                                     yes...and i was a die hard classic lover...i still love classic much more than the new mail, it was more streamlined and faster imho !

                                    but here we are...and i did try basic first..but to all classic lovers, the fully featured new mail is more like the classic than the basic is !!

                                    give it a shot..you will be surprised.
                                    it's not as horrible as the old " new mail"...i despised that !

                                    this new mail seems slower and more cumbersome in some ways,
                                    not new a,d " improved" over classic..
                                    but hey...we will adapt, we always do..

                                    adds

                                    "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                    "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

                                    -- George MacDonald















                                    From: Kenneth <justkenneth@...>
                                    To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                    Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 2:07:33 PM
                                    Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail v.v. New Mail

                                    You say you're appalled at the features that Yahoo! Mail is lacking but you've deliberately chosen not to use the fully featured Yahoo! Mail.  It's not exactly fair to select a limited version and then complain about how limited it is.

                                    I'm using the fully featured Yahoo! Mail and it does have auto-save for drafts and auto-completion for the To and Cc fields.  I think these are the bells and whistles you actually want so you may want to reconsider your selection of the basic version. 

                                    Kenneth

                                    --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, Chris J Brady <chrisjbrady@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > I tried converting one of my older Yahoo email accounts - which I rarely use - into New. I then chose Basic New because I really do NOT want the bells and whistles of HTML or RTF to slow down my already slow laptop.
                                    > BUT I WAS APPALLED. The one feature that was not available was auto-completion of recipient addresses in the To: and Cc: fields. I use this all the time because it saves having to search for addresses in a long list usually presented in a pop-up window.
                                    > I was also frustrated when I had typed in a load of text into a new email. There was no auto-save to Draft. When I entered the address of the recipient - I made a small error. I clicked on Send and an error message came up saying that the address was invalid. I hit the Back button AND ALL THE TEXT I'D TYPED IN WAS LOST. I had to start all over again.
                                    > This is not good. I have never met such an unfriendly system - and I was in at the very start of the Internet.
                                    > CJB.
                                    >




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                                  • adeomus ********
                                     am not sure what you mean by auto save to draft... it only auto saved when there was a hiccup for some reason, and i lost what i was composing, but then
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                                       am not sure what you mean by " auto save " to draft...
                                      it only auto saved when there was a hiccup for some reason, and i lost what i was composing,
                                      but then was relieved to find
                                      it in draft...but it was usually only part of it.

                                      have not had new mail long enough to see if it would happen here.
                                      in classic where you clicked on draft  it disappeared from the compose page
                                      and showed up on the draft page..

                                      with new mail i was confused at first, it didn't disappear.
                                      but the note beside draft said it was saved and what time..and sure enough if one goes to the draft page
                                      it is there.

                                      there are things i don't like in new mail...
                                      but hopefully yahoo will improve some things back to the ease of before.

                                      adds


                                      "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                      "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

                                      -- George MacDonald















                                      From: Chris J Brady <chrisjbrady@...>
                                      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                      Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 7:41:07 PM
                                      Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail v.v. New Mail



                                      I tried converting one of my older Yahoo email accounts - which I rarely use - into New. I then chose Basic New because I really do NOT want the bells and whistles of HTML or RTF to slow down my already slow laptop.

                                      BUT I WAS APPALLED. The one feature that was not available was auto-completion of recipient addresses in the To: and Cc: fields. I use this all the time because it saves having to search for addresses in a long list usually presented in a pop-up window.

                                      I was also frustrated when I had typed in a load of text into a new email. There was no auto-save to Draft. When I entered the address of the recipient - I made a small error. I clicked on Send and an error message came up saying that the address was invalid. I hit the Back button AND ALL THE TEXT I'D TYPED IN WAS LOST. I had to start all over again.

                                      This is not good. I have never met such an unfriendly system - and I was in at the very start of the Internet.

                                      CJB.


                                      --- On Sun, 16/6/13, Kenneth <justkenneth@...> wrote:

                                      From: Kenneth <justkenneth@...>
                                      Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail
                                      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                      Date: Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 19:36

                                       
                                      I'm glad you're finding the newest new Yahoo! Mail to be not too bad, adds. I use Gmail myself but whenever I go login to my Yahoo! Mail account, I feel tempted to begin using it more frequently. It's really not that bad.

                                      Some people here keep telling those who have lost Classic that they need to go find another email provider. I hope if they do that they will at least compare what's out there with what Yahoo! still provides.

                                      Kenneth

                                      --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > I finally decided to face it and tried the new mail in a little used yahoo account first..then on this one.
                                      >
                                      > went with what i say in my signature:
                                      >
                                      > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                      > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
                                      >
                                      > I have to say it's a lot better than the " new mail" i tried on previous occasions, there is hope Classic brothers and sisters.
                                      >
                                      > though it took a little while to load the font/size/emoticons i guess...as well as auto address...they did show up .
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > it's actually still better than google.
                                      > will see how it goes.
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > adds
                                      >
                                      >  
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                      > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
                                      >
                                      > -- George MacDonald
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > ________________________________
                                      > From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                                      > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                      > Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:59:07 PM
                                      > Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.
                                      >
                                      > Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
                                      >
                                      > Bruce Lund
                                      >
                                      > --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > >From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                                      > >Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                                      > >To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                      > >Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      >





                                    • Bruce Lund
                                      Actually, Classic mail would save at certain intervals. Don t recall if it was something I set or if it was default but, on occasion, after composing for
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                                        Actually, Classic mail would save at certain intervals. Don't recall if it was something I set or if it was default but, on occasion, after composing for awhile, a little whirly thing would go around saying it was being saved to draft.

                                        Bruce Lund


                                        --- On Mon, 6/17/13, adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...> wrote:

                                        From: adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...>
                                        Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail v.v. New Mail
                                        To: "Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com" <Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com>
                                        Date: Monday, June 17, 2013, 8:05 PM




                                         am not sure what you mean by " auto save " to draft...
                                        it only auto saved when there was a hiccup for some reason, and i lost what i was composing,
                                        but then was relieved to find
                                        it in draft...but it was usually only part of it.

                                        have not had new mail long enough to see if it would happen here.
                                        in classic where you clicked on draft  it disappeared from the compose page
                                        and showed up on the draft page..

                                        with new mail i was confused at first, it didn't disappear.
                                        but the note beside draft said it was saved and what time..and sure enough if one goes to the draft page
                                        it is there.

                                        there are things i don't like in new mail...
                                        but hopefully yahoo will improve some things back to the ease of before.

                                        adds


                                        "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                        "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

                                        -- George MacDonald















                                        From: Chris J Brady <chrisjbrady@...>
                                        To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                        Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 7:41:07 PM
                                        Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail v.v. New Mail



                                        I tried converting one of my older Yahoo email accounts - which I rarely use - into New. I then chose Basic New because I really do NOT want the bells and whistles of HTML or RTF to slow down my already slow laptop.

                                        BUT I WAS APPALLED. The one feature that was not available was auto-completion of recipient addresses in the To: and Cc: fields. I use this all the time because it saves having to search for addresses in a long list usually presented in a pop-up window.

                                        I was also frustrated when I had typed in a load of text into a new email. There was no auto-save to Draft. When I entered the address of the recipient - I made a small error. I clicked on Send and an error message came up saying that the address was invalid. I hit the Back button AND ALL THE TEXT I'D TYPED IN WAS LOST. I had to start all over again.

                                        This is not good. I have never met such an unfriendly system - and I was in at the very start of the Internet.

                                        CJB.


                                        --- On Sun, 16/6/13, Kenneth <justkenneth@...> wrote:

                                        From: Kenneth <justkenneth@...>
                                        Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail
                                        To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                        Date: Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 19:36

                                         
                                        I'm glad you're finding the newest new Yahoo! Mail to be not too bad, adds. I use Gmail myself but whenever I go login to my Yahoo! Mail account, I feel tempted to begin using it more frequently. It's really not that bad.

                                        Some people here keep telling those who have lost Classic that they need to go find another email provider. I hope if they do that they will at least compare what's out there with what Yahoo! still provides.

                                        Kenneth

                                        --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > I finally decided to face it and tried the new mail in a little used yahoo account first..then on this one.
                                        >
                                        > went with what i say in my signature:
                                        >
                                        > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                        > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
                                        >
                                        > I have to say it's a lot better than the " new mail" i tried on previous occasions, there is hope Classic brothers and sisters.
                                        >
                                        > though it took a little while to load the font/size/emoticons i guess...as well as auto address...they did show up .
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > it's actually still better than google.
                                        > will see how it goes.
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > adds
                                        >
                                        >  
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                        > "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "
                                        >
                                        > -- George MacDonald
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > ________________________________
                                        > From: Bruce Lund <bruceedwardlund@...>
                                        > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                        > Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:59:07 PM
                                        > Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > Now the SOBs are blocking search in Classic. If I try to search, I get the screen to make the switch, and if I choose "remind me later" it takes me back to mail, not to search.
                                        >
                                        > Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
                                        >
                                        > Bruce Lund
                                        >
                                        > --- On Fri, 6/14/13, nonac350d <spectrum1012@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > >From: nonac350d <spectrum1012@...>
                                        > >Subject: [Y-Mail] Classic Mail
                                        > >To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                        > >Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:05 AM
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >Yes that well covered subject of how to retain classic yahoo mail rather than the "new and improved " version yahoo continually tries to force on me , had two cups of coffee and spent an hour trying all the suggestions I can find and still can't get rid of the new version ,or is it time to look for a new mail handler as yahoo seems to be blocking all and any attempts to resist the change !!
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        >







                                      • jchan212
                                        Does anyone know how to contact Yahoo about keeping Yahoo Classic Mail alive? I may be one of the few people out there that still uses Yahoo Classic, but since
                                        Message 19 of 22 , Jun 20, 2013
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                                          Does anyone know how to contact Yahoo about keeping Yahoo Classic Mail alive?

                                          I may be one of the few people out there that still uses Yahoo Classic, but since there are millions of Yahoo E-mail users, I doubt that I'm the only one who enjoys using Yahoo Classic over other e-mails. I expect people will just get frustrated and switch to Gmail. There are several things that Yahoo Classic does better for my personal usage, and it comes down to "Simple is Better."

                                          (1) Yahoo Classic is a lot simpler to ZOOM in on Tiny print and view the full page. I may have bad eyesight and my HD wide laptop makes all the webpages smaller, so I have an automatic zoom (I also tried the new Yahoo Mail, and it doesn't work because of my zoom settings - so that's a MAJOR BUG). But the Zoom doesn't render well in Gmail either because of the e-mail frames that show only half the e-mail message in the frame within a frame.

                                          (2)I receive several newsletters that can be read easiest on Yahoo Classic like - Daily Techcrunch, Daily BI, Thrillist, that require easy Zooming. I find that Meetup E-mails look best in Yahoo Classic. If I am forced to read these in Gmail, I will just cancel the subscriptions, and not read the blogs. I would hope those Companies want Yahoo Classic ALIVE, because their loyal readers enjoy getting their E-mails.

                                          (3)Yahoo Classic allows for Right-Click/Tabs of individual messages. I just find this more convenient and the quickest way to open and read a lot of messages. Gmail does not allow Right-Tabbing of individual messages. I think Gmail is good for business e-mails and text e-mails, but the frames make it difficult to view Newsletters.

                                          Overall, if Yahoo eliminates Yahoo Classic, I expect them to upset and lose loyal older adults who have used their E-mail service for decades. Perhaps, Yahoo is secretly trying to get rid of wealthy adults, to go after the cool, college customer. Its unfortunate and sad that Yahoo has resorted to this, and I expect this forced Yahoo Mail change will lose those Loyal Yahoo Classic users, instead of keeping them.
                                        • adeomus ********
                                           i agree with you...have been using new mail for a bit now, and it excels at wasting time. classic was faster in so many ways, fewer steps and even faster
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                                             i agree with you...have been using new mail for a bit now, and it excels at wasting time.
                                            classic was faster in so many ways, fewer steps and even faster loading time for individual emails !
                                            we seem to be going backwards.

                                            adds

                                            "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
                                            "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

                                            -- George MacDonald















                                            From: jchan212 <jchan212@...>
                                            To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                            Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:08:45 PM
                                            Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail v.v. New Mail

                                            Does anyone know how to contact Yahoo about keeping Yahoo Classic Mail alive? 

                                            I may be one of the few people out there that still uses Yahoo Classic, but since there are millions of Yahoo E-mail users, I doubt that I'm the only one who enjoys using Yahoo Classic over other e-mails.  I expect people will just get frustrated and switch to Gmail.  There are several things that Yahoo Classic does better for my personal usage, and it comes down to "Simple is Better."

                                            (1) Yahoo Classic is a lot simpler to ZOOM in on Tiny print and view the full page.  I may have bad eyesight and my HD wide laptop makes all the webpages smaller, so I have an automatic zoom (I also tried the new Yahoo Mail, and it doesn't work because of my zoom settings - so that's a MAJOR BUG).  But the Zoom doesn't render well in Gmail either because of the e-mail frames that show only half the e-mail message in the frame within a frame. 

                                            (2)I receive several newsletters that can be read easiest on Yahoo Classic like - Daily Techcrunch, Daily BI, Thrillist, that require easy Zooming.  I find that Meetup E-mails look best in Yahoo Classic.  If I am forced to read these in Gmail, I will just cancel the subscriptions, and not read the blogs.  I would hope those Companies want Yahoo Classic ALIVE, because their loyal readers enjoy getting their E-mails. 

                                            (3)Yahoo Classic allows for Right-Click/Tabs of individual messages.  I just find this more convenient and the quickest way to open and read a lot of messages.  Gmail does not allow Right-Tabbing of individual messages.  I think Gmail is good for business e-mails and text e-mails, but the frames make it difficult to view Newsletters. 

                                            Overall, if Yahoo eliminates Yahoo Classic, I expect them to upset and lose loyal older adults who have used their E-mail service for decades.  Perhaps, Yahoo is secretly trying to get rid of wealthy adults, to go after the cool, college customer.  Its unfortunate and sad that Yahoo has resorted to this, and I expect this forced Yahoo Mail change will lose those Loyal Yahoo Classic users, instead of keeping them.



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                                          • Lorrie
                                            Yesterday when I went to do my mail, a screen came up telling me I had to switch and gave me a choice of basic or fully featured.  Before clicking on anything
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                                              Yesterday when I went to do my mail, a screen came up telling me I had to switch and gave me a choice of basic or fully featured.  Before clicking on anything I scrolled to the bottom and lo and behold there was a clickable thingy that said "Remind me later".  I clicked on that and I was into my old classic mauil LOL.  Not sure how long this will last but I am a diehard classic fan and will stick with it as long as I can LOL.

                                              Lorrie

                                              Lorries Green World
                                              http://minilorrie.2itb.com
                                              Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
                                               
                                            • Bruce Lund
                                              Yup, you can stay (for now) but they have already disabled search. They will likely be making things more and more painful as time goes by. Bruce Lund ...
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                                                Yup, you can stay (for now) but they have already disabled search. They will likely be making things more and more painful as time goes by.

                                                Bruce Lund


                                                --- On Fri, 6/21/13, Lorrie <minilorrie@...> wrote:

                                                From: Lorrie <minilorrie@...>
                                                Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Classic Mail v.v. New Mail
                                                To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
                                                Date: Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:31 PM



                                                Yesterday when I went to do my mail, a screen came up telling me I had to switch and gave me a choice of basic or fully featured.  Before clicking on anything I scrolled to the bottom and lo and behold there was a clickable thingy that said "Remind me later".  I clicked on that and I was into my old classic mauil LOL.  Not sure how long this will last but I am a diehard classic fan and will stick with it as long as I can LOL.

                                                Lorrie

                                                Lorries Green World
                                                http://minilorrie.2itb.com
                                                Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
                                                 


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