OT Yahoo mail Question


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XS11E

LouB said:
It is NOT there anymore!!! That's why I posted. They
deliberately removed it!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, that just sucks. I found this on their help page so I guess my
decision NOT to test the new mail was a good one!

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Do I have to migrate to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail?

Last Updated: June 20, 2011
At this time, we're encouraging all users to switch to the newest
version of Yahoo! Mail which has a brand new design and has our most
advanced features. If you would like to stay on Yahoo! Mail Classic,
however, you can do so. Please note that you'll continue to see prompts
to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail in the coming months,
but Yahoo! Mail Classic will remain an option for you. Eventually, you
will have the option to opt out of upgrading; and you will no longer
see these prompts.
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So not only do I not have to "upgrade" but they're going to stop
nagging me to do so. Good move, Yahoo, thanks!

NOTE TO SELF: Be VERY careful what you click on!
 
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Dave \"Crash\" Dummy said:
You are just figuring that out? :)
No, but it's extraordinarily important in Yahoo Mail because the links
to switch to the new mail are friendly ones and are pretty sneaky. Not
something I'd care about except now it appears there's no going back,
the only way to stay on the old mail is to make sure you don't
'upgrade' accidentally or for experimentation purposes.
 
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LouB

XS11E said:
No, but it's extraordinarily important in Yahoo Mail because the links
to switch to the new mail are friendly ones and are pretty sneaky. Not
something I'd care about except now it appears there's no going back,
the only way to stay on the old mail is to make sure you don't
'upgrade' accidentally or for experimentation purposes.
That is what I am trying to find out - how to get back to Classic Yahoo
mail. Hopefully someone will discover the secret.
 
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LouB

XS11E said:
Well, that just sucks. I found this on their help page so I guess my
decision NOT to test the new mail was a good one!

=====================================================================
Do I have to migrate to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail?

Last Updated: June 20, 2011
At this time, we're encouraging all users to switch to the newest
version of Yahoo! Mail which has a brand new design and has our most
advanced features. If you would like to stay on Yahoo! Mail Classic,
however, you can do so. Please note that you'll continue to see prompts
to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail in the coming months,
but Yahoo! Mail Classic will remain an option for you. Eventually, you
will have the option to opt out of upgrading; and you will no longer
see these prompts.
======================================================================

So not only do I not have to "upgrade" but they're going to stop
nagging me to do so. Good move, Yahoo, thanks!

NOTE TO SELF: Be VERY careful what you click on!
"Eventually" = 2015????????????
 
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BillW50

LouB said:
That is what I am trying to find out - how to get back to Classic Yahoo
mail. Hopefully someone will discover the secret.
I think there is no old to go back to anymore. Since I was there the
other day using the Classic Yahoo mail and there was no option to read
your email until you hit the upgrade button. And there was no other
options on the page to do anything else at all.
 
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LouB said:
"Eventually" = 2015????????????
I wasn't expecting it to be that soon! The phrase "in the coming
months" probably means less that 1,200 months but that's only a guess!
 
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XS11E

LouB said:
That is what I am trying to find out - how to get back to Classic
Yahoo mail. Hopefully someone will discover the secret.
Someone did, Google found me this, tell us if it works:

Echinopsis found a good work-around: lower your screen resolution from
the Control Panel, and as soon as it's too low for the new mail, you
will get a message displayed asking if you want to switch to Mail
Classic. Click "yes".http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;

**Note that this work-around also enlarges the print size for all web
pages, involving far more scrolling. Do this in stages, since a
resolution less than 80% of the original is not usually recommended.
(It can cause side effects in the way the pages and print show.)
 
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Roy Smith

No you can't. Yahoo has made the decision for you what is good for you
on the grounds that its customers are all so stupid they can't make the
decision for themselves!!!!.

Having said so, you have THESE options:

1) Re-install Mozilla version 2 and then login to yahoo portal and your
option will return; The new webmail does not work in Mozilla/FF prior
to version 3;

2) Try to have access to Windows XP with IE6 still installed; Again New
yahoo won't work in IE6;

3) Start using IMAP to access your yahoo mail; this is a free service
which not many people know about; I have been using IMAP for all my
yahoo accounts and IT IS FREE. Don't let people tell you that you have
to pay for this service because YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY AT ALL. Let me
know if you need help hoe to configure this in TB version 2 and version 3.

hth
I agree about Yahoo and IMAP, they even have a page showing the settings:

http://mobile.yahoo.com/mail/android#imap

Even though it's for an android phone, IMAP is IMAP whether it's on a
smart phone or a PC.


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Roy Smith
Windows XP Home
Thunderbird 3.1.11
Monday, July 04, 2011 10:43:27 PM
 
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Flint

Yahoo, in its wisdom(???) has a completely revised mail system.
I have tried it and IMHO it SUCKS.
BUT (very big but) Yahoo has (again, in its wisdom???) given us no way
to get back. They even tell us they want us to use the new version
cause it is "better". But, as I said before, IT SUCKS.
Anyone know how to get back Yahoo mail Classic?

TIA

LouB

You might as well get used to it, because they're going to force
everyone to use the new UI.

I agree, it does suck, as have all incarnations of Yahoo Mail have
ever since it feels like one bloated mutha Java crap-app.

To be charging people for java-feeling crap bloat ware web based
email, and actually >charging< for pop service on top of it, no wonder
Google's GMail wipes Yahoo's snotty nose on email service.

Yahoo should rename their email service "Mail FAIL"....
 
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Char Jackson

I agree, it does suck, as have all incarnations of Yahoo Mail have
ever since it feels like one bloated mutha Java crap-app.

To be charging people for java-feeling crap bloat ware web based
email, and actually >charging< for pop service on top of it, no wonder
Google's GMail wipes Yahoo's snotty nose on email service.
Are you serious that Yahoo is going to start charging for POP access?
 
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Char Jackson

AFAIK they always have.
Good, I take that to mean that I'm grandfathered then. I don't intend
to pay and they haven't asked, so I'll let sleeping dogs lie.
 
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Char Jackson said:
Good, I take that to mean that I'm grandfathered then. I don't
intend to pay and they haven't asked, so I'll let sleeping dogs
lie.
AFAIK, Yahoo has required a paid account for many years to download
email, There's Ypops which circumvents that and it works nicely.

http://ypopsemail.com/

I've always just used the web access (free) so I've never worried about
it.

http://mail.yahoo.com
 
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Char Jackson

AFAIK, Yahoo has required a paid account for many years to download
email, There's Ypops which circumvents that and it works nicely.

http://ypopsemail.com/

I've always just used the web access (free) so I've never worried about
it.

http://mail.yahoo.com
For a couple of us at my house, Yahoo's POP access is currently, and
has always been, absolutely free. We don't use YPops or anything like
that, we just configure Outlook for direct access to the servers. Like
I said, though, we may be grandfathered since we've been using Yahoo
Mail since about (I'm guessing) 2002-2003. We've never tried to use
the web interface.
 
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Char Jackson said:
For a couple of us at my house, Yahoo's POP access is currently,
and has always been, absolutely free. We don't use YPops or
anything like that, we just configure Outlook for direct access to
the servers. Like I said, though, we may be grandfathered since
we've been using Yahoo Mail since about (I'm guessing) 2002-2003.
We've never tried to use the web interface.
Hmmm, I could try it, I've been using Yahoo since the 90s but they
always charged for pop access IIRC.
 
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XS11E said:
Hmmm, I could try it, I've been using Yahoo since the 90s but they
always charged for pop access IIRC.
Nope, requires Yahoo Mail Plus for POP connection.
 
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Char Jackson

Fortunately for me, I don't think you're remembering correctly. ;-)
Nope, requires Yahoo Mail Plus for POP connection.
What does that mean? And why do some have to pay and others don't?
(For once, I seem to be on the good side of that last question.)

At this point, I'm not sure if I (and my spouse) are actually
grandfathered or if we've otherwise fallen through a crack. There was
talk a few years ago about free Hotmail POP going away, but that never
happened either. I figured Yahoo is the same way.
 

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