05-12-2014 3:26 PM
What have you done?! This new version is gmail... why would you want to copy such an un-userfriendly email system? I can't sort by sender, I can't scroll down to see all my previous emails, when I search by name, all the deleted names come up with a line through. I can't delete by holding shift and the down arrow, I have to mouse click each one independently - it takes ages. It is just horrible and even looks like gmail. Why would you do that? It makes no good business sense, to copy a program that is flawed.... Please please reconsider, and revert to what was a perfectly good working email. Otherwise, I'll have to bail to outlook, gmail is awful, a lot of hype over a very poor system.
05-13-2014 9:20 AM - edited 05-13-2014 10:18 AM
I was just switched to the newest version of yahoo mail. I was moved to it a couple weeks ago, but fortunately that was for only one day.
I really hate the new view. Appearance wise, all contrast is gone and I cannot see the separation between the mail and the buttons, changing the theme color changes everything else but the button bar colors.
Also the new interface is very slow and unstable, most of the time I see the spinning place holder when waiting to see an email. I use chromw, IE firefox, it is bad in all of them.
The biggest problem is that forward, reply are broken. The option opens in the preview pane instead of in a new tab like it should so I cannot view other email while composing, but even worse, when I type in a contact name it finds it in the drop-down, but when I click it it does nothing so every time I need to put the entire email address even if it is a saved contact.
I thought the forced mail from last year was bad, but it was stable on a fast enough PC, but this one, just plain does not work most of the time. Anybody know of a way to switch to the old new mail not the classic as this is proving to be very difficult? Thanks
05-13-2014 10:16 AM - edited 05-13-2014 12:56 PM
The issue with forward and reply being in the preview pane is part of conversations, but that only adds a new problem.
I have dissabled conversations several times and it seems this version keeps re-enabling it. Will see how long it staly dissabled this time.
Edit, Another anoyance I found. After a short time everything outside the main mail windows dims, including all the buttons and folders. As a result I can hardly see any menues or options text. The only way I found to make this go away is to refresh the window.
And one more, I noticed that my Calendar is completely cluttered with all the events I was ever invited to from facebook, meetup and anything else I can think of.
This could be a cool feature if it checked that I was going or I could control what it imported and when, but as it was it was just a complete mess with hundreds of events.
Eventually I found that if I clkick on the carot by my name in the callendar view, I get an "Edit Caledar" option were there is an option to Reset Caledar which clears everything.
What a great feature if it would work in any remotely usabale way.
05-14-2014 7:39 AM - edited 05-14-2014 7:44 AM
And again today if forced me to log back in and it is again behaving like conversations are enabled. The problem is that they are off and turning them on and off does nothing.
Replys alway go the bottom of the email and then hides the original after the reply. I just want a simple working email client back.
The only way to use it now is go to the Basic mode, which has gotten slow and buggy, but still better than the new full version.
05-14-2014 8:53 PM
You've lost me as a customer AT&T. First, despite being a longtime customer I am paying out the wazoo for Internet, television and phone. Now, you have once again changed the email format. And not only that, you've have forced advertising on us - not just on the page but in our own email inbox feed! I am paying for this service. You have kindly given us the option to "opt out" of certain advertising but we are stuck with the sponsored ad.
I bet you're counting on people not wanting to change their email addresses and go to all the trouble of notifying our contacts that we are changing. Guess again. You pushed us too far this time and not even adequately responded to the people who are upset. Shame on you.
05-15-2014 6:44 AM
I can get used to it but I cannot remove the sponsored email even though I've followed all the instructions to OPT OUT! It is really aggravating!
05-15-2014 8:00 AM
It seems like they are adopting the methods used by our folks in Washington DC.
05-15-2014 8:25 AM
I cannot understand why at&t "upgraded" the email account! It seems that they wanted to add
a line for advertising! They messed up everything. I can no longer use text color as it the whole system does not work!
05-15-2014 8:32 AM
FWIW, you can revert to a "basic" format -- which still includes the sponsored message
Switching to basic mail
In the "Full-featured" version of Yahoo Mail:
05-15-2014 8:52 AM
What have you done?! This new version is gmail... why would you want to copy such an un-userfriendly email system?
Because the head of Yahoo! came from Google and thinks that all Yahoo! has to do is become more Google-like. The fact that we all have choices and have explicity chosen not to use GMail seems to be lost on her.
05-15-2014 10:23 AM
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