Yahoo! is a great email client used by millions of people around the world. It's also been around for over a decade, giving it the title of one of the longest online mail clients on the web today! However, it still has a lot of bugs within it, and those bugs can dramatically deter your email experience. Here are some tips to help fix Yahoo! and make sure you don't run into these issues again.
- If Yahoo! isn't opening, for whatever reason, you may have an issue with your cookies. Cookies are little files that are saved by your browser that store various forms of information about websites, passwords, preferences, etc. However, these cookies can also malfunction the website slightly, causing you to have limited or zero ability to use it. To fix this, you can clear your cookies. To do this, go to your "Tools" or "Settings" option on your browser. After that, go to the "History" or "Preferences" section. You should have the option to delete cookies/history. You should also have options to decide what cookies are deleted and which ones aren't. After you've cleared the cookies, close your browser down, then open it back up, and try signing back into Yahoo! Hopefully this solves some people's problems.
- Ensure you have the latest versions of Adobe Flash and Java installed. It may sound crazy, but websites are using these programs to run applications and stream data to your computer through your browser. Most advertisements and mail clients use some form of code other than just HTML or basic CSS. To update your Adobe Flash and Java version, go to: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and for Java go to: http://www.java.com/en/download/inc/windows_upgrade_xpi.jsp
If not only Yahoo! but any other websites aren't opening, make sure your network connection is set properly by talking to your network administrator (or whoever knows how to fix the modem/router in the household or workplace). These tips also apply to other email clients such as Gmail, Hotmail, and ISP provided email (i.e. Comcast, Charter, Verizon, etc.)
Hope this helped you guys out!