Auto-save to Draft
Yahoo! Mail Classic now saves the message you're working on (in Drafts
) so you don't lose it in the event of a power outage, connection interruption or computer problem. And as always, you can save the most recent version by clicking Save Draft
. Once you click Send
to send the message, the draft is deleted from Drafts
. To review it after that, just look in Sent
In most cases, downloading now requires only one click-on the attachment name
in the message header.
Now you can choose the perfect background for any message. Click the far-right button on the Rich Text toolbar to view all your colorful stationery options.
We made the From, To and Date information at the top of each email easier to read-and added the option to flag the message in the upper-left corner (click the flag). To view a message's full header, just click Full Header
in the lower-right corner.
One-click "Flag this message"
Organize your most important messages! Just click the dot in the new Flag column-it's one over from the check-box column. If you're in the middle of reading a message you'd like to flag, click the gray flag in the upper-left corner of the window. Finally, if you want to see all your flagged messages grouped at the top of your Inbox (or any other folder), just click the flag at the top of the column. Bingo!
If you've created a signature in More Options
, you will now see it each time you open the Compose window to write a message. If you don't want to include it, just delete the signature text as you would any other text in your email. Or, if you'd rather not include a signature in any of your emails, click Options
, select More Options
, and under "Management", click Signature
. Delete the text in the window to delete your signature, then click Save
Forward as Attachment
You can still forward a message as an attachment by holding down the Ctrl button on the keyboard and clicking Forward
Mark as Unread
When you're viewing a message, you'll now find Mark as Unread
in the upper-right corner of the window. We did this to reduce clutter in the top middle area.
Bulk Folder = Spam Folder
We updated Bulk
. Because, well, that's what it is! It functions just the same as before.
Address Book = Contacts
"Address Book" is "Contacts" in the new Yahoo! Mail Classic.
You don't need to change message encoding through your browser anymore. Instead, just use the encoding pull-down menu
in the lower-right corner of the page while you're viewing the message. In addition, you don't need to change the browser's encoding when you compose emails. Just type away!
On the Compose page above the message window, you can click either Rich Text
or Plain Text
to select the format you prefer.
Cc: on the Compose Page
You don't have to click a link to open the Cc:
line anymore. Now, it's always there--just waiting for whoever else you want to send your message to. :o)
Folder Renaming and Deleting
Rename and delete your personal folders more easily by clicking the folder on the left, then clicking either Rename
next to the folder name at the top of the page.
Flagged message and Attachment sorting
Just click the column headings to group messages by what's flagged or has attachments.
Now you'll see the same News Module that currently appears in the all-new Yahoo! Mail.
Mark as Spam
Marking a message as Spam now moves messages to the Spam
folder instead of Trash
Screen Reader Accessibility
Yahoo! Mail Classic offers enhanced accessibility to screen readers.
Features We Removed
Today's tip was on the Welcome page.
Send an e-card
The link on the Compose page is gone, but you can still send e-cards by visiting http://www.yahoo.americangreetings.com/
You won't see your Avatar on the welcome page anymore when you log in.
We've taken out the option to create a mailing list for recipients, which was on the "Message Sent" page. Here's how to create a category if you want to send to a group.
Online Presence Indicator
We removed the icon showing whether your contacts are online or offline with Yahoo! Messenger.
Was a way to scan your mailbox for people you hadn't added to your Contacts yet. It's gone, but anytime you send email to a new contact, you have the option to Add to Contacts
on the "Message Sent" page.
Add Mobile Alert
If you want to get an alert on your Mobile Device when mail from a specific sender arrives, make sure your device is registered
. And now, instead of clicking Add Mobile Alert
(which used to appear in the From/To info area above an email), go to the Filters
section of More Options
to set this up.
"Add to My" button
We removed the icon at the bottom of the Inbox that enabled you to add an Inbox preview to your My Yahoo! page.
We removed Check Mail, Compose, and other keyboard shortcuts. (e.g. Control + Shift + P for Compose.)
Save Message Text
Gone: the link in message view that saves the text of an email.
This feature gave you the chance to view both Microsoft Word and Excel files as HTML pages. Now, it's gone-but many browsers give you the option to view (Open
) an attachment without downloading it. To start, just click the attachment's name in the message header.