Yahoo Mail Classic is totally gone! Now what?

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Yahoo Mail has already replaced the "classic" interface with their so called All New Yahoo! Mail. This move was initiated by Yahoo! few months ago but still, users can go back to the Yahoo Mail Classic using some tricks.

Bad news! Yahoo Mail Classic now gone for good

The few tricks that can allow you to go back to your old Yahoo Mail Classic interface are the following:

  1. Disabling your browser JavaScript. When JavaScript is diabled in your browser, Yahoo Mail detects and then redirect you to the classic version of Yahoo Mail
  2. Using older web browser. When the web browser that you areusing to access Yahoo Mail does not meet the requirements of the All New Yahoo Mail version, you will be redirected to the classic version.
  3. Directly using the classic URLs. These are the common URLs that redirect you to the Yahoo Mail Classic interface.

These days, just recently, Yahoo blocked all classic links so no users now can go back to the well loved Yahoo Mail Classic.

Bad news, right? For the lovers of Yahoo Mail Classic, this is indeed a bad news.

However, if you really want the old Yahoo Mail Classic, even though you can no longer go back to the old Yahoo Mail Classic interface, you can configure your All New Yahoo Mail to look and function similar to the old classic interface. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open your web browser and go to http://mail.yahoo.com. Sign in to your account. Then you shall get the new interface.

Step 2: In the upper right hand corner of the Yahoo Mail page, locate the small gear icon, click on mouse-over it, then click on Mail Options in the pull-down menu that appears.

Yahoo Mail options

Step 3: In the Mail Options page, click on the "General" link in the left panel. Then scroll down to the bottom part and locate the "Advanced Settings".

Step 4: In the "Switch Now" radio button, please click on "Basic"

Step 5: Then scroll up then click on Save button.

Basic option selected

Step 6: After saving, the screen will refresh and you shall see that the All New Yahoo Mail now looks like the classic.

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