Switch Back To Old Version | Yahoo Mail Classic View 2017

Yahoo Mail Classic View

There are some instances where our internet connection goes slow because of weather interference, natural disasters that affects local ISPs, sharing many internet user in one connection, and more. What ever reasons would that be,  it would not change that fact that you need to open your Yahoo Mail because of an expected email arrivals that might came from friends, significant others, office mates and business contacts.     Sometimes the new Yahoo Mail Interface might not work in ever case, and we need the old or the classic version of the Yahoo Mail for it to be opened. Also there is a topic created for this issue about returning the Yahoo Mail’s old version back. The Yahoo Mail Classic was use simple graphics and html version is lower, which means it does not cost high bandwidth or high speed internet for it to load. Now how do we open the old version of Yahoo Mail? How do we switch it back? How do we return from the classic view?

Finding the Solution

I’ve been Googling on how I can really revert my Yahoo Inbox view to the classic one. There are many answers on the search results but it is not easy to find the correct one. This common problem has always been found on the Question and Answer community of Yahoo – the “Yahoo Answers” but none of the answers actually helped me figure out the resolve. So I browsed more sites such as technology forums and blogs just to find out the solution and the result? I end up getting tired up and being frustrated after searching for a while. It is worth mentioning that some websites did gave me hints on the possible solutions to this. After gathering all the information, I ended up experimenting. The new Yahoo Mail View contains many features and settings. What I did – I explored and experimented on the its settings and later on finding the first resolve. To be honest, I also have a life hack before when it comes to this problem by removing the new add-on to the URLs on Yahoo Mail which makes this my second resolve to this problem.

My I present to you the solutions to your question on how you can go back to the classic version of the YM – The answers is given below.

Two Solutions That Will Help Switch Your YM to Classic View

First Resolve – Change the Yahoo Settings

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  1. Sign-in to your Yahoo Mail
  2. Wait until it will completely load
  3. Go to Yahoo Settings, located at the topmost right of the Yahoo Screen
  4. Go to the View email tab
  5. At the bottom option of the View email tab see the Mail Version Option
  6. There are two options, first Full Featured and the second is Basic
  7. Select the Basic and Hit Save
  8. Wait as the page refreshes then Classic Mail will load


Second Resolve – Visit the Link Below

After an exhausting research on how to revert back to old version using Firefox, I tried Google Chrome to do other testing. While loading Yahoo in Google Browser, there is the message at the bottom part of the screen and the context says, “Yahoo is Loading Slow? Launch the Classic Version “. So I clicked the link and it goes directly to the classic/old version of Yahoo Mail. Done with my problem!

Prerequisite: Must Be logged in to YM, > then Visit this link to go back to the old version.

How to Revert to New Version?

Just follow the steps of the First Resolve above. Instead of choosing the Basic, select the Full Featured then hit Save.

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