Want the old Yahoo Mail back? Here’s how to get it? [Updated]

How many of you are still using Yahoo Mail where Gmail and Hotmail keep releasing new features, maybe you kept your Yahoo account active to chat with your friends, Yahoo recently made their new Yahoo Mail available by removing the Beta tag in case you don’t like the new design here is how back to old Yahoo Mail.

In fact, the new Yahoo Mail offers many features where users still enjoy using the old Yahoo Mail, recently all users are upgraded to the new version and Yahoo doesn’t even give the option to go back to the old one.

Returning to Yahoo Mail Classic

Exit Yahoo Mail and close the browser. As the new Yahoo Mail doesn’t support the below screen resolution 1024*600 pixels, all you need to do is set the screen resolution to 800*600.

After you set this resolution (don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice screen resolution/display settings for Yahoo Mail) enter your Yahoo mail, Yahoo detects the screen resolution and shows the problem page of screen resolution with links at the bottom to get go back to previous version forever and at once where you need to click Go back to a previous version of Yahoo Mail and you will be automatically downgraded to classic Yahoo Mail.

return to previous version of Yahoo Mail

Now change the screen resolution whichever was used/set before. Whenever you change your mind, you can switch to new Mail easily by clicking the “Get the newest Yahoo Mail” button on the right side of the page, you need to click update now button twice again. Remember that you need to follow the above procedure again to recover Yahoo Mail Classic.

Update 05/24/2013: Since Yahoo closed the Mail Classic version on April 30th, you can still log into Yahoo mail and access the old version. We have tested this method and how it works.

All you have to do is bookmark the link below and visit whenever you want to access the Classic version. Thanks to Islam for letting us know about this.

Link: http://us.mc1229.mail.yahoo.com/mc/welcome?ymv=0

Update 12/10/2013: Recently Yahoo Mail turned 16 and on the occasion Yahoo redesigned its email service again and this time introduced conversations, disposable email address and other new features.

If you don’t like the new Yahoo Mail that looks like Gmail, you can switch to the old one as Yahoo also offers the option for that.

All you need to do is hover over the gear icon, select Definitions>viewing email> to email version at the bottom, chose Basic and click save  button.

You will get the old Yahoo Mail with tabs. And you can always switch to the new Yahoo email whenever you want by clicking on the link provided in the top right corner of the page. To recover the basic version, you need to follow the above mentioned steps again.

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