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I want to change back to the old yahoo mail format?

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Once you have the new Mail Beta, you will no longer be able to switch back to All New Mail and/or see a switch-back link to Mail Classic, but I'm slightly visually impaired and found an interesting workaround a few weeks ago to at least get back to Mail Classic: lower your screen resolution, and as soon as it's too low for the new mail, you will get a message displayed asking if you want to switch to Mail Classic. Click "yes". Of course you can switch back to your original screen resolution once you have mail classic back..:-)

Another option: turn off Javascript - you'll then be asked if you want to return to Mail Classic, click "yes".

In case you don't know how to turn off Javascript...

For IE: tools -> internet options -> security. In security click "custom level" -> disable active scripting in the scripting section. Remember to turn Javascripting back on when you are back in Mail Classic since without it some mail functions won't work

For Firefox: tools -> options -> content, click on "disable Javascript". Now hit F5 to refresh the page while you are in yahoo email in order to kick in the option (permanent) to switch back to classic. Do not click on the "one time" option. Turn it back on once you have your "Classic" account back.

Yahoo will NOT get rid of Mail Classic, read this, dated June 20: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/cl...
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  • Lyn G answered 4 years ago
    If you have the new version of Yahoo Mail, Pistol. click on the 'options' link at top right of mail screen. In that menu, you will see "Switch to Yahoo! Mail Classic" link, click on it and you will be changed back to it.
    If not, then go here:
    If this is no longer available, then lower your screen resolution.
    When it's too low to work in the new mail version, you get a message asking if you want to switch to Mail Classic. Click 'yes.'
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  • RóGéR answered 4 years ago
    click on this link for the switch back.

    Lowering the screen resolution will do it
    Click on Start-control panel-appearance & theme-
    then slide the level indicator to its lowest and
    click on Yes.
    And turn it back on when your back to Classic
    Also if you have Yahoo mail Plus you have the option
    of switching back.But it does cost $19-99 a year
    Have a good day

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