New YAHOO MAIL Review – Why I hate the new YAHOO MAIL

I hate the new Yahoo mail so much that I felt the need to vent, and to warn others not to come to Yahoo because they have been screwing up their mail system for the past 6 months and now it has reached a peak of uselessness.

About me and my experience with Yahoo mail:

I have had yahoo mail accounts for about 10 years or so. I originally went with Hotmail, but they screwed it up like Yahoo has done now, with one of their updates and I find it slow, klunky and user unfriendly.

I have about 6 email accounts with yahoo for various small businesses, personal accounts, different hobbies etc.

Let me say that I have the latest Firefox (but it also did not work right with the previous 2 Firefox updates), the latest Java, the latest Flash, etc. Here are my computer specs:

Firefox 6.0.2
Vista Home Premium 64-bit; SP2;
Intel Core 2 Q8200 Quad-Core (4MB L2 cache,2.33GHz,1333FSB);
6GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz – 4 DIMMs;
750GB – 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache;
ATI Radeon HD3650 256MB Graphics

Clearly this is not an issue with my computer or my software. And let me point out that I do have an account with Hotmail and with Google Mail and those work just fine, even though I preferred Yahoo when it used to work.

So why do I hateĀ  the new Yahoo Mail so much? It just doesn’t work right.

When I click on an email and read it, then click on a link within that email, and then come back to my email, that email is no longer readable until I go back to my Inbox, and click it again. Yes, it’s THAT stupid. The page is just blank after I have clicked on the link. This is the All New Yahoo Mail! GREAT isn’t it??

This is just one of many many similar issues that show that the new Yahoo mail just has not been engineered and developed and tested properly.

Sometimes when I edit an email in my Contact list, and save it, it just hangs on the Saving until I finally just click off the Saving page, and so I cannot save it.

Sometimes when I click on an email to delete it, it takes 5 seconds or so to delete, whereas it used to be instantaneous. Similarly, it used to go from one folder to another very quickly, now it often hangs or doesn’t open for several seconds or sometimes longer.

I could go on and on. Basically I can make it real short and to the point:

THE NEW YAHOO MAIL JUST PLAIN DOES NOT WORK WELL. They have ruined it.

And now, because of their ruining it, I am going to have to move all my accounts to another mail service, and spend hours sending myself emails that I have saved, from Yahoo to my new email accounts. Instead of Yahoo making my life better with a new mail program that offers more convenience and better features, they have made my life much more complicated by forcing me to move my business to another service.

So yeah, I am pissed. I hate Yahoo now. I will tell everyone NOT to use Yahoo mail. I will no longer use Yahoo for ANYthing unless I have to.

I used to use Yahoo to advertise some of my small businesses. But I found that the response from ads on their search engine pages was useless. Google took over and I used the same ads on Google and got a very good response.

So Yahoo blew it with their search engine, and now they’re blowing it with their mail, so I have no use for them at all any more.

I would say I hope Yahoo goes out of business but I hate to see people lose their jobs. I do hope that those responsible for the NEW YAHOO MAIL do get fired though because they are obviously incompetent and inept and it would be better to give that job to some unemployed person who could have done it right.

Goodbye Yahoo. You suck.

p.s. I’d like to hear from people who have a good mail service, one that allows plenty of saved mail, the ability to create folders, one that is quick and easy, web-based, has good spam control and so on. I don’t like hotmail nor google. Google is too privacy-invasive in general and I don’t trust them with my mail. Hotmail is clunky. Any other suggestions? I’m willing to pay a small fee but I need about 6 different addresses so I can’t pay very much.

 

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30 Comments on “New YAHOO MAIL Review – Why I hate the new YAHOO MAIL”

  1. Harry Says:

    I hate the new Yahoo Mail too and feel similarly betrayed and upset about it.

    When I click on a link in an email sometimes it takes me to the link, then when I come back to the very same email in the original tab, it’s somehow blank and I have to go back to the Inbox and click on the next email instead of being able to just click the Down arrow.

    Also I have problems with it loading the next message, deleting messages and saving messages in folders.

    Like you say, it JUST DOES NOT WORK, it’s horrible. And I too am considering moving my mail to google. Fortunately I don’t have as many email accounts as you and it’s just personal not business, so it is easier for me. But still it’s something I did not want to do and am being forced to do by Yahoo’s incompetence.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    i hate it as well, had my account with them since 1996 and was great….until now…the new yahoo mail is so slow, i jguess it’s too much for my computer, it sucks
    shame on you Yahoo!

  3. taes Says:

    Agreed – I hate it and am looking for other options.

  4. Socal Says:

    I’ll be passing these comments along to Yahoo, not that I really think they care…

    I keep hoping they will fix the problems but still their mail program does not work for me. I am surprised more people are not complaining, so I wonder if this just affects some of us, those with Vista 64bit perhaps? or ??

    I have switched mostly to google chrome and google email because I also figured that maybe Firefox is part of the problem, as I am experiencing problems with Firefox on various sites as well.

    It seems that TWO old friends, Firefox and Yahoo, are both in the dumper now.

    Unfortunately many extensions I used with Firefox are not available with Chrome so now I have to use 2 browsers, back and forth, depending on what I am doing. Usually in any one session I have to open both browsers… But I digress…

    YAHOO MAIL STILL SUCKS!

  5. hynzerelli Says:

    yahoo sucks now that they fucked up the comments.U used to be able to make a comments & track your thumbs up thumbs down & your reply’s.Now who knows what happens to your comments I guess they go into the twilight zone

  6. hynzerelli Says:

    I fuckin HATE YAHOO THEY SUCK MY WRINKLY HAIRY AVOCADO SIZE FRIGGEN NUTTS

  7. jasmine Says:

    i am a shut in and cry often now! I need help and can not get to help because yahoo wants me to use “India” I live in the USA!!! It works now like a virus this is very scary. It says one thing on my cell and something else here online. So totally off the wall!


  8. I HATE YAHOO I HATE YAHOO I HATE YAHOO I HATE YAHOO I HATE YAHOO I HATE YAHOO YAHOO IS SHIT YAHOO IS SHIT YAHOO IS SHIT YAHOO IS SHIT YAHOO IS SHIT!!! BECAUSE OF THE NEW F*CKING PIECE OF CRAP SHITTY NEW DESIGN OF THE F*CKING MAIL SHIT YAHOO SYSTEM I CAN”T OPEN MY EMAIL ON MY PC; JUST BECAUSE OF SHITTY LAGGY BUGGY PIECE OF CRAP NEW STYLE WHICH IS HEAVY AND NOT EFFICIENT TO ACCESS.. I AM FORCED TO TAKE OTHER COMPUTERS TO USE THE E-MAIL WHICH IS NOT GUARANTEED TO WORK. I HATE YAHOO I USED YAHOO FOR 10 YEARS BUT AFTER THEIR F*CKING SHITTY UPGRADE I WILL NEVER EVER USE THIS SHITTTY MAILING SYSTEM AGAIN; AND I NEVER EVER RECOMMEND ANY OF YOU TO USE THIS SHITTY SITE FOR ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. g Says:

    Check out mail.com.


  10. Thanks, will check out mail.com.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    I think the best way to get out of yahoo mail is save to files and go to another provider which is what I am going to do. yahoo does not care that we hate what they have done to us, follow the money … the classic was good , this so terrible, no one else on their e-mail is have problems with their providers so I am leaving and go somewhere else. not to g-mail either they back things I don’t believe in the same with yahoo

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I hate yahoo mail now. It just made me switch a few days ago and I am having problems where it says I have new mail and I click on the folder and is says it is loading but nothing comes up. I click again and nothing, over and over. I am running google chrome.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    hate it too.

    its a bid deal and time consuming, just to check ur email

    than one has to sign out twice sometimes
    the sign out is way out of my screen too

  14. Anonymous Says:

    I hate hate hate hate the new Yahoo. Now they want to charge you to expand your mail so you can see what you have in your mail. wow. Cant’ find a “contact us” email to send them a message on how I feel. I’m going to Gmail.

  15. Otiz Says:

    I hate Fucking Yahoo – they fucked up my password and than locked me out of my own account – Stupid jackasses!! Let me in to my account so I can transfer everything to Gmail Now!! otizmac27

  16. Otiz Says:

    BTW – did ya know if you call them they put you on a hour long hold and than hang up on you – Fucking Tards!!

  17. Anonymous Says:

    Hate the new Yahoo. But was able to go into the seetings and get back to the old Yahoo (well, it looked like it on the screen, not sure of what goes on in the background).
    Wrote a very long e-mail to a friend, send it, but it got lost. Not in teh DRAFT, not in the SENT, disappered. Than tried to go get online help to retrieve, but they ask so many questions before you can send a comment (like you secret question 1 and 2… who remembers their secret question!!!).
    Anyway, could not get help, no re-writing teh same e-mail again, I am grumpy, and I have Yahoo. And I have had my account since Yahoo came out… so it sucks to have to change my e-mail.

  18. Jimmy Joe Says:

    YAHOO MAIL SUCKS, indeed!
    As of the latest update (it is now Nov 2013) this is the WORST YAHOO MAIL yet!

    Why on earth would they make it so you have to scroll all the way back to the bottom of a long email in order to send it, whereas you should be able to just send it without having to scroll at all?

    And sometimes it is very slow to update a list – it just plain doesn’t work half the time.

    I am using Windows 7 and keep everything updated.

    YAHOO, YOU SUCK!

  19. MK Says:

    I agree completely! Anyone tried to respond to or forward an email lately? Well don’t bother trying – the blank screen just sits there looking at you – and won’t let you do another thing. So you have to close the tab and re-open. This is stupid. I’m looking for a new mail service right now!


    • Thanks for your comment. Glad I’m not the only one who hates Yahoo mail. By the way Google’s GMAIL is also totally sucky now. WIth THEIR new update you now have to make extra clicks when looking to make bold or underline a word, and also the control-i no longer works for italicizing so again you have to make TWO clicks to italicize a word rather than just clicking control-i. STUPID!

      > Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2013 00:45:44 +0000 > To: jimsocal@hotmail.com >

  20. msdestinyz Says:

    I have been with yahoo for years, before I had it I hated just the name, 10,11,12 years or more, it was fun , interesting, now it is a dog,mad dog, I think it that women that is new, making a name for herself maybe she wants to go to the white house, this is not the way
    I THINK SHE AND THEY WANT TO GET RID OF ALL OF THE OLD ONES, ON SECOND THOUGHT GET RID OF ALL OF THEM
    THOUSANDS HATE YAHOO ANYWAY ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GONE TO OTHER MAIL SO I AM TOO, I DON’T EVEN TRUST THEM ANYMORE, THEY ARE PUPPETS, FOR THE GOVERNMENT, THEY DO NOT CARE THEY BLOCK THE MAIL SO YOU CANT READ IT, WHAT DOES THAT SAY. THEY HATE THE WORLD, MONEY IS THEIR GOD

  21. Anonymous Says:

    I hate it too. why would I waste my time writing this it did not suck so bad. Some much new software sucks. I hate computers now. Computers may be faster but the programs suck. I don’t want to buy any of this new craap. It the whole industry. they don’t need to finish programs when the user can update later. CR app

  22. Anonymous Says:

    I hate it even more today

  23. Um Pire Says:

    What I hate most nowadays about Yahoo mail is being exposed to their stupid fucking “news” which is about 90% celeb gossip, nip slips or “who wore this dress better” crap.
    I want to get a desktop email program that I can also access from the web but not sure how or which.

  24. Ron Says:

    I agree. Hotmail had the market and screwed up. Yahoo are doing the same. They will loose their market share to Gmail and others. Yahoo mail sucks BIG TIME.

    • Jim Says:

      Actually from what I’m seeing so far, the new version of hotmail which is outlook is really looking good. I may switch my main account over to outlook.

  25. Gina Says:

    I absolutely HATE this new Yahoo mail and it won’t give me an option to go back where no “themes” – they are TOO dark and I can’t tell which email has been read and what hasn’t….. don’t tell me I should be able to – I HATE this NEW YAHOO!!!!!!!! AND that includes an annoying sponsored message that is at the top of the list of my emails…. I HATE, HATE, HATE this and this is the SECOND time I’ve been switched over to it without my consent. One more time and I’m going to cancel out of ALL yahoo email and go with something else. Switch me back and leave me there or I will pull all of my sub accounts and main email OUT OF YAHOO!!!!
    AND I hate all of the gossipy news listed on there….. if I want the news I’ll go find it!!!!!

  26. Mike Says:

    I have now struggled with the new yahoo mail and I will change. Majorly pissed off.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    its a bunch of shit! i had 2 of them and i deleted 1 and now i think im going to delete myself from using yahoo at all!


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