Yahoo Mail worked just fine for a long time, but as we know they’ve been making changes lately.
I wish they would stop.
I think it would be great if Yahoo stopped trying to make it all things to all people, stopped trying to make it look more like Gmail, just stopped “improving” it for the most part. It’s reached the point, as some computer technology seems to, where the “improvements” have rendered it nearly unusable.
On my PC, it might work or it might not on a given day. Sometimes buttons are missing. Sometimes clicking the buttons does nothing. Even when it does work, the “improvements” are more annoying than helpful. Used to be when I’d delete a message I’d go right back to the inbox. Not any more - now I get a placeholder page telling me I just deleted a message and I have to click again to go back to the inbox. There’s no setting for this in the options that I can find. Minor thing, but representative of how Yahoo has been making “improvements”.
When accessing it on my iPad, it hardly ever works correctly in the Safari browser. I choose to use the browser because I chafe at the idea of installing an app - extra software that I shouldn’t need. There are people who will tell me I’m being stubborn on this point. Fair enough, but I still don’t see why YM shouldn’t work in a browser. Lately I get pages telling me simultaneously that I have messages, but showing a blank list. Have to refresh over and over to make it work. Sometimes when composing messages they inexplicably won’t send - they go into a temporary folder created just for this purpose. Why? Who knows?
How about we go back to YM the way it was five or ten years ago? Forget all the bells and whistles and just make the basics of online mail simply WORK. I realize there are modern security concerns, but I don’t think that’s what has been causing these issues. I suspect it’s just their tinkering with it.
YM is free, and I appreciate that. But I’d appreciate it more if it just worked.