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Switch back to old Yahoo mail with tabs and folders


Yahoo recently rolled out an update to its free email service for web and mobile users. The new version of Yahoo Mail is again now looking more like Gmail, which isn’t a surprise since Yahoo’s new chief Marissa Mayer was a major player in the Google empire before moving to Yahoo.

Basically they bumped your free storage to 1TB, they also offered the conversation view just like Gmail and added an option for you to choose a theme.

Yahoo mail new design

But the thing that enraged everyone is they removed the Tabs. You can no longer open multiple emails and switch back and forth. You will also find that if you are using folders to organize your emails. You will first need to click on the folders label before you can view if any email is forwarded on any of your folders which is a bit annoying.

Yahoo Help says that you can no longer switch back to the old yahoo. They actually added an option for you to choose if you just want a basic view of your email which looks similar to the old version but still without the tabs. But there's still hope since you can use that basic version and bring back the old version. Just follow the instructions below

How To Bring back Yahoo Mail with Tabs and Folders

Trick 1 - Thanks to Trilby16 for posting in the comments section

  1. Open yahoo mail
  2. Your URL should be like this
  3. What you need to do is change the launch word from the URL to search.
    So it should now look like this
  4. Press enter to load the new URL and that's it.
  5. You can now bookmark the page for future use although it would first show you an empty search page, so just close the search tab and you can now use your old yahoo mail.

Trick 2 - If the trick above did not work then try the next steps

  1. Hover your cursor over the gear icon next to your name on the right-hand side of your Yahoo Mail interface page.
  2. Select "Mail options" or "Settings" from the menu. This should open an overlay window that displays the preferences..
  3. Switch to Viewing email. You should now see several options. What we are after is the last option “Mail version” leaves you two choices. Click on "Basic" and wait for the page to reload.
  4. Click the "Save" button to apply the changes.
  5. You will now see something similar to your old Yahoo Mail, but the tabs will still not work. On your address bar you should see something like this
  6. What you need to do is remove the /b from the URL before the /neo part.
    So it should now look like this
  7. Press the enter key of your computer to open the new URL.

You now have the old version of Yahoo Mail back all with the tabs and folders. But you still need to repeat the steps above everytime you login to yahoo mail since this is not permanent

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