By Kevin Day, Product Manager
Today, we’re happy to share that we’ve revamped Advanced Search in Yahoo Mail so it’s easier and to find what you’re looking for. This updated feature allows you to do refined searches in your inbox making it quicker to find the exact email you’re looking for, no matter how far back it was sent or received.
To do an advanced search, simply go to the Search box at the top of your inbox. Once there, you’ll see Advanced Search as an option in the bottom right. You can search by sender, recipient, subject, contains, date, folder, type of email (starred, unread, etc.), image or attachment.
We hope that our refreshed Advanced Search helps you do more with your inbox in less time.
#YMailTips - Recent
Get more out of your Yahoo Mail with the Recent view. This new feature allows you to switch between things you’re working on and view emails, search results and drafts. Here’s a #YMailTips video showing how.
A month ago, we launched a new experience for Yahoo Mail. Our goal was to let you accomplish even more with your inbox, making everyday communications easy and simple. While we made a lot of improvements, many of you reached out to let us know what elements you missed most.
From that feedback, we designed a simplified way to switch between things you’re working on with a new Recent view. It was clear how important it is to be able to quickly jump between emails, search results and drafts. In our previous version, many people used tabs for this. The downside was that more tabs would open as you did more in your inbox…which actually made it hard to multi-task.
This feature returns the multi-tasking benefits of tabs to your Yahoo Mail, but with some important improvements. You will find the new Recent view just under the Folders in the left navigation of your inbox.
Here’s how it works: Every time you log into Yahoo Mail from your computer, you will now be able to see three sets of your most recent activities by clicking on Recent view: messages you’re composing, recently opened emails and your latest search. To make it easy to identify individual messages even when you have a lot open, only the ten most recent will appear.
If you’re a fan of keyboard shortcuts, the same commands you used to move between tabs works with the Recent view. You can cycle to the next item easily with the shortcut Ctrl+[ and Ctrl+] on Windows and ⌘+[ and ⌘+] on Mac. If you want to manually remove a message or search from listing, just mouse over the item and click the “x.”
The Recent view will be rolling out starting today and over the next week, so you will see it soon. We’re working hard to make reading, writing and finding messages easier and more powerful and your feedback is important. Please continue to let us know what you think.
by Ratan Hudda, Director, Engineering
#YMailTips - How to Switch Themes
You can easily change your inbox theme – select from Flickr photos or a classic color combination. Here’s a quick video to you show how to make your inbox your own. #YMailTips
#YMailTips - Printing
We’ve been listening, and here are some answers to the most common questions we’ve been receiving about Yahoo Mail.
Printing an email is a snap. Here we show you how. #YMailTips
#YMailTips – Creating Folders
You can quickly create and edit folders in Yahoo Mail in the left column to help stay organized. Here’s a #YMailTips video showing how.
#YMailTips – Turn Conversations On/Off
The new Conversations feature allows you to view your messages grouped by subject line. Here’s a quick video to show you how to turn on or off Conversations. #YMailTips
by Jeffrey Bonforte, SVP of Communication Products
At Yahoo, we take the security of our users very seriously. In a constantly changing digital environment, we recognize the need to continuously evaluate how to best protect your information.
Yahoo Mail users can already enable https [or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)], a communications protocol that securely encrypts your information and messages as they move between your browser and Yahoo’s servers. You’ll find this option in your Yahoo Mail settings menu under the security tab. Electing this option enhances your privacy and security.
Starting January 8, 2014, we will make encrypted https connections standard for all Yahoo Mail users. Our teams are working hard to make the necessary changes to default https connections on Yahoo Mail, and we look forward to providing this extra layer of security for all our users.
Yahoo will continue to enhance our security technology, policies and practices to provide the best possible protections for our users. We invite you to check out our Yahoo Security Center to learn about other steps you can take to help protect yourself online.
In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.