By Seema Kamath, Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Mail
Spring is around the corner, and what better way to start your spring cleaning than with your email? Whether it’s filing away last year’s messages or using Calendar and Notepad to make plans for a summer vacation, we are excited to announce three updates to your inbox that will make it easier to stay organized.
The first has been the most requested change in our user feedback forum: improving and simplifying how you work with folders in your inbox. Folders now remain visible at all times on the left side of your inbox so you can quickly find what you’re looking for or file messages. You can also hover over “Folders” and click on “+” to create a new folder.
Next, we’ve made navigating between the tools in your inbox (Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notepad and Messenger) much easier. You’ll find icons for these apps located to the upper left of your inbox, just above the compose button. If you use tabs, this change gives you the extra space to fit in more tabs.
Finally, we’ve made the Messenger buddy list and chat windows more flexible when you’re multi-tasking - they now float in a window on top of Yahoo Mail. Once you’ve finished a conversation, just click the “X” to close the chat window.
That’s all for now: three useful updates to your inbox. We’re rolling these out to all Yahoo Mail users around the world over the next couple of days.
We’re listening closely to your feedback, and we’re excited to share a number of new updates and enhancements in the coming weeks. Please keep your thoughts coming.
By Jeff Bonforte, SVP, Communications
Tabs are back!
When we launched the new version of Mail in October, we removed Tabs. One of the things you told us that annoyed you about tabs is that the more you had open, the harder they were to manage, and you wanted multitasking to be easy. With your feedback, we launched Recent view to help you jump between emails, drafts and search results more easily, but many of you still missed tabs. So we’re bringing back tabs, but this time, they’re a bit smarter.
To turn on the new Tabs, go to View, Multitasking and select Tabs. Emails you want to read, emails you are composing, Calendar and Contacts all appear as individual tabs. If you use the preview pane, double-clicking an email will open it in a tab.
Now here’s the cool part. Sometimes when you have a lot of tabs open, it’s hard to find the one you want. We’ve fixed that. In the tabs menu (under the arrows icon after the last tab) you will see an option to Preview All. Open a few tabs and see how it works. And there is a very handy keyboard shortcut for this feature. Hit the “esc” key. Your screen will clear off (we call this “boss mode”). There is a little icon in the bottom left corner that looks like a set of squares. Click that and now when you enter boss mode, you will see all your tabs in a preview mode.
Whether you like the new Recent view or prefer Tabs, you now have a choice.
Tabs will be available globally over the next few days.
As we continue to improve Yahoo Mail, we’ll keep listening to your input. Please keep the feedback coming.
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 - 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 Ash Sharma, Product Manager, Yahoo! Mail
There’s lots of reasons why you might have more than one Yahoo! Mail account. Perhaps you’ve gotten married and want to hang on to your email address with your maiden name, or maybe you like having your favorite daily deal newsletters sent to a separate mailbox. Whatever the reason, beginning today, we’re making it possible for you to access all of your Yahoo! Mail accounts through Yahoo! Mail for iOS and Yahoo! Mail for Windows 8, in addition to Android.
It takes just a few easy steps to add another Yahoo! Mail account to your iOS or Windows 8 device. To get started, log into the Yahoo! Mail app with one of your Yahoo! IDs.
Once you’re logged in, tap on the sidebar button (icon with three purple bars) to pull up your existing Yahoo! ID, then tap the plus sign to add another account.
The sign-in screen will pop up, where you can enter your Yahoo! ID and password. Once you’re done, tap “Sign In”.
Your additional account has now been added! Simply tap on the sidebar button to switch between your Inboxes.
We hope this makes managing your inboxes a little easier. Let us know what you think!
Note: Signing out is now part of Settings. To sign out of any account, please tap on the sidebar button (icon with three purple bars) in your Inbox, scroll down to Settings, and choose “Manage Accounts”.