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Power to the people: Introducing better ways to compose mail and view contacts

Your inbox isn’t simply about messages, it’s about the people that you email. So today, we’re announcing two big improvements in how you view and reach out to friends, family and colleagues in Yahoo Mail.

Note: The improvements we are announcing below have begun rolling out to millions of users starting today. For those who are not yet seeing the upgraded features in their webmail interface, you can get to the top of the upgrade list here.

The first big improvement comes when composing email. Now when you start typing in the to, cc or bcc lines, you’ll see the following dramatic improvements:

  • All email addresses at your fingertips: We’ve all become accustomed to our inbox remembering email addresses we’ve used in the past and auto-suggesting them when we type, even if we didn’t add the information to our address books. Yahoo Mail has taken this feature one step further. Now, Yahoo Mail remembers every email address you’ve ever used or even seen in your inbox, and suggests the best one to use. There are even new ways to find people: just enter the first few characters of someone’s name, email address, initials, or even their company or school name and Mail will instantly suggest the best person.

  • Photos and Names: Now instead of you’ll see the full name and photo of the person you are emailing more often - making it easier to make sure you’re emailing the right person. Photos are shown from Facebook and Yahoo Profiles.  To see as many photos as possible, be sure to link your Yahoo account to Facebook.

  • Picking the right group of people for your email: When you want to send an email to more than one person, the new smart auto-suggest will instantly suggest the three most likely recipients (and their best email address) based on your previous emails. Auto-suggest is constantly learning and improving. For many emails, you should be able to add everyone you need to an email without typing another letter after the first recipient is selected.

To get even more out of the new auto-suggest, save time by just hitting the down arrow before you type a letter and we’ll show six top contacts from which to choose. Of course, if you ever see an email address you’d prefer to hide, just click on the “X” to the right of the suggestion.

Next up, we’re now surfacing more details about your contacts by giving you a quick snapshot of your most recent interactions with someone. So if you’ve had a long email thread with a friend about an upcoming vacation, simply navigate over to your contacts and select your friend’s name to quickly see the latest emails and attachments they’ve sent you about the trip.


This feature is rolling out to U.S. webmail users over the next day or so.  

We’re excited to be leveraging technology from Xobni, which Yahoo acquired last year, to power these two new features. To help us improve your experience even more in the future, please let us know what you think!

By Josh Jacobson, Product Manager, Yahoo Contacts

Planning Your Day Made Easy with Yahoo Weather in Yahoo Calendar

How do you start your day? For most of us, one of the first things we do is check our calendar and look at the weather. With that in mind, we wanted to make it easier to plan your day - so we’ve integrated Yahoo Weather right into your Yahoo Calendar.


Now, your calendar automatically identifies your current location to give you the most up-to-date local weather. While viewing your daily, weekly or monthly calendar, click the weather icon to see a beautiful Flickr photo depicting your local weather conditions with the forecasted high and low. Click on the photo to see more weather information like the weekly weather forecast, sun and moon phases, wind and pressure and more at Yahoo Weather.

All the photos are from the Flickr group “Project Weather” - an open group where anyone can submit their weather photos for the opportunity to be featured on Yahoo Weather.

We hope you enjoy using Yahoo Weather in your calendar! Please continue to send us your feedback and Flickr photos!

By Ashish Parnami, Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Calendar

HTTPS Now Default in Yahoo Mail

by Jeff Bonforte, SVP of Communication Products

Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online. As we promised back in October, we are now automatically encrypting all connections between our users and Yahoo Mail. Anytime you use Yahoo Mail - whether it’s on the web, mobile web, mobile apps, or via IMAP, POP or SMTP- it is 100% encrypted by default and protected with 2,048 bit certificates. This encryption extends to your emails, attachments, contacts, as well as Calendar and Messenger in Mail.

Security is a key focus for us and we’ll continue to enhance our security technology and policies so we can provide a safe and secure experience for our users.

An Update on Yahoo Mail


by Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

This has been a very frustrating week for our users and we are very sorry.

For many of us, Yahoo Mail is a lifeline to our friends, family members and customers. This week, we experienced a major outage that not only interrupted that connection, but caused many of…

An Important Update for Our Users

We are very sorry for recent difficulties with Yahoo Mail.

Some of our users have not been able to access their mail since 10:27 PM PST on Monday night, due to a hardware problem in one of our mail data centers. The issue has been harder to fix than we originally expected.

We have dozens of people working around the clock to bring it to a resolution. We believe our current efforts will restore our users’ access to their inboxes by 3 pm PST today.  We’ll post again then on our @YahooMail Twitter handle.

by Jeffrey Bonforte, SVP of Communication Products

UPDATE: Please check our Help page for the latest information. (last updated on 12/18, 12:30 PM Pacific Time)

Introducing a new multi-tasking experience for Yahoo Mail

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