Yahoo: Bring back the old version of Yahoo Mail!
  • Petitioning Marissa Mayer

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Marissa Mayer

Yahoo: Bring back the old version of Yahoo Mail!

    1. Jan Hyatt
    2. Petition by

      Jan Hyatt

      Severna Park, MD, MD

Many of us have used yahoo mail for over a decade. It's been reliable, functional and served the needs of a wide variety of people - for personal and business use. Yahoo has changed it, taking away the ability to organize emails, switch from writing to reading emails without losing work, incorporating ads into the inbox (that, if clicked on by mistake, lead to spam websites) and hiding essential functions, like printing.Emails are being lost or misdirected, contacts are disappearing and Yahoo is not addressing these issues. Here's a sample of some of the comments made so far on the petition:

1. Contact lists are being deleted
2. Years of emails are disappearing
3. Deadlines are being missed because functions don't complete
4. A flight squadron couldn't get flight plans
5. A lawyer couldn't file a brief on time
6. Invoices are disappearing before they can be paid
7. Orders are disappearing before they can be filled.

Without tabs and multitasking, drafts disappear if you check an email. Users with visual impairments can't distinguish text, because of the font style and colors displayed.

This debacle is a disaster for business. We understand Yahoo is targeting the mobile market, and while we love mobile, we DON'T use mobile for business! 300 million people are being affected by this change. Investors and advertisers need to take notice - yahoo users are going to leave in DROVES if this isn't addressed.

We are asking Yahoo to restore the old version - with tabs, with the ability to edit an email and switch to a folder - to multi-task like we used to be able to do. If they are unable to do so, we want them to restore these BUSINESS-CRITICAL functions to Yahoo Mail.

Most of us picked Yahoo because of its interface. We don't like gmail! Please let us go back!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 40,000 signatures
    2. Reached 30,000 signatures
    3. How we can grow our petition

      Jan Hyatt
      Petition Organizer

      We had a great weekend, and are steadily adding more signatures. To keep the pressure on, I'm asking everyone to do what they can to try to reach a wider audience.

      If possible, try to ask your contacts to sign! I did a little math, and realized that if each signer found 10 more people to sign, we would have almost 300,000 signatures! Let's give it a shot!

      And to lighten things up a bit - here's a treat from the inimitable Bob Cochran at

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    4. Reached 25,000 signatures
    5. Response has been AWESOME!

      Jan Hyatt
      Petition Organizer

      We are really gaining traction - articles all over the media, mentions on Facebook and Twitter and signatures here! First, thank you to everyone!

      We still have a ton of work to do. We need huge numbers to send this message. So please forward to anyone you can, post on Twitter and Facebook and comment on articles in the media. We are NOT going to stop pushing to Bring back the old version of Yahoo Mail!

    6. Reached 12,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • robert Kresge SAN JOSE, CA
      • 1 day ago

      I like the old home page. Now I have no idea what I am looking at and I don't like it. simple

    • Jan Takeuchi SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 4 days ago

      I, like several others I have spoken with, do not like this version. I've never signed an online petition but obviously this has made me very unhappy. This version wastes a lot of time. Bring back the old options!

    • Kenneth Palmowski-Wolfe BASEL, SWITZERLAND
      • 4 days ago

      You make it harder and harder to do business with you. Finally we got tabs back, then you changed the opening page for mails AGAIN! What gives? At least give us the choice to change or not. Stop playing games with us. KPW

      • 5 days ago

      dispartion de mes mails dans ma boite sur le 3 derniers mois ! Je vais changer pour gmail.

    • David Walker GLADEHILL, VA
      • 6 days ago

      You turned simple and easy to use into a nightmare


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