How many of you still using Yahoo Mail where Gmail and Hotmail keep releasing new features, perhaps you kept your Yahoo account active for chatting with your friends, Yahoo recently made available their new Yahoo Mail by removing Beta tag, if you don’t like the new design here is how to get back to old Yahoo Mail.

revert to Yahoo Mail Classic or Old verison

In fact, new Yahoo mail offers quite a lot of features where users still like to use old Yahoo Mail, recently all users are upgraded to the new version and Yahoo didn’t even offers the option get back to the old one.

Getting back to Yahoo Mail Classic

Sign out of Yahoo Mail and close the Browser. Since new Yahoo Mail doesn’t support screen resolution below 1024*600 pixels, all you need to do is set your screen resolution to 800 *600.

Once you set that resolution (don’t worry, you don’t need to sacrifice screen resolution/display settings for Yahoo Mail) sign into your Yahoo mail, Yahoo detects screen resolution and shows screen resolution problem page with links at the bottom to get back to previous version for all time and for once, where you need to click on Return to a previous version of Yahoo  Mail and you’ll be automatically downgraded to the Yahoo Mail classic.

return to previous version of Yahoo Mail

Now change your screen resolution whatever used/set before. Whenever you changed your mind, you can switch to new Mail easily by clicking on “Get the Newest Yahoo Mail” button on right side of the page, you need to click  on Upgrade now button two times again. Remember you need to follow above procedure again to get back Yahoo Mail Classic.

Update 24/05/2013: Since Yahoo has closed Mail Classic version On Apr 30, you can still able to login to Yahoo mail and access old version. We’ve tested this method and its working.

All you need to do is bookmark the below link and visit whenever you want to access Classic version. Thanks to Islam for letting us know about it.


Update 12/10/2013: Recently Yahoo Mail has turned 16 and on occasion of this Yahoo has redesigned their email service again and this time introduced conversations, disposable email address and other new features.

If you don’t like  new Yahoo Mail that looking like Gmail, you can switch to old one as Yahoo is offering the option for that too.

All you need to do hover over Gear icon, select Settings>Viewing email> for Mail version at the bottom, chose Basic and click Save button.

You’ll get old Yahoo Mail with tabs. And you can always switch to new Yahoo mail whenever you want, by clicking on link provided on top right of page. To get Basic version back, you need to follow above mentioned steps again.