On Thursday, Yahoo rolled out changes to my.yahoo.com updating the layout of the page with a beta version. One of the items that seemingly got lost was the link to switch back to the classic layout. I’ve played with the new layout and still prefer the old classic style that I’ve used for years now. Fortunately, at least for the time being, you can still switch back to the classic layout using this URL.
Btw, send feedback to Yahoo about the New Yahoo Mail.
[Update: July 9th 2008] Well that was short lived, below is a message from my current Yahoo page. Thanks a lot Yahoo.
[Update: July 9th 2008 8:30am] I posted a comment last night to this Yahoo blog post asking James, a My Yahoo! Product Lead, why he provided a link to switch back to classic knowing it would last only a week and the comment was deleted. I had included a link to the post I wrote about why Yahoo has frustrated me and indicating that this decision to kill Yahoo Classic was simply yet another reason. I guess that was just too over-the-top.
[Update: July, 14th 2008] Now that we’ve all be forced over to the new page I’m now getting hundreds of search engine hits on this post. Looks like I’m not the only one who like the “Classic” style.
[Update: July 15th 2008] According to one commenter Yahoo is now deleting requests to support the Classic mode from their web site properties though this page is still alive at least for now. I’m now getting 100’s Internet search hits for this post so this is a pretty popular subject. Feel free to digg this post and see if we can shine a little more attention on this.
[Update: January 25th 2009] How I replaced Yahoo.
[Update: August 11th 2009] I get enough email about this that I decided to record a video that illustrates the technique people posted here on how to switch back. Sadly, I no longer use Yahoo other than to forward an old email address I still keep alive but that’s it.
[Update: November 7th 2009] Removed the video as it didn’t slow the rate of email I get about people’s Yahoo’s problems.