How to Switch to Yahoo Mail Basic (Simple HTML)

Get this simpler version of Yahoo Mail if you have troubles loading emails

What to Know

  • Click Switch to Basic Mail in Settings > More Settings.
  • To change back, click Switch to the newest Yahoo Mail in the upper right of the Basic Mail screen.

Switching from regular Yahoo Mail to Yahoo Mail Basic gives you a cleaner, faster loading interface, which can be useful if your internet connection is slow, your browser is having issues, or you simply prefer a simpler experience.

How to Switch to Yahoo Mail Basic

Yahoo Mail turns to basic mode automatically when it senses a slow connection or a browser that doesn't know how to handle the fully featured interface. However, to switch it over manually takes a few steps:

  1. Click the Settings gear.

    Yahoo Mail inbox with the Settings icon highlighted
  2. Select More settings in the drop-down menu.

    Yahoo Mail Inbox with the More Settings icon highlighted
  3. Click Switch to basic Mail. The basic interface will then load.

    Yahoo interface with Switch to basic Mail highlighted

How to Switch Back to the Full Yahoo Mail

Changing back to the latest version of Yahoo Mail is simple: Click Switch to the newest Yahoo Mail in the upper right corner of the screen.

Yahoo Basic with Switch to the newest Yahoo mail highlighted
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