The Pros and Cons of Yahoo! Mail Classic

This free email service includes plenty of useful features

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Yahoo! Mail Classic was discontinued in 2013.

Yahoo! Mail Classic is a reliable and secure email service with unlimited storage. An effective spam filter keeps the junk out, and you can send rich emails using the program's HTML editor.

What We Like

  • Scans for spam and viruses effectively

  • Brings rich and always-up-to-date email to mobile

  • Offers unlimited storage for free

What We Don't Like

  • Lacks a powerful plain text editor

  • Digital signatures and message encryption aren't supported

  • Doesn't thread messages and lacks virtual folders

Yahoo! Mail Classic Features

Some other features include security elements such as the ability to turn off automatic downloading of remote images and the use of disposable email addresses.

You also get helpful organizing tools such as mail filters and views, message flags, and a powerful search function. Yahoo! Mail Classic includes filters to automatically sort incoming mail.

Yahoo! Mail Classic also offers convenience. It's accessible via mobile, and you can set up an automatic vacation response. An easy-to-use HTML message editor lets you easily compose and send emails with rich formatting, and you can even use stationery. Yahoo! Mail Classic can be set as the default email client for Windows.

Contributing to ease of use, all Yahoo! Mail Classic accounts come with unlimited space for all your mail. The web-based interface (where you probably spend most of your time) is comfortable and efficient, with many useful keyboard shortcuts. A variety of views allow you to concentrate on particular messages in a folder.

PhotoMail, which integrates Yahoo! Photos with Yahoo! Mail Classic, makes it easy to upload and share photos. You can share photos from your computer, Yahoo! Photos, and the internet by storing full copies on Yahoo! servers while mailing only thumbnails.