Pros Seriously, are there any??
Cons Tabs, folders, clutter, unreliable & slow, ridiculous glitches, no ability to sort by sender, no autofill on the basic email version, I HAVE TO SIGN IN EVERY FRIGGING TIME I CLICK ON EMAIL, despite settings saying I'm signed in for 2 weeks
Summary I predict that this will be the end of Yahoo if the company doesn't listen to its existing customers. We're not gmail wannabes, no matter what Marissa Mayer thinks, and tech reporters want to believe. The changes are utter crap.
Pros It's free if you can count that.
Cons Lost tabs, extra clicks to see folders, notepad, calendar. Use to be able to see only unread and sort by sender. Still receiving repeated spam email no matter how many times I mark it. No customer service. I am looking for another email program.
Summary I am a paid subscriber for over 10 years. My renewal is $19.99 a year. A new person signing up to get ad free email cost 49.99 a year. Yahoo thinks it adds value by letting you decorate your screen and reducing options.
Pros I am at least able to send and receive mail, which is not the case for all of the users. A pro for sure if it's still working.
Cons Took away tabs. Took away folders at a glance. Users are losing mail, not receiving mail. Productivity is hindered with loss of tabs, view of folders in side-bar and ability to sort mail by sender as well as many other feature changes.
Summary It's not attractive. It may have looked old before, but it is less attractive now and more difficult on the eyes. The disabling of key features is a big lose on Yahoo's part. They need to restore the old version and go back to the drawing board. They have over 26,000 votes to bring bag tabs on their uservoice forums and countless other complaints. Tweets are overwhelming at @yahoocare and @yahoomail
Lots of folks thought/think Yahoo mail was a joke and that only the dead and dying where using it. I don't think they were actually going for a worse image, but they may have actually achieved that end.
I am a Mail Plus/Ad Free user and have been for over 10 years. I have very many other email options/accounts, but continued to use Yahoo, because it best met my needs. I can no longer say that. If they don't listen to their users, they are going to lose a huge amount of their base, if they haven't already. I am waiting around to see if they will do the right thing. I am not overly hopeful.
Pros It's free, which, thanks to the new changes, is all it is worth.
Cons The revamp of yahoo mail looks juvenile, concentrates on needless trivia such as backgrounds rather than any functionality.
All of the available themes are ugly and quite hard on the eyes.
Functionality has been reduced since the previous version.
Summary In summary, a perfectly good email service has been rendered virtually unusable by a combination of insufficient and ineffectual beta testing, a strange desire to simply ape gmail, and the odd decision of yahoo to treat their user base as if they are bored teenagers who want to look at the theme of their email rather than use it to write, send and receive emails.
The fonts are ugly, the layout cluttered and inelegant, and many of the features that paying premium users selected Yahoo mail for in the first place have been removed.
Pros Looks pretty? I guess that's an advantage. Yahoo mail is probably fine for the "social" user - someone that uses their desktop software like they use mobile email. Conversations consisting of short messages would work well in this version.
Cons Yahoo has removed the ability to multitask - only one email can be open at a time. They removed tabs, so you can't switch between mail or folders. And it appears that they've broken POP3 access - I can no longer access Yahoo Mail from Gmail.
Summary I've used Yahoo mail for my business for 15 years. It never looked that great, but I didn't care. I could work on multiple emails at the same time, move things around in folders, store reference documents and refer to them - even years later - as they were easy to find.
Now, I'm seriously looking for a replacement. In one week, I've lost more work than I lost in the previous 15 years. I'm amazed that a company like this - this prominent, this popular - would make this type of change without any notice, without any testing (apparently) and without any safety net. I'm very worried that I'm going to lose 15 years of work - am attempting to get a new backup, but POP3 no longer seems to work.
I'd urge everyone to contact Yahoo, sign the petition at Change.org and do anything else to get Yahoo to go back to the old version.