Are you or someone you know using an older UI version of Yahoo! Mail or maybe even the Classic Edition? Then this news is going to be of specific interest to you. Starting June 3rd Yahoo! is pushing mandatory upgrades to the newest UI for all mail accounts and we have the information you need if you are affected by the changes.
From the official announcement: Beginning the week of June 3, 2013, older versions of Yahoo! Mail (including Yahoo! Mail Classic) will no longer be available. After that, you can access your Yahoo! Mail only if you upgrade to the new version. You should have received an email from Yahoo! letting you know that your account required an upgrade.
For those who may be looking at, and feel displeased with, the part that refers to “automated content scanning and analyzing of your communications content“, just remember that it is no different than using a Gmail account. Google does the same kind of scanning in order to deliver targeted advertising each time you read through your mail.
You can learn more about the mandatory upgrade via the blog posts linked below. We have also included reference links from Yahoo! for those who may have questions about (or wish to close) their accounts.
Yahoo! Reference Links
Do I have to upgrade to the new Yahoo! Mail? *Official Announcement*
Setting up IMAP on mobile device or email client *For Transferring or Downloading Your Mail*
- Published 06/3/13