What is basic mail?

If you're unable to see all of Yahoo Mail's features, you're likely using basic mail--a version of Yahoo Mail that offers basic email functionality like reading and writing email.

Basic mail doesn't include these advanced features

  • Font size or type options (formatting toolbar)
  • Photo slideshow
  • Messenger
  • Notepad
  • Themes

To use these features, switch to the full featured version of Yahoo Mail.

Reasons you'll see basic mail

  On the go? Download the Yahoo Mail app for iOS and Android devices. It's the easy, convenient way to stay connected to your mail and more.


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