Yahoo Classic Mail is being shut down, here's when

Himanshu Arora Himanshu Arora Dec 06, 2018 News, Yahoo

We are currently already in mid of a major outage at Yahoo where users across various social media platforms are chiming about service outage.

And now we have stumbled upon another sad news, one which is coming directly from the horse’s mouth. The company has announced that the Classic version of its Yahoo Mail is being shut down.

Yes, that’s true.


Just in case you aren’t aware, Classic is an older and basic User Interface (UI) for Yahoo Mail that uses simple graphics and lower HTML version, and therefore doesn’t require any high speed internet or high cost badwidth.

Coming back to the shutdown, an official Yahoo staff member took to at the company’s online forums a few hours ago to break the news, saying the service will no longer be available starting “January 31, 2019.”


Here is what they exactly said while informing users:

Starting January 31, 2019, the Classic version of Yahoo Mail will no longer be available. At that time, you’ll be upgraded to the latest version of Yahoo Mail or Basic Mail, depending on your browser’s compatibility


So you see, those who don’t give up until the last day will automatically be upgraded to the basic or latest version of Yahoo Mail.


I am sure there are still many Yahoo Mail users who are using the Classic version for some reason or the other:


So this news will definitely come as a surprise for many of them. In the end, RIP Yahoo Classic Mail is all that we can say now.

Update (January 28):

It’s about time, and classic mail will bid adieu in a couple of days. Here’s what users have to say:

I agree. Classic was very good but they don’t listen to their users. Take tumblr for an example their just killing it off

Well, that’s a bit of bullshit. I much prefer Classic.

P.S. Are you are Classic Mail person? How do you feel about this change? Do let us know by dropping a comment.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.