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I can't search my yahoo mail
June 22, 2011 7:41 AM   Subscribe

Searching my yahoo mail usually fails. I enter the word/phrase I'm looking for then hit the Search button, and all I get is a blank page that seems to be loading. That's it! It gets stuck there. Sometimes the search is successful, but recently, more often than not, it doesn't work. Does anyone have a solution? I use Firefox 4.0.1 and Yahoo Mail Classic. I can't remember when this problem started, perhaps a few weeks/months ago.
posted by slashee to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I know it sucks, but upgrading to the new Yahoo Mail was the only way I could solve this problem. There are many other things I hate about their new version, but at least search works now.
posted by hydropsyche at 7:47 AM on June 22, 2011


Yep, you have to switch to the new one. I actually switched back and forth only to search a few times before I said forget it and just made the change permanent. My theory is that they just made it so you can't search anymore so you'll be forced to change.
posted by sugarfish at 8:28 AM on June 22, 2011


I was hoping to fix the problem without having to upgrade to the new yahoo mail (because I like to open new messages in new tabs and leave them open until I have attended to them, something the new yahoo mail doesn't seem to allow).

I tried the search using Chrome just now and it seems to be working. What browser and version are you using, guys? Could the problem be caused by Firefox? I can't recall if I started having this problem before or after I've upgraded Firefox.
posted by slashee at 10:31 AM on June 22, 2011


I think the problem is with Firefox. I was having the same problem just loading certain sites until I downloaded Firefox 5.0. It is faster and seems to have fixed the problem for me.
posted by Old Geezer at 10:59 AM on June 22, 2011


Agreeing about the upgrade. I've found the last two versions of Yahoo Mail's search function to be completely useless.
posted by smirkette at 11:15 AM on June 22, 2011


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