Yahoo Mail - Direct link to Inbox
August 26, 2010 8:29 AM   Subscribe

Yahoo Mail - Direct link to Inbox

When I go to Yahoo Mail ( etc.), it shows a general information screen with a link to the Inbox. I then must click the Inbox link to get to my messages.

The URL doesn't change when I go to my messages, so I can't change it in the browser Properties dialogue to go directly to the message list.

Is there a workaround that lets me click on the Yahoo Mail bookmark and go directly to my Inbox?
posted by KRS to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Yes, I do this. I use Firefox and have installed Greasemonkey [sounds difficult but it is not difficult] and then a script called Yahoo Mail Classic Direct to Inbox. When you go to Yahoo Mail it will basically take you from that page to the actual Inbox page.
posted by jessamyn at 8:33 AM on August 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: jessamyn -

I installed Greasemonkey and downloaded the script. I then exited Firefox, reopened it and clicked on the link to Yahoo Mail, but it went to the general information screen as before.

What more do I need to do?
posted by KRS at 9:48 AM on August 28, 2010

It's possible the script doesn't work if you're not using Yahoo Classic [i.e. the older interface to Yahoo Mail and not the newer one]. I don't use Yahoo Mail regularly, but now that I've logged in, it seems like this script doesn't work anymore. Sorry to have steered you wrong, I'll poke around and see if there's another one that does work. I know it's a picky detail but, like you, I'd love to just log in and see my mail.
posted by jessamyn at 10:12 AM on August 28, 2010

Yahoo Mail Welcome Skipper also seems to not work. Hmm, this is really weird. Sorry for bad advice.
posted by jessamyn at 10:27 AM on August 28, 2010

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