We consider security a top priority. We sent an email that we're updating our authentication policies around third-party email access to better protect Yahoo Mail accounts. You may need to update your account settings in third-party programs to use a more secure approach. Read our help article for more information.

Use profile images or checkboxes in the Yahoo Mail app

By default, Yahoo Mail uses profile images to make it easy to recognize who an email is from. If you prefer a simple interface, you can switch to checkboxes. Checkboxes replace profile images and allow you to select multiple emails without having to tap and hold on the first one you select.

  1. Tap the Profile icon.
  2. Tap Setting Image of the Settings Icon.
  3. Swipe the "Show checkboxes" slider right to disable avatars or left to enable them.