How can I convert Gmail from standard view to basic HTML view permanently? A while ago there was an option at the bottom allowing me to do so, but now it is gone.
The direct link to basic HTML view is: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=html&zy=h
From the Gmail help page.
** update: if you sign out (of standard view) then sign back in, a link appears in the lower right while your inbox loading screen is up. Not as convenient as having the link permanently available below your inbox, I agree -- but better than using that awkward direct link perhaps.
Addition to above: Once you are signed into basic gmail using above info, click on the "basic view" option at the top right on your Inbox page. This will convert you to basic permanently, or until you want to change back to standard.
This link also works (at least since 2012, still working today) and could possibly be easier to remember than the other
?ui=html link - just add
It seems to redirect to https anyway, or just use https:
Also, the other link will work without the
&zy=h part, also maybe easier to remember: