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ttopp
Dec 11, 2013

What’s wrong with Yahoo’s email services?

I haven’t been able to access my yahoo email in more than two days, and can’t seem to do anything about it. Since I use my yahoo email (which I have had forever) to communicate with a wide range of people, both personally and professionally, this stinks. Anyone know what the issue is or how widespread it is?

jimlynch
12/13/2013
Yahoo struggles under weight of long email outage

"As Yahoo goes into another day of an long email outage, angry users are venting their frustrations on social networks.

At least one industry analyst said that when an email outage goes from a few hours to a few days, its users move on to new services. Many Yahoo email users are probably using the downtime to set up new Gmail or Outlook.com accounts.

"This is a major setback," said Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research. "Long email outages are awful in this age of constant connection. Long outages are a big problem. I can't remember anything like this."

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244768/Update_Yahoo_struggles_un...
jimlynch
12/13/2013
Yahoo struggles under weight of long email outage

"As Yahoo goes into another day of an long email outage, angry users are venting their frustrations on social networks.

At least one industry analyst said that when an email outage goes from a few hours to a few days, its users move on to new services. Many Yahoo email users are probably using the downtime to set up new Gmail or Outlook.com accounts.

"This is a major setback," said Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research. "Long email outages are awful in this age of constant connection. Long outages are a big problem. I can't remember anything like this."

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244768/Update_Yahoo_struggles_un...
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tswayne
12/12/2013

It has been a problem for a couple of days, and at this point Yahoo is well aware of it. Unfortunately for people who use Yahoo email, the company itself issued a statement that said this was caused by a hardware issue that is more difficult to resolve than they anticipated. I’m sure it will be sorted out before long, but you might be out of luck for a little longer. On the upside, apparently the emails that were received during the outage weren’t all lost, so there is a good chance you will get any messages that you missed, just a little later than usual.

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