Yahoo Mail down for some users for nearly two days

If you haven't been able to access your Yahoo Mail account, you are not alone. Yahoo has announced that a hardware issue is the cause of a disruption of its online email service that began on Monday evening in the west coast (or Tuesday morning in the east coast).

In a post on its Yahoo Mail status page earlier today, the company said:

Some of our users haven't been able to access their mail since 10:27 PM PT on Monday night, due to a hardware problem in one of our mail data centers. The issue has been harder to fix than we originally expected. We have dozens of people working around the clock to bring it to a resolution.

In the latest update, Yahoo says that most users of Yahoo Mail should now be able to access their accounts now but added, "We're continuing to restore access for all affected users."

Yahoo launched a major revamp of its mail service in October, but the reviews from many customers have not been kind. Yahoo reportedly sent a memo to its employees a few weeks ago asking them to switch from Microsoft's Outlook to Yahoo Mail. The memo may be one of the strangest corporate internal messages issued in recent years as Yahoo compared Outlook to an extinct dinosaur.

Source: Yahoo Mail via AllThingsD | Image via Yahoo

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I switched to outlook a while ago. I couldn't stand all the spam I got (about a hundred each day). In the beginning I was forwarding all my yahoo mail to my outlook and the outlook's spam filters would block nearly everything. Yahoo is just crap.

FWIW to you,
Everyone I know still uses it, including me. Definitely beats the hell out of that crap a** Gmail anyday! At least I can send ANY kind of attachment I want to using Yahoo.

winrez said,
Shows how many people use Yahoo mail if it was down 2 days before an article, if it was Outlook or Gmail it would be major news after 30 min downtime

I heard about this yesterday on another site that isn't so ****** based and thinks Gmail or Outlook are the greatest things in the world!

Have to admit though that since that overhaul, it isn't anything like it used to be.

I have a few clients who use their business email product (yes, I know, not my choice). On Tuesday, they enabled forced encryption on their mail servers (they now reject any unencrypted IMAP/POP/SMTP connections).

I'm all for encryption but they failed to notify their customers of this change, as a result we had some downtime. The only notification given was a post on ysmallbizstatus.com, very frustrating!

Shows how many people use Yahoo mail if it was down 2 days before an article, if it was Outlook or Gmail it would be major news after 30 min downtime