Yahoo Mail Down (For Some) – Users Considering Gmail

    August 3, 2011
    Chris Crum

Some users of Yahoo services, and Yahoo Mail in particular are currently experiencing outages. Many have taken to Twitter to voice their complaints.

An apparently official statement from Yahoo on the matter is making the rounds on Twitter as well. It says, “”Some Yahooservices are currently inaccessible..We are working to correct the issue.”

Mashable obtained another, slightly longer statement saying, “Some Yahoo services are currently inaccessible to some users in certain locations. We are working to correct the issue and restore all functionality immediately. We know that this may have caused some inconvenience and we apologize to our users who might be affected.”

yes, Y!Mail is down .. except on iOS (I can access via my iPad) via @cnet 20 minutes ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Yahoo mail has been AWFUL lately RT @mashable: Yahoo Mail Suffers Outage for Some Users – 21 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Thumbs down, New Yahoo Mail. You keep pushing me to gmail, which I’ve only avoided because I am lazy. 39 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

got a Yahoo! mail #fail for the last hour. Webmail site down at the authentication stage of login for mysef and many others. 53 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Yahoo Mail is down for some users: What gives, YMail? Are you trying to lose users to Gmail? 54 minutes ago via twitterfeed · powered by @socialditto

Yahoo Mail users that haven’t been able to access the site, have been getting a message telling them that the webpage isn’t available.

People seem to be searching Google, hoping to find the site when Yahoo can’t (I’m guessing unsuccessfully). Top Google Trends at the moment include: “ sign in,” “ mail,” and “ mail.”

I have to assume Google is getting a kick out of this, considering its recent Gmail push (which is probably more a Google+ push in reality). Although, it’s not as if Gmail has been completely immune from outages itself.


Chris Crum
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