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    Yahoo Mail down for some: The outage parade continues

    Yahoo Mail is down for some users in what has been a hideous stretch of outages for some of the Internet’s biggest names.

    Yahoo Mail is often overlooked by technology’s chattering class, but the reality is it’s the largest email service. And you could argue it’s a cloud service. Is it really all that different than Gmail?

    So when Yahoo Mail is down, Twitter revs up quickly. Yahoo is keeping folks posted. The company said in a statement:

    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoo!
    Yahoo! Mail is currently inaccessible to some users. 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.


    Now you know what comes next right? Yes folks, it’s the big Yahoo pile on. GigaOm notes that the outage is another black mark on the company. Umm, if you say so, but from my perspective I’m not sure the damn Internet works all that well anymore. The Next Web adds that Yahoo is ignored until something goes wrong. Let’s get real here. Yahoo is just the cherry on top of a crap sunday for the Internet in recent days. To wit:

    Amazon Web Services blows up for more than 24 hours and drags a bevy of startups that forgot about redundancy with it.

    Sony’s PlayStation Network collapses and goes dark for days. Then we found out that Sony suffered from a data breach.

    Verizon’s LTE network goes down for a day. Can you hear me now? Not on 4G.

    And now Yahoo Mail is skittish and a lot of users are annoyed.

    Add it up and there’s no need for some uber Yahoo analysis and how a mail outage reflects on the company or its strategy. If you look at the outage go round of late, Yahoo is in some pretty good company.

    Update: Some folks were asking why Yahoo Mail matters. After all, no one uses it right? Wrong. Here are the latest standings via comScore.



    Yahoo! Mail goes down.. Internet Blows up!!
    Last edited by sketch42; 04/28/2011 at 04:48 PM.
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    yea cloud!
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    updated first post
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    It's still working on my end. I got a message they will be updating in the next few months too. Well at least they post updates in a timely manner.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    if they stopped trying to charge me for Popa access via outllok, I would use only yahoo mail. Yea cloud.
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    IMAP is free though, right?
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    IMAP is free though, right?
    I believe.. Not sure ... Used to be $20 per month

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
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    Yikes! It's free on phones but Outlook access is $20 a month??
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    Yikes! It's free on phones but Outlook access is $20 a month??
    Yea a HUGE ripoff .. Especially when gmail is free.. And Live.com is free INCLUDING 25 gigs of storage!

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
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    Email is so last decade... Try new telepath-mail. You think it and every one else thinks it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogeypre View Post
    Email is so last decade... Try new telepath-mail. You think it and every one else thinks it too.

    my signature is "sent by means of mental telepathy"

    NOT "HP webOS"!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    IMAP is free though, right?
    It's free on the phone, but not from a PC. I think it's $20/year... but I'm not paying that when every other mail service on the planet provides it for free.

    My guess is that they suckered enough people to pay that years ago that they can't afford the revenue hit to stop charging... and most of those people probably don't notice that Yahoo is still hitting their credit card once every year.
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    Hushmail still charges and is even more money. $20 a year wouldn't be too bad if they offered some serious features ad-free. Not everyone is comfortable with Gmail, despite how it looks. They sent me an email saying they're upgrading with new features and unlimited storage, so maybe they will be dropping the charges though. I didn't see anything that said there would be a fee.

    Actually, I didn't see anything about IMAP access so maybe they will still charge for that.

    http://features.mail.yahoo.com/
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    And millions of bots were left helpless to carry out their mission.
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    They should shut the internet down completely and indefinitely.
    It's just plain stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    They should shut the internet down completely and indefinitely.
    It's just plain stupid.
    But, how would I talk to gerlz???
    I see pandas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    But, how would I talk to gerlz???
    Another crazy *** concept: talking to gerlz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    But, how would I talk to gerlz???
    You mean big, hairy, 30 year old men living in their mothers' basements and using screen names like "bambi4fun"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    They should shut the internet down completely and indefinitely.
    It's just plain stupid.
    I know this is a joke.


    But seriously, didn't the government state they wanted to do this for real? In case of "security" reasons. Internet kill switch I believe it's called. And other governments have actually done it. I personally think it's a scary road to go down.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    I know this is a joke.


    But seriously, didn't the government state they wanted to do this for real? In case of "security" reasons. Internet kill switch I believe it's called. And other governments have actually done it. I personally think it's a scary road to go down.
    Just imagine the oasis of tranquility.
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