Yahoo Mail goes down for maintenance. But just for some users

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yahoo-downSo, in case you’re one of those still using Yahoo Mail for one crazy reason or the other, here’s the here’s another sign you should really shut that door on the 90s and join the rest of the internet. A user from the past – don’t take that wrong, we love that you sent us the tip Trust, but please dude –  just sent in this screenshot they encountered when they tried to access their email. 

We’re down, sayeth Yahoo:

We’re undertaking some essential, but extensive maintenance to improve Yahoo! Mail. During the maintenance period, some users may experience some problems access Yahoo! Mail.

We apologise for this inconvenience. Your account is in great shape and we’re working to have it available again as soon as possible.


This particular user is in South Africa. A quick search however reveals the problem is wider than just SA users.


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  1. boa says:

    I am in Toronto with exactly the same problem for the last 36 hours or so

  2. Eric says:

    I’m in Maryland with the same problem. Yahoo is doing a really bad job with this.

    1. albe says:

      Huh. They took their phones off the hooks 2 days ago…

  3. anncheeks says:

    Yep… me too in Colorado. VERY frustrating.

    1. LWboston says:

      Same situation here in Boston area. It’s been almost two days since Monday night. Tried to call yahoo 800 number but an answering machine announces and then hangs up after putting you to wait for a couple of minutes. So frustrating! Any tips/suggestions how to deal with this? I need to get all my information from my yahoo email account before switch away from them. Thanks.

  4. AR says:

    I’m in India.

    Maybe you should edit the headline and put some users in quotes. More than the downtime/outage, it is the deafening lack of communication on this by Yahoo. Unbelievable.

  5. Tim says:

    I’m in Chicago and have been down since Sunday night. Sent a support ticket and tried to call several times. Now the automated system says they are too busy to take calls. Just fix it!

  6. AEllis says:

    Down still in Charlotte, NC lots of info I need!!!!!!UGH………

  7. FL says:

    Hmm, “shut the door on the 90’s?” — keep you techier-than-thou attitude to yourself. It’s a choice that has served me VERY well for 15 years. This situation is totally unacceptable and yes, I will be transitioning away. But blaming the user isn’t acceptable either.

  8. flower girl says:

    I am in Vieques Puerto Rico

  9. flower girl says:

    Has anyone heard of a completion time?

  10. kthaker says:

    someone from Puerto Rico reads techzim???!?

    1. this particular story, was mentioned on the techmeme frontpage:

  11. marco says:

    Yahoo Sucks, been down of mail here in Netherlands since Monday morning, think I will have lost some sales I did over the mail. F… Yahoo! So frustrating!!! They better completely close down after the shit they made now!

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