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Yahoo! Mail Spits Out Error Messages

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 15 comments

Yesterday was a bad day for some Yahoo! Mail users. While most of our reports about mail outages revolve around either Google’s Gmail or Apple’s MobileMe services, yesterday reports emerged saying Yahoo! Mail users were having a spot of bother accessing their email accounts and sending emails.

Wired reported that the most common problems being reported by Yahoo Mail users were error codes 1, 14 and 17, which they saw when they tried to log in or when they hit send. The search company responded to concerns early in the afternoon, assuring users it was working quickly to resolve the issue but did not elaborate as to how many of the 250 million users were affected.

"A small fraction of Yahoo Mail users may have experienced intermittent e-mail issues earlier today.  We believe this is an isolated incident and are quickly working to resolve the issue."

It’s not clear as to whether this has been fixed or not. If you’re using Yahoo! Mail, let us know if you were affected and if so, how long you were sans mail.

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    Shadow703793 , March 24, 2009 2:21 PM
    I'm using yahoo mail and hasn't seen it yet.
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    apoq , March 24, 2009 2:38 PM
    Nope, all ok, except I'm still getting spam messages in my inbox although i tag them accordingly.
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    necro1783 , March 24, 2009 3:33 PM
    seems to be working just fine for me
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    Anonymous , March 24, 2009 4:33 PM
    it's not WORKING! for me
    when i click sign in
    it brings back the same page instead of going to the inbox!

    i have to download an attachment(ASAP) and if this is the case, i dont think i will be able to!

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    Anonymous , March 24, 2009 7:41 PM
    Yahoo's Mail client is by far the worst between Gmail and Hotmail. I have noticed Yahoo process e-mails faster so you receive them faster. But that does not make up for the extremly laggy and bad spam filter.
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    Anonymous , March 24, 2009 7:42 PM
    Extremely laggy application that is!
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    jcnieves , March 24, 2009 10:10 PM
    Ive been down all day...
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    Anonymous , March 25, 2009 12:08 AM
    Still having problems connecting to Yahoo mail.
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    anonymous x , March 25, 2009 1:48 AM
    oh this was annoying, but its fine now for me
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    hidinginplainsight , March 25, 2009 12:36 PM
    Guess I was fortunate! No problems at all.
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    Anonymous , March 26, 2009 5:50 PM
    im having the same problem today ,just like 2 days ago,im able to open the inbox,but its impossible to open new emails ,also no way to send a new email,i always get the same message saying its a network error!
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2009 6:52 PM
    Hi there, I was having problems with my yahoo email this morning. No other web sites were having problems since I could easily access those sites, but every time I clicked on yahoo email, it said something was up with the server. For about an hour or so. Not sure what's going on.
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    Anonymous , March 31, 2009 4:57 PM
    Ugh. I STILL can't get into my mail. I had a brief window, yesterday... and I can log into Yahoo and see the titles of my new emails on, but when I click on mail... Ick. "Problem loading page."
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    spunk , May 14, 2009 9:59 PM
    The same problem... and after an hour of combat it finally redirected me automatically to the classic mail. atleast i can check my mail. havent checked if the new mail is working. dont want to take chance until yahoo confirms its resolved. this is 5th time it has occured. is it something to do with me being from India, as yahoo asks whether the users wants to create a copy of the account at the local server so its more faster. i guess the indian servers are facing some problem.
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    Anonymous , April 28, 2011 5:49 PM
    not working msg17