2 Jan 2012

Yahoo! Mail went down

Posted by iwgcr

CNET News report that the famous search company’s cloud-based e-mail service, went down for several hours. Yahoo! Mail‘s services were unavailable during six hours. In terms of numer of users, Yahoo estimated that more than 1 million of Yahoo Mail’s and more than 250 million users were affected according to the Yahoo News Center.

Yahoo! Mail said on his Twitter’s feed:

“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”

ZDnet said “The outage parade continues”. We have to keep in mind that Yahoo! Mail is one of the most used e-mail service as shown by ZDnet in the table bellow:

Yahoo has not said what caused the Mail outage that left some users without access to e-mail for more than six hours and was ongoing at press time.

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2011-04-26 Yahoo! Mail  6 hours No

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