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  • Trouble At Yahoo: Partial Webmail Outage Continues, While Surprise Small Business Website Shutdowns Anger Customers

    Trouble At Yahoo: Partial Webmail Outage Continues, While Surprise Small Business Website Shutdowns Anger Customers

    Normally a report of a web services outage goes like this: web service goes down, reporter writes post, hits publish, web service comes right back up. But that doesn’t appear to be the case for Yahoo Mail, which has been down for some users for well over 24 hours, and in some cases nearly two days, if the reports on Twitter and those rolling into our tips inbox are to be… Read More

  • Following Its Revamp, Yahoo Email Forwarding Bug Leaves Users’ Inboxes Empty

    Following Its Revamp, Yahoo Email Forwarding Bug Leaves Users’ Inboxes Empty

    Yahoo Mail has been experiencing a major bug following its revamp earlier this week. According to a number of reports, the service has been automatically forwarding emails to users’ “alternate,” external email addresses — a setting that was switched on without users’ permission. Yahoo has replied to some help request via its Twitter account @YahooCare, but has… Read More

  • Welcome To The New And Improved Yahoo Mail. And It’s Crashing.

    Welcome To The New And Improved Yahoo Mail. And It’s Crashing.

    Yahoo Mail users were surprised today by an upgrade that never went through, blocking them from accessing their inbox. Hundreds of users have taken to Yahoo Answers to try to figure out what’s happening. Yahoo user “Brad” started a popular thread, “I got a message that Yahoo Mail has been upgraded, that it’s faster and easier to use. Yahoo said I needed to consent… Read More

  • Spam Surge For Some Suggests Something Odd May Be Happening To Yahoo! Mail

    Spam Surge For Some Suggests Something Odd May Be Happening To Yahoo! Mail

    Earlier this month Yahoo! became officially DMARC compliant. That’s supposed to mean your Yahoo! email inbox should be heavily armoured against phishing attacks and spam. The Domain-Based Message Authentication consortium is a group of Silicon Valley companies like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and PayPal who all pledge to use tools to identify and authenticate an email’s sender… Read More

  • YouSendIt Now Lets Yahoo Mail’s 310M+ Users Easily Share Big Files

    YouSendIt Now Lets Yahoo Mail’s 310M+ Users Easily Share Big Files

    YouSendIt, the file transfer and business content collaboration service, has been trucking along of late, in spite of competition from plucky upstarts like Box. The startup has 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies on board in some form or another, and last we heard, YouSendIt had over 600K paying customers along with 30 million registered users. In May, the company found a new CEO in Brad… Read More

  • Does Using Yahoo Mail Lower Your Credit Score?

    Does Using Yahoo Mail Lower Your Credit Score?

    Yahoo Mail just announced its first redesign in five years and it took the tech community 20 hours to notice. Meanwhile Aol Mail went down last week without making a sound. Imagine the echo chamber uproar if either had happened to Gmail. Read More

  • Yahoo! moves to Android: Mail, Messenger, and Search now available

    Yahoo! moves to Android: Mail, Messenger, and Search now available


    Arguably a little late to the party, Yahoo! today announced the release of their very first Android apps for Messenger and Mail, a Yahoo! search widget for your home screen and some HTML5-optimized sites for the iPhone. The Messenger app does pretty much what you’d expect: it allows you to chat with your Yahoo!/MSN friends, and can run in the background (with push notifications) for… Read More

  • Yahoo Not Pleased With Google Buzz's Buzz

    Yahoo Not Pleased With Google Buzz's Buzz

    Google officially unveiled Buzz, their major step into social statuses through Gmail today at an event held at 10 AM PT. Within the hour, Yahoo PR was set in motion to let everyone know that they actually did this first, almost a year ago. Here’s the humorous email that was sent out: Read More

  • Yahoo Mail Suffers Outage

    Yahoo Mail Suffers Outage

    It appears that Yahoo Mail is suffering from an outage. Complaints from Yahoo Mail users are all over Twitter. It’s unclear how extensive the outage is and what is causing the issue but we’ll report back when we find out. Yahoo Mail is currently the No. 1 Web mail service with 300 million people using it worldwide, so even a smaller outage could result in a large amount of people… Read More

  • The New MySpace Mail Quietly Emerges As A Big-Time Email Competitor

    The New MySpace Mail Quietly Emerges As A Big-Time Email Competitor

    We’ve been covering the new web email project MySpace has been working on in stealth mode for the past several month. Now it’s ready to begin a quiet rollout today, in beta, for users around the globe. Here’s why this matters: Right off the bat, MySpace Mail with a sexy new interface is a major player in the e-mail space based on sheer size alone. With nearly 130 million… Read More

  • Yahoo Mail, Now With Extra Apps: PayPal, Picnik, Zumo Drive and Xoopit

    Yahoo Mail, Now With Extra Apps: PayPal, Picnik, Zumo Drive and Xoopit

    Yahoo is introducing a slew of new applications that aim to complement its free webmail service today. Since December last year, Yahoo features a number of third-party applications inside Yahoo Mail, such as Xoopit, Flickr and Flixster, all in a good effort to reduce the amount of websites you need to visit as well as time you need to spend to perform certain task related to communicating… Read More

  • Why Do We Still Let Webmail Services Get Away With Deleting Our Data?

    Why Do We Still Let Webmail Services Get Away With Deleting Our Data?

    It’s 2009. Storage is so cheap that Email providers like Yahoo are literally giving you as much space as you want. Yet we still have to deal with archaic policies that allow these Email providers to delete everything in our inboxes if, for whatever reason, we forget to login for a few months. The time limits vary: Yahoo cuts you off at 4 months, Windows Live Hotmail at 60 days, and… Read More

  • New Yahoo! Mail Adds Text Messaging Feature

    New Yahoo! Mail Adds Text Messaging Feature

    Before Gmail came along, I used an innovative e-mail service called Oddpost which, back in 2002 when it was released, was one of the coolest applications of JavaScript this side of the Rio Grande. Well Oddpost got purchased by Yahoo! in 2004 and the underlying technology lent itself to what is today Yahoo! Mail. Read More