Yahoo! Mail Spits Out Error Messages

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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    I have not been able to use Yahoo email for days and it still doesn't work. I have sent request to Yahoo for help but they are not responding. I can not open, reply or send a message. The top of my screen says "loading" for a few seconds and then nothing. I am getting very frustrated. I had someone else try there Yahoo from my computer and it worked fine and I tried my email on Yahoo from work and it works on that computer..?????