Yahoo outages frustrate some users

by admin June 21, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Outages across the country left some registered Yahoo users without e-mail or instant-messaging capability on Tuesday and Wednesday.

While the company acknowledged an early morning outage Wednesday, some Yahoo user reports indicated that services were also out on Tuesday night in some areas. There were also complaints of Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball being unavailable.

“I’ve been encountering problems with logging in to Yahoo last night and again this morning. Sluggish to get into mail, and I have been unable to log in to Messenger at all this morning,” said Joe Beaulaurier, the blogger for “The Unofficial Yahoo Weblog,” which is part of the Weblogs, Inc. Network. The site also received comments from users complaining that Yahoo did not immediately post a notice about the outage on its main page.

While Yahoo’s e-mail and messenger services were inaccessible for some people, Yahoo Search, Yahoo News and the Yahoo home pages seem to have been unaffected.

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