Yahoo email service down since yesterday

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    Any one else affected?
     
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    I thought at first this was a bump from 2001 :p
     
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    To be fair, all of my Yahoo accounts are around 20 years old.
     
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    Thanks, I knew it couldn't just be me, because my wife is affected too. I just checked and they all work on my PC (Thunderbird), but all dead on my phone.
     
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    Hundreds of users sounds better than all users.
     
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    Yes, ours was down. Up and running again, thank goodness. Felt lost without it. Didn’t think I used it that much .
     
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    Was down for me from yesterday afternoon until about 10pm, on iPhone, iPad and Mac mail. Web version was fine throughout.
     
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    Yep, was down for me too...
     
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    My Yahoo Mail's been working just fine for me since yesterday, with both the Android app and Android Chrome browser
     
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    It's still down on my phone
     
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    Is there an easy way to move email accounts from one provider to another? I've not been really happy with Yahoo for years, but it is an enormous task to cancel a 20 or so year old account with dozens and dozens of things registered to that or that account. Anyone knows of a way to do that?
     
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    Still down for me on my phone BTW
     
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    Slowly, over time. Start off with the main accounts the old one is used on and then whenever you get an email to yahoo update it with your new address. Do a ruthless unsubscribe first though for all the crap that you don't really need.
     
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    Thanks. It looks like it needs to be done rather sooner than later. I need to do a research who is a good email provider worth looking at, especially for my main accounts. Gmail would be fine, but they scan each email to bombard people with advertising. Some research is needed.
     
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    Don't you have manage some websites? Don't they come with mailboxes that you could use?

    I use me.com (apple) and Gmail. No issues with Gmail.
     
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    The websites come and go, besides the domain inboxes are expensive.

    Yahoo still down on my phone.
     
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    I've never had any advertising directed at my Gmail accounts :confused: (except for update alerts from the likes of Plex and Sygic GPS, which I don't count)
     
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    Yep - gmail user here for over a decade - don't remember any adverts - bombardments or otherwise.
     
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    From what I've read they scan each email in the inbox for keywords and then feed you ads based on that when you search on Google.

    I have a few Gmail accounts and it looks like I will have to start a few more.
     
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    Ah I get you, thanks.
     
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    I have more Google targeted ads fed to me from my visits to AVF than I do from my Gmail.
     
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    Hasn't been down at all for us.
     
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    Only started working for me yesterday
     
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    @IronGiant @imightbewrong

    Do either of you use the gmail app on android? When I go into the 'promotions' emails in the app then there's always a directed advert at the top. Unfortunately gmail puts quite a few necessary emails in promotions, like quidco, fitbit and gym class booking confirmations
     
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    Hmm promotions tab - no I don't think I have one of those? I get e.g. quidco in my main mailbox.
     
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    Screenshot_20180221-094608.png

    some quidco go into my main mailbox, others (eg tracking confirmation) go into promotions

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    Never noticed it before, and sure enough, lots of messages from Argos, Warner Bros and Gear Best :). But as Gmail neatly sticks them in that category that I don't normally visit, I guess I can live with it.

    Edit: Just did a spring clean, worst one was Social with hundreds of Youtube links, mostly in German o_O
     
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    I ditched using the Gmail app in favour of Bluemail for all my email accounts on my android phone.
     

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