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Submission + - Yahoo "improvement" fail ( 1

Coeurderoy writes: Yahoo did some "improvement" to their web mail application.
Two problems:
1) it tries to force you to agree to the new rules, basically keeping your data hostages.
2) if fails, you cannot "agree" or "disagree" it bumps back to the pop up fail screen.
Additionally if you try to read the "new conditions" it does not find the page, so you cannot even know what you are agreeing to.

Additionally the imap server refuses to serve the content probably since it "knows" that I have not agreed to sacrifice my firstborn or something like that...

It is probably a transient fail... but it is certainly a cautionary story against "the cloud".
"Shit happens" but when it is on you own infrastructure you try to find an engineer who fix it for you and a couple of hours, maybe even days, when it is "a large cloud providers" you need a lawyer and a couple of years of patience.


Submission + - yahoo mail server upgrade sucks (

Coeurderoy writes: Okay I confess, one of my mail addresses is provided by yahoo.
now from time to time there are issues, and it asks to retry a little bit later or contact customer support...
But it usually falls in place rapidly.

But this time it not only fails to show my emails, but first it tells me:
> You've stumbled upon an ___unexpected___, temporary problem. Performing your action again in a __few moments__ will likely resolve the problem completely. If not, we
> suggest you try re-launching Yahoo! Mail.

> If the problem persists, feel free to contact Customer Care about Error Code 1.

when I try to contact customer support it bluntly tells me:

> Attention:

> We are in the process of upgrading all of our Yahoo! Mail servers as part of our ongoing efforts to give you the best Mail service possible. There is no need to
> complete this form because we already know that you've received this error. It is temporary and should clear up within a couple of hours. If it persists, please do
> come back and let us know. Thanks!

So the issue is not unexpected : they are upgrading, it will not go away in a "few moments" I'm supposed to wait for hours..

And what I find suspicious is that if it is really a planned upgrade, with expected service disruption, how about warning the users ?

So I guess I'll be redirecting some domains, a pity I can't redirect :-)

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