Today is my third day without yahoo mail. Still getting the same error message. Curiously, it seems to be working for everyone else I know, and also works for my secondary email address with yahoo. It just so happens that the email I need, and use for important business, is totally inaccessible, which was a big issue yesterday during my book release.
As we shared earlier, a small percentage of our users could not access their Yahoo Mail accounts.
We are continuing to work hard to fix this issue and will provide another update at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Most affected users should now be able to access their Yahoo Mail accounts on the web and our apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8. Most users should be able to log into their accounts, and send and receive messages. We're continuing to restore access for all affected users.
You'll notice that your most recent messages may not be appearing in your Inbox. We're starting to deliver emails that were sent to you during the outage. Because we have a backlog, it may take us a bit of time but rest assured we're trying to deliver them as fast as we can.
For some of you, emails between 11/25 and 12/9 may not be showing up in your Inbox — we're still working on bringing all accounts up to date. We're also working on restoring IMAP and POP access for those of you accessing your email through a non-Yahoo app (such as Outlook, Apple Mail, or the native mail app on your phone).
To avoid problems sending email configure both Yahoo and your ISP mail servers in your outgoing mail server settings.
Then, if Yahoo has a problem, you can still access your existing mail, and can temporarily send through your ISP relays (if they don't block From: @yahoo.com) until the Yahoo servers are working again.
To help get around that problem, consider registering your own domain name so you can send From: your-domain.com:
Yesterday evening I was able to finally access my mail. Unfortunately, everything between November 29th and now has vanished, including any important emails I may have received during the time of my book release. I think I can officially say that I will be switching to Gmail.