...............HI ............thanks for the kind suggestions.. but I tried all that hours ago.. no luck..
However, found a blog in the Yahoo Mail Blog UK, and Ireland today, dated july 3rd, 2009.. if I wasnt so annoyed
with Yahoo, I would laugh: I quote : Andrew Yahoo Mail team: "
Yahoo! MAIL MAINTENANCE
Entry Filed under: PERFORMANCE
July 3rd, 2009
I want to give a quick heads up that we will be conducting maintenance over the next week that might impact some of you. The maintenance is part of our ongoing efforts to give you the best Mail service possible.
Beginning today, you may experience problems accessing your Yahoo! Mail account. If you are one of the VERY FEW affected, have no fear. It should be available again is as short as 30 minutes. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes you.
As always, please feel free to contact customer care for any concerns or issues. They can be reached via this link: http://help.yahoo.com/l/uk/yahoo/mail/classic/forms_index.html
Thanks for your patience.
Andrew - Yahoo! Mail Team
how quaint.. takes them several days (weeks) to do what they promised to do in 30mins.
( ....of course I wrote to them.. so far no reply whatsoever..)
And dear Andrew also suggested that its probably a conflict between Symantec products and Yahoo Mail.. again I quote Andrew:
Conflict with Symantec products causing slowness
June 18th, 2009
I understand that some Yahoo! Mail users may be experiencing some slowness with Yahoo Mail recently. The issue is occurring due to a conflict between Yahoo! Mail and various Symantec (Norton) products including anti-virus/security software. Our engineering team has isolated the issue and is rolling out a fix as I write this blog entry.
In the meantime, if you are currently experiencing an issue with slowness, and have Symantec (Norton) products installed I can suggest disabling your Symantec software while you access Yahoo! Mail to resolve the issue. (Of course, I would not suggest permanently disabling your Symantec software, just do so while checking mail.) If you have to download any e-mail attachments, you can be safe in the knowledge that Yahoo! Mail scans attachments for any viruses before downloading.
The fix is rolling out now and will reach all of our users over the next couple of days.
Andrew – Yahoo Mail Team.
Needless to say I am not using Symantec (Norton) software products..
So far I have 60 emails in a mail account that I havent been able to access since Tuesday.
Oh what fun it is to .... have a yahoo mail account ...