Yahoo Mail DOWN: Server status latest as huge outage hits Gmail rival

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Yahoo Mail down reports are surging in today with users in the UK reporting widespread problems with the popular email client. Independent outage monitor Down Detector has recorded a spike in Yahoo Mail down reports which began after 7.15pm UK time today. At the time of writing Down Detector UK has registered a peak of over 6,000 reports of Yahoo Mail down.

According to Down Detector stats, the vast majority of affected Yahoo Mail users are experiencing login problems as well as issues sending and receiving email.

As the reported Yahoo Mail issues hit users took to social networking site Twitter to talk about the problems they were facing.

One tweeted: “@yahoomail yahoo mail is down and I cannot login or access my emails! Please sort this asap”.

While another posted: “Ugghh Yahoo mail is down. Might have to swallow my pride and switch to Gmail”.

One added: “Yahoo mail down”.

And another wrote: “Looks like Yahoo Mail is down”.

The official Yahoo Care support Twitter account has yet to issue a general comment about the service problems users are experiencing tonight.

But the @YahooCare Twitter has been busy responding to affected users, asking them to send them more information to help investigate the issue.

Responding to one affected user the Yahoo support Twitter posted: “I’m sorry to hear about this. Can you please DM me with your Yahoo email address and a screenshot of the error message you receive?”

The official Yahoo Mail Twitter account is also yet to comment on the issues users are reporting this evening.

According to Down Detector UK, around two thirds (67 percent) of affected Yahoo Mail users are experiencing issues logging into the service, while 19 percent are having problems receiving emails and 14 percent experiencing issues sending messages.

More to follow…

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