Outrage As Yahoo Crashes, Users Unable To Access Mail

Yahoo Mail, early Thursday morning crashed, leaving many users upset with the intention of closing down their accounts.

While the reason for the outage remains unclear, 61% of those who reported issues said the problem was with the website, while 38% struggled to log-in.

According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 06:38 GMT.

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Yahoo tweeted about the issue: “You may not be able to access some of our services, including email. Our top priority right now is getting this fixed. We appreciate your patience.”

The outage appears to have affected most of Europe, as well as parts of the US and many other places across the world.

‘Yahoo Email is not working worldwide,’ a man announced on Twitter this morning.

‘This is the last thing you people wanted. It seems you are doomed!’

As news of the outage spread, a number of people threatened to swap to Gmail, an email client operated by Yahoo’s arch-rival Google.

‘What an absolute disaster,’ Heather Brandon, a Scotland-based accountant wrote in a tweet to Yahoo.

‘Not the first time your mail has been down! The one day I really need access to my emails for important documents.

‘I will be switching to Gmail as soon as I can!!!’ ‘YahooMail is down when I really needed it,’ a Twitter user added.

‘I will be switching to Gmail as soon as I can!!!’ ‘YahooMail is down when I really needed it,’ a Twitter user added.

Yahoo is a tech company which once operated a dominant search engine but has found it difficult to compete in the era of Google and Facebook.

It’s now owned by Verizon Media. Despite its apparent decline, Yahoo’s mail service is still used by millions of people.

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