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Yahoo servers overloaded or what?

Yahoo mail has been acting way flakey on me for the last couple weeks (404 when you click on the inbox link, for example). Anyone else see this? If they're having problems now, they're no way they're going to be able to compete with GMail.

mystified
Monday, April 26, 2004

Yahoo must suck! No other web site, big or small, ever has problems! Especially not Hotmail, and we know nobody uses Hotmail.

Bob Fetti
Monday, April 26, 2004

Also, for a little bit last week I was getting a lame circa-1993 error page when I went to Google. Google just can't compete! The search business has been handed to their competitors!

Bob Fetti
Monday, April 26, 2004

When people start seeing odd behavior with large, well-established sites, they usually have some form of infestation on their local machine.

So the 404 you're getting is likely a "404-unable to secretly send your credit card information to server, don't worry, we'll try again in a few minutes" error message.

The most famous example of this is when people started getting popups from Google...

Anyway, run/install Spybot Search & Destroy, run a virus scan (I like Trend Micro's free web-based HouseCall virus scanner, or you could install the free AVG), and install a firewall.


Or I could be totally wrong, and something else is the cause.

pds
Monday, April 26, 2004

When i type "search engine" in google, google.com is the eigth listing.

apw
Monday, April 26, 2004

Back to the original subject, yes Yahoo is behaving strangely lately. I've gotten the same error.

Also, I belong to a Yahoo users group, and I've seen replies to emails where the original hasn't shown up in my inbox yet.  I've made replies that never showed up.  I've been deluged by 30+ emails that were sent several days earlier (and I check every day).

It's not just me - a lot of other people in the group have complained of this problem as well.

yet another anon
Monday, April 26, 2004

Are you talking about a Yahoo Groups group? Because they've been like that since they came into existence - they'll work great for a few weeks, then for a week the service will suck...

Philo

Philo
Monday, April 26, 2004

What's a good (free) alternative to Yahoo Groups, then?  Any suggestions?

yet another anon
Monday, April 26, 2004

Yeah, that Google error page was probably the result of malicious software that infected Firefox under Linux.

Oh, wait, it was just the typical glitches site can have.

Bob Fetti
Monday, April 26, 2004

Ditto on the Yahoo Mail problem.  My "My Yahoo" page showed four email messages with a datestamp of Dec. 31 2003 and no subject line, and the server generated an error message when I tried to open them.

Robert Jacobson
Monday, April 26, 2004

More unix lossiness?

Mike
Monday, April 26, 2004

>> When i type "search engine" in google, google.com is the eigth listing.

They seem to have improved... now it comes 5th in the list :) Me thinks, lotsa google staff come to JOS :)

The One You Loved (TOYL)
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Ditto on that.

I haven't been able to get to news.yahoo.com for about a week now.

A poor show.

Richard
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

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