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(WTKR)   E-mail outage casts shadow over Yahoo turnaround. In other news, people still use Yahoo mail   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Yahoo, Yahoo turnaround, Yahoo Mail, mail outage, downtimes, All Things Digital, Marissa Mayer, Kara Swisher  
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1249 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Dec 2013 at 9:43 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-13 11:40:16 AM  
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kab: And this is where subby gets mocked incessantly for thinking that someone's decision in what web mail service(s) they use are indicative of anything.

I agree! It is high time that those technophiles among our friends stop with this blatant elitism and come to terms that all email addresses are the same. I use mine with pride and when I email for prospective jobs I am sure the recruiter enjoys seeing such a clever name and I always get ranked high in the pile of call-backs. I am a professional and no my email address does not mean anything so stop with the persecution hiring managers, you are fools.


2013-12-13 10:35:42 AM  
2 votes:
The animated exclamation point really sealed the turnaround for me. That's when I knew everything would be ok.
2013-12-13 07:29:47 PM  
1 vote:

SkittlesAreYum: Communications, yes. Emails? Eh, I don't know why that would be useful.

Because not everyone has a ham radio operator sitting next to them.

Say an emergency manager in a disaster zone needs to contact their counterpart outside the disaster zone.  The ham radio operator that is set up at the EOC (or where ever) can send an e-mail to that person outside the disaster area and can be assured the communication will get to them moments after it is sent.

When that person outside the disaster area gets the e-mail, they can immediately reply without having to find another ham radio operator to send a message back, and that message will be picked up the next time the ham operator in the disaster zone logs into a gateway.

Does that make sense?
2013-12-13 10:22:45 AM  
1 vote:
I can't elaborate on how I know this, but the way their email systems are architected, this outage couldn't have effected more than a couple hundred thousand users and no where near the whole 270M+ user base...So, not that big of a story...
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