I tried selling a lovely chrome light fixture on Craigslist this morning and never received the standard confirmation email to my Yahoo account. I tried again, no email. I went about my day, just got home from the Pistons game and tried once more. Nada.
Then I read this. Yahoo’s mail server has been down for over 24 hours now. Spectacular. I’m already using my Gmail account for things deemed “non-spam”, so aside from Messenger why would anyone stick with Yahoo? To use Pipes? C’mon.
I know for the youngsters out there “the email” is a thing of the past… but if you check the stats for boomers you’ll find it’s the #1 thing they do online (and they’re the generation with all the money). And if there’s one thing I’ve learned is that you want to stay in business it’s probably a good idea to not piss off the largest, wealthiest generation. Hell, even the DJ at the Pistons game tonight knew to mix in “Wild Thing” among the recent hip hop.
Separately but related, I created a Craigslist account and didn’t have to wait for a silly confirmation email for my listings to go live. One less use for my Yahoo mail account.