Chiming in briefly, you guys do know about this: Is Yahoo Mail down? Check status and report outages at downrightnow - user-reported status updates for all to see (I've posted it before regarding Yahoo email), and the site's reporting service disruptions for most of the past several days, including today (about 8 hours ago).
As for Apple/Yahoo, Apple's got a special "deal" with Yahoo for IMAP mail and push notifications for email on iOS (not push email). Regardless of these email issues, I gave up on Yahoo email (paid and free) - the service just doesn't work well enough for me no matter the mobile platform. I stick to Gmail (free) and hosted Exchange (work). Good luck.
Ahhhh, bonesb, I did not know there was issues going on. I honestly haven't even though about searching to see if there were, so thank you for the info there.
Yahoo has been a little b*tch lately even more so than it was on my bb and I have put a lot of consideration to creating a gmail account. I think once the craziness from the holidays are over, this will be on my list of things to do
Exactamundo! Yahoo is not true push mail. Just the notifications. So likely what us happening that when the code was written, I bet something did not hold true to the IMAP standard, resulting in our "issues" we have been seeing. The bug question is who owns up to this and who wants to make the time to fix, if either of them do......
jlb as far as the issues go, I honestly don't think either Apple or Yahoo will attempt to "correct" the issue unless enough people complain. Just from what I've seen, a lot of people are using gmail these days.....I don't see to many yahoo'ers anymore.