Yahoo! Mail is Down! - Error Code 15 - Joins the infamous failed services

After recent failures of GMail, Amazon Web Services, Twitter, and few others, Yahoo! has felt the urge to join this infamous elite group.

I am unable to access Yahoo! Mail and while accessing my account I am taken to a screen which tells me about Error Code 15.

Here's the message:

Sorry for the inconvenience.

You've stumbled upon a temporary problem we're having with Yahoo! Mail. Usually this problem gets resolved quickly, without you doing a thing.

  • Try pressing the Reload or Refresh button on your browser, or signing out and back into Yahoo! Mail. Hopefully that will take care of things.

    If that doesn't fix the problem, please try again shortly. The fact that you're reading this page means we've been automatically notified of the issue, and chances are we're working on it now.

  • If you think you've been more than patient and tried the tricks above, feel free to contact Customer Care about Error Code 15.


The Yahoo! Mail Team

I hope these companies knew how to run services without any hitches but that does look like a distant possibility. Would you have problems in trusting these services for running your business or for hosting your emails?

Is it too hard for these companies to protect a production environment from failing? Heck, I thought they tested it thoroughly before final deployment.