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messageBT Mail major outage 5th September 2019
Posted by Penguin68 September 05, 09:08AM

Just a heads-up that BT Mail has a major outage - although other BT Internet/ broadband provided services are working OK. It seems to be impacting across the country.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was september 05, 02:03pm by Penguin68.

messageRe: BT Mail major outtage 5th September 2019
Posted by DulwichFox September 05, 09:19AM

Yep.. My BT Mail is down. sad smiley

Foxy.

messageRe: BT Mail major outtage 5th September 2019
Posted by Penguin68 September 05, 10:37AM

It appears that the problem is with BT's underlying mail service provider, Yahoo - and that other (non BT) services which also rely on Yahoo are impacted. BT talks about moving its service from the Yahoo platform, but never seems to get round to it, or not for a significant number of its customers.

messageRe: BT Mail major outtage 5th September 2019
Posted by singalto September 05, 01:05PM

My Sky email is also down..

messageRe: BT Mail major outtage 5th September 2019
Posted by Bony Fido September 05, 01:11PM

Sky email is also provided via Yahoo

messageRe: BT Mail major outtage 5th September 2019
Posted by EPB September 05, 01:23PM

My Virgin Media is fine.

messageRe: BT Mail major outage 5th September 2019
Posted by Penguin68 September 05, 01:57PM

My Virgin Media is fine.

As (I think) it's not on the Yahoo email platform that's not surprising. BT's underlying network infrastructure is fine - it's a (much used) 3rd party email platform which is at fault.



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messageRe: BT Mail major outage 5th September 2019
Posted by RichH September 05, 02:30PM

Alas, the days of BT running their own email servers are long gone. My BT email service is provided by Microsoft (Office 365) which has been totally reliable. I'm not sure which BT packages/services you may need to get email provided by Microsoft, but it may be worth investigating if you're unhappy with Yahoo! email.

messageRe: BT Mail major outage 5th September 2019
Posted by Penguin68 September 05, 02:40PM

BT chooses which platform your e-mail address(es) is/ are parented on. Mine is/ are on Yahoo (which was their default platform way-back when BT and Yahoo partnered - now e-mail is all that is left of that partnership). They were planning to migrate all their services away from Yahoo (and indeed have partly done so - my Yahoo (as opposed to BT Yahoo Mail) log-on now takes me back to BT screens - I can no longer log-on to the Yahoo news server). However although the service is now run by BT the platform it runs on is Yahoo's - and it is this platform which has failed. Office 365 (Outlook) is a mail handler (ap) but it takes its mail from the server platforms it is parented on.

Edited to note that I have accessed one email sent this afternoon over my version of Outlook. So some things are coming through via the Microsoft ap, (and also via the native Mail ap on Windows 10). But I suspect only some.



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messageRe: BT Mail major outage 5th September 2019
Posted by DulwichFox September 05, 03:07PM

BT Mail back up.

Well mine is..

Foxy

messageRe: BT Mail major outage 5th September 2019
Posted by ianr September 05, 03:26PM

And Yahoo mail server has just delivered to me.


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