It was so annoying, I could hardly believe my eyes when I tried to search my Yahoo mail a couple of weeks ago. The Yahoo Mail Search only got information for that day – and even as the days went by, mid-March was as far back as it went. I’ve had that Yahoo mail account since 1999, and the reason I’ve kept it over the years is that it has become an enormous database of all of the accounts in my blogging activities, domains bought, domains sold, forums joined, you name it. I don’t like having to transfer information to some other app or into a little notebook all the time, so out of sheer laziness I have just relied on searching Yahoo if I wanted to know what I’ve done in a given niche (forum accounts, etc.) or what that elusive Share-A-Sale user name is.
I searched for an answer and at first found a message from Yahoo saying that their engineers were aware of the problem and were working on it. But a couple of days ago I tried that again and found that they thought they HAD fixed it. It was time to get serious. I filled out the form in Yahoo Mail Customer Care and told them exactly what was happening.
It took about 36 hours, but this morning I got an email saying that they have fixed it (and YEA, they have!!)! So if Yahoo Mail Search is broken for you, don’t hesitate – let Customer Care know. It’s apparently a problem they must fix on a mailbox-by-mailbox basis.