I don’t always keep up with these things so pardon me if this sounds stupid but has Microsoft already taken over the running of Yahoo? For several weeks Yahoo Mail has been unusually difficult. For a while it’s been extremely slow. More recently it has been a little faster but now has an even more annoying quirk. Almost every time I sign in it tells me that I typed in the wrong password and requires me to try again with the addition of a captcha and it’s one of those really twisty, scrunched together, difficult to decipher ones.
I’ve been correctly typing in passwords for years, only rarely getting them wrong, and it seemed unlikely to me that I have suddenly lost the ability to type, especially since I’m not having any trouble on other sites. So this morning I was extra careful typing in my password. I actually looked at the keyboard and carefully typed it one letter at a time. There was no way I could have made a mistake and yet I got the “Invalid Password” routine. If they want me to type in a captcha, fine. I understand the need for extra security. But why do they have to lie to me and say I messed up the password?
Why, Microsoft, why? Why do you have to suckify everything you touch? And why couldn’t you leave my mail alone?