Back in March I wrote about losing my iCloud email for 24 hours. The same problem has cropped up several more times since then, although none of the outages has been as lengthy. What is disturbing is the increasing frequency and Apple’s continued silence on the subject. Last Friday it was out for 3 hours. Yesterday it was 90 minutes, although my time frame didn’t coincide with the time (allowing for time zone difference) Apple finally listed — well after the system was back up. Credible sources say that Apple is getting ready to add more features to iCloud, and while that’s all fine and good, let’s fix the email problems first. Over the years, I’ve moved all of my personal mail to my .mac/.me address because it was always reliable and I had it no matter who I used for an ISP. I have a Gmail account, but I use it for the non-critical/non-business/non-family things. It is, in essence, a throw-away address. Yahoo mail? Nope. I won’t have a yahoo account. Every time I’ve heard of someone having an email account compromised or hijacked it has been a yahoo account.
So, now I’m asking you, my techie friends, who is your email provider of choice, and why. I never thought the day would come when I would dump my Apple email address, but the day is coming soon if Apple can’t get a handle on this. Especially when Apple doesn’t acknowledge the problem until after it has been fixed.