Today – September 5th at 10 AM Eastern Time – several Yahoo!Mail users were unable to retrieve any email sent to them that contained images. Apparently this was due to an internal issue with Yahoo’s image servers.
As of 1 PM Eastern Time, the problems still persist and seem to have no rhyme or reason anymore. All messages are subject to random load errors, as are all functions.
So far, Yahoo has not acknowledged the issues on their home page. However, the web site “Down Right Now” lists the same trend users have been seeing – the site reports Yahoo!Mail has had significant availability problems since 7 AM this morning.