Anuradha ShettyAug 19, 2013 16:08:18 IST
The shutters have finally gone down on Yahoo! Mail in China, four months after the company announced its decision to do so, Tech In Asia reports.
While Yahoo! China had stopped taking in new registrations for its email service in April itself, it had given users time until August 19 to login and migrate their email to an alternate service.
Yahoo! China’s original announcement read: “As part of the agreement to buy back the Yahoo! stake, technological support for China Yahoo! Mail service will be suspended and we will begin the China Yahoo! Mail account migration process beginning April 18 (April 17 PST), 2013; ..”
Yahoo! Mail shut down in China!
For help on how to go about with the migration, click here.
Interestingly, Alibaba, the local e-commerce brand that runs Yahoo! China, is looking to get all Chinese Yahoo! Mail users onto Aliyun, its email service. Those who indeed jump onto Aliyun will be able to forward emails from their old account till December 31, 2013. According to the site, other popular options that users could go for include Tencent’s QQ Mail or Netease’s 163 Mail. Even as Yahoo! Mail is ousted, the company’s search engine continues to function in the country; it is the seventh largest according to recent figures.
Over the months following CEO Marissa Meyer’s appointment, Yahoo!’s been undergoing several key transitions – acquisitions and omissions. A handful of Yahoo!’s underperforming yesteryear services have already been shown the door in the past, the popular AltaVista search engine being one.
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