I have written before about services from yahoo, which are, sometimes, extremely low.
I know it is a free service, but, nontheless, their decision today to shut down YM on classic email is frustrating, as I do not want the new yahoo email.
Here is their announcement regarding this:
At Yahoo!, we’re focused on making your daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. That means we’re constantly reviewing our products and experiences and in some cases, have to make tough decisions to no longer support a product.
After much thought, we have decided to shut down Messenger in Yahoo! Mail Classic by March 22, 2013. This means that you will no longer be able to send IMs to your contacts from Yahoo! Mail Classic.
Please note that you still have two possible ways to use Yahoo! Messenger:
Upgrade to the new Yahoo! Mail, where Messenger continues to be available. You can then send IMs directly from your inbox, as you did before.
Use the Yahoo! Messenger client. If you don’t already have it, you can download the Yahoo! Messenger client here.