On April 1st you may have noticed an advertisement from one of our trusted partners, Travelzoo, obscuring important parts of your Mailbox and making it difficult to use Yahoo! Mail. I want to let you know that the placement of the advertisement was a mistake on our end and in no way was Travelzoo responsible for the placement of the ad. We regret the mistake and want to let you know that we have sent the following letter of apology to our partners at Travelzoo:
On the evening of Wednesday 1st April, there was a human scheduling error at Yahoo! that resulted in showing a large Travelzoo ad in a part of Yahoo! Mail meant for a much smaller ad. This was not something that you – Travelzoo – asked for, nor was it something that Yahoo! would have knowingly approved for Mail, or on any of its properties.
As a result Yahoo! Mail users experienced difficulty accessing their Mail as the wrongly sized ad obscured necessary buttons. They may have thought that Travelzoo was the responsible party. We acknowledge that Travelzoo neither condones that particular ad placement nor had responsibility for the mistake.
As soon as Yahoo! became aware of the mistake, the error was rectified by midday on the 2nd April.
Yahoo! would like to apologise not only to Travelzoo for any negative impact to your brand, but also to the Yahoo! Mail users for the inconvenience caused.
We take responsibility to our advertisers and our users very seriously and will therefore use our best effort to ensure that it does not happen again.
Please do let us know if you have any further questions on this matter.
Andrew – Yahoo! Mail Team