.Mac Outage

I just couldn't help but post this. Our friends over at the TheiPhoneblog (aka TiPb) like to remind their readers on a fairly regular basis that RIM has experienced some service outages. It seems what goes around comes around - last night .Mac email went down!

100% of members were unable to access mail using an IMAP client. Normal service has been restored. 5.30.2008 :: 22:00 - 01:00 PST Due to scheduled maintenance from 10:00PM to 1:00AM PST, Some .Mac members could not access .Mac Mail. Normal service has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The cause is yet unknown. Speculation points to .Mac rebranding in progress causing the glitch while others suggest it could just be a plain ole service frak up (see our latest podcast for frak talk). I guess the good news here is that most people who actually NEED their email in a timely manner were not affected, as those people are all using BlackBerry smartphones. :)