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Yahoo Mail users are now threatening to leave. (Twitter)

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Yahoo Mail users are beginning to leave the service due to an outage that has kept many from accessing their emails this week. The mass migration comes about a month after the man in charge of the service reportedly joked last month that users would need to be kicked hard in a certain body part before switching email providers.

AllThingsD reports that Jeff Bonforte, the head of Yahoo Mail, made the joke last month at an employee meeting. Bonforte was speaking about the state of Yahoo Mail and then began to address recent complaints from some users who have been upset because of a feature that had been removed.

Yahoo would need to "kick the users hard" in a delicate part of the male anatomy before they leave their email provider, Bonforte said at the meeting, according to AllThingsD. For the report, AllThingsD spoke with unnamed Yahoo employees.

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But now that Yahoo Mail is entering the fourth day of major outages, it seems the company has finally delivered that hard kick. Users on Twitter are saying they are finally leaving the service.

Upon the latest check, Yahoo Mail is still experiencing outages. The company is delivering updates through this Web page.

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