What is an email account anyway when it doesn't work?

I'm mildly frustrated at the moment. Sure the frustration is being distracted by all the other things I've been working on this evening: readings for classes, homework, researching the candidates in the election and so on… but really, why is it that tonight, when I actually have the time to catch up on my email that I can't access one of my main email accounts?

Growl! Mail.com better have a good reason for not working this evening.