When I try to log in to check my email, the same thing happens. Sometimes, I get a weird-looking log-in screen with no pictures, but then, if I try to use it, I can't get to the email.
I'm using FireFox, but I also have the same trouble when I fire up Internet Explorer. The browser seems to be hanging up on loading stuff from "us.a1.yimg.com"; at least that's what it shows in the lower left corner when it's spinning to infinity.
Thanks for your consideration. I'm at the point of reformatting my hard drive.