Clearing the Security Breach Alert

If you're contacting us because you're unable to clear the security breach alert, click the X in the upper-right hand corner or press the escape key on your keyboard to clear the message. This should clear the alert and allow you to view your mail.

Temporary Error 17

Occasionally, an issue may occur in Yahoo Mail resulting in "Temporary Error 17."

This error will usually correct itself within a few minutes to a few hours.

  Don't wait! Get your email while the problem corrects itself on a computer. Download the Yahoo Mail app for iOS and Android devices and access your email on a smartphone now.

Fix the error on your computer

  1. Make sure you’re using a supported Web browser and operating system (OS).
    - See our Yahoo Mail system requirements for more info.
  2. Sign out of Yahoo Mail on all desktop and mobile devices.
  3. Clear your Web browser's cache.
  4. Restart your Web browser.
  5. Sign back in to Yahoo Mail to see if the error is gone.

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