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 2

Occasionally, issues in Yahoo Mail can cause a temporary error. "Temporary Error 2," which can also appear as "MailboxOpenFailed," is one of these.

Don’t worry, 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. Sign out of Yahoo Mail on all desktop and mobile devices.
  2. Make sure you’re using a supported Web browser and operating system (OS).
    - Learn what's supported by Yahoo Mail.
  3. Clear your Web browser's cache.
  4. Restart your browser.
  5. Sign back in to Yahoo Mail to see if the error is gone.

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