Temporary Error 8

This error message typically corrects itself within a few hours, but you can often fix the error by making any change to your Yahoo Mail settings. Here's how.

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Fix the error on your computer

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Mail.
  2. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Image of the Settings icon. | select Settings.
  3. Click Writing email on the left.
  4. Select or deselect an item, such as When sending messages or Link preview.
  5. Click Save.

Repeat the steps to undo the changes you made in step 4. The error should be gone.

 Using Basic Mail? Unfortunately, there isn't a workaround for this version of Yahoo Mail, but our engineers are working to fix the problem. Learn more about Temporary Error 8 in Basic Mail.