Error: Account temporarily blocked from sending messages
This error, which may also appear as "Suspicious Activity," can interrupt your ability to send email. Learn why it happens, how to fix it, and how to prevent it in the future.
- If suspicious activity A large amount of emails sent during a short period of time can cause this. is detected in your account, we may temporarily prevent you from sending emails, though you'll still be able to access your account and receive incoming emails.
- If you're sure you haven't sent a large number of emails over a short period of time, it's possible somebody else may be using your account to send mail.
Protect yourself: Learn how to see if someone has accessed your account and what you can do to secure it by viewing our help article about securing hacked Yahoo accounts.
- Using the Yahoo Mail app for Android? Emails can get stuck, and then attempt to send repeatedly from the app's Sent folder, causing this error. Fix it by deleting all messages in your app's Sent folder, then try sending another email.
Follow these steps and you should be back to sending email in no time.
- Sign out of Yahoo Mail.
- Sign back in to Yahoo Mail.
Being asked for a CAPTCHA code?: Enter the code, then learn why you might be asked to provide the code in our "About CAPTCHA word verification" help article.
Regularly send email to the same, large group? Try using Yahoo Groups as an alternative.