Fix Yahoo Mail Temporary Error : 14 , 15, 16, 18 and 19

Yahoo mail is the one of the simplest email platforms. Due to which, It is mostly preferred by the mid-aged generations.  Because It’s quite easy to use. Whenever they need to access their email. They go to and access the account by inputting their login. Yahoo Mail works fine in almost all browser types. So that they normally do not face any problems while logging in.

As we all know that Yahoo Mail is a program like other computer programs, which can sometimes stop working on your computer or smartphone due to technical faults. In this case, instead of showing you the mailbox, Yahoo will show you some temporary error message. Out of which the following type of error message is very common. Also, I have shared the solution for them?

Yahoo mail temporary error 14 , 15, 16 , 18, 19

What is yahoo mail temporary error code 14? How do I fix it?

This error code appears when your device (computer, smartphone, tablet) is unable to fully load the mailbox. This often happens when the cookies in your browser are not working properly. Apart from this, an outdated browser and internet connection can also be responsible for this error code.

To fix yahoo mail temporary error 14, you have to follow the following steps.

Perform the logout & activity once –

  1. Let’s go to the web page on the browser.
  2. Select the yahoo mail account and then press the sign out button.
  3. After that, you need to close the browser and then reopen it.
  4. Now log into the yahoo mail account again.

If that doesn’t work, you should try to login your account on a incognito window. Let’s see is it working fine there or not?

Check the Internet connection-

Sometimes, users can’t access the yahoo mail account due to the poor internet connection. so, you should ensure that the internet connection speed is good on your device.

Optimize the browser-

when yahoo mail temporary error 14 keeps coming on the browser. you need to start with clearing out the cookies and browsing data. These days, most of users are using the google chrome browser. So Here I am sharing the techniques to clear the data on the chrome browser. in case, if you are using another browser. you can wipe that out by going to site data settings.

  1. Let’s launch the chrome browser on your device.
  2. Copy chrome://settings/clearBrowserData and paste it in the address box. press the enter button after that.
  3. Now Select the time range from the drop-down menu.
  4. Check in all boxes and then click on the advanced tab.
  5. Check all boxes in the advanced tab as well,
  6. Finally, press the clear data.

Once the chrome will erase the data successfully, please restart the browser. Now re-login the yahoo mail account.

You can also read: Why Is Yahoo Search Not Working On Browser Or Mail?

Reset or uninstall the browser-

If you have already tried these steps but can’t get away from yahoo temporary error 14. You should reset the browser settings on your devices.

  1. Open the chrome.
  2. Copy chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings?origin=userclick and paste it into the address box. Now press the enter button.
  3. Click on the Reset chrome settings option.

Once the factory restore process gets complete. You need to restart the computer and then re-access the yahoo mail account on the browser.

If you can’t get rid of this error. you need to uninstall the chrome browser. After that reboot the computer.  now try to access it again.


What is yahoo mail temporary error code 15? How do I Troubleshoot it?  

If you are unable to access the yahoo mail account due to the temporary error 15. It means, there is something wrong with the system files. Generally, this error has been seen in the older windows versions like- windows 7, windows vista or windows xp etc. But sometimes, It may appear on the recent windows version as well.

But not worry anymore, here are the solution to fix yahoo temporary error code 15 on your device.

Reset the internet explorer –

If you are using the internet explorer to access the yahoo mail account, please reset it and then retry to access the yahoo mail account again.

  1. Open the Internet explorer on your computer.
  2. Click on the settings (little gear on the top corner) and go to the internet options.
  3. Click on the advanced tab and then press the reset button.
  4. Put a checkmark on delete personal settings and then press the reset button.

Once your internet explorer will reset itself, you have to reboot the computer to make changes.

Note- If you see the same error on any other browser. you have to reset them too.

Remove malware, adware or other types of viruses-  

When there are some types of viruses presented in the windows computer. they can damage the windows structured system or registry files. In such a case, you might get the yahoo mail temporary error 15 on the computer.

To fix that, you have to scan the computer with a really good antivirus. If you find any kind of viruses in the result. Please remove them immediately.

Update the windows operating system-

When registry files are broken, the browser or mail application will not be function properly. at such a case, you might get the temporary error 15 on your computer.

You have to update the computer to fix that error. Here are the guide to update the windows 10.

  1. Let’s go to the settings on the windows 10 computer. (if you using the windows 7 or previous version go to the control panel)
  2. Click on the update and security option or windows update option.
  3. Press the check for update button.
  4. If you see any update on the computer, please press the download and install button.

How do I fix  yahoo mail error code 16, 17 and 18?

The yahoo mail error code 16 and 18 appears due to server issues. When yahoo mail servers are down , they will generate temporary error code 16. In the meantime, If your device is unable to sync to the yahoo mailbox.

So you should keep tracking the server status at down detector. If servers are up but still same problems are appearing on the error code 16 or 18 on your computer.

You have to make these changes into the computer:

  1. Logout and re-login the account.
  2. Clear out the cookies and cache files.
  3. Factory reset the current browser.
  4. Uninstall / reinstall the browser.

What is yahoo mail temporary error code 19? How do I fix it?

The yahoo mail error code 19 appears on the computer due to the unsupported browser or cookies acceptance.

So you have to make the following changes into fix that error on your device.

  • First of all, make sure you have accepted and allowed the yahoo cookies on the browser.
  • Assure that there is no third-party extensions are blocking the connections.
  • A suspicious activity has been detected on the yahoo mail account.
  • Make sure your wireless network is password protected.
  • Reboot the router and computer once.
  • Reset the browser.
  • Make sure there is no proxy, vpn apps are running on the computer.


So these are the steps to fix the yahoo mail temporary error codes. In case, if you have any other issues on the yahoo. please comment below or visit:

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Ajay Rathaur

I am a tech blogger who is always excited to write about technology. Especially related to printers and computers, and email. Along with writing, I have also worked as a technical support engineer for 5 years.

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