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Yahoo mail login error

Can't open my mail. these are the error messages I get:

Yahoo mail experienced a login error
name: type error
message: 'gExtContent' is undefined
number: -2146823279
description: 'gExtContent' is undefined

then I hit okay and the next one come up...

Yahoo mail experienced a login error
name: type error
message: Object required
number: -2146827864
description: Object required

then i hit okay and nothing happens

don't know what to do.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    i can log into my account when i click my mail i get the error undefined object number2146823279 please please can you help as my inbox will be over loaded with mail ------------

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    i cannt login to my account the same errors and then just ok and then loading.........................

  • bigpapaway Nov 17, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. After login, when I try to go to my mail, I get

    Yahoo Mail experienced a login error:



    name: TypeError

    message: 'gExtContent' is undefined

    number: -2146823279

    description: 'gExtContent is undefined



    Then I click OK and the same windows comes back, click OK again it just goes to Loading.... and nothing happens. I think when I was in my Inbox, I accidently clicked on that "Upgrade to the all new Yahoo Mail" and then I hit stop (X) and this is now what I get everytime I try to go into my Inbox.



    Any solutions?

  • michaelwigle Nov 27, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I've tried disabling add-ons and returning IE 7 to factory settings but nothing seems to work. It looks like there was an anwer at some point in Yahoo Answers but the entry has been deleted. Here's hoping someone will come up with a solution soon.

  • michaelwigle Nov 27, 2008

    I can procide a little more information. When I access my account from another machine Running Ubuntu and Firefox I have no problem getting in. The problem machine has Norton Anti-Virus running but disabling it doesn't seem to help. I've found a few different articles saying Ad Blockers can cause problems but the problem machine doesn't have that. It's definitely a client-side issue but I'm not sure what the source problem is. Problem PC running IE 7 on Windows XP. Let's list our system specs and software that could interfere.

  • Jason chop Dec 02, 2008

    i have the same problem and i know it's my desktop because the laptop works fine. I hope someone can help with a solution.

  • psouth79 May 18, 2009

    can't open my mail. these are the error messages I get:

    Yahoo mail experienced a login error
    name: type error
    message: 'gExtContent' is undefined
    number: -2146823279
    description: 'gExtContent' is undefined

    then I hit okay and the next one come up...

    Yahoo mail experienced a login error
    name: type error
    message: Object required
    number: -2146827864
    description: Object required

    then i hit okay and nothing happens

    don't know what to do.

  • shani Sep 05, 2013

    hi, i m facing problem login problem. my yahoo ID iz shani.shayanali@yahoo.com ...........the error that shows iz Error code: 500

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Im having the exact same problem. What do I do please to resolve it?

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This is not a complete or ideal solution. However, after testing a variety of combinations I found that the only solution to this problem was to completely disable Norton's Internet Security. This allowed me to log into the mail without any problems. I can't find a setting to mark Yahoo as a safe site and to ignore any blocking on it. If anyone knows where to find that option that would be the ideal solution. The problem PC is running Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

  • michaelwigle Nov 27, 2008

    My final answer:



    OK, after some more poking around Norton's IS 2005 I found that if I turn on the NIS toolbar in IE then a dropdown appears. In there was checked an option to block ads on this site. I unchecked that box and everything worked. So, I still have NIS running at full steam but I have disabled it's ad blocking feature for Yahoo and that seems to have fixed the problem completely!

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