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Sorry, Unable to process request at this time -- error 999.

I cannot log on to my yahoo messenger for 3 days now
error display: Sorry, Unable to process request at this time -- error 999.

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    Same here

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    Sorry, Unable to process request at this time -- error 999.

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I get this 999 error when I try to view Yahoo profiles


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Error 999 is a sign that Yahoo's defense is in effect.

"This error appears to be a "catch-all" error code that Yahoo serves up when it doesn't have a more specific error code. It essentially means "Oops! Something went wrong but we don't know what, so we'll just say that Error 999 occurred." The most common reason for receiving Yahoo Error 999 is due to some sort of bandwidth limiting system that Yahoo has put in place on their servers. Once you have exceeded your allotted bandwidth for a specific period of time Yahoo gives you this Error 999 message and doesn't allow you to access the service. People have primarily reported receiving this error when they try to access Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Groups, but other Yahoo services may also be affected.
Why has Yahoo done this? There are two reasons that I can think of:
  1. To prevent DoS (Denial of Service) attacks.
  2. To stop automated tasks from hammering their servers with hundreds of requests a second.
There are many programs around that offer to automate access to various Yahoo services, i.e. check your Yahoo mailbox every 5 minutes, archive Yahoo Groups messages, download files from the Yahoo Groups Photos and Files sections, etc. If you use one of these automated tools then there is a very real possibility that you will run into the Error 999 message. Normal human usage of the Yahoo services shouldn't normally generate enough traffic to trigger the Error 999 message unless you're a very heavy user.
It appears that Yahoo uses your IP address to track the amount of traffic you're generating on Yahoo, and once you reach the limit you get blocked by the Unable to process request at this time -- error 999 message. Once triggered you will find that your IP address has been blocked for a period of time, somewhere between 2 and 24 hours usually
Resolution Steps:Clear your browser's cookies and cache (temporary files).
2.Log into Yahoo through a different country's server. I.e. if you usually log into Yahoo via http://login.yahoo.com/ then try http://login.korea.yahoo.com/ or http://login.europe.yahoo.com/.
If you use a proxy server then try turning it off. Good. Because Yahoo appears to be using your IP address to track your traffic usage, switching off your proxy (or bypassing your ISP's proxy server and accessing the web directly) will result in you accessing Yahoo via a different IP address (i.e. you will be accessing Yahoo via your real IP address and not via the proxy server's IP address). Thus Yahoo will think you're a different person because you're using a different IP address. If you're using a dial-up modem or some other access method that results in you using a dynamic IP address, try disconnecting from the Internet and waiting a few minutes and then reconnecting.

Use a different browser,if you have a web accelerator turn it off
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Hi i am not being able to access my email in yahoo so could you please give me a quick solution to access my email when i try to open the mail i am getting this message ''Sorry, Unable to process request...


Error 999 is a sign that Yahoo's defense is in effect.

"This error appears to be caused by some sort of bandwidth limiting system that Yahoo has put in place on their servers. Once you have exceeded your allotted bandwidth for a specific period of time Yahoo gives you this Error 999 message and doesn't allow you to access the service."

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What is error 999 when trying to log in for mail at Yahoo


It appears that Yahoo uses your IP address to track the amount of traffic you're generating on Yahoo, and once you reach the limit you get blocked by the Unable to process request at this time -- error 999 message. Once triggered you will find that your IP address has been blocked for a period of time, somewhere between 2 and 24 hours usually.

Suggestion: Clear your browser's cookies and cache (temporary files).

Chances of working:Low. From what I can tell Yahoo isn't using cookies to remember that you've been blocked, so clearing your cookies should have no effect.

Good luck!

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Sorry, Unable to process request at this time -- error 999.


This usually happens when too much traffic or "inhuman" volumes of search queries are emanating from one IP address within a 24 hour time- It is a server-based defense mechanism to curtail bandwidth sacks on Yahoo's servers. Google also has a similar mechanism in place but google allows a captcha image to verify you are human and you will then be able to continue using their server.

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Unable to process request at this time -Error 999


Error 999 IS a Ban ... a censor tool, used by Yahoo

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You can do a few things if you are impatient ( re cleanup computer, dump temp files etc) but this will not help error 999 the best option if you have a dynamic IP is to do a full "flick of the switch", and when you power back up you will come back with a new IP, ( with some turn off comp for 8 hours), but usually you get a new IP when you power up straight after the shutdown, you can continue posting the link under the new IP. 

Best quick fix >>>> login to your Yahoo! mail via an international server...http://world.yahoo.com/ and access your mail / ya / 360 /games from there by clicking the mail icon, stay within that browser. That, is the best temp fix for the system

Also reply to Yahoo using the link they give you in that Error 999 page. I did it once or twice and I was free from the Error. It has been said that answering, voting too quickly may cause that Error. So give some gap of 2-3 mins between any two Questions you answer.

Almost Always I got this problem solved by following the above suggestions

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Unable to process request at this time -- error 999.


Error 999 on Yahoo! products is an error to say that, well, there is an error! This error code, Error 999, does not stand for any specific error and is more or less a code for any Yahoo! error.

However, this message is generally shown for when Yahoo! limits the bandwidth usage of a person on Yahoo! software for some reason.
This message can be shown when many things are pressed or done through Yahoo! software, as a way to prevent misuse and abuse.

The easiest way to solve this issue is to wait some time and try again later. This should be only a temporary error message, and things should be back to normal after some time.

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