Cannot access email – how to fix Rate limited error?

Issue: Hello. I get the issue with my Yahoo email. I cannot access my email account. It is not possible to sign in. Rate limited caption is in the error explanation. Why do I have this issue, and maybe I can somehow work around it? Help!

Solved Answer

When the user cannot access the email account it gets frustrating. Users[1] ask about his Rate limited error and similar issues online regarding various social media and applications, email accounts. The problem may occur after a few attempts to log in to the email account.

Yahoo mail blocks the suspicious IP when the user files to log in too many times. This is most commonly an issue, and customer support for the email platform states that VPN solution usage or similar features can cause the problem. The problem can resolve itself in time. This is an individual problem, but mainly related to IP address and internet, router issues.[2]

Rate limited error can occur on Discord, other email providers, and social media applications when the IP is suspicious due to many failed login attempts. Turning the router off for a minute or shutting the internet and checking again could be a solution. Restarting devices, services and the internet connection often solves the temporary issue, but more steps might be taken if the reasoning is deeper.

Unfortunately, connection issues and system failure can always lead to problems with your accounts and other applications. Third-party applications, PUPs[3], VPN solutions often trigger problems on the machine. You can check for additional issues or alterations if you are concerned and repair particular data to avoid unwanted or damaging behavior. FortectMac Washing Machine X9 can be helpful in such cases and help you. Otherwise, rely on the tips below to solve the email access issue.

Cannot access email due to rate limited error

Option 1. Reset the internet router

  1. Unplug the internet router from power.
  2. Press and hold the Power switch on the router for at least 30 seconds.
  3. Plug it back and turn it on.
  4. Restart the computer.
  5. Connect to the internet and check to see if the issue occurs.

Option 2. Use mobile hotspot

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If you still encounter the issue, you might try to use your mobile data and enable the mobile data to bypass the router restrictions. This way the IP changes.

  • Restart your computer and your mobile phone.
  • Disconnect from the internet on both devices.
  • Open your mobile and connect to mobile data, then enable the hotspot feature.
  • Connect to the hotspot created by your phone via computer.
  • Check to see if the issue persists.
  • If you manage to log in successfully, you can connect to your WiFi again.

Option 3. Clear cache of the browser

These steps depend on what browser you use, and that delivers this issue. We list Google Chrome steps due to more common user reports and overall popularity, but you can find all options for cache clearing in other browsers.

  • Open Chrome and click on Menu icon.
  • Open History and select Clear browsing data.
    Clear browsing data
  • Make sure to clear your browsing history and cache.
  • Choose the time period.
    Clear data
  • Clear data.
  • Wait for the cleaning to be ended and then reopen the browser.

Option 4. Update the browser

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You can find the option on your browser settings. Once again, we list Chrome steps, but you can easily find these steps to update the browser on the application you use.

  1. Open Chrome browser.
  2. At the top right, click three dots.
    About Chrome
  3. Go to Help.
  4. Then About Chrome
  5. Click Update Google Chrome if you see that another option is available.
  6. Then Relaunch.

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