From time to time some unlucky yahoo mail users would notice that they are unable to connect to their emails through the desktop emails clients, but those that get really terrified are those who login through the web portal!
They are welcomed with this message:
We’re experiencing some technical difficulties…
We’re sorry, but Yahoo! Mail can’t load due to a temporary error. You can try back again shortly, or visit our help pages for ways to troubleshoot the issue.Temporary error: 14
This problem seams to be occurring since late 2011, and may last from few minutes to several days!
a similar error lately affected the yahoo business customers, Temporary error: LaunchTAE15″
Concerning this error yahoo explain:
Occasionally our users experience temporary, transient issues in Yahoo! Mail, and the error message “Temporary Error 14” indicates one of these issues. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Our engineers have already been notified that an error has occurred and are looking into it. We have found that most of these issues are resolved in a few minutes to a few hours. Please try again in a few hours and your mail should be available.
Yahoo says that additionally, some users may experience this error as part of a planned outage due to maintenance. In such a case, the window of time should be very small, But the occurrence today was not part of any planned outage, so was it a yahoo server down?