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I keep getting this message at Yahoo -Sorry, Bad Request. Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

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I keep getting this notice when on my Yahoo home page" Sorry, Bad Request. Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.

Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

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Sorry, Bad Request.
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

cor-el
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10753 solutions 96760 answers

This issue can be caused by corrupted cookies.

Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"
melsmiracle 0 solutions 1 answers

Worked like a charm. Thanks so much!

mwtrees 0 solutions 2 answers

I have had problems with paypal on firefox AND Chrome. I've cleared the cookies on both numerous times. It does not solve the problem. It started on Chrome, so I just switched to Firefox..now it is doing on FF. I've had clearing the history/cookies work..and then that doesn't work.

Now I'm having to use IE (ugh) and wondering when it won't work next..sigh..

I use paypal for business so this is a real pain!

Desktop computer on home internet. DH not having problems on his computer, but he doesn't use paypal as much as I do either.

MW

mwtrees 0 solutions 2 answers

fwiw here is the message Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit. 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seriously... the problem has to be the length of the error message =;)

MW

cor-el
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If clearing the cookies doesn't help then it is possible that the file cookies.sqlite that stores the cookies is corrupted.

Rename (or delete) cookies.sqlite (cookies.sqlite.old) and delete other present cookie files like cookies.sqlite-journal in the Firefox Profile Folder in case the file cookies.sqlite got corrupted.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder