418 I’m a teapot

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This response error was originally used as an April Fools’ joke. The error reflects that the server won’t brew coffee, because it is forever a teapot.

Some websites might return this response for requests that do not wish to respond to, usually automated queries.

If you see this error and believe the request should be working, then contact the server support for help.

The HTTP 418 I'm a teapot client error response code indicates that the server refuses to brew coffee because it is, permanently, a teapot. A combined coffee/tea pot that is temporarily out of coffee should instead return 503. This error is a reference to Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol defined in April Fools’ jokes in 1998 and 2014.

Some websites use this response for requests they do not wish to handle, such as automated queries.


418 I'm a teapot


RFC 2324, section 2.3.2: 418 I’m a teapotHyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0): Semantics and Content
RFC 7168, section 2.3.3: 418 I’m a teapotThe Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol for Tea Efflux Appliances (HTCPCP-TEA): Response Codes