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How Do I Recover My Yahoo!® Mail Password

February 23, 2015  |  Difficulty: Medium

forgot your Yahoo!® mail password

It happens to everyone. Forgetting a password or login information to an online service, such as an email provider or social network site, is quite common. Today more and more login information is needed for the increasing number of online services people are using for Internet communication, shopping and more. It is so easy to simply mix up login information.

One option many people like to use to avoid getting locked out of an online account is using a login manager. You can learn more about using one in the article focusing on how to safely apply one password for everything.

Another option is to use the recovery feature of the service if it is offered. With Yahoo!®, it is. If you forgot your Yahoo!® mail password, read the instructions below to learn how to recover it.

Recovering a Yahoo!® mail password:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the Yahoo!® login site.
  2. Click on the “I can’t access my account” link below the “Sign In” button.
  3. Select “I have a problem with my password” option and click on the “Next” button.
  4. Write your Yahoo!® ID (example@yahoo.com) and click on the “Next” button.
  5. Select “Send an email to *********@*********.com” option and you’ll receive an email with a reset link sent to your alternative email address. Click on the “Next” button.
  6. Now follow the instructions from the received email and you’ll be on your way to accessing your Yahoo!® mail.

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