What's my Yahoo account password?
Dear Dave, I wrote to Yahoo previously asking about my mail I believe had been hacked because my password is suddenly rejected. I am so disappointed no help has been given. What can I do to ask for a new password and retrieve my mail when I can't remember the zip code I entered previously?
It is such a disgrace if Yahoo! does not provide alternatives to handle such cases.
In my country, unlike the US, zip code aint popular at all. We don't use such data often. I was about to register full service by credit card, for Yahoo! with no ads, but now I am so disturbed and highly disappointed!
These are always interesting requests for help to receive, actually. On the one hand, it's true that prompting for a zipcode as a key to retrieve a password is very ethnocentric since most other countries in the world have either something only vaguely similar (postal codes, but they can contain letters and numbers) or have nothing that serves a similar purpose.
On the other hand, Yahoo! lets you chose from about 30 different countries, including China, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Thailand and Vietnam. Further, you can actually set any of about a dozen different reminder questions if you don't have a zip code, as shown here:
If you have an account, it's your responsibility to set it up so that you can recover and restore any settings or similar.
But there's a bigger issue here. The issue is how does Yahoo! know that you have legitimate claim to this account?
If you were someone who was trying to break into an account, a "hacker" as you suggest, then you wouldn't know the zipcode for the password reminder and you wouldn't know the password.
In fact, I don't like to help people recover their passwords when they don't know the answers to their recovery questions, the situation you describe here, because I also have no way of differentiating between someone in a frustrating and unfortunate situation and someone who is trying to game the system, trying to con me (or Yahoo!) into releasing access to a personal account.
So the final answer I'll offer is that if you really want to have a Yahoo Mail account, then make sure that you promptly modify your account settings so that you have a reminder question that you're 100% sure you'll remember.
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Reader Comments To Date: 871
my rediffmail and yahoo email address is same that is firstname.lastname@example.org and some one has changed its password please can u help me to know my yahoo password
forgot my old passward plz find it
password of the account Gadabout_k@ymail.com has been hacked and i dont remember the personal details entered as security !!
I tried to hack my own account in order to know d password but it seem that it is NOT AT ALL my cup of tea to hack it ...
Now how the hell do i know wts my password ??
plz hELP !!
I am unable to sign in my id as this id is bieng used to my orkut account too... so when i am unable to login in orkut. when i asked to reset my password then my new password was sent to my "email@example.com". so i am unable to sign in . so plz.... help me .
I"ll be very thankful to you for ur this knd of act.
I need help I've had this email address for over 4 years firstname.lastname@example.org someone hacked into it , changed my password and secret question, this email address is very important to me I have important information in there is there any way you can help me please?
I am having problem when i m signing in to yahoo. i know the password still its not connecting, please help me to get my yahoo account back. God bless
i was using yahoo mail for several years and then since last year i was suddenly not able to log on using my password. rquested yahoo but of no help as no information matches.
but since my messanger was configured to log in to my mobile device,i get looged on whenever that hacker logs out of the yahoo messanger.
i tried my best to request yahoo for help several times but useless. i lost hope and stopped trying but recently i have started getting dirty porn messanger requests on my mobile which means that user is using my acnt in a very wrong way. i have my personnel mails and contacts which can be misused.
CAN YOU HELP IN ANYWAY
I m not forgtten my password, bur some hackers hack my yahoo Ac.My email id on yahoo is (email@example.com) He uses my email id and he mailed bogus mail & demading money of 1500 Pounds of from conatct list fren,He changed my password so i can not open my ac and not change my password. So wat can i do ? tell me.In that case may i rerive my ac or you delete(close) my account so unnecessary harassment to my friend & colleagues.
During recory of password, I use help line of yahoo,in which I can not remember my personal question answer so i can give yr reply.and I can not retrive my account.Still my account is oprated by hacker.I also send my identity to yahoo people but result is zero.
So I request you sir to do needful so my contacts & emails are saved from hackers herasement..
i hVE FORGOTTEN MY POSTAL CODE I USED TO REGISTER I HAVE BEEN OVER SEAS AND NEED IT ASAP. IF YOU COULD SENT IT TO MY OTHER EMAIL BJ_JERSEY2006@YAHOO.COM
i cannot access my yahoo email address and i don't remember the name of my first school (the security question they ask)
My name is Jelena Im from Serbia and I have a problem with my facebook profil. Last week I kliked on this link http://faceserbia-extra.co.cc/ it led me to a fake facebook page, not knowing that it was fake I gave them my e -mail and my password, and of course since then I`m not able to log in to my facebook profil. and you can see that in my status the people who compromised may profil have posted the same link that leads to the fake facebook login page. The trouble is that I used the same passeword for my yahoo e-mail so it is also compromissed, and they also changed all my setings . Can you do anything about this?
i have lost my password pls help me. My new id firstname.lastname@example.org
I just had my yahoo email hijacked and within a few hours i found out why they get hijacked. the thief send an email to all my contacts telling them "Hi this is XXXXXXXX i am sorry to bother you but I am in london staying at the XXXXX hotel and I had my wallet stolen and am in need of help, please send me $1450 to me here in my name via western union and send me the code an if possible a scan of the reciept. once I am able to payoff the hotel i will check out and travel back home and I promise that i will pay you back"
Luckily and embarrassing at the same time i recieved a lot of calls asking how i was doing and if i still needed the money from friends and family. i told them not to send it and that It was a hacker that did this.
now i am trying to recover my account but since the hacker changed all my personal info i cant request that my pass be reset.
my boyfriend who knows almost everything about computer always change my password..which means he hacked my password.1st, he delete my mails...then chat with my friends and family and he really knows when i received mails from whoever.im helpless! i dont like what he is doing but i love him.
i want to do him what he is doing to me but i have no idea how to do it..please! help
i only want his password.. if it would be of help..here is his email id email@example.com u just change his password yourself? i need not learn how to do it...please!
please give the my new password for yahoo a/c.
hi my name is loreen i need your help i was have a yahoo mail now iam forget my password also my information iam forgeted like birthdate,,,,,
pleas help me how can i remember my passward this may yahoomail if you can speak withe me by this email firstname.lastname@example.org my english also is not vary good sorry for any mestake bye>>>
Yesterday I got a mail which seemed from Yahoo, saying that to continue you as our subscriber, you had to update, otherwise you will be deleted from the Yahoo subscription. The details to be submitted covered my e-mail address, my password (which had to be written completely), my country of stay and my date of birth, which I submitted and from that time I cannot open my Yahoo e-mail account. What should I do. Please reply me on my Company's mail address, as I cannot reach Yahoo mail. My office e-mail address is as below:
I don't want to loose my Yahoo e-mail facility, so please help me to recover it.
Thank you sir and with my highest regards.
Aziz Ahmad Khan, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dated: 06.05.2009.
I keep changing my password.In march 15th 2009, I changed my password. The next day onwards, i spend, daily almost 4 hrs to access my mail,but my password doesnt work till now.I have saved very important mails, I think somebody mustve hacked into my password. Cud u please help me out, to solve my problem.
Regards, Abraham Emily
Dave: For a week I have been tring to access my e-mails at yahoo. I have change password and tried everything you can think off. HOW CAN I GET ACCESS TO MY MAIL?
Please answer this question as quick as you can. I have an alternate e-mail address that I only use for emergencies. That is email@example.com.
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!Let me know how to access my account.
hi can u plz help me i forget ma yahoo password n account info.
hello i just opened a e-mail account with yahoo but forgot the yahoo id... (i used an alias) now the thing is that i know the password and secrect question and zip code , but i cant do anything about it because i forget the yahoo id and also i never gave an alternate e-mail.. how do i get my yahoo id back? thank you!
Hi!!! pls help I try to log in yahoo and he write your acoun is locked why??? my id is firstname.lastname@example.org pls help
hi i forgot my password and my question's answer i born on 3-2-1989 so please help me
please help my yahoo account somebody hack and my all information also change how can i login my yahoo account this is my yahoo account Santhosh_siri@yahoo.co.in, please help me sir
Hacking day date 10-05-2009 please help me sir this is my life sir
I have a Yahoo account just as an alternet. You have listed about 2+ years of help appeals,almost all in the same vein. Seems to me that there is a problem at Yahoo. My regular provider never gives me fits but the yahoo address is something else. In addition, I had a "My Yahoo" home page until yesterday. This A.M. My Yahoo home page has a new format.Changed without my touching a key. Look to Yahoo for the problem.
i forgot my password and sequrites answars too so how can i can open my account
Dave: Used yahoo email for many years, saved many important emails. One day went to my email and said id or password invalid.and my security question is invalid..my yahoo.id email@example.com..please help me to solve my problem..thanks
hi please help me & return back my yahoo id i ll think full to u
Mr. Dave, i had genuine problem, while i was working on my computer simultaneously , chating with ym friends, out of a sudden a ym id appeared (intenet.magician27) and he immediately hacked my id, with out knowing anything, next day same person who may be he /shee was chating with me with my same id hacked by him. Please help to retreiv my old ym and the contacts in the ym,
I HAVE A QUESTION, IS IT TRUE THAT I NEED TO UPGRADE MY ACCOUNT, I WANTED TO KNOW IF THAT EMAIL IS REAL OR NOT. ? I DON'T LIKE GIVING MY PASSWORD OUT.
Jody (and others). This is easy: NEVER SEND ANYONE YOUR PASSWORD regardless of how legit it appears. Online services will NEVER ask for it.
Found an e-mail for each of my Yahoo webmail accounts this a.m. asking due to system maintenance that I reply by confirming (providing in the message area) my e-mail address and password. I KNOW to not do this but was in an a.m. fog and like a lemming I did it. Their header said nothing other than Technical Support, WebMail Account. How MUCH trouble am I in? What can they access? What should I do? I'm hysterical!! Please help and THANKS!
MY ORKUT ACCOUNT'S PASSWORD HAS BEEN CHANGED BY SOMEBODY.I WENT FOR ORKUT'S PASSWORD CHANGING OPERATIONS WHERE I WAS ASKED A SERIES OF QUESTIONS.I ANSWERED THEM ALL CORRECTLY.BUT THE THING IS THAT I DIDNT NOT REGISTER MY ORKUT ACCOUNT AND THEY SAY THAT THERE IS NO ACCOUNT REGISTERED BY THE NAME OF-DX_4ALL@YAHOO.COM(THAT'S MY USERNAME)WHAT DO I DO?I CANT CHANGE MY PASSWORD AND MY ACCOUNT IS TOO DEAR TO ME TO DELETE.IS THERE A WAY I CAN CHANGE MY PASSWORD?I KNOW THE ANSWERS FOR ALL MY SECURITY QUESTIONS.PLZ HELP.
THIS IS JATIN GOEL
MY YAHOO AND REDIFFMAIL ACCOUNT'S PASSWORD HAS BEEN CHANGED BY SOMEBODY.I WENT FOR YAHOO PASSWORD CHANGING OPERATIONS WHERE I WAS ASKED A SERIES OF QUESTIONS.I ANSWERED THEM ALL CORRECTLY BUT IT COULD NOT ACCEPT IT. CAN U PLZ HELP ME TO FIND OUT MY PASSWORD.
i have been using my yahoo id for three years and just tis morning i tried signing in my id and it says invalid password i think has been hacked or something please help i have a lot of useful informations in it.
Yesterday I worked by one of my emails. Today I want to start my email too but unfortunately I couldn't work with that. My email ID is "firstname.lastname@example.org". I wanted to recover my password but I forgot my first school name. If you want my previous password, I can tell you. What can I do now. Please help me.
Reza Allahyari Soeini
Dear sir , please advice me how I can returne back my Yahoo account ( E.Mail) , It was hucked , so please help me .
i was using my yahoo acount from last 7 years , somebody has hacked my yahoo id and i am not remembring my security questions
How can i get my password
This is Angad, can we scan from which IP our mail account was accessed last time. AS on of my accounts was hacked twice.
I was able to recover the password due to secret question and other data but i really want to figure out the curlpit.
I wrote a mail to Yahoo security center asking for the IP address which was used between the period to access this account it didnt help at all.
Can i receive a help from you.
Last night i was in a yahoo chat room and someone stole my account. I just had went through the process of changeing my password. They changed my password and after 7 or so years I do not remember the secret question i answered. I know every bit of the other information i had for the account my id is email@example.com. Any help or information you could offer to help me would be greatly appreciated.
i dont kwn why my yahoo i.d has beeen locked plz help me out
i 4got my password so can u help me out..?? I DNT EVEN REMEMBER MY MYSPACE PASSWORD SO I DNT KNO WAT TO DO CAN U HELP ME OUT PLEASE......!!
how to get my lost password here....
i forgot on it...
I lost my password. When I tried to inquire yahoo on how I could be able to retrieve my password. i was made to answer a series of question. However, when i was asked the name of my pet i could not remember it. I do not know which pet names i used at that times when i created my yahoo account. Because of that stupid pet name which i could not remember, I don't know anymore if I could still recover my yahoo account. Please help me.....
i want to now yahoo account
i cant logged in my yahoo account my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org date of birth 24/04/086
Some one blocked this account after accessing allthe imformation and now we are very scared and please we need help to recover the password so that we can change the password.
I forgot my rediffmail password & security question too. Is there any way to recover password.Plz help me.
How can I access my Yahoo ID if I can't get into my Yahoomail to retrieve it?? go figure
indeed i have abig problem since the time i forgot my password which i have changed it to the old one ( 4080nas ) jst to remind you that i m the real owner of this ID, so many times i tried to remember it but i faild , i tried through the secret question , but badly i also forgot the answer of that question its about my birthday, but coz i put wrong birthday date at the time i registered my ID , so i easily forgot what date i put , so now please i really need ur helop to find out any way or new password or new question that might help me to open my email, ,sure i dont like to open new ID, coz i have alot of messeges and other important things there, and any help will com from you i will b very happy and i can assure you that u are free from any responcibilty incase some one complain that he s the real user not me , i m 100% sure that i m the only one who won this ID , so please help me now to get the answer or new password and i can promiss u that it will b my last time to loose or to give wrong informatioms , thanks for ur help
i need ur help to find out the answer of the secret question pf my password or to get me new one , coz i was using the old one 4080nas which i change it to another password , now i cant open so please i need ur help n be sure i m the real owner of this id, and responcible if any comes and pretend that he s the real owner , thanks for ur help
hi dave i have forgotten my passowrd and my security question also plz help me reset me passowrd .
i forgot the second question while remember the zip postal code,plz help me to retrieve my password.
thanx a lot
hey i have a yahoo account i rencently got a divorce and my yahoo account has been comperised so now i cant access my account or friends list or my kids pic can you please help me i know all of the information but the security questions answer please help me thank you
I have lost my password for email@example.com. Someone is using it as I believe. Please help me either telling if I can have access to it or bolck it
may i know how i can open my alternate email ad, coz ive not used it for quite sometime so much so that i forgot my password and when i try to retrieve my password i dont know why it wont work.. ive answer correctly on the questions/verification given. please help me to be able to use my alternate Email
I cant open my mails, this is due to a message i receive last week that my email address won some money in London & USA. i was ask to send my information which i did & since then i cant open mail box. the reply was posted to one JAMES WILLIAMS in London
the email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Leo, how are doing? hope your more than fine. i would like to aske you how can i get my old password back? I really like that password but i forgot it:(hehe is there a way that i can get or see my old password?
Thanks a lot and have a wonderful day! God Bless.
i want to know my emmail password
my id is email@example.com
I got a problem when trying to open my e-mail from 25th July
As I couldn't access I have changed my password & it send an e-mail to my other mail saying it''s done successfully.
Again on 27th same problem & changed the pass word again & had an e-mail like earlier but that time I couldn't see my ID coming on top as usual it showed my true name. Anyway I tried to enter password & following again instruction but nothing worked. But every time I am getting an e-mail to my other A/c saying it changed successfully.I really want to access my mail & getting frustrated & very disappointing now
hey dave, i was logged into my yahoo account and logged out to log into another yahoo account ( my business account) and did some work there. when i finished i tried to log back into my personal account and was unable to do so. i was prompted to change my password and did so but still can't get into my account. when they ask for my personal info (i.e., b-date, country, and zip code) i enter the info and am told that "the info does not match the info in my account profile" whats up with this?
I need access to a Yahoo account that belongs to someone other than me, but I have good reason. The account belongs to someone I have extensive proof is a poser of a celebrity on the internet. I fear they may be posing to gather personal information, and possibly worse. If you want the proof, let me know. The E-mail in question which I strongly feel I require access to is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help in any way you can.
I forgot my email password... to the email "rozaliya_G@yahoo.com"
and when i try to recover my password there are two security questions that need to be answered.. i answer one of them correctly and the other one i just forgot the answer... and none of my passwords work... can you please help me?
Hope all of u r fine
THe same thing happened with me.............
I remembered my zip code but cant remember the brithdate so what should i do?
ANd i need my id back.........
Isnt there any tool ?
I believe had been hacked because my password is suddenly rejected. I am so disappointed no help has been given. What can I do to ask for a new password and retrieve my mail when I can't remember the zip code I entered previously?
i opened the A/c 7 yrs back and do not remember many details of the a/c and yahoo is not having any alternative procedure to send me the password details .its really shame on that big brand who do not have any alternative
email@example.com is my A/C
Please could you help
I cant get on to MY Yahoo. It keeps telling me to enter my id and password. When I do it takes my right back to the MY yahoo page and tells me the same thing. Ive been on my yahoo for years and this just happened over the weekend!
Dear Dave,Please help me my Id has been hacked because my password is suddenly rejected. I am worried becoz I have so many important mails in that mail box. What can I do to ask for a new password and retrieve my mail when I can't remember the zip code I entered previously?
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me out to get my ID and e-mail back I'll be very thankful to u
Mr. Dave, i had genuine problem, while i was working on my computer simultaneously , chating with ym friends, out of a sudden a hotmail id and he immediately hacked my id, with out knowing anything, next day same person who may be he /shee was chating with me with my same id hacked by him. Please helto retreiv my old hotmail pass word not a elternet email and i not remember my secret question only on base of my hotmail id and the contacts in the
Regards, from nisha...................
heelo i hav e a problem with my yahoo account . my problem is that when i enter my password to sign in in to my account it shows that i have enterd an in correct pasword p l z zzzz help me
i forgotten my password and email id please send my new password and email id
i forgotten my passward and please send my new password
I am not able to get into my E-Mail I have had it for 13 years, will you please help me. can asnwer back to (firstname.lastname@example.org) I have all my address and would like to get it back. Thank you.
how cani can get the lostpassword of my yahoo account and i dont remember zipcode in birthday that i give in registration form in yahoo
i have a problem i had a yahoo mail id and
i hav forgotton its password it has been 1 year it means someone else is using it
and also i hav forgotton the details like zip code and birhtday ..pls tell me how to reuse this id by having a new password
pretty pretty please help me!! i, like all the others, had my yahoo account for over 10 years and got my account hyjacked. im pretty sure my security question answer isnt the same anymore either...
my yahoo id is ejholmes
pretty please help me!!
Hy.I'm from Romania .My id was fraude last night.My password from the id is - iisushristos _ and the id with problem is lgs_stefan2008 .I hope my e-mail is intact.Please help me.I'll wait a response.
i also need your help urgently...i have changed my password few days back..now i dont remember the new password i have given and i am not able to sign in...i have even forgotten answer to secret question as well..pls help..i need to access my account as early as possible...
waiting for your fast help..thanking you in advence
This my email id:email@example.com
my aacount has been hacked by some so i wanna to know the password plz help me out
when i try log on to my ebo it says incorrect password and it is the right one and when some1 else log on to their profile my pictures comes up and when i log on it dont does itmean it is deleted please help
DAVE I NEED HELP I CANNOT GET MY PASSWORD AND I NEED IT TO CHECK MY MAIL PLEASE HELP ME QUENNESSA
I am from Ghana, pls help me now. I asked a friend to quickly print an information for me, and I cannot log into my email again(firstname.lastname@example.org). I want my informations, pls help me retrieve all or with the password. Pls send my password to my new email : email@example.com. Thank you.
I have lost my yahoo password and other details also. please help me sir to get rid of this. how can and from where i will get my password , so that i may continue doing my work..,plz help..........
i shall be higly obliged...
How can i get my newly yahoo account confirm.
hey guys you are really mad no one is here to answer you but you all mad are here to ask question hahahah
its really funny guys
keep it up
i someone knw the answer than reply me
but i knw no one knws the answer
dave sir... i too need ur help, somebody hack my yahoo id n also change details of my account, it happened 2 days b4 my id - firstname.lastname@example.org n pw - nokian76 n they sending mails 2 my frineds with da really bad language plzzz help me sir asap
regards taha khan
I cannot forward any of my emails. I get this Carnige Verification which blocks my outgoing mail. Please remove this from my emails.
I really need some help. My lil brother got one of his lil girl friends to help him set up a yahoo email and a myspace. He has since went to jail and He gave me the passwords but when I go to log in it says thats its not right. He doesnt know what the secert Questions are. But whoever has access to his account is makin him seem like a horible person. He says that all otherinfo should be right unless it has recently been changed. I really need some help. It is causing so many problems within the family.
my password doesn't work and it was not changed by me.i also don"t know that what zip code i had entered at that time so please show me a way to open my account plz.....
I have in trouble with similiar situation as described as international user. It is hard to access customer center of yahoo and change my passward since it is compromised. Can you give me any advice how I can access them or how I can change my passward? Sun from Asia
OMG! Just today, I had problems I delted Mozilla Seamonkey version 1.1.18 and kept version 2.0.
Now I can not send or receive new e-mails.
I also can not use my original yahoo username and password to gain access. I used Internet Explorer to gain access to the change password tool. After it said password change successful I printed it out.
I reset my modem also by automation. But an hour later Nothing has Changed! I use my user name and new password and I get the red letter message telling me it is invalid.
dear dave, i cant remember my yahoo password and even my answer to security question...plzzzzzz help me get back my yahoo id...plzzzzz
How can I recover the account if someone used a keylogger to retrieve my password and changed the security questions afterwards? I really can't think of any way of proving that it was my mail account. I would appreciate any help
can you please give me the password of the account email@example.com.
i forget that password and security question.
i need it urgently, thats y i am mailing you.
please help me.......
hi how to receover a security questions in yahoo?thanks,pls send me an answer..pls
can u please help me to recover my password.. please i'm beggng you..... firstname.lastname@example.org please. thank you
hello can you help me with my password , some jerk change my password please help me
forgot all my email sign in at yahoo.com can you helpme ,Mavis
Forgot my yahoo password.
My email ID - email@example.com
Tried using the automated help from yahoo, however forgot the Zip code, as I was travelling.
Kindly help. Your help would be highly appreciated and very very very Great!
plz plz help me my ID is hacked how i can get back my id plz if u have any idea how i can get.
Password lost: firstname.lastname@example.org
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