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
am a first time user to emails. i want to register with the kra for online submission of end year returns. my kra password has been send to this email id but i cant remember the password and answers to security questions since i was assisted will opening the email account.please kindly assist
i have lost my password of yahoo. my mail id is vijaysharma_2000yahoo.com, I opened my account on 03rd of january this year, but now i am anable to open it. please help me out.
I need to get into an old yahoo account that i have lost most of my info to, i need to get some passport info that was stored on their please let me know if you can help, the account is firstname.lastname@example.org ty.
I have lost my yahoo email id password.
id is email@example.com
I forgot answer to secret question, Requesting you if you can help me in getting my password i will be thankful to you for my life, because my yahoo account is having list of all my friends.
So pls help
Someone hacked into my yahoo account and changed the questions that i originally had and knew the answers too-how do i get back my original password and pick new questions? This has been going on since Nov-2010. My old e-mail address was firstname.lastname@example.org your help would be greatly appreciated
I am very upset becoz,i am not able to use my yahoo.....its my 10yrs old acc...
I dont rember my secret question,so i cant generate a new pasword..n even i cald up several tim,bt thy r unable to help me.Help me out,i wan to use my old account.
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my yahoo acc has been hacked by someone n also have changed the secret questions..pls help me..i remember my personal info..
hi there . my yahoo account has been hacked by someone and i was wondering if you could retrive it for me i would very greatful thank you
my yahoo id isnot opening with my password
i think that someone hack my id
so please send my yahooid and password
my account has been hacked into and I do not know my password it has been changed I do not want to get a new email because my email has already been established through out the years. can you please help me by giving me my password so i can log back into my account. you can reach out to me through my husbands email.
please tell me why my yahooid and password show me invalid.has my yahoo emailid hacked to someone.
if yes so it's a serious problem please help me
bacause others can be use to perform illigal work using my yahoo id.
i forgot my password my id is razzisyed. plz help me and give me new password. thanks
my ex-girlfriend was using my yahoo id and she changed password and she changed all security question also i am not able to use my own yahoo id
i want to access my mail but the password i keyed in is rejected. i tried to be sure no caps was on however it still tells me it is wrong meanwhile i reset this password just this last monday 14th march, 2011 in the night say between 10pm to 11pm. Maybe because i keyed it in once to access the mail i forgot easily. please help me. one frustrating aspect of it is that i tried to reset the password but the system is demanding for where i spent my honeymoon as i opened the account in october 2009, meanwhile all i have writen the system has rejected it. please is there anyway i may be asked a different question so i can answer to save my id and important mails? please request is badly needed.
my yahoo acc has been hacked by someone n also have changed the secret questions..pls help me..i remember my personal info..
i have been tring to log in for a couple of days to my yahoo account and there seem to be no help what so ever after doing all, seaching the net, finding out only there are plenty people complaining about the same old story. the password cant be rest online than what is the other way to do so
i can`t access to my email address although i set it right into outlook 2007 it says i must put a network password if i put my email password nothing happening please help me . coz to server: plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com , user name `my name for email address without @yahoo.com password .....
some time back I lost my email account not suspecting the security messages I got asking me to change my password and to inform them when it was done....in the bargain I lost my account, my facebook as well as Yahoo messenger.....I realised my information was also changed....I changed my present account to email@example.com...As proof, I have the same address for my hotmail as well as gmail account...Hope you can help me out...Thanks.
Hi, Dave. i have forgoten my password of my id firstname.lastname@example.org plz tell me hou i can recover it its very important for me now because my some personal documents lying in id. Also i have forgotten all information about it like Answer a question else. I am unable to recover it but it is very important.Plz Help ASAP.
i have a serious problem going on ..i forgot my yahoo password ... then i went on recovery page and they asked me my alternate email id...
then i got reset link on that id.but when i got to reset page and type in a new password ... and click the next button it doesnt work and yahoo blocks my id after 2 or 3 times repeating the same process and told me to come after 24 hours ... what going on
hi there . my yahoo account has been hacked by someone and i was wondering if you could retrive it for me i would very greatful thank you ..my hacked id is email@example.com...please help me out ..
hi, my yahoo account was locked by yahoo. is there any way to know who was tried to hack in our email? their location or ip address ?
i have forgotten my password but remember only one answer to my secret question
hi, i have forgotten my password but i just remember only one answer to my secret question. please help me out.
i forgot my password & security question...
please help me out to get tat...
my yahoo mail id is firstname.lastname@example.org
i have written this to yahoo care but they dnt respond me yet so plz plz provide me password or give me trick to get tat password
i knw my birth date n zip code etc....
I forgot my yahoo email and password, what do I do?
hi dave my name is sarah my friend made me a yahoo account and she forgot the and i dint know it can you please help me login to my account thank you
some one hacked my yahoo id
i forget my security question , i remeber only 1 from 2 question
could you plz help
i m using my email from almost 7 years
I have a yahoo Id: email@example.com but yeaterday our id's cannot be opened. i have send mail to yahoo customer care but not responce from Yahoo. So please confirm can we received the Yahoo Password ???
Trying to access into my yahoo email account and type my email zip code every thing that show on the screen;it sucks!
Your arrogant and idiotic advice was worthless.
First of all -- everyone knows that the main reason most
people used Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. accounts is to remain
ANONYMOUS while communicating with strangers
on the internet -- which naturally means that they are
NOT going to provide their REAL name, address,
phone number, zip code, date of birth and so on.
The only TRUE answer most people provide when
setting up these anonymous accounts is the correct
ANSWER to the SECRET QUESTION for the account
(which, by the way, is what MOST sites use – along
with the person’s email address and / or username --
in order to confirm who the person is and send them
their new password or re-set the password in seconds).
Yahoo has one of the worst reputations anywhere for
how it has treated customers whose passwords no longer
work (for whatever) – and yet – when someone comes to
you for advice on dealing with them – you choose to take
the “blame the victim” approach in your response.
Mary, sounds like you have some anger management issues to deal with. I'll wish you good luck with that and hope you can stop by and offer up some useful help to others in our community down the road...
I need to know if i get messenger app and it sends me message that someone in messenger has sent ne a message does that cost me any money
guys i wannt ask something so i don't remember my password and i 4get oon of da question i really need 2 know how 2 get my yahoo. back i really need 2 and i need 2 tell yahoo dt i'm not a hacker dat dis is my account
Sir, My name is vishal. My Yahoo Id (firstname.lastname@example.org)has been hacked by someone and he is using it. Actually i forgot my previous alternate email id and alternate mobile number and i m sure he had change that also and i forgot all the secret answer. Plz help me to get my password back i will be thankful to you. Its my very old id and i want it back. plz help me sir...
When i used nimbuzz then yesterday it was work but today it say user block, why so it occur,and solve it plz
While I'll agree with what most people here have said, and that this advice is a bit useless, I should also point out that Yahoo no longer even asks me for my secret question. When trying to retrieve my password today it simply asked me for my Yahoo ID and to enter in the random code it generated below. Then, after clicking on Next, it gave me a message "Sorry, your password can't be reset online.
For security reasons, we require you to contact Customer Care"
But never once did it ask me for the answer to my secret question. How useless is it to have such a system if we can't use it to protect our accounts?
I am a very serious issue with my yahoo account(email@example.com). It seems someone has changed my password. When I try to reset it, it asks my alternate email address. But, this person also hacked my alternate email address. I do not know how to get it back now. It does not even ask for any security question. Please help me, I need to get my email account back. I have personal data in it. Thank you so much for your time. I will greatly appreciate any reply from you. I can also provide my some more information, if you are willing to help me out with this.
Someone hacked my yahoo password and i dont know the security code. Now how i reactivate my yahoo password.
Please help me
someone hack my yahoo account...! i cant access my account... pls.. help me..! my mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
hello.pleas i don't remember my yahoo mail password.
hi, Once i have faced this type of problem, i tried to enter my email account but password was changed by the hacker. I retrieve password by such method. I sent an email to yahoo support center with all my details of the email account. I told them my passwords changed history my folders in account.. names of the folders, come emails received by my friends and their subjects. Support really helped me out and sent me a new password on my other email account.try this hopefully it will work.
Hey there.My problem is : When i log on messanger/mail everything works well....when i go to mail and go to account settings and try to change password ,it ask me for my password and after i type it and hit the enter button...nothing happends , just like i pressed the f5-reset button.If i give a wrong password a red message appears...something like "wrong password...".I wanna change it cause someone saw me typing it.I dont know my security question because i typed some random letters(at that time just to be sure nobody will hack it).Pls reply at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .Thank you i appreciate your help.
my account is hacked n i want my account back so plzzz give me some sugestions
please help me i have problem signing my yahoo account since yesterday....it's very important for me to get back my account back,i have so many important files saved into my account.please help me there...
my alternative email address is email@example.com
i cant not login i n to yahoomail id pls i need ur help know pls send me my password pls firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Sighin in my yahoo account
somebody has changed my yahoo pasword and i dont know now..can you tell me how to know my current password in order to open my yahoomail
my yahoo id got hacked...they changed recovery id including my secret question answers also can u help me please..
pls help me i dnt knw wt hapn to my facebook account i cant acess it with my email n passwrd
please recover my pasword and send it to
email@example.com i will be very kond for you
plese Help me,
somebody has changed my yahoo pasword and i dont know now..can you tell me how to know my current password in order to open my yahoomail and I am using the email for more than 8 years and pls recover my password and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
my name is mohan,
I am using the email for more than 8 years,
somebody has changed my yahoo pasword and i dont know now..can you tell me how to know my current password in order to open my yahoomail and pls recover my password and send it to email@example.com pls help me
My account have been hacked and I just have requested to help. Now, I can not use my old accout with yahoo.com and my original password. So, please send the temporary password at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance.
Swapan Kumar Deb Choudhury
please help me B'coz i m forgot my yahoo password & Security Question answer. i try to various time but i m fail to reset my password. please help B'coz this id is so important to me.i requested to you please reset my password & confirm to me ASAP.
My alternate Email Id is:- email@example.com
Thanks & Regards
This is meghana,i have 2 yahooid's and i forgot both passwords .......for one id i gave the other yahoo id as alternate emial address now im unable to recovery those pwd's can u plz help me out ...
please help me. I have forgotten my yahoo password & Security Question answer. I tried various possible passwords in vain. Please help because this id is so important to me. I have all my telebills, Eb bills and my doctor's contact information & my doctor's mail ID and all contacts in that mail ID only. I request you to help me recover my password. Please help me this is genuine. My alternate ID is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to get your help.
here its anu.. i have forgotten my password and its very important to open my yahoomail.. even i dont know the security question to my mail email@example.com please help me......
I don't koe my password to log in yahoo or the information I put
please send my password to my alternate email address firstname.lastname@example.org
please help me someone has changed my yahoo id, password and security question please send me my password o my alternate email address email@example.com
Message bodyI HAVE CHANGED MY PASS WORD AND NO LONGER REMEMBER WHAT IT IS SO I TRIED TO RESET AND CANNOT REMEMBER THE ANSWERS TO THE SECURITY QUESTION...WHAT IS IT I NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO GET MY EMAIL ACCOUNT REOPENED...IT CONTAIN ALOT OF MY PERSONAL AND PRIVATE DOCUMENTS AND PASSWORDS....PLEASAE ADVISE THANK YOU.....
this is a continues to my pleadinging for help ........my alternate email is firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org need reset my password....some has been changed also personal infermation.....so plz help.
My e-mail hacked one week before, I have tried to change my password following the automated recovery system. Though whenever I tried to answer my secrete question it ordered me to wait for 24 hours. I have tried for more than ten days; so for how many additional days should I wait until I get access to my secrete question?
Moreover, I didn't put alternate e-mail when I first sign-up my yahoo mail
i lost my password. I also dont remember my personal question answer as i had used numbers for that. My alternate rediff id also has the same password please help in retrieving my password.
I FORGOT MY NEW PASSWORD IN THIS ID: TEACH_ME_30@YAHOO.COM I MEMORIES THE PREVIOUS ONCE OF PASSWORD BUT THE NEW ONE SOMEBODY CHANG IT WITHOUT PERMEATION
I actually do not know what i have done,i have tried several times to open my mails using my ID and Password but the response i get is invalid password/ID, try again.pls is there any i can reset this things
Some one has hi jacked my Yahoo pass word & i am uaable to operate it I forgot my security questions answer.Please guidw me how to operate my account.My e-mail ID is email@example.com.
i have the exact same problem as most people on here. except, i was dumb enough to give an old friend access to my account do to a project we were working on together..! now, we are no longer friends and i can't access my accounts.....please, help..!!
I actually do not know what i have done,i have tried several times to open my mails using my ID and Password but the response i get is invalid password/ID, try again.pls is there any i can reset this things......
so pleaseeeee help me....
assistance into this mail
firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone no 9900829310
last night i cange my yahoo paswods but now i did nt remeber it i did not remember my question nd other info what can i do
i know my second security question but cant remember the first one and i forgot my password can you help me this is on yahoo
i cannot seem to access my yahoo password, can you help me?
pls my email adress was hacked and blocked. My email adress is email@example.com. Please help me retrieve my password cos i can't acess my yahoomail again. My email adress is firstname.lastname@example.org. Send my password and personal information to email@example.com
i forgot my yahoo password and even i don,t know any question or alternate email or anything else plzzzzzzz help me... :(
i have an id fauz_banu, i forgot my password and that account has been locked, i want to reopen that account, to know some of my friends contact list, so please help me out.
I can't access my yahoo account with the user password.
On August 10, 2011 a friend access his mails from my lap top but in
shutting down my lap top save and quitted from all the tabs.Since then
when I put in my user ID (firstname.lastname@example.org) it automatically brings out
my friend's password but denies me access when I login with his or my
password.I have also forgotten the details of my registration.
Please kindly assist me to access my mails
please send the response to email@example.com
How I can get My yahoo e-mail having lost password an secret answers?
I cannot open my yahoo mail account with valid ID & passward ? Why?
Help me to restore my E Mail from yahoo. I have used it for over 20 years, and now it will not allow me to get e mail anymore. What happened?
hi im gayzcee viray ..just wanna you if it is possible to change the question for the verification of identity in recovering my password because i can't remember my postal code .. but I assure you that i can answer any questions that will be given to me.. except for the postal code..
My yahoo account "firstname.lastname@example.org" has been hacked recently and the hacker changed my password. I wrote to yahoo about this. I tried to get it back by my secret questions and answers. It's not working. I gave my yahoo Id. No consequences. How can I get access or recover my yahoo account. I have opened another account naming email@example.com. I don't know whether it will clash with my past account or not. Please help me
Please i cant login to my account please help me.
I recently changed my password an have forgotten it. When I tried to get it back it asked me for a recovery question to which I can't remember. And i didnt set up an alternative email. I am praying yahoo sends me my password even if it's not my alternative email?
I forget my password, but i remember only 1 security question, and the other one i dnt remember so please help to recover my yahoo ID password my yahoo ID is firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is really very important to me because i have all my contacts and important mails in it. Please get me back on my GMail that is email@example.com
My name is Rian from indonesia.
Could you please help me out recovering my wife's yahoo account since there are a lot of important and private information in it.
Here is the ID ; firstname.lastname@example.org
The hacker changed the security questions and answer, I have tried to email yahoo CS but no answer (it says the email is no longer used for costumer services inquiries).
Is calling the Yahoo CS number good idea? since it cost very much. If it is worthed, which phone number is the most suitable for me (from indonesia).
Please help us out.
My name is Delia from Romania. The hacker changed the security questions and answer so please help me to recover my yahoo ID password.Here is the ID:email@example.com
thank toy very very much
i need password
it is my id account
but i can not open
sir i have a lost account emailed alfernee_Cute@yahoo.com.ph but when yahooh ask my question i cant remember it !!!! pls help to solve this problem
I forgot my yahoo password and secret question's answer.Help? but my computer remember it . can you send my password to my yahoo account ? pleeeeeese firstname.lastname@example.org
sir i have not remember my password aur my persional information
hi, my name is kazeem. I think my account has been hacked cos i can't acess it again. Anytime i try to sign in, it tells me incorrect username or password. Here is my email address i want you to work on (email@example.com). I'll like you be please send my password to the mail address i provided in the email address column. Thanks. Bye
why is my yahoo messenger not letting me in to my yahoo id and my password as well even if i did a mew one.
why i cannot get in facebook
i have a solution for everybody.
first step is : go to your internet browser.
second step : mail.yahoo.com
third step : make a new account
That's ALL :)
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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