Same thing happend to me, I had a yahoo account for 20 years and now all of a sudden its asking for the security question that I don't know. Unfortunately - I never filled correctly my security questions - I never filled an alternative email and - I also never filled a mobile number. Please if you have any questions or concerns. From there you will be able to get assistance on how to reset your password. Sometimes you can also become temporarily locked out of your own account as a result.
Yeah I can see your point now - yeah their support really sucks :rofl: Lessons learned the hard way are always the best! Noone mentions that it can stand the same situation as me! Noone mentions that it can stand the same situation as me! You will probably find a 'Help' section when you are trying to log in too, so go there. Only if ZombieMail is alive. Do yourself a favor and switch to gmail. This makes it trivial to reset your password. After I enter my password it says that I logged in from a different device. As a security measure, ur account has been locked to prevent unauthorized users from being able to access it. To learn more about account security, visit the Yahoo! The first thing you should try is resetting the password for your Yahoo account online here: If that doesn't work because the reset info is outdated, or the reset option has been locked, you'll want to get in touch with the Yahoo Customer Care Accounts Team so they can help you get back in, and update the recovery info on file.
I have every right to access my personal data. What is the original computer you were using to set up and use the Yahoo account? If not, please see if you can get help through official Yahoo Help channels with this link here: If you do manage to find a solution, please leave a comment with the fix for others! I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Nor paid for - get real dude. If you are using Messenger, sign out of it on that other device and then try to log into your account again. So what am I going to do? The benefit of doing this, besides having the questions and answers in front of you, is that you can generate random looking answers like 1moEkJ60S81E for each security question.
Try to access Any help categories and you will be able to sort it out. How can i know my recovery email or security question answer. If you or someone else uses the wrong password three or more times when attempting to sign in to your account, the account is locked, for your protection, for 24 hours. Go back to that, and you should be fine. Yahoo was similar except it took only slightly less time for Yahoo to get back to me.
So what am I going to do? The only way he would be fine is if that machine is set to log into yahoo mail automatically. Then try logging in again. Use different passwords for different sites and edit your web mail password card to include the security questions you used along with the answers. We can't give you the exact time that your account was locked or when it will be unlocked. So if you are assuming someone gets into your account and grabs your mobile number, then your account security blows. In the case of giving it to Google, it is also used as a two-factor authentication to get into your account. Upon doing a quick search for your issue online, it appears that your account may be currently logged into some form of yahoo messenger either on a different computer or mobile device.
If you suspect it is your mobile phone but unsure how to log out, try turning your mobile phone off. How would spammers get your mobile number? Go back to that, and you should be fine. Access an account you don't know the personal security questions too? Lock out is in force for 24 hours - you will have to wait it out. I do this because security questions are the weakest link to even the strongest password. I try to access my yahoo! You must be kidding right? I would have to guess quite a few, so do you think there are 6, 7 or even 8 zeros in it.
I detected you're having trouble with accessing your Yahoo account! Use that address as a way to prove your identity with Yahoo! I try to access my yahoo! Two-factor authentication in combination with random security question answers, will give you a very secure account. Once the lockout time has expired, your password should work as usual. This lets you sync them online as an offsite back as well as giving you the option to print hard copies. And if I was about to open a new account I would go for a Gmail one. As your Dad set up your account, he may well have used his email address. You have every right to do what? After I enter my password it says that I logged in from a different device.
Full instructions for contacting our Accounts team is available here: Not having trouble with accessing your Yahoo account? Attempting to login again within the 24 period will not help. The end result was basically the same. Unfortunately - I never filled correctly my security questions - I never filled an alternative email and - I also never filled a mobile number. Hopefully someone from the reddit community will be able to help you. Nor have I lost emails or contacts.
How will he be fine? When you initially set up your Yahoo! After 'recovering' an ancient hotmail account why bother honestly , I found that the recovery apparently did not include the thousands and thousands of emails or contacts that were contained. If you have to start over with a new account at this point I think you might , I would suggest using a service which gives you the option of two-factor authentication such as Gmail As an example. I have been in since the beta and never looked back. . I didn't expect to get it from this one.
Account, you needed to give another email address to activate it. I doubt Yahoo would just be giving that phone number out to spammers. You can't lose your work like this. I'm sure someone could find negatives, but I havent really experienced them at all and certainly not like with those other two. What is the original computer you were using to set up and use the Yahoo account? If today you were locked out from your email account and you had a lot of serious emails to answer, would you leave it like this and open a new account? Also go to the Help section on Yahoo's main page. And reset your password, secret questions, and record them for future reference.