Here we are discussing the ways to recover Locked Yahoo account. But first let’s understand why it happens:
Reasons for a Locked Yahoo Account:
- Sending a large number of emails at a time
- If other users are marking you as spam for sending unusable emails
- On synchronizing emails from the various location at the same time
- Providing the wrong password again and again at the time login
- Accessing unauthorized third party application or program
- Any suspicious activity on your account
- If a hacking attempt is made on your email id
- Incorrect POP and IMAP settings
- If Yahoo detects any risk on your account
Methods to Unlock:
Method 1: Using the Official Website
Yahoo’s official sign-in helper is the best way to regain access to your Yahoo account. Just follow the steps given here:
- Go to Yahoo sign-in helper
- Now enter the Yahoo email Id or phone number
- Alternatively, you can use recovery email Id or number
- Click Continue
- You will receive the “ Yahoo account key” on your recovery number or email address
- Answer the security question if prompted.
- Follow the instructions to create a new password and unlock your account.
Method 2: Control Cookies:
Yahoo server store cookies whenever you log in to your Yahoo email account. It is just used to make the login sessions much easier for you. So, if you or someone else keep entering the wrong password and make consistent unsuccessful login attempts, the Yahoo cookies of right password expirers and company think you a suspicious element and hence your account is locked to maintain the security. It usually occurs for 12 to 24 hours.
The solution to the cookies problem you need to use a new server altogether. This server will have a new set of cookies and not the expired cookies. This will help you unlock your account.
https://login.yahoo.com/config/mail?.intl=in – India
http://uk.mail.yahoo.com/ – UK
https://login.yahoo.com/config/login – USA
https://login.yahoo.com/config/login – Canada
Method 3: General Troubleshooting
This method doesn’t need to be followed strictly in consecutive steps, just make sure you do everything that is mentioned below:
- Clear all POP and IMAP settings from your email software
- Stop all third-party applications and programs to access your Yahoo data
- Switch your browser and try logging in on the different browsers.
Precautions to avoid locked Yahoo account:
- If you have forgotten the password, retrieve it instead of entering it a number of times.
- Use security measures such as Account key or Two-factor authentication to avoid hacking attempts
- Limit the use of third-party applications with your Yahoo account.
- Do not share your account password.
- Do not a large number of emails at one time.