Having an email account is
a must these days as it allows easy communication within an instant. But
imagine the scenario when you are not able to access your emails. This
situation can even occur with Yahoo
account that is known to be one of the supreme email services.
Yahoo is capable of attracting million of users due to its easy to use interface, enthralling features and other useful services. But when you are not able to access your Yahoo account, there can be something fishy. In order to gain access to your account, firstly, you need to know if it really has been hacked and then you can further proceed to the recovery process. However, avoiding all of this hassle, you can also contact Yahoo support for technical guidance.
Was my Yahoo account hacked?
to know if your Yahoo account has got hacked, check your account for the
If you are not
able to login to your Yahoo account even after entering the correct login
You are not
receiving any emails.
are receiving spam emails from your side.
On your recent
activity page, you see logins from unknown locations.
Some of your
account info or mail settings have been changed without your knowledge.
the sign-in helper page of Yahoo and click on the option ‘Difficulty Signing
In the given
space, enter the recovery email address or phone number.
Next, select ‘Yes,
please send me a verification code’ when you are asked ‘Do you have access to
Now, enter the code received on the recovery
email address and press ‘Continue’.
After this, click on the Yahoo email address
linked with your recovery email address.
This way you can successfully sign into your
Yahoo account. Now, you can reset the password or press ‘Continue’.
B) Using Phone Number
Visit the Yahoo Sign-in helper and click on ‘Difficulty Signing in’.
Out of the options given, select the option that says ‘Recovery Phone Number’.
Next, you will see your phone number and you have to click on ‘Yes, text me a verification code’.
Enter the code received on your phone and click on ‘Verify’.
Now, you will see the Yahoo account linked with your number.
Click on the account and you will get two options: use your account as it is or reset the password before continuing.
To reset the password, click on ‘Create a new password’. Enter the new password twice and then click ‘Continue’.
Why can’t I change my Yahoo email password?
To change your Yahoo password, it is important to have access to your account. In case you are not able to do so, it means you have either forgotten your password or someone else has changed it. If someone else has changed your password, you can reset the password using the recovery information. But in case the recovery information has also been changed, there is nothing you can do to fix it except creating a new account.
What to do when someone hacked yahoo account
and changed everything?
important to keep the recovery information of Yahoo account up-to-date so that
you can recover your account easily if it got hacked. But in case the hacker
has changed the recovery information as well then you can only create a new
account as nothing can be done now.
What to do when Yahoo account got hacked and
password got changed?
has always a major concern and this can happen with the Yahoo account as well.
If the password has been changed by the hackers, you can use the recovery email
address or phone number to change the password and regain access to your
Why can’t I access my yahoo account?
you are not able to access Yahoo emails, the possible reasons are either you
have forgotten the password or someone else have changed it. For both the
situations, the best option to regain access to your account is to reset the
What to do if Yahoo account got compromised?
If you see some suspicious activity going in your Yahoo account, the chances are someone else has access to it. It is recommended to quickly change the password before something worse happens to your Yahoo account.
Here are the steps that will let you change the Yahoo password:
Start with logging into your Yahoo account.
Move to the section that says ‘Account Info’.
Click on that option and you will see the Yahoo account info page.
On that page, click on ‘Account Security’.
From the options given on account security page, select ‘Change Password’.
On the next page, you have to enter a new password twice to confirm it. Click ‘Continue’ and that’s it.
What to do when someone keeps trying to sign
into my yahoo account?
sends a notification whenever there is an unsuccessful
login attempt or any unusual activity. If you think someone keeps trying to log
in to your Yahoo account, keep these things in mind:
Make sure you
have locked your account using a strong password.
Recent activity page to see the login attempts that were not made by you.
account information to verify if nothing has been changed.
If you think
someone else logged into your account, change the password immediately.
Make sure you
have enabled the two-step verification process for your account.
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