If you no longer have access to your Yahoo account and need to retrieve or change your password to prevent hacking or simply just get back into your account, you will have to go through password recovery options. You will have to follow a few steps to get back into your account by using the password recover service provided by Yahoo for their email and other services.
Steps to Recover Yahoo Password
Let us look at the steps that need to be taken in order to recover your lost Yahoo password.
- Firstly, you will have to go to the Yahoo homepage. Here, click on the link that is titled mail. This will take you to the login page for Yahoo mail.
- Once you have reached the login page, locate the words, ‘I can’t access my account’. This will be within the login dialog box just below the Sign In option. Click on the link that says ‘I can’t access my account’.
- This will lead you to the Password Helper Wizard where you will be asked to specify your particular problem. You will have four options to choose from namely, ‘I forgot my password’, ‘My password doesn’t work’, ‘I forgot my Yahoo! ID’ and ‘My account may have been compromised’. Click on the option that reads ‘I forgot my password’. Then, click Next. Enter your information then type in the captcha code in the appropriate box to gain access to your password recovery option. Captcha codes are designed to thwart off automated responses from computer programs designed to try and access accounts with randomly generated passwords. Continue by answering the questions regarding the information provided by you at the time of your Yahoo registration. Follow the simple steps in the wizard to complete the process of recovering your password.
- Finally, you will be able to input a new password and verify the password to regain access to your account. Yahoo provides a password strength meter and also gives tips to create a strong, secure password in order to ensure that your Yahoo account is safe from unauthorized access. Once you select next, your new password should be set. You may be prompted to enter a secondary email address that you do have access to in order to help speed up the password recovery process in the future.
If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Yahoo ID, Yahoo will not be able to provide assistance in the recovery of your password.