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How to recover the Yahoo account if I forgot my username and password? Step by step guide

It is probably the case that you have ever changed your mobile phone or formatted the computer where you had configured a direct access to your Yahoo! Then, when you wanted to enter you realized that you have forgotten the username and password.

You should keep in mind that if you try to enter with an invalid password on too many attempts at the Yahoo! Mail it will crash for 12 hours. This happens as a security measure that the platform establishes.

You can recover it with the assisted login, in which we will teach you how you should use it. So let's see the steps you must follow when you forgot the user ID or password.

Steps to recover my Yahoo! email account fast and easy

If you don't have the tool "Yahoo! account key", with which you can manage and configure the login password and have forgotten what your user ID or password is to access your email from this platform, do not worry!

On the Internet Step by Step, we help you solve this problem. Let's see how it is done:

If I forgot the user

When you are in the Yahoo! and you do not know your user you must select the option "Did you forget your username?". This will take you to a window with the message "We will take you to your account". You will have different options with which you can indicate the data to start. Since you have forgotten your username, you must choose a phone number that you have indicated to recover your user or an email address that you have also indicated for the recovery of your ID.

If you choose the phone, you will get an SMS to that number indicating a PIN for you to follow the recovery process. If you opt for email to recover your username You will receive an email with a link that will redirect you to the Yahoo! with the name of your email.

If I forgot the password

Once you have entered the section "Mail" from the Yahoo! site You will have to follow this guide that will help you recover the password:

  • The first thing you should do is click on the option that indicates that you Did you forget your password or username.
  • A list with the alternatives you have to retrieve your data will appear below. That is to say, you will have to choose a mobile login number or email address. You can also use a phone or email you have assigned when you registered as a user.
  • Once you have chosen the option that will help the platform to identify you, You will receive a message by email or SMS indicating the steps you must follow.
  • You must take into account that will ask you for a new password, so we recommend that you keep them in a safe place or choose one that you can easily remember.

How long should it take for Yahoo! consider my account obsolete and close it?

You can close your account at any time for free. But you must consider that you will lose access to all your personal data and content you have in the email. Further, Flickr photos, investments from Yahoo! Finance and other data related to this platform.

If you have unsubscribed as a user of Yahoo! you have a period of 30 days so that the platform consider it obsolete. This means that if you start a section before this period, you can reactivate your account.

In countries such as New Zealand, Australia or India this period is 90 days. While in Brazil, Taiwan and Hong Kong the period is 180 days.