Yahoo mail password retrieval.

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  1. Stanley1961's Avatar
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    Yahoo mail password retrieval.


    Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.657)

    I was sure that I had it safely on an external hard disc. Seems I was wrong
    I've tried various "solutions" found via a Google search but I end up going in circles.

    Does anyone know a way to do this ?
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Password retrieval is not generally available for anything. Password reset is.

    Go online to yahoo and attempt to log in then click on the link for Forgotten username / Forgotten password and take it from there.

    Denis
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  3. Stanley1961's Avatar
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    I'm no further forward. Still going in circles.

    I generate a new password with Roboform, enter it ad nauseam.
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Please explain what you have done whilst using the Yahoo Forgotten username / Forgotten password procedure.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 13 Mar 2020 at 20:39.
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  5. Stanley1961's Avatar
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    Click on Yahoo login shortcut

    Window opens up with my email address displayed, a "Next" button, an already ticked "Stay signed" in box, a "Forgotten username?" option, and a
    "Create an acccount" box at the bottom.

    Clicked on Forgotten username.


    This opens up:

    Help
    Let's get you into your account
    Tell us one of the following to get started:
    Sign-in email address or mobile number
    Recovery phone number
    Recovery email address
    dmb06851

    and a Continue button.


    Then this:

    Help
    Yahoo
    dmb06851
    Enter verification code
    sent to your email address
    d*****en@gmail.com
    --------
    Enter the 8-character code
    Resend code in 18


    Code entered.

    Back to Yahoo.
    Asks for new password.
    New password entered.
    "Too many passwords have been changed on this account. Please try again in a few hours."
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  6. Posts : 2,003
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    1) Clear your Cookies, Passwords, Autofill, Form data, from your Web Browser.

    2) Wait a day, try again and make sure you don't make a mistake entering password.

    It is spam protection which thinks repeated changes or password entries in a short time is a Mail bot at work.
    Also run your Antivirus application.
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  7. Jacee's Avatar
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    Two step verification...do you have a mobile phone? Add two-step verification for extra security |






    Yahoo Help




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  8. Stanley1961's Avatar
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    Jacee said:
    Two step verification...do you have a mobile phone? Add two-step verification for extra security |

    Yahoo Help
    - SLN5013
    In order to set up two-step verification I would have to log into my account.

    As I have forgotten my password I can't do that.

    Yes, I have a cell 'phone. How does that help?
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  9. Jacee's Avatar
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    Try your mobile phone # or another e-mail address... Mobile phone gets you right in with a verification number to sign in with.

    Sign-in email address or mobile number
    Recovery phone number...needed for recovery ...check messages on phone!
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  10. Stanley1961's Avatar
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    Jacee said:
    Try your mobile phone # or another e-mail address... Mobile phone gets you right in with a verification number to sign in with.

    Sign-in email address or mobile number
    Recovery phone number...needed for recovery ...check messages on phone!
    That sounds a good idea. However, I have a simple 'phone, not a smartphone, so I can't do that.

    Perhaps I should buy one.
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