Windows 10: Does Yahoo block an email account after umpteen unsuccessful attempts Solved

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  1. MrHudson's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       20 Dec 2017 #11

    I had same problem with Yahoo. used them for 2yrs, then one day went to log in, message said wrong email or password. got back into account, set it up to send the back up to get in to a Hotmail account. then it just came up where I couldn't log in or send password reset to Hotmail. I really think someone is high jacking yahoo accounts. I created another one, same thing again.
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  2.    20 Dec 2017 #12

    Since the intent of my thread has been answered, I'm marking this as solved.
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  3. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       20 Dec 2017 #13

    This is a good read. Full of information no matter when your Yahoo account got hacked.

    Deleting Yahoo account may not be a good option to opt for, as Yahoo recycles deleted accounts after 30 days, which would allow anyone to hijack it. So, even if you don't want to use your Yahoo account, just enable 2FA and leave it.

    It's 3 Billion! Yes, Every Single Yahoo Account Was Hacked In 2013 Data Breach

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  4.    21 Dec 2017 #14

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    This is a good read. Full of information no matter when your Yahoo account got hacked.

    It's 3 Billion! Yes, Every Single Yahoo Account Was Hacked In 2013 Data Breach

    Wow I didn't realize it was that bad. I'll be glad to inform my friend about that.
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  5.    21 Dec 2017 #15

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    This situation has turned out to be a sad turn of events. My friend called me last night and in the course of whatever was being done to his wife's computer, he told me the computer has been completely wiped out. The reason I'm mentioning this is because I believe that no one should be paying a complete stranger over the phone to take control of their computer: if a computer is in serious trouble, take it to a local computer shop and give them the business. That said there is a time when it's ok to work with a complete stranger such as the manufacturer, the place where the computer was purchased from or the warranty company.

    I'll create a new thread for what I believe should happen next since I don't want to drag this thread beyond it's purpose.
    In the past month I've had a couple of "issues" with Yahoo email myself. Long story short, I don't use Yahoo for any of my important emails anymore. I switched to Gmail. And you are correct, don't pay someone to fix your computer over the phone and have them take control of your computer. It usually costs you money and you may not know what that put on your computer. Give someone local your money and have them fix it for you!
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