Step-by-step Guide for Resetting Yahoo! Mail Password

Precaution is better than cure. This saying is not only restricted to health issues; it equally plies on emailing services. All emailing services recommend frequent password changes to ensure account security. This is a precautionary step to save email accounts from hackers. If you don’t follow this recommendation, your account gets more prone to hacking. Although there is password recovery option yet it is necessary to keep your account secure beforehand. Still, if your account is hacked, here is a step-by-step guide to help you in password resetting (with reference to Yahoo! Mail.) You can use this option when you forget your existing password or when your account has been compromised.

Resetting Yahoo! Mail Password

Follow the instructions below:

  • Go to Yahoo! Mail log in page.
  • Click on ‘difficulty signing in?’ link.
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  • You will be asked to enter your Yahoo! Mail id or recovery phone number/email address.
  • Whichever option you select, your will be provided with an account key to verify your ownership. The account key will be delivered to your recovery phone number/email address.
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  • Enter the account key you received and click on verify.
  • You can now re-set a new password for your account. You will be asked to enter the password twice in order to confirm it. Keep a strong password (a combination of alphabets in UPPER case and lower case, number and special characters.) Yahoo also recommends using a password for a single email account. Using same password for multiple accounts poses security threat.

Changing Yahoo! Mail Password

As mentioned in the beginning of this post, frequent password changes are recommended for security reasons. So, you must keep changing your email password following these steps.

  • Log-in to your Yahoo account.
  • Move your cursor to the gear icon and from the drop down that follows select ‘Account info.’
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  • From the left side panel, select ‘Account security’ option.
  • You will be asked to enter your password; enter it.
  • Find ‘change password’ option in the right side panel.
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  • Set a new password and confirm it.
  • Click ‘Continue.’
  • You have successfully changed the password for your account.

Hope you are now using your email account with complete security and this guide has helped you in resetting your password successfully. If you are still not able to reset your password, contact our team for Yahoo Customer technical support. We offer quick solutions for technical issues related with emailing services and social media accounts.

Can’t Access Basic Recovery Option? Regain Hacked Gmail Account

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Google recommends differ rent tips such as choosing a strong password (combination of numbers, alphabets and special characters), adding recovery email and phone number to your account, keeping a check on your account activities to keep your Gmail account secure. It has also introduced 2-step verification process to enhance Gmail account security. Still some users’ accounts are hacked (may be they don’t follow Google’s tips or due to other reasons.)

If the hacker has not changed your basic account recovery options (alternate email id and phone number), you can change your password immediately to regain access to your account. But, if he has changed your recovery options you cannot use the basic account recovery method. Then, how can you recover your account in such situation? We will discuss this here and provide a step-by-step guide for the complete recovery method.

The method used to recover a Gmail account when the hacker has changed your recovery email and phone number is the identity verification method. You will be asked some questions related to your last password, time of last successful login (date), date of account creation, answer to security question, email address of 5 contacts, phone number, alternate email id, other Google services you were using, name of labels etc. These questions can vary from account to account. You need to be as specific as you can while answering these questions.

Gmail Account Recovery Method
  • Open Gmail log in page and find “Need help?” link below the “Sing in” button.
  • Click on the link and you will be redirected to account recovery page.
  • Enter your email id and select the “I don’t know my password” option. Click “Continue.”
  • You will be asked to type the Captcha seen in the image. Type it correctly and continue.
  • The next page will ask you to enter your last password, if you remember it type it otherwise select the “I don’t know” option.
  • Now you will see the basic recovery page which you can use only when hacker has not changed your alternate email id and phone number. But, here our situation is when you basic recovery options have changed. On this page, you will see a “verify your identity” below the “Continue” button. It’s written in small font so look for it carefully. Click on it.
  • You are now on the identity verification page, answer the questions asked correctly. And keep following the process. The more accurately you answer questions, the more instantly you will recover the account. If you don’t get access to your account, you can follow the identity verification process again.
If issues persist, contact Gmail technical support services on toll-free number. The number is accessible 24*7.