How to recover a deleted Yahoo account

This article shows you how to recover or reactivate a Yahoo! Mail account that was deleted by your request or inactivity. You need to have a recovery email or phone number registered with your Yahoo! account to recover it. You can reopen your account as long as it was closed within about the last 40 days (the last 90 days for accounts registered in New Zealand or Australia, and the last 180 days for accounts registered in Brazil or Taiwan).

Recover a deleted Yahoo account

  1. Go to https://login.yahoo.com/forgot?
  2. Enter your Yahoo email address or phone number.How to recover a deleted yahoo account
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Your backup email or phone number will be partially displayed. If you use your phone number to verify your account, you may be asked to enter missing digits to confirm the number is yours. If so, enter the correct digits then press Submit.How to recover a deleted Yahoo Mail account
  5. If you have access to the email address or phone number listed on the screen, click Yes, send me an Account key. If you don’t have access to the email or the phone displayed, click I don’t have access then click Start Over. You can try entering another email address or phone number to recover your account.
  6. Check your email or text message for Yahoo Account Key Code.
  7. Type the Account Key into the Yahoo page.
  8. Click Verify or Continue.
  9. Click Create a new password.
  10. Enter a new password twice.
  11. Click Continue and you are all done.

How to recover a forgotten Yahoo password

This article provides various solutions for recovering your Yahoo! Mail password.

How to recover your forgotten Yahoo! Mail password?

To reset your forgotten Yahoo! Mail password:

  1. Open the Yahoo! Sign-in Helper page.
  2. Enter your Yahoo! Mail email address or your phone number

How to recover your Yahoo password

  1. Click Continue. Yahoo! Mail’s sign-in helper will now walk you through the options.

If you have a mobile number associated with the account and can access text messages received there:

  1. Click Yes, text me an Account Key under Do you have access to this phone?. If you’re unable to receive or see text messages at that number, make sure you choose I don’t have access to this phone so you get other options for resetting your forgotten Yahoo! Mail password.
  2. You will receive a message containing the Account Key within a couple minutes. Enter it into the text box in the middle of the page.

How to recover a forgotten Yahoo! password

  1. Click Verify.

If you have a secondary email address associated with your Yahoo! Mail account:

  1. Click Yes, send me an Account Key under Do you have access to this email?. If you suspect somebody may be reading your email or if you cannot receive messages at the address anymore, click I don’t have access to this email instead.
  2. Type the account key you got by email under Verify that you have access to this email.
  3. Click Verify.

If you don’t have access to either a secondary email address or phone number, Yahoo! may ask you for other information to verify your identity, such as contacts in your Yahoo! Mail address book.

Once you have successfully recovered access to your account, you can change the Yahoo! Mail password.

If the Automated Process Fails

If all of those solutions didn’t work, you might need additional help from Yahoo!.

  1. Visit this Yahoo! Help Community Password and sign-in forum and post about your situation to the Yahoo! Help Community.
  2. Learn about recovering passwords for individual accounts.
  3. You can post to the Password and sign-in forum to add your feedback. You may have to create a Yahoo! Help Community account to post. Important: Do not post any personal information, such as the Yahoo! Mail email address for which you have forgotten the password, phone numbers, remembered passwords, or anything similar.

Yahoo Mail Sign In Problems

You have important emails to get to, but you can’t sign in to your Yahoo Account? Let’s help you get back in there, here are the most common access issues and how to solve them.

1. I forgot my password

Go to Yahoo Mail Sign-in Helper. Enter your Yahoo ID and select your password recovery method to regain access in minutes.

2. I forgot my Yahoo ID

The Sign-in Helper is capable of doing more than just resetting passwords. Enter the mobile number or alternate email address associated with your account, Yahoo will send you a message to refresh your memory.

3. I think someone is using my account

Use Sign-in Helper to change your password immediately, then review Yahoo’s steps to secure a hacked account.

4. “Invalid ID or Password” message

You may have entered your ID or Password incorrectly. If you are sure you entered them correctly, consider the following:

    1. Caps Lock or Num Lock Keys: make sure these two keys on your keyboard haven’t accidentally been pressed.
    2. Browser auto-fill settings: If your browser usually remembers your password, but you’ve recently changed it, you’ll need to enter your new password manually to override your browser settings.
    3. If those are not the case and you’re sure you entered correct information, considering to change your password immediately since it may imply that someone else has accessed to your account.

5. “First time signing in here” message

If you’re trying to sign in from a device that Yahoo haven’t seen you use before, you may be asked for an Account Key (sent to your phone or alternative email) to verify that it’s really you trying to access your account

6. “Account Locked” message

If you have too many unsuccessful sign-in attempts, a 12-hour temporary lock is triggered to protect your account. But you can always regain access immediately with the Sign-in Helper.

7. The sign-in screen loops or reloads

You may have to clear your browser’s cookies, usually in the History section of your browser. Restart your browser and try again. If it doesn’t fix the problem, something might have happened on Yahoo’s end, wait for them to fix it.

8. I’m using the right password and Yahoo ID, but I still can’t sign in

You might be using an out-of-date or unsupported browser. Yahoo works best with the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Go to Yahoo’s Sign-in Helper for any ID or password-related issues.

Create/remove a filter in Yahoo Mail

Keep your emails and inbox organized with email filters. You can create up to 200 filters to tell incoming messages which folder to be delivered to, as well as tell unwanted emails to go directly to the Trash. Here are our instructions to help you create or remove filters in Yahoo Mail.

Add a filter

  1. Go to your Yahoo inbox.
  2. Hover mouse over the “gear icon” in the top right, choose Settings.

  3. Click on Filters.

  4. Click Add to add a new filter.

  5. Enter the filter criteria. Only the emails that meet ALL of the conditions are filtered and move to the folder of your choosing.

    1. Filter name.
    2. The criteria to base the filter on. Basically, you’re entering keywords for your filter, any mails that contain the filter’s keyword in any part of it (sender, receiver, subject, body) will be delivered to the folder you choose.
    3. The folder that the affected mails will arrive in.
  6. Select the folder to deliver the filtered emails to or select New Folder to create a new one. Then click Save and your filter is created. You can have up to 200 filters with Yahoo Mail.

Note: The order of your filter list matters. Filters are prioritized from the top down, if two filters can apply to the same email, the top filter will be used. You can change the order by using the up or down arrow on the right.

Remove a filter

  1. Go to your Yahoo Mail inbox.
  2. Hover mouse over the “gear icon” in the top right, choose Settings.
  3. Click on Filters.
  4. Choose the filter you want to remove.

  5. Select Remove.
  6. Click Save to save your changes and return to your email’s settings.

Besides the options to add or remove filters, you can also edit an existing filter: Choose a filter you want to edit, click Edit instead of Add, make your changes then click Save.

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How to delete a Yahoo account?

This article shows you how to permanently delete your Yahoo account. Once you deleted your Yahoo Mail account, your emails will be removed. You will also lose access to your account, your Flickr account, photos, and other data stored in Yahoo’s services. So make sure that you cancel all paid services to avoid future charges and consider carefully before closing your account.

How to delete a Yahoo account

  1. Go to the Yahoo account termination page. Enter your email address and password.
  1. Read the text on the page. It outlines the terms of deletion and reminds you to cancel any paid Yahoo services.

How to delete a Yahoo mail account

  1. Scroll down and click Continue deleting my account.

How to close Yahoo account

  1. Enter your email address again in the text field in the middle of the page.
  1. Click Yes, terminate this account.

How to delete Yahoo account

  1. You will know it worked if you see a message that reads Your account has been deactivated and scheduled for deletion. In 90 days, your account will be permanently deleted.

How to delete your Yahoo account

Once you close your Yahoo account, anyone who tries to send a message to your email address will receive a delivery failure message.

How to send an Email in Yahoo! Mail

This article shows you how to compose and send an email using the Yahoo! emailing site. It’s very simple.

How to send an Email in Yahoo! Mail

  1. Log into your Yahoo account.

Check this if you don’t know how to log into Yahoo! Mail.

If you don’t have any yahoo account, you must sign up for a new Yahoo account.

  1. Click the Compose button at the top left of the page. A new message form screen will now appear.

How to send an email in Yahoo mail

  1. Enter your recipients into the “To” text field. If that person is already in your contacts, you can just enter their name from there. If not, you need to write their full email address. It can be to any email, not just a “@yahoo.com” address.

How to send an email in Yahoo Mail

  1. Type a message subject in the Subject If you don’t enter it, you will get a warning when you try to send the email.

You can still send an email without a message subject. However, it isn’t good email etiquette and it may get blocked by spam filters.

  1. Type the message in the bottom box.
  2. Click Send. Your message has been sent!

How to change your Yahoo password

It’s necessary to upgrade your Yahoo Mail password regularly to make it harder for someone to access your account. This article shows you the quickest way to change your Yahoo password both on desktop and mobile.

Change your Yahoo password on Desktop

  1. Open Yahoo Mail (go to https://mail.yahoo.com/) and log into your account.

If you can’t remember your password, learn how to recover your Yahoo password now.

  1. Click your name in the top right of the page then select Account Info.

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  1. Click Account security on the left side of the page.

Change your Yahoo password account security

  1. Enter your email address, click Next. Then, enter your Yahoo password and select Sign In.
  2. Click the Change password link to the right. You will now be directed to the password creation page.
  3. Enter your new password twice in the text boxes. Select Show password if you want to double-check your password.

How to change Yahoo password on desktop

  1. Click Continue button at the bottom of the page.
  1. You will see a page talking about a recovery email and phone number. You can fill that out or skip it for now with the I’ll secure my account later link at the bottom.
  2. You should now be returned to the Account Security page.

Change your Yahoo password on Mobile

  1. Open Yahoo Mail by tapping the Yahoo Mail app icon (a purple box with the phrase “Yahoo! Mail” and a white envelope on it).

This will open your Yahoo inbox if you’re already logged in.

If you aren’t logged into the Yahoo Mail app, tap Have a Yahoo account? Sign in at the bottom of the screen (or, on Android, tap Yahoo Mail), enter your email address, tap Next, enter your password, and tap Sign in.

  1. Tap ☰. It’s in the top-left corner of the screen (iPhone) or the search bar (Android). This will open a pop-out menu.
  2. Tap Manage Accounts near the top of the pop-out menu. This will open a list of currently signed-in accounts.
  3. In the list of signed-in accounts, find the name of the account for which you want to change the password.
  4. Tap Account info link below the name of the account whose password you want to change.
  5. Tap Security Settings in the middle of the page.
  6. Enter your phone’s passcode or Touch ID. If prompted, scan your Touch ID or enter your phone’s passcode. Depending on the type of phone that you have, you may not need to do this.
  7. Tap Change password in the upper-right corner of the page.
  8. Tap I would rather change my password link is at the bottom of the page. This will open the password creation page.

If you didn’t have to scan your Touch ID or enter a passcode, you may have to tap a checkbox entitled “I’m not a robot” and then tap Continue to proceed.

  1. Enter your new password into the “New password” text field, then re-type the password into the “Confirm new password“.
  2. Tap Continue button. Your password has now been reset and you should now be returned to the inbox page.

How to block or unblock an email address on Yahoo! Mail

It’s easy to prevent incoming emails or messages from specific senders that you’d rather not see. This article shows you how to block an email address in your Yahoo! Mail so that you will never see any more messages from those senders again.

How to block an email address on Yahoo! Mail

  1. Go to Yahoo and sign in to your Yahoo Mail.

If you don’t know how to login to your Yahoo mail account, see: Yahoo mail login guide.

  1. Open an email from the sender that you want to block. If you already know this person’s email address, skip to Step 5.
  2. Press and hold down the mouse to select the sender’s address then release it.
  3. Right click and select Copy.
  1. Click the Settings menu icon. It’s in the top right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will appear.
  2. Select More Settings.

How to block an Email Address on Yahoo! Mail

  1. Click Security and Privacy. It’s on the left side of the page.

How to block someone on Yahoo! Mail

  1. Click + Add. It’s near Blocked addresses. Enter or paste (Right Click/Paste) the email address that you want to block into the “Address” field.
  1. Click Save.

You will no longer receive any message from this email address in your inbox. You can block all addresses from a single business or domain, not just @yahoo.com.

How to unblock an email address on Yahoo! Mail

  1. Go to Yahoo and log into your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Click the Settings menu icon in the top right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Blocked Addresses. It’s on the left side of the page.
  5. Click the email address that you wish to unblock to select it.
  6. Click Remove.

How to add a signature to your Yahoo Mail account

A signature is a way to include the same details and information on all of your sent messages. This article shows you how to set or add a signature to your Yahoo! Mail account on both desktop and mobile.

Add a Yahoo mail signature on desktop

  1. Go to https://www.yahoo.com/mail. This will open your Yahoo! mail inbox if you’re already logged into your account.

If you aren’t logged into your account, enter your email address and password to sign in.

If you don’t have an account yet, sign up for a new Yahoo account now.

  1. After signing in, click the gear logo shown on the upper-right side of the inbox page. Then, select More Settings.

How to add a signature to your Yahoo Mail account

  1. Click Writing email on the left side of the page.
  1. Below the Signature heading, click the white switch to the right of the Yahoo! address that you want to enable a signature. The switch will now turn blue and a text box will appear below the account address. This indicates that the signature feature is now enabled for this email account.

How to add a signature to your Yahoo Mail

  1. Enter your desired signature in the Signature field.
  1. Click Back to Inbox. It’s on the upper-left side of the page. All your changes have been saved. You will now be returned to the inbox.

Add a Yahoo mail signature on mobile

  1. Tap the Yahoo! Mail app icon to open your Yahoo! Mail and log into your Yahoo! account.
  2. Tap ☰ in the top-left corner of the screen. A menu will open.
  1. Tap Settings. You will find this near the middle of the menu.
  1. Scroll down and tap Signature in the GENERAL section. This will open the Signature menu.
  2. Tap the white Signature switch. You will find this in the upper-right corner of the screen. It will now turn blue. This indicates that the signature feature is now enabled for this email account.

How to add a signature to Yahoo mail account on mobile

On Android, this is the Customize for each account switch.

If the switch is already blue, the signature feature is enabled.

  1. Tap the text box to add your signature. The default signature says Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone/Android. You can delete what’s there and add your own text. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
  2. Tap Done in the bottom-right corner of the signature box. Your new signature will now be applied to all of your future emails sent from your Android or iPhone.

On Android, you can just tap the Back button to save your signature.