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Yahoo Mail - Pass Reset

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    Yahoo Mail - Pass Reset


    I have forgot the Password for Yahoo Mail and entered around 8 passwords with no success, tried reset option but don't have access Phone Number on Yahoo Mail!

    I want to know if there is certain limit on trying different passwords on Yahoo ! Mail?

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    No limit. I have a habit of forgetting my Yahoo password because it insists on using a capital letter and i hate using caps in passwords. It also will not let me reuse an old one so its a bit of a pain. But as for resetting, I do not use any phone number thingy? I just tell it I want a reset and if I recall rightly, it sends a reset email to my alternate email.

    Click on 'I cannot access my account' then 'I have forgot my password' - I am not going any further as I dont want to forget the damn thing - again!! There should be an alternative email option ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    No limit. I have a habit of forgetting my Yahoo password because it insists on using a capital letter and i hate using caps in passwords. It also will not let me reuse an old one so its a bit of a pain. But as for resetting, I do not use any phone number thingy? I just tell it I want a reset and if I recall rightly, it sends a reset email to my alternate email.

    Click on 'I cannot access my account' then 'I have forgot my password' - I am not going any further as I dont want to forget the damn thing - again!! There should be an alternative email option ??
    I am getting this message - Send a text message to: *** ** ****55Mobile charges may apply.

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    yes, I see your point. I got the same. Which has not happened to me before. Strange one. They must have changed something? Did you set a mobile phone as a contact option? Thats what is showing on mine, but this time is shows my mobile, but not the other options? Weird? Try contacting yahoo directly?

    Are you in Facebook? They take that sign in ?

    https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/yahoo-account

    I know this says UK, but you should get your own version via Help?

    https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/yahoo-a...pressions=true


    Reset your password using your alternate email address


    1. Go to the Yahoo Password Helper.
    2. Select I have a problem with my password and click Next.
    3. Enter your Yahoo ID and click Next.
    4. If prompted, enter the code from the CAPTCHA text verification.
    5. Select your alternate email address and click Next.
      - An email with the subject "Reset your Yahoo password" will be sent to the alternate email address you selected.
    6. When you receive the email, click the Reset My Password link in the email message.
    7. Enter your new password, and click Next.


    Reset your password using your mobile phone

    Reset your password using your secret questions


    Remember to enter yahoo ID in FULL (full email address)


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