Question about Yahoo Mail
I can access all my other account but I haven't been able to log in on yahoo for a week! It keeps telling me that ID & password is invalid... but it's not! Can someone please help me??? Just don't email me because I won't be able to access it :-(!
SOURCE: Unable to log in to yahoo email
Under the login boxes, there is a link for "Forgot User ID or Password?". You can click on that link and follow the instructions to retrieve this information.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Your account may be locked for security reasons
This happens because somebody tried to make a large amount of attempts to guess your password and enter your account. Many times, it's not actually someone trying to access the account, they just know that by sending a huge amount of requests, they can cause the user problems by having their account closed.
The servers understand that a human can make about 5 or 6 attempts a minute, this would be normal if you had forgotten your password or made a typo etc... and at this rate, it would take 18011 years to guess your password.
An automated program however, could make 1000s of requests a minute or even more! Its when the server experiences these numbers, for your own security, it locks your account.
First, visit http://login.yahoo.com/config/login Don't Worry! The first attempt will fail, say incorrect password or something. It's the second attempt that matters. What you will see this time, is that you have a word verification. This is a secure system by which only humans could be making the request, bots cannot see the text, they see encrypted numbers.
For some, this is it, the account will log in again! For others, it's not so. You have to wait up to 48hrs for the account to come back.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
please help me to open my emailbox, for a very long perion i could not have access to my mail.
your customer from nigeria
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
had the same problem starting Aug 11, 2010 - mid day. It is strange. I've reported it to yahoo, and they are taking a long time. I've had my account for more than 10 years. It is something on their end for sure.
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
Yahoo is currently updating their servers, has been going on all weekend. I have just logged in at 11:05 am EST and it seems to be working correctly again.
I was having problems with mail on Outlook, on the website, and on my phone. Maybe the update is complete (hopefully).
Posted on May 23, 2011
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