Are you receiving “Invalid ID or password please try again using your full Yahoo ID” and “This ID is not yet taken are you trying to register for a new account” error messages when trying to access your Yahoo email account? Because it would not let you sign in under your assumed username and password does not mean you have to try to guess your identification or password. You can use Yahoo password helper to try to obtain your last Yahoo identification or password.
You may want to clear your web browser cache and cookies first, before you try other options. If clearing your web browser cache and cookies does not resolve your issue, there are multiple ways to retrieve your Yahoo account information. The first option requires you to enter your Yahoo identification.
Depending on how you configured your Yahoo email account, in case you forget your password, you will be prompted to reset your password via email. This option is useful if you know your Yahoo identification, but have forgotten your password. The second option that is available, if you have forgotten your Yahoo identification is that you will be asked to enter in your alternative email address or mobile phone number.
Finally, the third option is available if you think that your Yahoo account has been compromised. You will need to know your Yahoo identification and will be asked to enter it in. Hopefully, one of these three options will help you to access your Yahoo email account.
I get quite a few individuals asking for help with their lost Yahoo account credentials. I do NOT knowingly help hackers. Also, my website AnetComputers.com which has quite a bit of FREE information, has paid for services as well.
I have added quite a bit of information to this blog post, with some information as an information technology technician.
Yahoo corporation tends to change their password reset tool. As of the time of this update, there are three pieces of information, that you can use to potentially recover your Yahoo account identification credentials.
* sign in email address
* mobile phone number
* recovery email address
You basically have three chances or three pieces of information that can help you obtain your lost Yahoo identification. You will need access to your recovery phone number and or recovery email address. If you no longer have access to your recovery phone number or email address, then you will NOT be able to obtain your Yahoo identification credential that you use to login.
Back in the day Yahoo did NOT allow you to sign in with a mobile phone number. Now at least you can sign in with either your Yahoo identification or mobile phone number. An example would be johndoe or 1234567890.
You do NOT need to enter in your full Yahoo email address at sign in. For example you only need to enter in johndoe NOT email@example.com. One of these three pieces of information is necessary to use the Yahoo helper tool above.
* sign in email address or mobile phone number
* recovery phone number
* recovery email address
If you cannot proceed with that Yahoo helper tool, then you may want to read through Yahoo account help. Choose option 8 “Fix problems signing in to your Yahoo account”. Another option is to try a different web browser or even different computer.
If you do NOT know your Yahoo account identification then refer to option 8 above. If you know your Yahoo account identification but forgot your password, you might able to reset it using option 2 from the link above, “Change or reset your Yahoo password”. You have a better chance of accessing your Yahoo email account if at the very least you know your Yahoo identification credential.
If you are able to now access your Yahoo account, you might want to verify and or change your recovery phone number and recovery email address. Make certain that you still have access to either your recovery phone number and recovery email address. The next time that you forget or lose your Yahoo password then you can potentially quickly access your account via your recovery phone number or recovery email address.
You would refer to option 4 “Add or remove an account recovery method”, via the link above. You will receive a link either via your recovery phone number or recovery email address, allowing you to recover your account. Also, you might want to make sure that you still have access to your mobile phone number that you use to sign in.
Taking these steps can potentially save you from losing access to your Yahoo account. If you change your mobile phone number, then do NOT forget to update your mobile phone number that you use to sign in to Yahoo. Finally, Yahoo tends to change their sign in process, so these tips may change in the future.
AnetComputers.com does NOT knowingly help out those that want to hack into someone else’s Yahoo account. If you browsed here looking for information that you could use to circumvent someone else’s security, you browsed to the wrong website. I now only support email password issues through my paid services.
I do NOT provide free support to those seeking help accessing their Yahoo account. This reduces the potential for corrupt individuals in society that would use my help to circumvent someone else’s security.