How Do I Unlock My Yahoo Account?

Posted by mariahayden on April 13th, 2021

Yahoo is known for its strict guidelines, and it doesn’t compromise with them. Yahoo wants every user to abide by the guidelines, and this is the reason why Yahoo locks accounts of those who break the terms and policies. If your account has been locked by Yahoo, it clearly means that you tried to breach the security norms. Usually, a temporary lock happens for 12 hours and can be restored easily.

Possible reasons

Following are the reasons responsible for Yahoo Account Temporarily Locked:

  • Wrong IMAP and POP settings.
  • Multiple attempts to access the Yahoo account illegally.
  • Sending a large number of emails exceeding the limit
  • Entering the wrong password multiple times
  • Illegal access to third-party apps
  • Hacking attempts on your Email ID
  • Using your account at different locations at the time

Besides these reasons, your account will get locked temporarily if the receiver of the mail has marked your mail as spam.

Steps to Unlock Yahoo Account

There are some of the methods mentioned below for unlocking the Yahoo account. 

  • If your account has been locked because of multiple incorrect sign-in attempts so your account would automatically get unlocked after12 hours.
  • Clear all the browser cache and then try to access Yahoo Mail.
  • Deleting IMAP and POP settings completely from the Email service.
  • Try logging in from a different browser.
  • Try using a different browser for accessing Yahoo mail as there are so many Yahoo servers around the world.

Also, there are times when users have to face the Yahoo Mail Not Working problem, then the first thing you should do is to check the internet connection as this is one of the root causes of Yahoo’s malfunctioning; this issue can occur because of using an incompatible version of the browser, so update your browser if it is so. Also, clear your browser cache, as this could also be the reason for Yahoo Mail Not Working.

By following the above-mentioned tips, you can easily solve Yahoo account issues. Hope you find these solutions helpful in getting rid of the problem.

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Maria Hayden has more than nine years of IT expertise. He has been awarded numerous awards from various institutions and forums. His passion for helping people via his expertise has made him share his experience with readers via Blogs and articles.

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