Unlock Temporary Locked Yahoo Mail Account Immediately

Unlock your temporarily locked Yahoo Mail Account quickly with this simple tricky guide below. Unblock access to get back your account working

Post Updated: Feb 2017

  • Added an official method to regain your locked Yahoo Account Access.
  • Removed Spam Comments.

Yahoo! is very strict in keeping its products and services up to its policies. Any malfunction with its products may lead to a strike on your service usage. If your Yahoo mail account is locked temporarily (12 hours), read the post carefully to regain your account back.

Following reasons are potential causes for blocking

  • Trying incorrect password attempts multiple times
  • Sending mails in large numbers more than specified limit
  • Hacking attempts on your Email ID
  • Suspicious activity on your account
  • Spam mark by recipients on receiving invaluable message
  • Unauthorised access to third party apps and software
  • POP and IMAP settings
  • Using your account at different locations at time

How to unlock Yahoo Account immediately?

The lock will be lifted automatically after 12 hours, but you can always regain access to your account immediately using the Sign-in Helper.

Method I (Official)

Step 1: Go to Yahoo Help Forum Page.

Step 2: Here click on “Account Locked” message

Step 3: Now click on Sign-in Helper

Step 4: Enter the Yahoo Mail Address or Phone Number (You can even enter recovery email ID or Phone No).

Enter Your Yahoo ID or Phone No.

Enter Your Yahoo ID or Phone No.

Step 5:  An ‘Account Key’ will be sent to your recovery mail/phone or you may be asked for the security questions.

Account Key to Recovery Address

Account Key to Recovery Address

Step 6: Follow the steps and you will regain access to your locked Yahoo! Account instantly.

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Method II

When you log in to your account, cookie in the form of packets of data are stored on Yahoo servers. These cookies are the one which helps recognise your Yahoo account for further references. But when someone attempts a sign in using the wrong password the cookies are deleted. And when the limit number of attempts are crossed the cookies expire. This stimulates the Yahoo filters to think account activity as suspicious and thus locks it temporarily or for so called 12 or 24 hours.

To unlock or unblock your account you can try to Log in using another Yahoo server. These results in the formation of new and fresh cookies. The new server does not have any knowledge of expired cookies. And you are able to login and access your Yahoo! mail account again.

You can use any server listed below. (Try different servers if one doesn’t work.)

Method III

  • Remove POP and IMAP settings from email client software.
  • Revoke access to all third party apps and software.
  • Use any other browser to log in a re-open your account.

Note & Conclusion: I hope the above methods helped you in unblocking your locked Yahoo mail. If the methods don’t work you have no other option other than waiting for 12 hours which is a loose set time of account lock down.

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61 Responses

  1. Nitish says:

    Pls unlock my account

    • Nikhil says:

      Try the methods above, they will help you. If you are facing any problem then provide us with more information we will surely assist you.

  2. Ajao mojisola says:

    please help me to unluck my email

    • Nikhil A says:

      Follow the steps above and if you are not succesful than wait for 12 to 48 hours to access your account.

  3. itzukake says:

    no one else on your method work ill wait for 12 hours but still thanks for your methods

  4. onyekachi morientes says:

    please help me unblock my email account onyechichi1@yahoo.com

  5. Isah abdul says:

    Pls help me unluck my account

  6. Fernando says:

    please help me too to unlock my account. someone hack my account then change the password. please i follow the step in the top but that was not work 🙁 , this is my account cute_guy_31_fox@yahoo.com

  7. lijo says:

    Plz reply remove temperary lock

  8. thomas says:

    please help me unlock thomas@yahoo.com

  9. Judy says:

    Been locked out of my laptop and now also my old phone, I can’t access my mails. Yahoo server sign in is not helping either, doesn’t provide other alternative to retrieve password. Before I locked up from my old phone tried to reset the password but on numerous occasions they didn’t send the confirmation email to change password. Worst service ever. How do I get my yahoo account back when nothing seem to be working? As I switch to gmail #disappointed client

  10. Judy says:

    It’s been a week now since got locked out of my laptop and few days later my old phone followed. None of your methods/steps seem to be working here’s my account jmafuyeka@yahoo.com

  11. Fernanda says:

    Hi, Could you please help me unlock my account fernandapz@yahoo.com? It’s been a week since I got locked out. I was unfortunately unable to access it using your suggestions above. I had to make a new Gmail account but don’t want to loose all my Yahoo emails. Thank you in advance.

  12. Daniel Tsado says:

    unlock email account please.

  13. Nizam says:

    Pls help me unlock my account.
    I have change mobile number but forget to update.

  14. Shelley says:

    I tried ALL of the steps above. AND nothing Still locked out. Been about 2 weeks. HELP me

  15. Teri cooj says:

    I have changed my phone number and cannot access my yahoo email because I gave authorized two step verification and no longer have access to the phone number. How can I get back in it

  16. Linda Jackson says:

    Can’t get into my email and phone no longer valid…help me please

  17. twanna says:

    Unblock my email account this is too too strict!!

  18. twanna says:

    Unlock my email this is ridiculous

  19. Liz says:

    forgot my password and tried all ways possible to access my account until it was locked up. It was ridiculous that even the security questions seems changed as I dont know the answers to them. How to email customer support? there’s not even a customer service number or email. all community support and faqs that are useless! Could anyone tell me if there is really Customer Care for yahoo mail???

  20. franklin giorgio says:

    please help me to unlock my yahoo its frankline_giorgio@yahoo.com i will be very greatful to thank you and send you a nice gift …because my school information are there and job please….

  21. Hmm says:

    Yahoo has become rather stupid recently. I have 2 step verification. After entering the code on my iphone, it still says the special code is incorrect.

    I tried the web based login from the sites posted above, none worked so the author should remove these tips.

    However, the good thing is that on my desktop Outlook Office platform via Outlook email (not web version) I already had my yahoo account there and it works fine. I just can’t access my account from any mobile app or even from the Yahoo account.

    I suggest everyone move away from Yahoo and also Microsoft. Microsoft rendered access from Outlook impotent. They want people to access their site from the web (get more ads) or from mobile apps (small and all but useless and bad for eyes).

    The only solid performer in the email world now is Gmail. Hence, everyone should try to migrate to email, but this is very scary because we are getting less and less options for email providers and services these days.

  22. Jaymie SIlva says:

    I have been locked out of my yahoo acct for 4 days. I have had this same address for 8 years and its been on my phone only. I do not even know the password. I called an 800 number that said it was customer service on Yahoo mail, and they wanted 200.00 to attempt to unlock the address. I hung up the phone. Wat to I do to get my email unlocked.

  23. Mohammad says:

    Please help me !
    this is my yahoo email :


    Pls help me to unluck my yahoo account abodunrin.rukayat@yahoo.com

  25. Smith says:

    Please help me gain access to my account nicholesmith82@yahoo.com. My password does not work. I usually gain access w secret question. System will not give that option. Im being asked for a phone number I never had. I can not get in, its never been this hard in the 8 years had email. We have all these problem YAHOO refuse to provide direct support. I tried Yahoo help everything on chance. Yahoo has created many complications for many people. This is not right. What do I do its been weeks and surf net for every solution possible still no chance. Please Help

  26. Charles Arnold says:

    Please urgent. I need help asap. Work severance contracts are locked in my account. Who can I contact to get this done please. I need urgent help. cearnold75@yahoo.com

  27. aikenbalboa says:

    What can i do i forgot my facebook password? Itry connecting to yahoomail but the codes dont works?
    You enter many codes. Try again later? This is say always?

  28. Josh says:

    Need help getting into my email.. I can’t access it because it somehow had its password changed and I don’t have an alternative address assigned to it for verification because that account went inactive and my phone number has since changed.

  29. keyan says:

    it is just about money non of them works

  30. Divya Gupta says:

    Please help me gain access to my account gdivya57@yahoo.co.in. My password does not work even i don’t have access email address & not even update my mobile no. How i re-open my account please suggest it’s important for me.

    • Divya Gupta says:

      Please help me gain access to my account gdivya57@yahoo.co.in. My password does not work even i don’t have access email address & not even update my mobile no. How i re-open my account please suggest it’s important for me.

  31. Divya Gupta says:

    Please help me gain access to my account gdivya57@yahoo.co.in. My password does not work even i don’t have access email address & not even update my mobile no. How i re-open my account please suggest it’s important for me.

  32. hafeez nofiu says:

    pls help me to activate my email account havis2002@yahoo.com even I cant get update pls help me to recover back my password

  33. Tina says:

    Please help me unlock ny account,i really want to read the message i have,cause one of it itz important pls… bebianatawo@yahoo.com.. please am waitin for ur reply

  34. queen says:

    please help me unblock my yahoo account that was black last week

  35. queen says:

    please help me unblock my yahoo account that was black last week queenmabry10@yahoo.com

  36. Mai says:

    hi the method looks easy but i have lost access to my account first it was blocked for i dont know reason since then i cannot have it back anymore. the email address that was associated with my account is lost also. this is the account i use for my facebook and its importznt i dont know qhta to do.

  37. bob livingstone says:

    I am locked out none of the servers helped I know my email was being used (mailer damon undeliverable messages) system says its sent new temp password to the email but I cant get in to get it!

  38. Jo says:

    Locked out after being hacked. Sky email but a yahoo account. Jojo.morgan@sky.com. Can anyone help?

  39. sabrina says:

    Plz help i can not access my account sabrinalj238@yahoo.com it says i have never signed in from this device before and my phone number changed and i am also locked out of backup email. My password i know. It just keeps saying never logged in from this device….plz


    hye. please help to unlock my email mohdismailamran90@yahoo.com my alternative email is hairiyahmohammad@yahoo.com it says to verify unlock password. probably bcoz i had access the email more than 3 devices. already email yahoo customer service. i need to get back my email ASAP many important form i used that email.tq

  41. Amos says:

    Unlock my account

  42. Sarfraz Ebrahim says:

    I have 2 accounts locked on yahoo.
    Both are linked with each other and the recovery password/key has been sent to each other too.
    I have not linked my mobile no. to these accounts.
    Please can you help.

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