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.

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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107 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.

      • stephanie says:

        Hi my name is stephanie and I am having the exact same problem that these people are having. I have tried to log in from different servers, I answered the security questions, restarted my computer, called verizon and nothing has worked, so I had to open a new email account. can you help me because I have years of information on their. my email is hideshome@yahoo.com

      • Stephen says:

        My Yahoo acct has been hacked. I cannot contact Yahoo in any of the ways offered. Secret questions, SMS, recovery email, text
        How can I contact them and can they recover my account. 1200 contacts, 40,000 emails & more.
        Is there professional help if I am not able to myself

        • Nikhil says:

          Contact Yahoo Customer Support.

          • Molly Green says:

            How do I contact yahoo customer support? There is no number listed anywhere and I now have no email to tell people to respond to to answer my questions…
            My account was hacked and yahoo shut it down, which is fine, except now when it sends an account key to my phone, I enter that and it tells me to go to the sign in helper, which then tells me I cannot sign in through there.
            Email is listed as mollygreen02@yahoo.com but I cannot access

  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.

      • stephanie says:

        I have this same problem as this person and did everything that was suggested and still not able to access my account. Can you please help me.

  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 :
    aaui_2005@yahoo.com

  24. RUKAYAT ABODUNRIN says:

    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

  40. HAIRIYAH BINTI MOHAMMAD says:

    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:

    Hi,
    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.
    Thanks

  43. RALPH O VONDRAK says:

    I WANT TO TRY TO GET BY USING MY MAC BOOK PRO WITHOUT MAIL FOR 72 HOURS. SINCERELY, AS EVER YOUR VERY OLD BROWSER CUSTOMER

  44. RALPH O VONDRAK says:

    Currently everyone on this planet knows when and where I SLEEP at night time.

  45. RALPH O VONDRAK says:

    thanks

  46. RALPH O VONDRAK says:

    HOW IS MODERATION PREFORMED?

  47. osarumen012000 says:

    osarumen012000@yahoo.com pls help me unlock it have tried all possible best

  48. rishabh jain says:

    sir my email id is rishabhjain1091@yahoo.in how can recovery id update my new rcovery id is uodate sushil_jain2007@yahoo.co.in

  49. DANA says:

    Been locked out of my account for almost 2 months. brings me to the same screen, I have tried everything in the self help and still end up at the beginning with the following message…….
    Dana

    Help

    Account Alert
    Dear Dana
    Your account safety is our top priority
    We have detected some unusual activity on your account and as a result we’ve temporarily locked it for your protection. You may unlock your account immediately by changing your password.
    Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, but your account safety and privacy is very important to us.
    Sincerely,
    Your customer care team
    Unlock and change password
    Even having the account key send me a code to phone , and end up right back at that screen.PLEASE HELP

  50. DANA says:

    Yet done everything, and still can not regain access to my yahoo. I am so frustrated.

  51. chander says:

    i cn’t open my yahoo id. it shows yahoo do not recogoniz . what to do

  52. Roderick says:

    Can y’all help me I don’t have phone number any more I just need a code to get in my account roderickplummer@Yahoo.com

  53. dustinblackburn says:

    Are you going to make a better way to fix this im locked out of my account and its really starting to get very upset.

  54. Esther Smith says:

    My gmail is lock yahoo mail is lock I can’t remember my mobile number and is long time now how can I go to my email account

  55. Esther Smith says:

    I want to unlock this account please

  56. Stephanie says:

    My name is Stephanie I have been locked out of my yahoo account I have had for 15 years it’s linked to my other web account I have used all methods to unlock but none have worked my account recovery email is not acsessable and it’s locked me out on my cell phone and laptop the all started yesterday when I accidently removed an email app from my cell phone I tried to log in and it sent me to the account recovery key I tried trouble shoots to be able to unlock the account but nothing has worked I have another account that I’m able to use temporarly but I really need this account back. darkangel_hot_devil@yahoo.com

  57. Lani says:

    Thank you for taking time to post the tips and tutorial. People like you keep the internet a helpful community….and help locked out people like me 😉

  58. Jason says:

    This is fucking bullshit. I have years of information in my email and because my phone number changed it say I’ve never signed in from this device. I’ve literally tried everything to gain access, it’s just a big run around. Thanks yahoo for locking me out of my email for over a month!

  59. stephanie says:

    I have sent an email letting you know that I have tried you everything that was suggested and I still can not access my account. Can you help me

  60. Nnaemeka says:

    Please can u help me unlock my account, sambluesky07@yahoo.com.
    The password was *** thanks

  61. junior auguste says:

    I have an email.account with yahoo. that I have been tried to unlock for months . and everytime I called , I keep getting the run around. I for got my password and I and I don’t have access to the recorvery contact . so I am stuck like truck . and I really needs that account to open

  62. Sharon Walker Adams says:

    Hello, my email account shayg0523@yahoo.com is/has been locked for about a week. I’ve tried the above listed solutions was able to used my recover email, however, this is my primary acct with my important contacts

  63. Melissa says:

    I have been locked out and keep
    Getting the “uh uh”
    Message. I never set up a secondary way of accessing it. I don’t have my cell
    Phone associate with the account anymore because I dropped it in the pool. Every time I try a different password it locks me out for 24 hours. I have
    Been using Melissa.ahlem@yahoo.com for over 10 years! I’m so sad! Please help!

    • Rosemary says:

      FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE LOCKED OUT OF YOUR YAHOO ACCOUNT PLEASE READ!
      I’ve been following the steps you & yahoo have provided since February! When will there be a “real fix” or when will Yahoo just admit there is no fix?! There is NO SAFE number or site to use-stated on the Yahoo Help page. They keep giving more & more things to try, then you’ll get the response stating “your account has been closed for too long, nothing we can do”. SHAME ON YAHOO AND ALL THE “AGENTS” FOR MISLEADING EVERYONE WHO HAD YAHOO MAIL! Feel free to hack at mine! I’m willing to have anyone fix it!

  64. tiger123556 says:

    I have the exact same problem for the last 3 months. it happened on my 3 yahoo accounts at the same time and they are also my recovery email address. How do I log in one of my email address when all of them being locked at the same time? pls help.

  65. John O'B says:

    My similar problem with Yahoo login is different in that I was instructed by Yahoo to unmerge my Yahoo login from my very old AT&T account. Following all the steps that were listed in the instructions leads to a page (Yahoo.com page) that urges me to click the Unmerge button. Doing so leads to a timeout error page. I have been trying unsuccessfully to Unmerge the accounts, to no avail. From other blogs, I find that there are hundreds of Yahoo account holders stuck in the same dilemma. We can’t log in my Unmerging, by trying to log in, by asking for a new password, by screaming at the deaf ears at Yahoo. Of course, we have tried AT&T but they indicate that all has been done properly on their end and that the resolution is in Yahoo’s hands. Hey, even AT&T has human beings who answer the help desk phones and try to help reach a resolution. How can a company, like Yahoo, with over one billion daily interactions with “customers” have no help desk with either phone numbers or chat? Inconceivable. If anyone comes across a solution for the dead-end Unmerge process, please let me know and I will inform the hundreds of others trapped in the same situation.

  66. Smithe443 says:

    I really like and appreciate your blog post.Thanks Again.

  67. Sandy says:

    Hi, I tried all of the methods above, and none worked. I have also waited more than 12 hours and tried them again, and still can’t get into my yahoo account. I do animal rescue and I can’t access any of my information on which animals I am receiving, where they are going, who needs help, etc. I need to get into this account. I have tried calling Yahoo’s corporate number to beg for help and they hung up on me. Please help me get into this account.

    • Sandy says:

      I haven’t heard anything on this, and there was no response — can you help me get into my account, or get yahoo to unlock it? None of the methods outlined above have helped. I’ve been using sandys4pups@yahoo.com for years to do animal rescue and I have all my contacts on it. I’ve provided an alternate email in case you can email me instructions that will actually work, or let me know that Yahoo has finally unlocked my account.

  68. gbemisoye tijani says:

    eureka! thanks for this website guide .i gained 1st time — that it was possible because of large emails I sent during a support conference for surgeons in my Area that caused the ‘disabled’.afterall it was active since 2012.Other than the conference that postponed the
    initially advertised venue, the 1st 2 days were also marred by Federal Govt public holidays!So a lot of reminders & the update has to be sent by email.Being very worried & assured that I don’t transact anything illegitimate I wrote Yahoo several times & I was guided as above & Yahoo key sent via my recovery email address.So the question now is that ho w will convince Yahoo that that was what actually happened?
    2.Many Yahoo keys have been sent to my recovery email address so which of these keys -the 1st or the last -will I use to the lost or disabled email account? 3.will the Yahoo key for the recovery email UNLOCK the disabled email?please help urgently I have lost a lot of internet hours on this issue.

  69. gbemisoye tijani says:

    please guide or intervene in the light of the above.i was so anguished

  70. gbemisoye tijani says:

    your guide-blogging is viable 4d digital media .keep it on

  71. abdelaziz shalaby says:

    My account is locked & every time to check my account, the following error message is generated “Uh-oh…It looks as though we can’t recover your account online”. Please guide me to solve this problem.

  72. ren fineza says:

    please help me to login, my phone number was expired and i do not have an alternative email .. i always go to ” Enter the Account Key ” i know my email and my password but it always bring me there. my email is renmerkfineza@yahoo.ca

  73. asad al hakeem says:

    I was using two yahoo accounts for icloud, both are locked
    will you please help me, accounts are
    sajaad@yahoo.com
    sajjad@yahoo.com

    please do your best my phone is blocked
    regards

  74. David Villanueva says:

    I attempt too many password. and now my Account is now Locked Permanent. can we unlock it using my password I already remember it but they need my Phone Number that already been expired.

  75. Linda Allred says:

    I was temporaily locked out of Yahoo email about 20 hours ago. It started when I kept getting “update your account” messages and I ignored them. It didn’t show what to do. Last night there was no option. It kicked me out and when I tried to sign back in, it switched me over to Verizon page which asked for my ID and p/w…neither one was accepted. How can I get back into Yahoo? I’ve tried numerous times what you’ve suggested, but nothing works. I can’t get it on my phone or iPad. When I put in my ID, both Yahoo and Verizon say it doesn’t match their records. I’ve had the same address for years. The p/w has change many times, but not recently. Please help. Thanks

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