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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174 Responses

  1. Darwin Cajis says:

    Help i need to access my acc i know thr password but keeps.me.for verification i dont have access to my old email and old mobile number please help.me.please

  2. edwin hisona says:

    Unlock my yahoo
    Please help me
    Thank you

  3. Anxhela says:

    Help me login on my account..

  4. Linda McCombs says:

    There was NO reason to lock me out of my email very disappointed with yah00 !!!

  5. ashti says:

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  6. Faramarz says:

    Despite many incorrect passwords entries I finally remembered my email password but yahoo has locked my email because of unusual activity. How can I access my email? Regards

  7. Carmella Chief says:

    cant log into acct, and i dont have access to the recovery email and recovery phone number no longer exists

  8. Ronald says:

    Please assist me to unlock my yahoo account.

  9. Cherly says:

    How to recover my email,,i dont have acces the phone number i used to create that account

  10. Stevebrown says:

    How do I get into my account

  11. Ted Tobias says:

    Was locked out of my yahoo account for too many times using the wron log in also locked out of my recovery email and phone number called you and said it would take 3 days for me to try again? What should I do?.
    Thank you!

  12. Yoo says:

    Please help me to sign in my Yahoo please

  13. Loriann says:

    I downloaded this. But when I go to put my email address in to verify it wont complete the verification button. Plesse assist. Thank you.

  14. Andre says:

    Thank thank thank you it worked I was able to get Back into my yahoo account it worked like a charm

  15. mercy njoka says:

    I cannot access my Yahoo mails at all

  16. James Tinney says:

    I don’t have time to jump through hoops for you people. You locked me out of my account for no good reason. UNLOCK THE DAMN THING!!

  17. Carolyn Bush says:

    This is the second time in 2 mos. I have been locked out of my yahoo /att e-mails. It’s a pain in the bu—-
    Takes me hours to get back in.

  18. Pam says:

    Since Oct 11/22 I have been locked out of my yahoo mail on my PC and I have been unable to fix problem.
    I do have access to the same yahoo mail using my i-phone and i-pad but need help getting it back on using my PC Laptop .The message that keeps coming up on the PC is that my Yahoo account setting are out of date.

  19. MGS says:

    my recovery mail is locked 2 .why this stupidity with recovery mail code and not a secret question response after pw

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