Unlock Temporary Locked Yahoo Mail Account Immediately

Unlock Locked Yahoo Account

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.

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

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.

Comment below for any assistance, query or suggestion, we will be happy to hear from you.

This post was last modified on June 24, 2017 7:51 pm

View Comments (163)

  • Pls unlock my account

    • 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

    • 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

      • 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

    • Yahoo you POS you locked me out of my account then you want to send me to a email I do not have or use.
      what are you people brain dead idiots?

    • Hi my name is Ramalan 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, but it tell me "Uh-oh... Looks like we can't recover your account online. Please visit our help site to get back in., so I had to open a new email account. can you help me because I have years of information on their. my email is XXX...a@xxx

  • Ajao mojisola says:

    please help me to unluck my email

    • 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.

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