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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173 Responses

  1. Joan Craven says:

    My phone was exchanged about a month ago. iPhone and I have been blocked out of the yahoo mail since. It won’t reset by any method you have. The phone number is incorrect but it says we can’t set your email online. I have sent multiple requests to yahoo but no response. I have legal files that I desperately need. Can you help?

  2. Josephine says:

    I lost my phone and I have been blocked out of the yahoo mail since. It won’t reset by any method you have. I have sent multiple requests to yahoo but no response. I have legal files that I desperately need. Can you help?

  3. m says:

    I lost security question for account activity
    Please help me
    [email protected]

  4. senwi says:

    I need to access my account it been blocked for quiet long.It can cost me a Job opportunity. I’ve tried yahoo help severally but its not working. I always get stuck. [email protected]. please help!

  5. Onyeka says:

    My yahoo mail has been blocked for quite long ,I have tried all I could do but for no avail, there’s one life and death information I needed to get from my inbox, pls help me [email protected]

  6. Vasanth says:

    what is the mail id of customer support of yahoo.
    I have never changed my password, but unable to log in my mail id : [email protected]
    Please help. ( I have forgotten security questions also. )

  7. R. Hamerlinck says:

    Hello, I have repeatedly done each of the above steps and also answered email requests for information. All of my contacts and email history are part of an account I can not get to.

  8. Bzatser says:

    why are the controllers at Yahoo so missing in action? when they send a key to a locked email acct. there is no way to get it if the acct is blocked.

  9. Ghenadii says:

    Dear Yahoo, hi
    I received the following message from:
    Yahoo Groups

    Dear User

    Mail Security Service have temporary blocked all your incoming mails ✉, because we detected fraudulent
    and spam activities from your mail box to some blacklisted email address.

    If a verification respond is not gotten from you in the next 24 hours, we will be forced to permanently disable your account if no action is taken.

    To upgrade open the attach below

    Note: If account is not verified within 24 hours, we deserve the right to shut down your email
    account.

    Thank You

    I do not know – what I need to do, because I am the series editor of Elsevier book series and I have to send messages with invitations to expert participate in our project.

  10. Imran says:

    Unblock

  11. Ray says:

    Hi. Im ray my problem is I cannot log in to my account because of the verification code that it is asking. I dont have any access to the phone number and e-mail address I listed on the account verification information. Can anyone help me. Thank you.

  12. Polo Joash says:

    Please I Can’t get into my gmail account help me re open it

  13. Customerservice says:

    Hello,
    Unlock your temporarily locked Yahoo Mail Account are great article in this blog.I lost my phone and I have been blocked out of the yahoo mail since. It won’t reset by any method you have. I have sent multiple requests to yahoo but no response. The yahoo no response of this sent requests. Not provide information and not provide facilities and not accept any requests. I will share in this post.
    Thank you

  14. Bukola says:

    I just bought a new phone and just downloaded yahoo app on my phone.but for the past 3 days now I have being trying to open my account. But yahoo will tell me to enter the account key they would send to my phone but they did not send me any key.i can’t access my account and I have being trying every means to access it.please I need help to be able to access my yahoo account. Thanks

  15. Bukol says:

    Okay,thank you

  16. benjie _ torreblanca says:

    open my account help plss

  17. Gary harshman says:

    I can get into yahoo e-mail it just won’t download once open

  18. Shalini says:

    Hi, I bought a new phone as part of trade-in. Agent accidentally hit factory reset on my old phone and close my two yahoo mail accounts. I had account key setup and unfortunately both had each other email as backup. Lessons learned hardway! Accounts were setup over 10yrs back. Please help as my entire life is wired to these accounts.

  19. hira says:

    Hi. Im ray my problem is I cannot log in to my account because of the verification code that it is asking. I dont have any access to the phone number and e-mail address I listed on the account verification information. Can anyone help me. Thank you.

  20. Izzy McDaniel says:

    Please unlock my Yahoo

  21. Munyaradzi Muteka says:

    I no longer have access to both my initial recovery email and mobile number. I have important documents to recover from the locked up account. Kindly assist.

  22. Sofia says:

    I tried to sign up a new email but I entered by accident in the birth field,2019 istead of the date of birth and now I cannot register because I receive an error message says that registration is not possible due to age all the time..

  23. Steven says:

    None of these methods worked on mine. I have been locked out for a couple of weeks now.

  24. Thomas Dashiell says:

    I tried those steps, didn’t work!Att/Yahoo refuse to help.

  25. Loretta says:

    I get timed out before I get back to sign in

  26. Faiz says:

    I lost my phone number for account activity
    Please help me
    faiz.na93yahoo.com

  27. Carol says:

    You locked my email acct on my iPad and I can’t get into my email acct. please unlock it or let me know what info you need to unlock it. Thank yoi

  28. Fred says:

    This stinks I lost my recovery account and can not get back in
    Help.

  29. Lou says:

    Please help me get into my account I forgot PW I do not have phone connected to that anymore and no recovery email.

  30. Lou says:

    I have no recovery email and no phone number attached to that email anymore I do not know what to do. Please help

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