Yahoo Mail is one of the most popular email systems in the world today. However, if email accounts are not properly secured, they can be hacked by malicious individuals. You may not be able to access your Yahoo email account if it has been hacked, but there are steps you can take to recover and secure it. You can do so using your phone number or your recovery email address.
Recover Hacked Yahoo Account
To recover your account on a desktop, go to Yahoo.com via your PC’s web browser or open the Yahoo app on your phone and follow the instructions below:
- Go to Yahoo.com via your PC’s web browser or open the Yahoo app on your phone.
- Press Sign in on Yahoo’s home page (on the upper-right corner).
- If you’re having trouble logging in, click the Difficulty signing in? link. (It’s to the right of the Next button.)
- Fill in the cell phone number or recovery email address associated with your Yahoo email account.
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If you are unsure about the information you have provided to Yahoo, you may just enter your Yahoo email ID here.
- Continue by pressing the Enter key.
- Get a code for verification. If you choose Yes, text me an account key if you entered your mobile phone number or Yes, send me an account key if you use your recovery email, then follow these steps:
- For a phone number, open the message received by Yahoo in your phone’s message application. Examine the code you’ve come across.
- To get a recovery email address, go to this email account’s inbox and click on the Yahoo email. Examine the code you’ve discovered.
- If you chose to enter your Yahoo email ID, fill in the missing numbers/letters from the recovery alternatives offered, and then proceed to either of the sub-steps about a phone number and recovery email address indicated above.
- In the text box in the center of the page, type the 8-character verification code.
- Verify should be selected.
- Choose the one you want to restore if you have multiple Yahoo email accounts with the same phone number or recovery email.
- To avoid getting hacked in the future, change your password right away.
- Click Create a new password on the Success screen > type a new password twice > press Continue > select Looks good > press I’ll safeguard my account later.
Secure your Yahoo Account
- Login to your Yahoo email account to learning how to secure it.
- Select your name from the drop-down menu (upper-right side of the page).
- Select Account Info from the drop-down option that opens.
- Choose Recent Activity (on the left corner of the page).
- Look for a list towards the top of the page that lists all of your accounts presently logged in locations. You’ll be able to see the attacker’s location on that list if your email account has been compromised and the attacker is still signed in.
- Log out of any places that aren’t recognized.
- Go to the Account Security section (on the left-hand side of the page).
- Select the two-step verification switch at the bottom of the page. Hackers will have a hard time gaining access to your account because of this feature.
- Enter the phone number you want to use for the two-step verification function in the pop-up window that opens.
- Select Send SMS from the menu (at the bottom part of the pop-up window). Yahoo will then send you a text message to your phone number.
If you’d prefer to get the verification code over the phone, select Call me.
- To get your verification code, go to the Messages app on your phone, or wait for Yahoo to call you if you choose the Call me option.
- Verify by entering the verification code.
- For the time being, select Skip. You are confirming your decision to enable two-step verification in your accounts by doing so.
Contact Yahoo Customer Support
If none of the measures above have resolved your issue, you should contact Yahoo Technical Experts. Customers will have access to these technical experts and engineers at any moment to investigate their issues. Call +1-(844)-980-4031, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit Yahoo Email Support Number for a rapid solution to any Yahoo email problems.