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Don’t remember my Yahoo account – email address and password

Don’t remember my Yahoo account – email address and password

I don’t remember my Yahoo account – the email address or my password. I have not used Yahoo since it was installed but would like to start using it now.
Marilyn Eberle

Quick answer: If you don’t remember the Yahoo account, it means it the email address was hardly ever used, if at all. I suggest you simply get a new Yahoo email address. Yes, it’s that straightforward. And don’t fret over the account that you’ve lost as the Yahoo! service will delete it due to inactivity after about 120 days.

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Also, there is no problem in owning two accounts because there is nothing stopping you from getting a second Yahoo email address. There would be hundreds of thousands of subscribers who have one account for personal use and the other for business. I don’t think Yahoo would consider it an abuse of its services – far from it! All popular email services would love to have more and more members. And as I mentioned before, the account that was ‘installed’ on your computer would be closed by the service if it remains inactive for 4 months – read more about this in can an email address expire?

I don’t remember the email address and password of the Yahoo account I use

For those who have been using a Yahoo account but don’t remember the email address (highly unlikely) or the password (quite common), I suggest you read the following two articles.

You can recover the Yahoo account password by either having the information sent to the alternate email address provided at the time of sign up or answering the two security questions. If neither of these work for you, I suggest contacting Yahoo support over phone because they are the only ones who can help you now.

Yahoo support phone numbers

Below are Yahoo support phone numbers I found on the web. If these don’t work anymore, would you be kind enough to inform me so that I can update this information?

  • 1-866-562-7219
  • 1-800-699-2466
  • 1-866-562-7249

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  • bobbi jo mcfarland on June 18th, 2010 2:30 pm

    I don’t remember my email address. I want to let it close on its own and start a new one. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Arnold T on June 6th, 2011 6:07 pm

    I didn’t want this computer to remember my password. Your instructions helped a lot. Thanks.

  • Nando on April 27th, 2012 7:36 pm

    I don’t want my computer to remember the password.

  • Manish on April 28th, 2012 9:34 am

    Have you changed the settings in your chosen browser not to save passwords? Also have you cleaned the cache?

  • Kaye Reeves on March 16th, 2013 3:15 pm

    I do not want my password remembered on my account. I want to type it in each time. The box is not checked and it shows up anyway.

  • Manish on March 17th, 2013 8:09 pm

    @Kaye Reeves
    Get rid of the stored passwords and the cache in your chosen browser. You can do this through the “Settings” section. Also make sure the option to save passwords is unchecked which prevents the browser from saving this information in future.

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