Forgot Yahoo email address – ID and password

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An email from Yahoo consist of two parts separated by the ‘at’ (@) sign. The first is the Yahoo ID followed by @ and then is the server name (or address) which can be,, or a country specific domain (eg. If you’ve forgotten the Yahoo ID there is a way to get it back quickly by verifying your identity.

Open the Yahoo login page and click on “I can’t access my account” link located under the login fields. This takes you to a help page with four options – select the third one.

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Select the third option - I forgot my Yahoo ID

Now enter the alternate email address you had provided when you had first create the Yahoo ID, your birthday, country of residence and the postal code. You shall then be sent the Yahoo ID information over email.

Provide personal information to Yahoo to recover your lost account ID

Yahoo password doesn’t work?

If you’ve lost the Yahoo account password, you can quickly reset it to a new one. Again, visit the Yahoo login page (above) and choose the second option – My Password doesn’t work“.

Enter the Yahoo ID and the security (wavy text). In the next screen, provide your birthday, select country of residence and type in your postal code. Now follow the instructions to reset the account password.

Reset the Yahoo account password when it doesn't work

Enter your personal details to Yahoo for resetting the account password

Important points on how to take care of Yahoo login details (ID and password)

These are some important tips for beginners as well as experienced users:

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