Reset or recover your lost Yahoo Mail password / forgotten Yahoo password
When you first signed up to create your Yahoo Mail email account, you had to supply a password to protect access to it; this ensures that only you and the ones with whom you share your credentials will be able to login to your emails. But what happens if you forget your password? Fortunately, Yahoo Mail includes an automated mechanism that allows you to reset your password, have it emailed to an alternate email address or my answering a secret question you picked, etc. In this tutorial, you will learn how to reset or recover a lost password for your Yahoo Mail email account.
Have your Yahoo Mail password resent by email
Follow these steps to recover a forgotten email account password:
First, Follow the steps you usually take to sign in to Yahoo Mail: go to mail.yahoo.com and you will see the standard login form; instead of entering your account information, click on the "I can't access my account" link at the bottom, as shown below:
Yahoo Mail will redirect you to a screen that initiates the password recovery process; in that screen, select "I forgot my password", and continue.
In the following page, enter your full Yahoo email address in the "My Yahoo! ID is" text field; then, enter the captcha code and click on the "Next" button.
Yahoo Mail will now let you choose between entering "My alternate email is" in the text field, or choosing "I can't access any of the above" if you do not know which email account you used, or if you prefer to reset your password by answering the secret question you setup in the past. We'll enter our alternate email address (notice that Yahoo Mail reminds you which email provider you used), and click "Next".
You will then see a confirmation screen that asks you to check your other email account: you will find a message that includes a link: follow the steps outlined in the new page that opens, and you will be able to reset your Yahoo Mail password at that stage. Type your new password and re-type it for confirmation, and click "Next" one last time.
As clarified in the final screen, your Yahoo Mail password is also the password you use for most other Yahoo websites and services, like Yahoo! itself, the Zimbra desktop email client, the Flickr photo sharing website, Yahoo! mobile services, etc.