How to Uncover a Password for Yahoo! Email

By Jacqui Lane

If you've forgotten your Yahoo! Mail password, you won't be able to access your email, Yahoo! Messenger or any of Yahoo!'s other personalized services. Although you can't retrieve a forgotten password, you can reset it by providing the answers to your account security questions.

Step 1

Navigate to the Yahoo! Mail website at Click "I Can't Access My Account."

Step 2

Select "I Forgot My Password," and click "Next."

Step 3

Enter your Yahoo! ID and the security code, and click "Next." You'll see the options available to you for resetting your password.

Step 4

Select "I Can't Access any of the Above," and click "Next."

Step 5

Enter the answer to your security question. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 6

Enter the answer to your second security question, and click "Next."

Step 7

Enter your new password twice. Click "Next" to complete the process. You can log in using your new password immediately.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have an alternate email address added to your Yahoo! email account, you can use that to retrieve the password. After you enter your Yahoo! ID, select your alternate email address and click "Next." You will receive an email with further instructions for resetting your password.