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Email Security

How To Secure Your Yahoo Mail Account

Do you know most of the security breaches happen via Email. Have you ever evaluated your Yahoo mail Account security? In this article, we will discuss some techniques to secure your Yahoo mail account. 

According to Statista, In 2017, 269 billion emails were sent and received, half of those related to business. Hence, it is essential to Secure Your mail account, especially if that Email is the Email you use for business purposes. Hackers can hack the account and can compromise confidential business data.

These days all types of business communications are done via emails as email communication is mobile, reliable, and economical. Confidential data like contract information, shareholders agreement, etc. may reside on Email. If such information gets hacked, it can cause severe damage to the company. Even hacking of personal data can cause serious damage to the individual. A good example can be the “Hillary Clinton email controversy.”

Data exposure via email communication has now turned into a problem of greater magnitude. A single wrong-click can expose top-secret company information, make public, private financial statements, and expose sensitive negotiations. Hence in the current world, it is a must to secure your mail Account. 

Email Security

Different methods to Secure Yahoo Mail Account

Email Service companies have also taken the steps forward from their side to the mail account. Email Services company like yahoo have introduced a feature called two-step Authentication to secure yahoo mail account. All the Emails are SSL/HTTPS encrypted. Despite the effort from the Email Service company, the Email still gets hacked, mostly due to the user’s fault. Hence every user should follow the steps mentioned below to make their email account safe.

Note: We will take reference to Yahoo Mail Account as an example Email. The steps are the same for other Email Accounts too.

Set up Strong Yahoo Password

If your password is easy to guess and doesn’t contain a mixture of special character, number, Upper Case then there is a chance that hacker can you account using Brute force attack or Dictionary attack. A dictionary attack is a hacking technique which uses simple file of common words to hit and trial password. A brute force attack is an advanced form of Dictionary attack. Instead of just a common word, the Brute force attack hit and trial all possible combination of alpha-numeric combinations. Hence always keep you Password Strong. Your password should be a mixture of Special character, number, and Upper Case. Yahoo has an excellent article on how to choose a strong password.

Enable Two Factor Verification (2FA)

Two Factor Verification is the best method to protect your Email. After Enabling 2FA, access is granted to the account only after the user can verify two forms of password or two sources of evidence of their account. Two sources of evidence are usually your email password and verification code you will receive via SMS or a call.

In Yahoo, you can enable Two Factor Verification within few clicks. Goto Account security Page and Toggle on Two-step verification. More detail about Two Factor Verification is provided HERE.

Beware of Phishing Emails

Phishing is a hacking technique used to steal user login credentials, credit card numbers, etc. In such an attack, hacker masquerades as a trusted party and tries to trick the user into clicking into the malicious link, which leads to malware or ransomware program intended to steal your private data. Although Yahoo tried to filter Spam Email from their side, Phishing email still exists. Users shouldn’t open or click the suspicious link. Never give account credentials to anybody.

Update your Account Recovery Information

Account Recovery Information is contact information through which you can recover your email credential in case the user forgets the password. Make sure that the Account Recovery Information data you enter is of trusted person and try to update the Account Recovery Information at least on quarterly intervals. 

Updating/Adding Account Recovery Information on Yahoo mail is straightforward. Go to Account Security Page and click on “Add the recovery email address.” For the detailed steps, follow THIS LINK.

Use a secure email service.

Yahoo Users don’t need to worry about secure email service. Yahoo website provides Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption for secure data transfer via Email. 

Secure Socket Layers (SSL) in general term, is a standard for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser to prevent the network from being tapped

Easy way to know if the website uses SSL is; if the web address starts with “https” it uses SSL.

Try not to keep similar passwords on every Email accounts

Hackers know that usually, people use similar passwords and security questions on all of their accounts for convenience. Once your one Account gets compromised, all other accounts whose password is similar also are under the thread. We suggest you go to all of your additional accounts, including bank accounts, email accounts, social media accounts, dealer accounts such as Amazon, media accounts like Netflix, etc. and change the passwords. Furthermore, Change the security questions and answers for any account where they were required.

If you are like me who keeps forgetting the password, then there is an awesome app called LASTPASS. It remembers all your passwords for you. 

Review of Account History Regularly

It’s a good practice to review your Account History at least every quarter. It helps to detect any potential intruders or hackers. 

To review Account History of Yahoo, go to Manage Accounts Page andSelect Recent Activity from Account info section. It displays information like session browser/OS, times, IP address, and location. If any suspicious activity occurred on your account, then this is the first thing you should do.

Review Your Forwarding Settings

If you have multiple accounts, email forwarding helps to manage it easily. But it can be an entry point for hackers to spy your Email too. Just a few minutes of access into your Email, and someone can set up email forwarding into their account. So monthly checking of the Email forwarder list is essential to stay protected.

On yahoo, you can do it very quickly. Go to the Accounts section of Settings Page. Click the Yahoo entry with your email address, scroll down, and you’ll view the Access your Yahoo Mail elsewhere field. Make assured there’s no data present. If data is present, then it means your email is forwarded to that email. Make a note of it, and then turn to forward off and change your password.

Encryption In Yahoo Mail

In the past, yahoo mail doesn’t provide automatic email encryption, but the user had to opt for the encryption feature. But things changed in 2014 when Yahoo declared auto email encryption.’ Now Yahoo is fully Encrypted and safe whether you use it from the web, mobile app, SMTP, IMAP, or POP

Nowadays, almost all famous Email service companies have Email Encryption.

Recognize a Hacked Yahoo Mail account

It may sound odd, but it’s not very easy to find if your account is hacked or not. Because hacker always tries to remain dormant and unrecognized. If you have the suspicion that your Email is compromised, then follow the steps mentioned below to find if your account is hacked or not.

Signs of a hacked email account

  • You’re not receiving some or any emails.
  • Your Yahoo Mail is sending spam to your contacts.
  • You see user logins from odd locations on your activity review page.
  • Your account info like email forwarder, 2FA verification, etc. was changed without your knowledge.

Preventive steps if your Yahoo Mail Gets Hacked

1. Change your password immediately

Usually, Hackers won’t change hacked account passwords to remain unrecognized. If that is the case, then immediately change your password to prevent further damage.

To change the password of yahoo mail, click the “Forgot Password” link from the login page.          

Things to remember:

  • Make sure your new password is long, unique, and complex passwords.
  • If 2FA(two-factor authentication) is off, turn it on. This gives an extra layer of protection to your email account.

2. Check your settings

After you change your password, the next thing to do is check if the hacker changed something on your account settings.

Some major things to look at are:

  • Email filters, Forwarders, Blocked addresses, Reply-to Address, etc.
  • Check if the hacker made any changes to the Email signature.

Note: You can send an alert message to all your contacts list informing that your Email was hacked and ignore any suspicious message from you until you inform that issue Ais resolved. 

3. Scan your computer and other devices for malware

After you verify your setting, the next thing to do is find the source of the cause. To find the cause and eliminate it, scan your computer for possible malware. There might be malware on the PC you use.

Note: If you found malware, change the email password and re-check account settings again. There is the chance that the malware system again sends the credential to the hacker.

4. Implement preventive measures to prevent future hacking

After your account got hacked, you must adopt preventive measures to prevent future hacking. Avoid suspicious emails or links. Regularly scan your PC for malware. Always using private and secure networks only. 

Future of Email Security

Nowadays, the trending topic for every aspect of technology is Artificial Intelligence. The email Service company is also trying to implement Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to make its security system more reliable and secure.

One famous AI Technology for Email Security is Micro’s Writing Style DNA. AI learns the user’s writing styles based on his past writing. If AI finds any variation on a writing style, it alerts the System about it.

Artificial Intelligence can also be used to detect spam emails, malicious files, and links too.

Working of IMAP and POP

How To Access Your Yahoo Mails With Your Email Client Using IMAP and POP

With POP and IMAP protocol and configuration, the user doesn’t need to open Yahoo Website to read/send emails. You can read, send and manage your emails via email clients like Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or if you are mac user, then iOS Mail App. Like other famous email vendors like Google, Hotmail; Yahoo has also provided POP, IMAP, and SMTP protocol too. You can access your yahoo mails With your email client using yahoo IMAP and POP.

Working of IMAP and POP

Working of IMAP and POP

In this article, we will be learning how to access your Yahoo mails with your email client like Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook, etc. using IMAP and POP. 

Fun fact: In earlier days, Yahoo used to charge for POP and IMAP services. But since Gmail gave these services for free, yahoo was forced to give it for free too.

What are POP and IMAP?

Both POP and IMAP are the protocol that email client uses to access the emails from the email server.

POP (Post Office Protocol) is an older protocol that works by contacting your email server and downloading all of your new messages from it to your local application. The major downfall of POP is that once a local machine downloads the email, the emails get deleted from the email server. Hence, if you try to access those emails from the other devices, it won’t be accessible. A lot of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) give you email accounts that use POP.

Some important highlights of POP protocols are:

  • Only downloads email from the server, downloaded emails doesn’t stay on server afterward.
  • Email server doesn’t save the records of emails sent from the email client.
  • Deleting, moving, and modification of emails on the email client sare not reflected on the email server

 

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a newer and more widely used protocol than POP. IMAP is also protocol to access emails from the email server, but when emails client user IMAP to read the email, the mails don’t get downloaded or gets stored in your email client. Instead, you’re reading it from the email service. As a result, you can check your email from different devices, anywhere in the world: your phone, a computer, a friend’s computer.

Some important highlights of IMAP protocols are:

  • Email clients only read the emails from the email server. Emails stay on the server.
  • Many emails clients can access the same Email server using IMAP.
  • The email server saves the records of emails sent from the email client.
  • Emails that are deleted, moved, or modified in the email client are deleted, moved, or modified on the server too.

Yahoo Mail IMAP Settings

To access Yahoo Mail seamlessly from your email program via IMAP settings, open the email client program’s new-account wizard and enter these settings:

  • Yahoo Mail IMAP server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Username: Your Yahoo Mail address (include @yahoo.com too)
  • Yahoo password for that email
  • IMAP port: 993
  • IMAP TLS/SSL: yes

[App password should be used instead of Yahoo mail password if two-step verification is on your yahoo mail]

Note: The settings are always the same no matter what email clients you use.

Yahoo Mail POP Settings

To access Yahoo Mail seamlessly from your email program via POP settings, open the email client program’s new-account wizard and enter these settings:

  • Yahoo Mail POP server: pop.mail.yahoo.com

The other setting is exactly the same as for yahoo IMAP settings.

  • POP port: 993 [This is the default  email receiving port used by device]
  • POP TLS/SSL: yes [Nowadays SSL/TLS is very important if you want to keep your email safe.]
  • Your Yahoo Mail address aka username (include @yahoo.com too)
  • Your Yahoo Mail password or app password 

[App password should be used instead of Yahoo mail password if two-step verification is on your yahoo mail]

Note: The settings are always the same no matter what email clients you use.

Set up an IMAP/POP email account in Apple Mail

Mentioned below are the steps to set up an IMAP/POP yahoo email account in Apple Mail.

Steps:

  1. From the top navigation menu, go to File → Add Account.
  2. Add Account window will pop up. Enter the Full Name, Yahoo Email Address, and your yahoo Password and click Continue.
  3. Incoming Mail Server window section will appear, where you enter the IMAP/POP configuration.
  4. Fill the Account Type, Mail Server, Username, and password as per what protocol you want to set up and click Continue. As mentioned above, set up the configure settings for IMAP and POP of Yahoo Mail.
  5. Outgoing Mail Server section will appear. Enter all the fields as mentioned above and click Continue.
  6. Now you will be redirected to the Account Summary section. It displays a summary of the configuration you performed. Verify it and if anything is the wrong click, Go Back button and fix it or else click Create button.

Finally, you have completed Apple Mail IMAP/POP configuration for yahoo mail. For more details, you can visit their official page.

Set up an IMAP/POP email account in Outlook

Setting up an IMAP/POP yahoo email account in Outlook is very simple. We have used Outlook 2010, but the steps are very similar to other versions too.

Steps:

  1. Select File → Add Account from the top navigation.
  2. Auto Account Setup” window will appear, select the Email Account checkbox. It is selected by default.
  3. Enter the value for fields: Your NameE-mail AddressPassword, and Retype Password.
  4. Now select “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” checkbox and click Next button.
  5. Choose the Server window will popup, check the first option – Internet E-mail, and click the Next button.
  6. Internet E-mail Settings window will popup. This is the section where you enter the IMAP/POP configuration.
  7. As mentioned above, fill all the required input fields for yahoo IMAP/POP configuration settings. If you want to set up further Click More Settings and do the further setup.
  8. Click the Next button. Congratulations, we have configured your email account with the IMAP/POP protocol for incoming emails.

For more details, you can visit the Microsoft Outlook official page.

Either IMAP or POP protocol is essential to receive emails from your email clients. With these protocols, you can access your email messages from anywhere, via as many different devices as you want. After you set up the configuration for yahoo IMAP or POP, you can access your yahoo mail from your favorite and convenient email client without even opening the yahoo website.

Recover or Rest Your Yahoo Mail Account Password

How To Recover or Reset Your Yahoo Mail Account Password

How to reset password is a highly searched term on the internet. More than Forty Thousand search is performed using this term in Google alone. In this article, we will explain you the perfect way to reset your Yahoo Mail password step by step. Changing your Yahoo Mail password is simple and won’t take your time.

Do you know that Yahoo deletes an account that is abandoned for more than a year. If you are haven’t opened you Yahoo Mail for more than a year, and you are trying to recover your Yahoo Mail account, then it’s impossible to recover.

Resetting a password includes changing the password and recovering a lost password.

If you want to change your password, I have already written an article on How to Change Yahoo Mail Password. It is a simple guide article written in steps with pictures which you can follow to change your password. To change your Yahoo Mail password, you need to have access to your yahoo mail account. If you have forgotten your Yahoo Mail password this is the guide for you.

Forgot your Yahoo Mail Password? Here are the Steps to Recover or Reset Yahoo Password

The easiest way to recover your forgotten password is using Recovery Email id or your Phone Number. If you forget your password, then you won’t get your old password, but, Yahoo will allow you to reset your old password by a new password.

Reset Your Yahoo Mail Password using Recovery Phone Number

Recovering your password with your recovery phone number. Yahoo won’t send your password to your recovery phone number but will send a guide or directions to your mobile phone to change your password.

Here are the steps to recover your Yahoo Mail using your recovery email address.

  1. First, open your browser and go to Yahoo mail’s login page. Or click https://login.yahoo.com/
  2. In the login dialog box, there is a link “Trouble signing in?” click it.
  3. It will open Yahoo Sign-in Helper page for you.
    Here you can enter your email address to recover, or if you have forgotten your email address you can enter your mobile phone number associated with the email account you forgot, and press Continue.
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  4. Following a dialogue box with your email address and your phone number is hidden will appear on your screen.
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  5. If you have access to your phone number associated with your account click Yes, text me an Account Key.
  6. You need to wait a while since code might take a while to reach your mobile phone. Once you get the Account Key, enter in the blank space on your screen.
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  7. Now press the Verify button to verify the Access Key. It will redirect you to a new page with a Success message.

    Rather than clicking on the Continue button I recommend you press Create a new password button to create a new password. If you click on Continue, you won’t get an option to change the password and need to repeat the same step as mentioned above the next time you want to login to your Yahoo mail.
  8. Now click on Create a new password button which will take you to Set a new password page, where you can type your new password.
    Use a strong password with upper and lower case characters, numbers, and special characters.
    You need to enter your password twice to verify your password.
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  9. Now press Continue button to create your new password.

There you go, you have successfully recovered your Yahoo Mail account with a brand new password.

Reset Your Yahoo Mail Password using Recovery Email Address

Suppose I forgot my email address. Fortunately, I remember the mobile phone number I used while signing up for my Yahoo Mail account. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to this mobile number now. The following steps will help you in such a situation; recovering yahoo email account with a recovery email address.

  1. First, open your browser and go to Yahoo mail’s login page. Or click https://login.yahoo.com/
  2. In the login dialog box, there is a link “Trouble signing in?” click it.
  3. It will open Yahoo Sign-in Helper page for you.
    Here you can enter your email address to recover, or if you have forgotten your email address you can enter your mobile phone number associated with the email account you forgot, and press Continue. If you have your recovery email address type in your recovery email address in the text box in place of your mobile phone number and directly go to step 6.
  4. Following a dialogue box will appear on your screen.

    as you don’t have access to your phone number, click on “I don’t have access to this phone.”
  5. A dialogue box to enter your recovery account will pear on your screen. Enter your recovery email account and press Continue.
  6. Click on Yes, send me an Account Key button to send an account key to your recovery account.
  7. Now login to your recovery email and look for yahoo message.
  8. Open your Yahoo Mail helper dialogue box and type the verification code in the box and press continue.
  9. It will redirect you to a new page rendering success message on verifying the code.
  10. Rather than clicking on Continue button I recommend you to press Create a new password button to create a new password. If you click on Continue, you won’t get an option to change the password and need to repeat the same step as mentioned above the next time you want to login to your Yahoo mail.
  11. Now click on Create a new password button which will take you to Set a new password page, where you can type your new password.
    Use a strong password with upper and lower case characters, numbers, and special characters.
    You need to enter your password twice to verify your password.
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  12. Now press Continue button to create your new password.

You have successfully created a new password using your recovery email address

Frequently Asked Question

I don’t have access to my recovery phone number and alternate email, how can I recover my yahoo password without phone number and email?

If in case you forgot your recovery email account or didn’t add one and you don’t have access to your registered phone number, then sorry to say, you will not be able to recover your yahoo mail through the automated process. 

You can seek help from Yahoo Support Center. The support personnel from yahoo will ask you to verify your identity.

If you are unable to access your Yahoo Mail account even after contacting Yahoo Support Center, then there is only one option left. Abandon your old Yahoo Mail account and create a new yahoo mail account.

I have recovered my password, how do I change the password now?

Congratulations if you have successfully recovered your yahoo mail password. After you have recovered your password (if not follow the instruction mentioned above), changing the password is easy.
Just log in to yahoo where you can find the Change Password option on the Account Security page.
For detail instructions, please follow the steps from this link.

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How to Change Recovery Detail in Yahoo Mail: Recovery Phone and Email

Recovery Email and phone numbers are useful in every application to keep your account secured, and we need to keep changing our old password because the same password reduces the security of your account. While changing your password or after changing your password, if you forget your password, you can recover your account using a recovery email or phone number. And if you don’t have a recovery email or phone number, you can add a recovery email account. If you already have the recovery email and phone number, but you don’t have access, then you can change/edit your recovery email and phone number.

 Without any delay, let us move to our topic on how to Edit/change your Recovery email and phone number. There are no vast differences In web-browser and mobile App to edit your recovery email and phone number.

Edit Recovery Account Using Web-Browser

Step 1: Open Browser and Go to Yahoo Mail

Open any browser you use and enter the URL yahoo.com!

Step 2Log-in Yahoo account

Log-in your account in Yahoo Mail to get access to your account, and it might be using email and password or two ways verification.

Step 3: Click your Profile Icon

After you Log in to your yahoo mail account, in default homepage, you will see your profile icon in the Window. Click your profile icon.
profile icon - edit recovery email and phone number

Step 4: Click Account info!

When you click in the profile icon, a small rectangular box appears with your name, email, account info, add an account, and sign out. Now, click on the Account info, which is just below your name and email.
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Step 5: Click Account Security

After you click in account info from a rectangular box, it will take a short refresh to take you forward. After that, click on the Account Security, which has an icon of tick inside of the shield, or you can also directly go to link < Go to the Yahoo Account security page> if you have a problem or confusion.
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[Note: if you have multiple accounts logged in then you have to re-enter your password using email if you enter to security system]


Step 6Choose Email address or Phone number

After you click in account security, you can see phone number and Email address in Window. Now, Choose /click on the phone number or an email address you want to edit/ change. And if you don’t have a recovery phone number and email address, you can add from here as well.
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Step 7: Click pencil Icon

When you click in the phone number or an email address, you will immediately see a new page with your email and a Bold message, “Don’t get locked out! “. Now, click on the pencil icon right side of your phone number.
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Step 8Edit Recovery phone number or Email address

Under “Don’t get locked out! “if you have chosen phone number “Edit recovery phone number” will show otherwise “Edit recovery Email address” will show up.

In the phone number section, you can erase the number, and you can set the new phone number you want to use as a recovery phone number and click confirm.
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Step 9Verify the phone number

This is the last step to proceed after you click confirm you will be asked to “Enter Verification code, “Enter the verification code you receive in your phone number you have edited in step 8  and click on the Verify phone number.
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Now, you have edited your Recovery phone number or Email address successfully!

 Edit Recovery Account Using Mobile Application

To edit your Yahoo Mail recovery Email address or phone number, You must have Yahoo Mail app downloaded in your cell-phone, if you don’t have you can download from play store in Android and App store in IOS. So, Let’s move to the steps you have to follow.

Step 1: Login Yahoo mail account

Log-in your account in Yahoo Mail App to get access to your account.

Step 2: Click your Profile Icon

After the logging in your account, In the top left of your mobile display, you can see your profile icon with an image in it – if you have an insert profile picture. Now click on the profile picture.

Step 3: Click Manage accounts

When you click in the profile icon from the left side, the slider comes out with the Accounts. Now, under Accounts, click on the Manage accounts, which is just below Add another mailbox.

You can also choose to Manage accounts from setting.]

Step 4: Click Account info

After you click in Manage accounts, you will see your name, email address, and Account info in blue color under Manage Accounts. Now, click on the Account info.

Step 5: Click Security Setting

When you click Account info, you will see Security Setting in Account Security under Account info. Now, click on the Security Setting.

Step 6Choose Email address or Phone number

[Note: If you have a mobile security lock in your mobile then, you have to enter code or draw pattern to continue the step]

You will see phone number and Email address in your mobile display after you click on the Security Setting. Now you can choose phone number or an Email address to edit click on your choice you want to edit.

Step 7: Click add email or mobile no.

After you click in a phone number or an Email address, you will see “add Email or mobile no.” under “Don’t get locked out! “. Click add email or mobile no.

Step 8: Click Add

After you click, add email or mobile no. New page display “Add email or mobile number.” Type phone number or an Email address in the text field by erasing an existing email or a phone number, you can set the new phone number you want to use as a recovery phone number.

After you type your email or number, click on the Add (blue color).

Step 9Verify the phone number

This is the last step to proceed after you click confirm you will be asked to “Enter Verification code,” Enter the verification code you receive in your phone number you have edited in step 8  and click on the Verify phone number.

Now, you have edited your Recovery phone number or Email address successfully from Mobile Application.

 

Recover Deleted Yahoo Email Messages

How To Recover Deleted Or Lost Yahoo Email Messages

Email is an electronic or internet platform for exchanging emails or messages. Yahoo Mail or Ymail is the same platform developed by Jerry Yang and David Filo. Yahoo has helped in marketing, starting a new business, questions-answers and in many more areas. Many of the people are still using Ymail on daily basis to solve out their problems. The following article will help you to recover deleted yahoo email messages and save your deleted emails.

If you want to exchange messages or email, you have to have a yahoo mail account. Now if you have an account and you are using it properly, there’s no problem. But what if you delete a message that was important to you somewhat like a business mail mistakenly? There may be some problems and your email can get automatically lost. Well! No need to fear, retrieving your mail after deletion is quite simple in yahoo mail.

Things to Keep in Mind before retrieving emails

If you just deleted emails, there’s no problem but if the email was deleted permanently then you have to go the long way. You need to act quickly as Yahoo can only work efficiently up to 7 days of your permanent email message deletion. The process may take 24 hrs for your email to recover or may not be recovered for your permanently deleted email messages.

Whether you deleted it permanently or temporarily, you’ll need to open or sign in to your yahoo account to retrieve it back so, without wasting any time, let’s get into it.

Here are some methods to retrieve your email

  • Retrieving email messages from the trash
  • Retrieving your email messages using backup software
  • And, retrieving your email messages from Yahoo! Help.

 

Steps to Recover Deleted Yahoo Email Messages

I will step by step guide you towards the process of how to restore the deleted Yahoo Mail with the help of Web Browser. Here is the Steps to Recover Deleted Yahoo Email Messages

Step 1: First, sign in to your Ymail account.

Step 2: Go to the mail section at the top right of the page. If you deleted an email message, then to recover deleted yahoo email message, go to the “Trash” section on the left side-bar of your screen. Then click on the deleted email message and your message will open.

Recover Deleted Yahoo Email Messages

Step 3: Look for “Restore to Inbox” or “Move” at the top bar of your opened message and click “Restore to Inbox” to recover your message directly.

Step 4: You can click “Move” which provides you different options of Inbox, Archive, and Spam.  You can click on “Inbox” to safely retrieve your email message.

I prefer “Restore to Inbox” rather than using the “Move” option.

Steps to Recover Deleted Yahoo Email Messages from Mobile App

If you are using the Yahoo Mail Mobile app instead of the Web browser, then the deleted email recovery process is slightly different than that of the Web browser. But don’t worry I have mentioned detailed Steps to Recover Deleted Yahoo Email Messages from Mobile App

  1. Open Yahoo Mail App. 
  2. If you don’t have Yahoo Mail App, you can download via Google Play for Android or App Store for iPhone.
  3. If it’s your first time in the Yahoo Mail, you need to log in with yahoo credentials. Or else it will redirect to Inbox Page.
  4. Tap on the Inbox option from the bottom navigation menu. A menu will appear.
  5. From the menu, tap on the Trash option. The user gets redirected to Trash Page.
  6. You will see the list of emails you deleted.
  7. From the list long, tap the email you want to recover.
  8. Note: you can multi-select emails too.
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  9. Click on Move to icon from the bottom navigation menu. Move this conversation menu will appear.
  10. You can Tap on the desired section/folder you want this email to move.

That’s how I recover my deleted emails from my android mobile device. The step is very similar for the iPhone too.

Steps to Retrieve Email Messages From Yahoo! Help

Step 1: Check if the email message is permanently deleted or not! If yes visit https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account. Type “restore deleted email” in the search bar and hit enter. Click “Recover lost or deleted emails” and click on ” Send a Restore Request” to recover deleted yahoo email messages.

Step 2: Fill out the form and create a request and you’re good to go.

Alternative Method: Using Backup Software

Why should you use Yahoo Backup Software?

Backup Software helps to keep your email messages safe by either storing your email messages in your computer or cloud storage (internet storage). Backup Software also has a filter system so that any threats like virus or spam are removed.

How can you access Yahoo backup software?

You can download Yahoo Backup Software or you can purchase it. I recommend SysTools Yahoo Backup software as you can download the software through the internet. You can download or purchase yahoo backup software from this link https://www.systoolsgroup.com/yahoo-backup.html.  After downloading this program, you can run it with ease as you only need to provide your email and do modification as you need.

So here are all the process and information to recover deleted yahoo email messages and a small program by which you can keep your email messages safe.

 

Frequently Asked Question [FAQ]

How can I recover permanently deleted emails from Yahoo?

If you have deleted the email from the inbox, then it stays on the Trash section. You can restore the message from the Trash Section. If you have deleted the email from Trash too i.e., Permanently deleted yahoo mail, then you can send a Restore Request to Yahoo. Detail Steps provide on section Steps to Retrieve Email Messages From Yahoo! Help.

Note: Message Restoration doesn’t guarantee 100% success. But the success rate is above 90%.

Unfortunately, If the Message deleted date exceeded 7 days, then there is no luck getting back your deleted Emails. 

As per yahoo Official Website:

You can only messages can only be restored if lost or deleted in the last 7 days, regardless of when they were originally received.

Why have my emails disappeared from my Yahoo Inbox?

Yahoo never deletes your Inbox email.

There are lots of scenarios causing emails to disappear.

The most common is sometimes users accidentally move inbox emails to other subfolders/sections like Junk or Archives. And user trend to forget sometimes afterward.

The next scenario is some devices have set POP3 settings to delete-on-read mode. Meaning the email gets deleted once read by an email client. This issue is rare now as almost all device uses IMAP protocol.