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How to estimate the age of my Yahoo! Account

You need to get into the privacy dashboard to see this information now. To do this, go to your account → Preferences and click on the Privacy Dashboard link under MY LOCATIONS. There, under YOUR ...
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Why is Yahoo! telling me to pay $100 to unlock my hacked email account?

Yahoo is not trying to charge you $100 to recover your account. That's a scammer, possibly the person(s) who hacked your account in the first place. To recover your Yahoo account, click the link at ...
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Forgot my Yahoo! mail password

Go to Yahoo password recovery page and follow the instructions. In your case select the first option and click on Next. Enter your Yahoo ID, you will redirect to How would you like to recover access ...
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Is there a way to create a Yahoo! account without having a cell phone that can receive SMS messages?

You can create (or, more specifically, I was just able to create) a Yahoo account without a mobile number by signing up with an existing email address. On the sign up page, click on "I'd rather use my ...
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How to retrieve Yahoo! security questions and answers

I would fully expect that you cannot. That would be terrible security. The whole point of the security questions is to help you in case you forget your password. Remember: Yahoo has no idea who you ...
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How to estimate the age of my Yahoo! Account

Go to this link. It will create the following query for the Yahoo database: select * from social.profile where guid=me Click the "Test" button and it will return some XML. Then find (ctrl+F) the tag ...
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Yahoo! email signup without mobile phone

Now it is not possible to create an Yahoo! account without phone number. They have made it mandatory field to sign up for Yahoo!. From the Yahoo! help: Important: Your registration will not ...
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How to change email address on my Yahoo! account

There's no way to do that now, you have to create a brand new account according to Yahoo!'s own website: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account/create-yahoo-email-address-sln2059.html
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How to change Yahoo! account Secret Answer?

I no longer see a Secret Question for you to answer in order to get a password changed. They now verify it is you by using a secondary email address to send you a code or they will text you a code to ...
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How to recover Yahoo! mail account

You can try these links for contacting Yahoo! Support Team for help, Yahoo! Help Central Contact Yahoo! Customer Support Select the product you need help with Help for Yahoo! Mail Go to THIS LINK ...
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Delete duplicate Yahoo e-mail account

I was never able to contact anyone at Yahoo, but I did resolve the issue. The old e-mail account has been disabled, probably some time ago. I verified this by sending a test message to the account (...
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Problem in logging my Yahoo! account

Use Yahoo! Help or create a new case through Yahoo! Case Creation Form to verify and prove yourself as the owner of the locked account and submit it. Allow 24 hours to 1 week upon the submission ...
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Can Yahoo! Mail accounts use a 2FA code generator authenticator app?

You can use an authenticator app now, but if you've already set up "2-step verification" with a phone number, you will need to disable it and set it up again. The instructions for setting up ...
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Does Yahoo "deactivate" or "delete" accounts after 12 months of inactivity?

The mailbox gets de-activated - by that, all emails in your mailbox are deleted. The next time you login, the de-activated mailbox is re-activated and you start from scratch. Deletion implies that ...
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Synchronising one Yahoo! email account from another Yahoo! account?

What might be best if all your data is still on your old mailbox folder, backup what you have then delete it and do a full re-sync and check you have not got anything missing. Always best to backup ...
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Does deleting Yahoo! account delete the associated Flickr account as well?

From Yahoo! Help: You'll lose access to all of your data and content like your emails, email folders, Flickr photos, calendars, Yahoo Fantasy teams and Yahoo Finance portfolios. Means once you ...
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Change Yahoo! profile picture

You can't. The ability to change ones profile picture went away when http://profiles.yahoo.com shut down in January, 2015. They've not introduced a new method to change your profile picture. From ...
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How to change Yahoo! account Secret Answer?

Go to Yahoo Mail. Visit the Yahoo Mail website using any web browser on your computer. Sign In. Enter your Yahoo ID or username and password in the fields provided. Click the “Sign In” button to ...
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Yahoo! email address is a long string of random letters and numbers

> We have confirmed, based on a recent investigation, that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from our network in late 2014 by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor. The ...
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How to recover a Yahoo account?

No need of doing anything else. Hopefully they will respond. Time they will take from 24 hours to 1 week depends on query.
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How to replace the phone number in my Yahoo account?

From Yahoo! help: Sign in to your Account Info page. Information you can change includes: Personal info - Edit your name, address, phone number, alternate email addresses, or primary ...
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How do I remove the profile photo from a Yahoo! account?

Yahoo have changed things so nobody can change/edit/remove their profile pic or nickname. We have been told that we will be able to in the future, so sit and wait.
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Is there a way to create a Yahoo! account without having a cell phone that can receive SMS messages?

It's not possible to create a new Yahoo account without listing a cell phone number. You could make up a cell phone number but when you enter the number Yahoo is going to send a text message to that ...
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