As spamming activities are increasing in the digital world, email companies are working too hard to protect their user’s data and accounts.
Yahoo is also in the race of keeping the security up to date. Which is good, but sometimes it may block you from signing into mail account.
Generally, people can’t sign into their yahoo account using their browser, android phone, or iphone due to several reasons.
Fix Can’t sign into yahoo mail problems on the web browsers –
If you can’t sign into the yahoo mail account, meanwhile, you can access it through your smartphone or any other network, you should check the username, password, and browser settings.
Check the yahoo service status-
Before making changes into the account or browser settings, you should check the current status or yahoo mail service.
Maybe the yahoo service is down in your city or state, that’s why you are dealing with the yahoo mail login problems. You can check the status through Several websites like- down detector, outage report, and most popular is the twitter handle.
You can also visit: how to fix yahoo mail not receiving emails 2020
Forgot yahoo username or password-
This is the most common reason for yahoo mail sign in problems. To log into the yahoo mailbox, we have to insert the user id or email, and password.
If you are entering the wrong information, yahoo will not permit you to access your account.
If you don’t retain the yahoo user id or login password, you can reset them using the techniques given below.
Forgot Yahoo username-
- Let’s go to the mail.yahoo.com website on your browser.
- Please enter your recovery email or telephone number, now push the continue button.
- Finally, you will receive the user name on your phone or email. (whichever method you will choose).
If you remember the yahoo user id but don’t remember the password, you can use the method given below.
- Let’s go to the mail.yahoo.com website again.
- Now type your yahoo email address or username and press the next button.
- Press the forgot password link and select an option to sign in to your account.
- Now you will receive a recovery code on your phone or whichever option you have chosen; type that code here.
- Finally, you will get an option to create a new yahoo password. Please enter a unique passcode for login, and press the save or done button.
If you don’t have a recovery option to reset the password, you can visit how to reset the yahoo mail password without an email address or password.
Two-step security is blocking the sign in the process-
If you are dealing with the yahoo mail sign in problems due to the two steps security reasons.
Let’s say you don’t have a phone to receive the verification code. You can press the choose another way to sign in option.
Here you will get a list of other recovery methods; you can select one of them and verify your account.
Can’t sign into yahoo mail account using autofill settings-
If you can’t log in to your yahoo mail account using the autofill settings, you should try to sign in your account by manually entering the user details.
In case you login successfully, you have saved the wrong credentials in your autofill settings. That’s why you are suffering from yahoo mail sign in problems. In such circumstances, you can update the autofill settings on the browser. Here I am sharing the techniques for the chrome browser.
- Open the chrome browser on your pc.
- Push the chrome menu switch and move to the settings.
- Look for the password section under autofill settings.
- Click on password next to the yahoo mail address.
- Type your PC’s admin password.
- Finally, you will be able to edit the password; you can update the new password and press the update button.
Fix Browsers issues-
Sometimes, yahoo users can’t access their mail account due to browser issues.
When they try to load the yahoo mail login page, they get a loading symbol or blank page. It all happens because of bookmarks or cookies settings. So you should clean the browsing data and then reaccess the yahoo mail account.
Steps for cleaning the browsing date on chrome:
- Let’s open the chrome history tab.
- Look for the clear browsing data.
- Select all tabs, and press the clear data button.
A general guide to cleaning the internet explorer or edge data-
- Open the internet explorer and click on the settings tab.
- Pick internet options from the menu.
- Look for the browsing history under the general tab.
- Put a checkmark on Delete browsing history and press the delete button.
For Safari users-
- Open the Safari browser and go to the preference.
- Press the advanced tab and delete the browsing data.
Shutdown the proxy servers-
Sometimes, people can’t sign into their yahoo mail account due to the privacy error.
When try they access their email; they receive your connection is not private or similar to that error.
This error must be coming because of SSL, proxy, or time and date issue. You should all of them.
If Proxy or VPNs are turned on, you should disable them, and then retry to access the yahoo account.
Troubleshoot can’t sign into yahoo mail problem on iphone or android phone-
If you can’t access your yahoo mail account through the iphone, you should take care of basic things. First of all, you need to ensure that the mobile data is turned on; if you are using the wifi, your iphone should be connected to the wifi.
Now Delete the yahoo account from your phone, and re-add it using the latest password.
For iphone users-
- Let’s go to the settings on your iphone.
- Look for the passwords & accounts section.
- Tap on the yahoo from the list, and push the delete account button.
- Now you will see the confirmation button, hit the ok button.
- Once you return to the Passwords & accounts section, you need to touch on the add account option.
- Now select yahoo, and input your yahoo user id and passcode.
- Finally, choose the email services that you want to access on this smartphone.
For android users-
If you are facing Yahoo mail sign in problems on the android phone. You should follow the steps given below.
- Let’s open the settings window on your android phone.
- Look for the accounts & passwords option. (it may vary according to your smartphone UI).
- Touch the yahoo account and press the delete account button.
- Now press the Add account button, select yahoo mail service.
- Now login via using the user id or password.
Install yahoo official app to fix can’t sign into yahoo mail problems-
If you still can’t sign into your yahoo mail account on the iphone or android phone, you should update the app first if it doesn’t work. You can install the yahoo official app from the playstore or app store.
Now login to your account on this app. let’s see if you can access your email through this app or not?
Troubleshoot Yahoo mail sign problems on outlook, mail, or other applications-
If you are dealing with yahoo mail sign in problems on your outlook, mail, or any other application, you should check the email settings. Probably, you are entering the wrong server details, or yahoo is blocking the app.
That’s why you can’t access the yahoo mail account on that application.
Generate app password-
In case you are using two-step security on your account, this can be the big reason for yahoo mail sign in problems on outlook or any other application.
In this case, your regular password will not work, so you have to generate an app password and enter that password in the outlook.
- Let’s open your account using the web browser.
- Click on the yahoo profile picture and press the account info option.
- Press the Account security option.
- Now look for the generate app password option.
- Choose your mail app, and press the generate button.
- Copy that password.
Now you can go to the account settings on your outlook or mail app.
Select your yahoo account and press the edit button,
Finally, paste the generated password in the password section and press the next or finish button.
Check account settings-
People can’t sign into their yahoo account most of the time due to the wrong pop or IMAP settings.
They do not enter the correct incoming/ outgoing server name, port no, and other information.
Which causes can’t access the yahoo mail account problem for them.
If you are also suffering from yahoo mail login problems, you may check the account settings. It should match the following one.
Port no- 993
SSL- always active.
Pop server information-
port no- 995
SSL- always active.
pop no- 465
SSL- Always active.
Remove or re-add the account-
If you can’t sign into the yahoo mail account yet, you can remove the account from the outlook or mail application, now add the email account again using the valid information.
To remove or re-add the account, you can visit account settings and press the add or delete button to begin the procedure.
I hope this article has fixed the yahoo mail sign in problems for you.