The Easy Way to Change Your Yahoo Password

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The Easy Way to Change Your Yahoo Password

One of the most common problems that arise from using email is changing your password. However, the process is still a mystery for a lot of people, especially those new to email and the Internet. Fortunately, once understood, the process is not all that complicated.

How to Alter Your Yahoo Password

The first step is to log in to your account. Enter your user name and password, and click “sign in” or just press the enter key.

The next step is to go to the My Account tab. It is near the top of the page usually right next to the “sign out” option. There you will see several options there for modifying and customizing your mailbox. Look for the one marked “Change Password”.

Step 3 is to click that link. You will then be prompted to type your current password in the text box. Next to it is another box where you should type the new one.

Step 4 will have Yahoo asking you to retype new password. This is to make sure that you have entered it correctly. The final step is to click save, so the changes you made can take effect.

What if I Forgot My Password?

If you keep typing in your password and are unable to log in, check to make sure that the caps lock key is turned off. If it is, look over your user name to see if it is correct. Often, the Yahoo password is correct but the user name isn’t.

If you are sure that the user name is correct but are unsure of the password, click on the “forgot your password” link at the bottom of the Yahoo Mail page. A wizard will pop and ask you a series of questions. If you followed the process of signing up, the wizard would have asked you a question to help you recover a lost password (i.e., “what is the name of your pet?”).

Other questions will be asked at this point, including the birth day, month and year that you put in. It is for occasions like this why mail services ask for this information. Therefore it is important that when you sign up for an account, you keep a record of the data that you entered, so that you will not have any trouble confirming it when you are asked.

Answer the questions and you will be able to retrieve your password. Then you can change it to something else that you will not have trouble remembering.

Choosing the Correct Yahoo Password

When selecting the right password, you should strike between finding one that is not easy to decipher but at the same time not to difficult to recall.

Most would suggest an alpha numeric combination (i.e., abc123). When selecting a password you will see a bar indicating the relative strength of the password that you chose. If you have chosen one that is quite long, you should jot in down in Notepad or on a piece of paper to make sure you don’t make a mistake or forget it.

It should also be noted that when you change your Yahoo password, it will take effect not just on your email, but also in the other services that you might be using, such as My Yahoo, Yahoo Chat, Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Finance.

Peter Garant is writing articles about how to Change Yahoo Passwords for a site about how to Change Yahoo Passwords.
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