Yahoo mail's security is a female canine from hell

Calgary, Alberta
July 31, 2016 10:18am CST
I just lost my 18 year old email address thanks to the new improved security of Yahoo mail just because of I changed telecoms. Whenever I try logging in the one in the picture above appears. They want to make sure I am not some evil genius hacker so they want me to send verification to my alternate email. Here is the twist, I don't remember what my alternate email is because I havent used for like a decade. I decided to check my alternate emails to my gmail accounts and attached them to my mobile number so they wont have the same fate with my Yahoo account. I am sorry Yahoo but I won't make a new account.
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• United States
1 Aug 16
I really need to get rid of my yahoo, but there are a couple problems. 1. yahoo was my first account, so you can imagine the e-mails I have and wants to save. 2. It is connected to my Facebook and I don't know if I am able to switch e-mails and I really hate to create a new Facebook account.
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• Calgary, Alberta
1 Aug 16
Thats also part of my struggle, I only have my gmail account 2 years ago. I can't recover my Yahoo if Yahoo will stop being annoying with their exaggerated security.
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• United States
1 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I remember when my yahoo was compromised and whoever did it also somehow changed the sercurity code. It took a long time, but I soon got my account back and since then it has been compromised various time and the passwords are not only difficult, but I change the theme so often, it has to be another issue with the site.
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Aug 16
@Carmelanirel2 I wont be shocked if they closed down one of these days because people are moving to gmail. it is easier to use. It has better security without the butt hurt strictness.
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• India
31 Jul 16
Similar sort of thing happened to me a couple of months back. I lost many important mails :(
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Jul 16
and their customer service dont respond back. I wont make a new email from them. I want my 18 year old email back
@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
i also see that when i open my YM. i don't agree with that so i press "later".
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Aug 16
@ridingbet Thats why decided to make their security so insane that members themselves cant use it anymore.
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@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker i intend to keep my original password anyway
• United States
31 Jul 16
That really sucks my friend! I am sorry to hear it.
• United States
31 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Oh no my friend! Even worse..so sorry..gosh!!
@RasmaSandra (19004)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
31 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I have several emails. Perhaps for better security you could try one I like a lot GMX mail. There is you have more than one email you can add them all in one site. Makes things much easier.
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• Calgary, Alberta
1 Aug 16
@RasmaSandra I still need a way to figure out if there is a way to recover my Yahoo account though. I will look at GMX and see what it can do.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
13 Aug 16
Your discussion made me check my Yahoo account. I discovered that the alternate email that I added didn't exist anymore (my account is 11 years old) I changed it and added an email that currently use. If I hadn't seen your discussion I could have ended up in the same situation as you. I hope that there is way that you can recover your Yahoo account, it is really frustrating to lose such an old account with many important things.
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Mar 17
I just recovered my account and guess what I encounter this annoying security crap again because I moved to a new country.
@akalinus (19807)
• United States
31 Jul 16
My Yahoo account has been hacked twice that I know of. They informed me each time. I don't send anything important there.
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Aug 16
Their customer service is so bad that I have no responses until now
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@skysnap (17946)
31 Jul 16
LOL feels like overly attached girlfriend :P
• Calgary, Alberta
31 Jul 16
That was my email before I reached puberty. I want it back because it has some artifacts of my childhood and teenage years.