Why do I need to provide recovery contact info?
Here's why it's important to have a recovery email address and mobile number in your account:
- If you forget your password, Sign-in Helper can send a code to your recovery phone or email.
- You can use a cell number to receive an Account Key code for a secure, password-free sign in.
- Yahoo includes your recovery email when sending a notification of changes made to your account.
- Get a recovery code sent to your alternative email if you don't have your phone or a current number on file.
- Get a recovery code sent to your cell phone if you forget your password or sign in from an unfamiliar place.