Restore email, contacts, and mail settings

If your account has been recently compromised (learn the signs), you might notice missing emails, missing contacts, or changed settings. It may be possible to undo the damage.


Restoring missing email and IMs

Did someone else delete your emails without your permission? If you notice the changes within 7 days, let us know and we can attempt to restore them for you.

Restoring missing contacts

There are a couple of different ways to fix your account if any contacts go missing. Explore your options in our help article about recovering lost contacts.

Fixing other changed settings  

When emails, contacts, and IMs go missing, it's not uncommon for other settings (like those listed below) to be changed as well. It's a good idea to check them.

We also recommend that you take time to review our tips on safeguarding your Yahoo account.

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