Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email Yahoo! Account Recovery: Reactivate That Email Address You can (probably) get it back as long as you meet the right timelines Share Pin Email Print Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail By Fionna Agomuoh Writer Fionna Agomuoh is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, International Business Times, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Fionna Agomuoh Updated February 05, 2020 Perhaps you've bitten the bullet and deleted your Yahoo! email to pare down the number of accounts you have online. If you want the account back, you may be able to recover it before it's permanently deleted from Yahoo! servers. Here's how Yahoo account recovery works and how to easily recover a deleted account. Yahoo! Mail users have up to 30 days (Approximately 90 days for accounts in Australia, India, or New Zealand. Approximately 180 days for accounts registered in Brazil, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.) from the time of deletion to recover their account. After that point, you won't be able to recover the account, as it would have been permanently deleted from Yahoo! servers. Yahoo Account Recovery: Confirm If Yahoo! Mail Account Has Been Deleted If you want to see if your Yahoo! Mail account has been deleted, you'll need to do the following: Open your browser and go to https://login.yahoo.com/forgot. Enter in your Yahoo! mail address in the Email address or phone number field and select Continue. If it's been permanently deleted, you will see the message, Sorry, we don't recognize that email address or phone number. How to Reactivate Yahoo Account You have 2 different ways to reactivate your Yahoo! account if it hasn't been permanently deleted. You can either got to the Yahoo! homepage or use their Sign-in helper. Below is how you reactivate your account via the Yahoo! homepage. Go to the Yahoo! homepage and select Sign in. Enter your Yahoo! email address and select Next. If your account is still recoverable, you will see a Recover your account page. From here, select your method of recovery (Text or Email). Enter in the verification code you received via text or email. If the verification code is entered correctly, you'll be prompted to create a new password. Select Continue to change your password. Once successful, select Continue once again. You may get prompted to confirm your account recovery settings. Select the Pencil to edit or select Add email or mobile no. to add any additional accounts. Otherwise, select Looks good to continue. Reactivating Account Via Sign-in Helper (Forgot Password) Open your browser and go to https://login.yahoo.com/forgot. Enter in your Yahoo! mail address in the Email address or phone number field and select Continue. Select verification method: Text or Email. Enter in the verification code you received via text or email. If the verification code is entered correctly, you'll be prompted to create a new password. Select Continue to change your password or select I'll secure my account later if you know your password.