Yahoo mail login using phone number

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janiceferon - Jan 17, 2023 at 02:42 PM
HelpiOS Posts 14339 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen May 23, 2024 - Jan 18, 2023 at 02:50 PM

Hello,

If I use a phone number to sign up for a yahoo mail account, and as soon as the account is created I remove that phone number as a recovery option, can the person who has access to that phone number log into my account?


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HelpiOS Posts 14339 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen May 23, 2024 1,885
Jan 18, 2023 at 02:50 PM

Hi,

Yes - the phone number will still be linked to the account for a moment after you removed it for security reasons. The owner will also be notified that their phone number has been removed, and they can take action to reset the account.

Thus, it is recommended to use your own phone number or the one of someone you trust who is aware that you are using their number to create your account.


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