Author Topic: Yahoo Mail problem-Account Temporarily Locked  (Read 395 times)

Offline hoosier

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Yahoo Mail problem-Account Temporarily Locked
« on: Mar 21, 2017, 07:12 PM »
My Yahoo Mail for several days now has been flipping back and forth from usable to unusable. By unusable I mean I get the following pop-up :

"Your account has been temporarily locked to keep your information safe. Please try again in a few minutes. Or "contact" us to restore access to your account.   Error 19 "

and at the same time my Email becomes frozen.

I clicked on the link called "contact us", but that only leads to FAQs, etc.

Has anyone had this happen to them ?  Any ideas anyone ?

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Re: Yahoo Mail problem-Account Temporarily Locked
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2017, 09:34 AM »
Hossier, I believe we have dealt with this problem before. IIRC, our solution was a switch to Gmail.  Yahoo has been a problem for quite some time.
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Re: Yahoo Mail problem-Account Temporarily Locked
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2017, 10:46 AM »
I agree with Bill. No email provider is 100% problem free, but Yahoo is consistently problematic. Gmail is a much better alternative. BTW: I recommend you stay away from any Microsoft offering, such as Live/Outlook.

If you have a few coins to spare, consider an account with www.fastmail.com. I've been using Fastmail as my primary email provider for the last dozen years or so. Since I have an Android smartphone I have the mandatory Gmail account, which I also use on occasion. If I didn't have Fastmail, I would happily use Gmail as my primary account.