This is my first tutorial so constructive criticism would be appreciated.
About a month ago I changed my Facebook password and forgot to write it down. When I tried retrieving it through my linked yahoo account I couldn't because I changed that password and forgot it too.
Now when you call into Yahoo support you're presented with two options to reset your password and have it sent to an email account of your choice.
1. Answering 2/3 security questions correctly
2. Providing the subject and email account you messaged of one of the top three emails you sent out within the past 14 days.
So if you can get someone to email you from their yahoo account and try this a.s.a.p. you will know for yourself how incredibly flawed Yahoo's security is.
I was forced to use the 2nd option because I setup those security questions about 5 years. Peoples interest change over time and if you had questions like "favorite author?" or "favorite hobby?" that you made many years prior then you'll probably find you won't remember either.
As I stated at top, it had been over a month since changed and forgot my Yahoo password. Your probably asking yourself, "How was Uub able to send mail to meet the 2 week requirement?" Well if you added your account on your iDevice you can still send mail for a few days, only if you had changed the password from a pc or other medium. I've discovered that you still have a few days to send and update your inbox before you get locked out. And even if you do get locked out you can restore from backup and reset the "timer." You can do this as many times as you need, I've done it 3 times because I either forgot to send a message or I missed Yahoo's call-in hours. Hope this helps.