How to Recover or Change your Email Password

You're a first class forgetful person and you're perfectly aware of this, but if you're here now and you're reading these lines it's very clear to me that although you've perfectly realized it, you didn't bother to write down in a safe place the password of your email inbox to avoid forgetting it and that, since the injectable happened, now you'd like to know if I can help you to deal with it. I beg your pardon? It went exactly like this and would you like to know if I can help you recover your email password? Of course it did, don't worry!


By following step-by-step the instructions I'm about to give you, you can find out how to recover your email password thanks to the "emergency" functions made available by the main email services currently present on the square to allow those who - like you - often forget the password to access their mailbox to remedy quickly and painlessly.

So tell me, are you ready to get started? Yes? Perfect! Then I'd say don't waste any more of your precious time, banish the chatter and start focusing on what to do now. You'll see, in the end you'll be happy and satisfied with what you've learned and, I'll tell you more, you'll also be ready to explain how to proceed to all your friends who need to know, in turn, how to recover email passwords. What do you say, shall we bet?

Note: Thanks to the instructions I'm about to give you, you won't be able to track down your account's access key, but you'll be offered access to your inbox by going to change your current password. So what you will recover is not really the password for your email account, but the ability to log back in to your email account. Of course, after logging back into your account, you will always be able to reset your previously used password in case it comes back to mind!


Retrieve Gmail password

Let's start this guide on how to recover your email password from Gmail, Google's home email service. If you can't remember the password to access your account, the first step you need to take is to log in to the web page to support your account, fill in the field shown on screen by typing in your Gmail email address and click the Next button.

Now go ahead and enter the last password associated with your account in the field below Enter the last password you remember, then click the Continue button.


If you can't think of a password, go directly to the next step by clicking the Don't know button or try another question (the button displayed may vary depending on whether the device you are using is a device from which you have already logged in in in the past or not and depending on the information you provided to Google). Then answer the next question and/or correctly complete the proposed action (e.g. indicate your account creation date, answer your secret question, provide an alternative email address, etc.) and click the Next button.

On the new web page that you will be shown at this point, fill in the Create Password and Confirm Password fields by typing in the new password you intend to use for Gmail, then click on the Change Password button to confirm your choice and to complete the procedure to recover your email password.



Please note that if you have activated two-step verification on your account (i.e. combined authentication via traditional password and temporary codes to be received via SMS) Google will ask you if you have your phone at hand. Then tick the box next to the item I can access my phone or backup options and click the Continue button to retrieve your Gmail account password via a security code to be received via SMS or an email link.

Alternatively, choose the option I can't access my phone or backup options (in this case it may take up to 3-5 business days to restore access to my account) or the option I haven't activated two-step verification if you're sure you've never enabled this feature.


If you have selected the first option, confirm that you are the owner of the email address or mobile phone number that Google will give you and follow the instructions on the screen. For example, in the case of the email, you will have to open the Google message received at your secondary email address that you must have set up before you lose your Gmail access data and click on the link contained within it. In the case of the SMS, you will have to enter the confirmation code received on your smartphone.

Retrieve Outlook.com password


Do you have an Outlook.com email account (or Hotmail or Live) and are interested in how to recover your email password because you forgot it? Then the first step you need to take is to log in to Microsoft's Webmail service login section to reset your password.


On the home screen that you see on the screen, press the Login button. Then enter your email address and click Next. Then select the Forgot your password option and click Next, after making sure the email address for which you can recover your password is correct.

Now, depending on what means you have, and depending on what information you previously associated with your Outlook.com account, you'll need to verify your identity by choosing whether to receive an email message with a password reset code to a secondary email address or whether to receive a verification code via SMS, for example.

So put a checkmark next to the option you prefer, type in the first part of your secondary email address or the last part of your mobile phone number (depending on the restore method you have chosen) and continue by clicking on Send code.


Now, if you have chosen to receive the code to verify your identity by email to the secondary email address you previously specified, please log in to that email address and open the message you received from Microsoft to take note of it. If you have chosen to receive the SMS, please wait a few moments for Microsoft to send the message containing the code to your mobile phone number to verify your identity.

Then enter the verification code that was delivered to you on the Outlook.com website and then press the Next button. If you have activated two-step verification, you will need to do this twice. Then select an additional recovery option for your account, such as using an authentication app (e.g. Microsoft Authenticator for Android and iOS) and enter the verification code in the next text field.

Next, type the new password that you intend to use for your Outlook.com account in the New Password and Confirm Password fields and click the Next button at the bottom of the page to complete the process and recover your account.


You can't remember the alternative email address you specified to Microsoft in the past, you haven't associated any Microsoft phone number and/or app to your account and you don't already have a verification code? Then tick the box next to I don't have any of this information attached to the We need to verify your identity and click the Next button.

On the new web page that you will be shown at this point, enter an alternative email address in the field below under Where can we contact you? to allow Microsoft to get in touch with you and verify your identity, then go over the captcha, type the characters you are shown and press the Next button at the bottom.


Log in to your alternate email account now, open the message you received from the company and follow the instructions provided to reset your password. The procedures indicated are the same as those that can be performed through the Outlook app for Android and iOS, as trying to reset your password through the app you will be redirected to the previously indicated screen, via web browser.

Retrieve Yahoo password

Do you have a Yahoo email account but can't access it anymore because you forgot your password and didn't understand how to recover it? No problem, I'll help you. In the specific case of Yahoo, to recover your email password the first step you need to take is to log in to the login page of the service website and click the Can't log in link? Then type your Yahoo email address in the field Email address or phone number visible on the screen and click the Continue button.

On the screen that you are now shown, tick the box next to Not a Robot and click Continue then click the Yes button, send me an Account Key to receive a recovery code to the alternative email address associated with your account where you can then reset your password.


If you don't have access to the alternative email address associated with your Yahoo account, click the I don't have access to this email on the account key submission page to retrieve your email password, then follow the on-screen wizard. If you also have a mobile number associated with your Yahoo account, you should be able to recover your email password by receiving the verification code via SMS after selecting this option.

Then open the email that was sent to you from Yahoo or the SMS, take note of the recovery code you received and scan it into the field visible on screen in your browser window, then click Verify. Now click on the Yes button, protect your account, type the new password you want to use in the New password fields and confirm the new password and then press the Continue button. To finish, click on Perfect, click Continue and then click Ok, I understand.


Please note that if you have a two-step verification on your Yahoo account, you will need to provide an additional method to verify your identity in order to retrieve your email password.

Retrieve passwords from other mail services

Are you interested in understanding how to retrieve email passwords from an email service other than those mentioned above? Well, generally speaking, it's always the same. All you have to do is log in to the main page of the email service website you use, click on the button or entry to login and click or select the forgotten or lost password option.

You will then simply follow the on-screen instructions, taking care to provide an alternative email address, mobile phone number or other means to verify your identity, after which you will need to type in the new password you intend to use.


For the future, in order to avoid wasting valuable time trying to retrieve email passwords, I suggest you use one of the special resources I have indicated in my guide to password programs to easily manage and store the access key of your email account and beyond.



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