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Yahoo mail keeps inserting an old password


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I changed my password, but when I went to sign in again, the old password was still there. I tried to fix this by deleting all Yahoo cookies in Firefox, but the old password still was there. Any fix for this?


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In Firefox  go to

about:logins

 

Search for yahoo.

 

You will get a list of the yahoo logins it remembers for you.  You can click on each then click on the eye icon to the right of the password dots then it will show you the password.  You can click on the Edit or Remove icons up to the right of the login.yahoo.com to make any changes you want.


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There was nothing listed with yahoo there.


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You don't have one pass or something similar installed do you?

 

You might try to do the opposite of the suggestions on this page:

 

https://www.lifewire...ry-time-1170874


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You don't have one pass or something similar installed do you?

 

Not to my knowledge.

 

My main question is why when I delete Yahoo cookies, it doesn't erase the login info like it used to. Also, when I do any cookie deletions, my HD light comes on. I waited 15 minutes and the HD light didn't go off, but it did when I closed the browser.
 


Edited by debodun, 16 January 2020 - 02:27 PM.

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Did you check to see if the cookies were still gone the next time you open your browser?  Perhaps the light stays on because the hard drive is having problems?


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Yes I did look and they were gone. I just wonder if my email account was compromised.


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https://www.wikihow....our-Yahoo-Email


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The only entries there were two Firefox uses.


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Are they both your Firefox?

 

Can you try a different browser?


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Are they both your Firefox?

 

 

How can I tell?


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Don't know.  With Facebook you can see where they log in from or at least the IP address they used.  Don't use Yahoo.


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