Tumblr is a microblogging platform founded back in 2007, now owned by Automattic. Millions of users all over the globe make use of this microblogging platform to share their thoughts, comment on other’s writings, and engage with the community. If you lost your Tumblr account and looking forward to recovering it, you might find this article helpful for this purpose. We will guide you through the possible methods you can follow to recover a Tumblr account even if it hasn’t been accessed for a while or got hacked by someone.
Forgot Tumblr Password
If you haven’t used your Tumblr account for a while, it is possible that you no longer remember its password. In this situation, just like any other accounts, you can simply reset it. Here are the steps to reset Tumblr password.
- Go to the Tumblr forgot password page.
- Type the email address you connected with your Tumblr account.
- Verify that you are not a robot.
- Click on the Reset Password button.
- You will receive an email from Tumblr with a link to reset your password.
- Simply click on the link and provide a new, strong password which will be your Tumblr password from now on.
Be sure to note it down somewhere where you have access but no one else does. If you forget the password again, you can simply look at it instead of repeating the above steps over and over again.
Lost Access to Tumblr Account Email
If you lost access to your old Tumblr account email address, it is very hard to recover your account. Email is the primary identification of your account which allows them to verify that you are the owner of the blog. Once you lose access to that, it can be very hard for them to verify that you are the actual owner of the Tumblr account in question.
You may still try to contact them and explain your situation. They may ask you for other verification details if they find that your request is genuine. Especially if your blog is very popular among the community, you may still have a chance to change the email address connected with your Tumblr account. Even though it is possible, the best thing to do is trying to gain access to your lost email address itself. That way, everything will be much easier.
Terminated Tumblr Account
For certain reasons, your Tumblr account may get terminated. The reasons can be many but the end result is the same. You will no longer have access to the Tumblr account you have been using.
Reasons why Tumblr accounts get terminated
Tumblr may disable your account for several reasons. Some of them are given below. Make sure that you are aware of them in order to stay on Tumblr without getting terminated.
- Violating the Tumblr terms and conditions: Just like any other services on the internet, if you violate the terms and conditions or guidelines set by Tumblr, your account may get terminated even without a notice.
- Failed login attempts: Too many login attempts that are not successful can also get you in trouble. So if you are not sure about the password, we recommend you to follow the steps mentioned in the password recovery section in this article and try to recover it before trying too many times. The system may identify it as a hack attempt. In order to protect your data, they might lock it as well.
- Spamming: it’s obvious that if you try to spam any platform, you will probably get banned. It is the same in the case of Tumblr as well. One of the most common scenarios considered as spanning is trying to promote offers and deals on your Tumblr blog without providing any quality. Also, spamming other’s blog posts with a lot of comments can also get your Tumblr account terminated.
Steps to Recover Terminated Tumblr Account
Follow these steps to try to recover your disabled Tumblr account.
- Try to log in to your terminated Tumblr account. If you see a contact support button or any other similar links to reach their support, you can use that. You may also directly contact them from the Tumblr support page.
- In the What’s going on? section, choose the Terminated account option.
- Explain that your account is terminated mistakenly, and mentioned that you are aware of their terms and conditions and never intentionally tried to violate them.
- If they find that your request is genuine, they will help you get your Tumblr account back.
Please note that, if they have a valid reason to terminate your account which they were able to find, the chances of getting your account back is very small. So before applying, make sure that you did not violate any of the Tumblr terms and conditions or guidelines.
Recover Hacked Tumblr Account
Tumblr account is also prone to hack attempts. Especially if you are running a Tumblr blog with some serious amount of traffic, people may try to get access to your account. If you think that your Tumblr account is hacked and you no longer have access to it, the best thing you can do is trying to contact Tumblr support from the support page.
They will ask you to verify your identity by providing necessary details to prove that you are the owner of the account in question. As long as you can provide them, they will help you to recover the hacked Tumblr account.