Steam "You have exceeded the number of allowed recovery attempts. Please try again later."

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  1. Nyap
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    So I wanted to log into steam but I haven't used it in a while and can't remember my password
    I clicked on "I can't sign in" and continued from there
    Then it told me that I need to wait for a code to be delivered to my email but I was impatient and stupidly clicked "resend email" multiple times. Now it says this:
    Is there anything I can do other than wait? and if not, how long do I have to wait for?
     
  2. FireEmblemGuy

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    Unfortunately patience is key with Steam emails - depending on server load they can be delayed for minutes or even hours. I'd guess within 6-8 hours tops you can try again; you could also contact Steam support, but I don't know if they could help or how quickly they'd respond.
     
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    You do exactly what it tells you to - you try again later. Either that or you contact Steam support, but that may end up taking much much longer and you might not even get a satisfactory solution.
     
  4. Nyap
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    I'll try contacting steam support, maybe i'll be lucky and they'll actually help for once and in a good amount of time
    It's weird, because I have this one password floating around in my head that I have strong memories of being my steam password, yet it doesn't work when I try it
     
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    You won't get the email any quicker by resending it multiple times. Just wait for the email to arrive.
     
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    Just wait a few hours. I know for a fact that the login limit (the max amount of failed attempts) causes you to be locked out for 30 minutes (that includes rebooting an already logged in session). I accidentically left my arm on the up key while watching YouTube and it somehow triggered ASF's mobile authenticator weirdness and I was locked out for 30 minutes.

    I guess that this is similar, unless they locked your account, in which case... good luck with Steam support because they're known for being a pain in the butt and use bots rather than humans to deal with issues which might cause your issue to be confused with something else. (Although if you ever used a credit card or paysafe card on Steam, verification is a breeze when they ask for it: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2268-EAFZ-9762 .)
     
  7. Nyap
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    i know that, just me being dumb xD

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    now I just have to wait
     
  8. Hells Malice

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    You have to hack into the mainframe and steal their ram.


    or just wait. I dunno why people see "please wait" and freak out. I mean you even know exactly why it said that.