If the problem is poor password hygiene, that means your account was hacked. Thank you especially for that link that shows recent login history at Yahoo. And what you can do is likely to be ineffective. It's trivial to forge the From address on an e-mail address. I know for a fact I have not clicked on any links on the computer at all. All very well, except that I didn't know why except that 'they had detected suspicious activity on my account'. Or your account has been spoofed, in which case someone has made it appear as if it's been hacked.
In the example below the spammer is connecting to Yahoo from 93. As recommended, I've changed my password and don't see an alternate email account listed at all which it should not to alert anyone else of the password change. All you can do is warn your contacts to ignore them. If someone logged into your account from Elbonia when you know you were asleep in bed, you know your account has been compromised. How did you fix the problem? Incidentally, the switch to the 'new' Yahoo happened about a week ago and I wonder if this spamming is a direct result? But I can't control it because it was cancelled by Yahoo!.
It's also possible to authorize purposefully or inadvertently other web applications to access your Yahoo account, so it's important to check the list of authorized apps to be sure there's nothing out of the ordinary there. I just had my Yahoo email send out a spam email to all the contacts in my address book. This is one of those cases that reminds us computer security is not just about protecting your machine from malware. Huge drag, but fortunately if you identify and mark as non-spam one of those messages, most systems, including Yahoo Mail, will be smart enough to not pick out subsequent messages from that recipient and mark them as spam. There probably isn't much you can do to stop the actual spammer from abusing other address, but there are a few steps you can take to help prevent additional spam from leaving your email account.
Her email said that she was in London, but her wallet and passport had been stolen. Provide details and share your research! That was the time I logged in with Yahoo's email app from my iPhone. Hello, Are your friends and family telling you that your Yahoo account was used to spam them? I got a forward from a trusted friend who let me know that my email had sent out a spam email. Join our weekly newsletter to build up your confidence and capabilities in solving everyday technology problemss. I actually deleted the sent emails from my yahoo account shortly after sending them.
She would pay me back when she got home. An ex girlfriend with whom Ive just started speaking to again called me hysterically saying she could not understand why i would be so cruel as to resend her old angry emails that I originally sent her after our breakup especially since we are now talking and on friendly terms. A spam email one of Intego's employees received from her friend just this morning. And good luck with your email challenges! I'm not the one getting spammed, my friends are. But the good news is, it can also be fairly easy to protect yourself by making a few simple improvements.
Changing your password is an important step, but it may not be sufficient to fix the problem, so you should look at every Yahoo account setting they tell you to examine. I avoid giving sites cross-references to other sites as much as I can. Although SpamGuard is automatically enabled to protect your account, you still need to add filters and block suspected spam messages from reaching your inbox to ensure your business computer and network are as protected as possible. Has anyone ever heard of a case like this before? I don't have many contacts in there, but the ones that I do are important. I did check my alternate address at Yahoo the compromised account but it was still just the right one. Nothing I did wrong to close the account. This happened to an old friend just the other day.
I've never been too impressed with Yahoo, even less so now. Among other things, you need to check any linked accounts to make sure all of them belong to you, check the alternate address how Yahoo! I hate the thought of my email spamming others and worse - the email address being compromised. I have not linked this account with Facebook, a phone, or any applications. How Oath and our partners bring you better ad experiences To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you. Keep up the very good work! Let us know in the comments below.
When I checked my 'sent' items, I found that the mail had been sent from my account. If the spammers have changed the alternate address for your account -- the account that gets the email if you request a password reset -- to an address they control, they may be able to get back in after you've changed the password and then lock you out. For example, when you search for a film, we use your search information and location to show the most relevant cinemas near you. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost. Note to Yahoo: You need to make Recent Login History easier to find. I closed my seldom-used Facebook account a while back because it was just too creepy and intrusive for my taste.