How to tell who has recently signed in to your account
Explanation and how to use the Recent Login Activity feature of Yahoo!7 Account. Recent Login Activity shows several days of account sign-in activity. Use Recent Login Activity if you are suspicious that an unauthorized person may have broken into your account.
Yahoo!7 created the "Recent Login Activity" page to help our customers see key information about each sign in to their Yahoo!7 account. The page shows several days of sign-in activities including the dates, how it was accessed, and the locations. With this page you can see if your account has been accessed by an unauthorized person.
To access the Recent Login Activity page:
- Go to the Yahoo!7 Account Information page.
- Sign in to your account if prompted.
- Under "Sign-In and Security," select View your recent sign-in activity.
- The "Yahoo!7 Account Info" page opens to the "Recent Login Activity" information.
- It displays a login activity table with several categories of sign-in activity information on your account covering several days.
- To expand the list, select View More.
Brief description of login activity table information:
- Date/Time: The date and time the account was accessed.
- Access Type: The method of access such as a browser, mobile device, or a Yahoo!7 product like Yahoo!7 Messenger.
- To learn more, see our help article about Access Types and Events.
- Event: Which Yahoo!7 services were used (Mail, Frontpage, etc.).
- Location/IP Address: Select either Location (default selection) or IP Address from this menu.
- Location: The Country and State/Province location of the computer used to sign in.
- IP Address: The IP (Internet Protocol) Address location of the computer used to sign in.
- Did you access your Mail on Sept 10, 2012?
- Shows access from browser, not mobile phone
- Did you recently log in from Nebraska?
How to detect signs of suspicious activity:
- Look for activity that doesn't match how you normally use Yahoo!7.
-Seeing multiple geographic locations: When you normally only access Yahoo!7 from just one or two computers.
-The Access type shows a mobile device: When you never use a mobile device to access your account.
What you should do if you see suspicious activity:
- Change your password: Go to the Change your Yahoo!7 password page and change your password.
- It's one of the most important things you can do to make your account more secure.
- Learn more about creating a better password, see our help article about creating a secure, strong password.
- Create a Yahoo!7 sign-in seal: Go to the Yahoo!7 sign-in seal page.
- Learn how, see our help page about how to create a Yahoo!7 sign-in seal.
- Learn more about protecting your account, see our help article about safeguarding your Yahoo!7 account.
- Learn more about common account risks, see our help article about how an account can be compromised.