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Suspicious activity alert received when an email is sent

To protect all users, we temporarily block email sending on accounts that are flagged with spam-like or suspicious sending habits. If you're seeing "suspicious activity detected" or "account temporarily blocked from sending messages", you'll still have access to your mail and receive messages while you wait for the hold to expire.

How to avoid the "suspicious activity" error in the future

  • Send your email as plain text if it contains hyperlinks.
  • Don't send a large number of emails over a short period of time.
  • Remove and re-add the account from any non-Yahoo Mail apps that may be accessing it.
  • If you're planning to regularly send bulk email, consider looking into alternate solutions, like a third-party email option.

Possible reasons your account is blocked for suspicious sending habits

These sending habits may trigger the temporary block on your account, if they do not apply to you, then someone else may be sending emails from your account. Find out how to secure a hacked account.