Should I delete my contacts if my account was hacked?

No. If your friends are receiving spam that looks like it’s coming from your email account, but your account isn’t compromised

How an account can be hacked

Clicking strange, suspicious links Malicious software installed on your computer. Get the full rundown on account security and learn how to safeguard your Yahoo account .

Hacked account sending spam after password change

Here's what you need to know if you've previously secured your account: Whoever hacked your account previously accessed your Yahoo Contacts list and sent your friends a spam email, most likely posing as you. You don't need to change your password every time you're alerted someone received spam from "you."

Report spam, hacked accounts, and phishing scams to Yahoo

Report email sent from a hacked account Did you receive a suspicious email from someone you know? Report the account without future email getting sent to your spam folder.

Scam Notification: Users charged for Account Assistance

Yahoo has been made aware of a recent scam where some Yahoo customers have received emails advising that their Yahoo Account have been hacked and requesting that they call a certain phone number to get their account reactivated. The users are then advised that account reactivation will cost £125. Please note that these emails are not sent by Yahoo and Yahoo does not charge for account reactivation.

Close your Yahoo account

- Learn how to get back in to your account . Secure a hacked account - Learn how to take back control of your account then safeguard it against future attempts from hackers .

Problems signing in to your Yahoo account

I think someone else is using my account If you think someone else learned (or changed) your password without your consent, use our Sign-in Helper to reset your password immediately After you create a new password, review our steps to secure a hacked account to review your account's settings for changes. "Invalid ID or Password" message This error message means that the password and Yahoo ID combination you entered doesn't match what we have on record.

Protect your Yahoo account

Check your account's sign-in activity Periodically check the login activity for your account to make sure you recognize the locations of each sign in. If you see unfamiliar locations and devices, check to make sure that they’re your own. If you think the account was hacked , here's how to secure your account .

My contact's Yahoo Mail account is sending spam

If you're receiving reports that one of your contact's Yahoo Mail accounts is sending spam after your account was compromised and re-secured, it's very possible your contact is being spoofed.

Manage email messages

Reply or forward Forward or reply to email messages Attachments Preview, download, or add attachments to emails Spam and other problems Report spam, hacked accounts , or phishing scams to Yahoo