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No. If your friends are receiving spam that looks like it’s coming from your email account, but your account isn’t compromised
Learn how to avoid risking your account security. Ways that your account can be placed at risk Not using a strong password
If your Yahoo Mail account was previously hacked and you've changed your password, but are still being told by your contacts they're receiving spam emails from your account , "spoofing" is most likely the cause.
Yahoo takes account security seriously. No matter how strong your password is, scammers are always trying to find new ways to get your personal information. If you think someone else has accessed your Yahoo account , take the following actions to make sure your account is secure
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.
Stopping your account from sending spam For starters, your account has most likely been compromised . Here's what to do:
1. Change your password and choose it wisely There's no better way to protect your account from being compromised than to change your password regularly. Creating a secure, strong password will always minimize risk to your account.
If your account has been recently compromised ( learn the signs ), you might notice missing emails, missing contacts, or changed settings. We have ways to potentially undo the damage below.
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.
Important: Change your password immediately, if an unauthorized person has changed your email signature, and review our steps for how to secure your account after it has been compromised .