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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

Learn how to avoid risking your account security. Ways that your account can be placed at risk Not using a strong password

Hacked account sending spam after password change

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.

Secure a hacked Yahoo account

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 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.

My account is sending spam

Stop your account from sending spam For starters, your account has most likely been compromised . Here's what to do:

Safeguard your Yahoo account

It's important to keep your Yahoo account information private and make your account hard to hack . A strong password, up-to-date contact information, and good online habits help keep your account secure and make it easier to regain access if you get locked out.