No. If your friends are receiving spam that looks like it’s coming from your email account, but your account isn’t compromised
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
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 .
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 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.
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.
Here's what you need to know We send a notification regarding the security of your account when changes are made to your account , when our security system has been alerted that your account may have been compromised or when you or someone is trying to access the account from a different location, computer, mobile device, or ISP which the account is usually accessed from. Our system may detect this as unusual activity.
If your sending habits don't follow the examples above, it's possible your account was hacked. Learn what settings to check, and how to correct them, in our help article about securing a hacked account .
your account is another. We know it can be scary, but if your account's been hacked to send spam you can fix it.
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.