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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.

Your contact would experience "email spoofing" if someone has sent an email posing as them, but from an account other than theirs. However, this doesn't mean their account has been hacked.

If your contact feels they've been hacked, we recommend sharing the following Yahoo Help articles and resources with them: