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Report spam, hacked accounts, and phishing scams to Yahoo

Yahoo Mail works around-the-clock to stay ahead of spammers and hackers, but to do our best we need your help.

Every time you mark an email as spam in Yahoo Mail, you give us even more ammunition to combat unsolicited messages.

Ways to report suspicious activity

Mark email as spam

Instantly send us the information we need to investigate and block the sender while moving the message to your Spam folder.

  1. Select the email you're reporting.
    Note: You can select more than one email at a time.
  2. Click Spam.

Spam button

The message will be sent to your Spam folder.

If you change your mind, select the email in your Spam folder then click Not Spam.

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.

  1. Select the email you're reporting.
  2. Click the down arrow next to "Spam."
    Click the down arrow next to Spam
  3. Click Report a Hacked Account.

The account that sent the email will be reported to Yahoo.

Report phishing scams

If you receive an unsolicited email asking for personal or financial information, report it to us as a phishing scam.

  1. Select the email you're reporting.
  2. Click the down arrow next to "Spam."
    Click the down arrow next to Spam
  3. Click Report a Phishing Scam.

The account that sent the email will be reported to Yahoo.

  Need to report a phishing scam, but don't have Yahoo Mail? See our support options for more assistance.

Report emails intended for someone else

If you've received email addressed to someone else, it's possible they accidentally entered your email address or had your email address before you.

  1. Select the email you're reporting.
  2. Click the down arrow next to "Spam."
    Click the down arrow next to Spam
  3. Click Not My Mail.

The message, and future messages from the sender, will be delivered to your Spam folder.

When applicable, your Yahoo ID will also be included as part of the Complaint Feedback Loop program so the sender can remove your ID from their mailing list.

Report Yahoo Mail spam if you don't use Yahoo

  • Mark the email as spam using your email providers spam reporting feature.
  • Even if you're using a different email service the report will be sent to us if the spam offender is a Yahoo address. 
  • Submit your report using our "Got Spam?" form if your email provider doesn't offer a spam reporting feature.

  Protect yourself: Get tips and tricks for keeping yourself safe online in the Yahoo Security Center.

 

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