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Problem with Yahoo Email sending out random stuff from my account.

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#1 sandman512


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:17 PM

So, I access Yahoo email from several computers, including a mac and also my Android phone.  Several months back, a lot of contacts were receiving SPAM like stuff from my account.  I changed my password and all was good.  Today, two people informed me that they were receiving random stuff from my account.  I changed my password again.  Any thoughts on this?  Thanks!

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#2 saw101


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:14 PM

Most likely your email address is being 'Spoofed.' It's not really being sent from your account. Check your Sent Items Email folder. Google 'Email Address Spoofed' for more information. The mail your friends are receiving usually only contain a link to a questionable website. Advise your friends not to open anything suspicious.


Here's one article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/253305/minimize_your_exposure_to_email_spoofing.html

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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