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Old 08 February 2014, 09:40 PM
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Question Yahoo Mail account keeps getting hacked?

That's been 4 times in the past couple of weeks our works email account has sent out spam. I know this, as I've had "Out of Hours" return emails back to the account. Each time I see this, I've changed the password on the account.

Is it possible it keeps getting hacked, or could it be replies from a virus that's been initially sent from our account?

I'm on Mac, so is there a decent virus check?
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Old 08 February 2014, 09:58 PM
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Just checked my bulk/junk mails on another account and it's def came from the works email.

Best bet to delete the account, or reinstall OSX?
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Old 09 February 2014, 08:48 AM
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Change email provider?


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Old 09 February 2014, 04:57 PM
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What provider is the next best and still secure?
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Old 09 February 2014, 05:02 PM
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look up email spoofing, it's not necessary to hack an account to do that
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Old 09 February 2014, 05:19 PM
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Interesting idea, though I haven't read anything to tell me exactly how to work out if it is spoofing, or even how to combat it...?
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Old 09 February 2014, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by drb5 View Post
Interesting idea, though I haven't read anything to tell me exactly how to work out if it is spoofing, or even how to combat it...?
IF it is spoofed from elsewhere and not emanating from your computer there's bugger **** all you can do really.

IF you fear your yahoo acct got hacked change p/w AND any security questions
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Old 09 February 2014, 07:29 PM
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Fair enough and thanks for the info.

To save any further hassle, I think it's probably better to delete the account. If any problems arise after that, then it's an issue with the Mac.

Just to decide what provider...probably Outlook or Gmail I think.
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Old 09 February 2014, 07:40 PM
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Yahoo has been getting right on my nerves recently. We pay for the slightly "better" service and it's just changed to a Google Mail style of stacking email strings; it's utter cr4p.

Alternatives anyone?
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Old 10 February 2014, 02:56 PM
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always use Google myself, but as everything is slowly moving towards your Live ID, id strongly suggest Live.co.uk or outlook.com as your next stop. much easier then
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Old 10 February 2014, 03:25 PM
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What's Live ID then?
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Old 11 February 2014, 09:52 AM
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I have a Yahoo account but I don't use it however I got a message a few weeks back to my Gmail account saying they'd been some unusual activity on my account and that a device located in the Ukraine had logged onto it.

I ignored the links in the email and went onto Yahoo direct to change passwords, security questions, set up secondary verification (via SMS) etc. but as far as I could work out the email was legitimate.

Seems like Yahoo must get targeted quite a bit so worth having a strong password.
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Old 11 February 2014, 10:58 AM
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Personally never had a problem with either my gmail or .me account
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I can send you an email and tell the email that it's from your email address, so when it arrives it looks like you have sent yourself an email - that is spoofing and possibly what is happening here as the return email address is not the real sender, it is yours, hence why you get the Out Of Offices. Don't blame your computer!
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Old 11 February 2014, 12:11 PM
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I'm going with Spoofing too. Best to just hold on tight, eventually it'll stop.
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Old 11 February 2014, 03:15 PM
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Thanks guys. I've since had SOME help from Yahoo and they are telling me they can't see anything to report of hacking on the account.

With that and your suggestions, I'm going to leave it just now and see what happens.

Thanks!
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