IP address I don't recognise in my login history!

Discussion in 'Help Desk' started by vic951, May 17, 2011.

  1. vic951

    vic951 New Email

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    Hi,
    Have just received spam from myself, so as a precaution I went into my security settings in Yahoo! and changed passwords and security questions/answers. However, when I went into my login history I noticed that just 2 mins earlier the following IP address had accessed my account: 66.196.87.131. Located in Sunnyvale, CA, USA (I'm in the UK so its not me!)
    Please can someone reassure me that this is a Yahoo server?
    If not its a **** hacker! :mad:

    Hope someone can help
    Vic
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Vic,

    That IP address has matching resolution for the DNS name r19.member.re3.yahoo.com.

    It says Sunnyvale because that's what the Yahoo domain registration says :

    Registrant:
    Domain Administrator
    Yahoo! Inc.
    701 First Avenue
    Sunnyvale CA 94089
    US
    domainadmin@yahoo-inc.com +1.4083493300 Fax: +1.4083493301


    What do the full Yahoo email headers say? It's a common spammer trick to send a spam To: and From: the recipients email address. The spam was likely not sent from your email account. The login history is odd, so I agree changing your password and other account reset information was a good idea.

    :welcome: to Email Questions!
     

  3. vic951

    vic951 New Email

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    Hi Popowich,
    Thanks for the welcome and your answer to my question. I was in a state of panic when I saw a different IP address. Thanks for looking it up for me though. Feel a bit silly that it was their Head Office ! :eek:

    great forum. Will come here again next time I'm panicking about something :)

    I didn't open the email to look at the full sender address, I trashed it as soon as I saw it.

    Vic
    :thanks:
     

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