Who is sending spam from my Yahoo account?

Discussion in 'Yahoo Mail' started by popowich, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Are your friends and family telling you that your Yahoo account was used to spam them?

    There probably isn't much you can do to stop the actual spammer from abusing other address, but there are a few steps you can take to help prevent additional spam from leaving your email account.

    If you don't use the account then delete it - http://www.emailquestions.com/yahoo-mail/144-delete-yahoo-account.html

    If you lost access to it here is how to recover your password - http://www.emailquestions.com/yahoo...t-password-regain-control-hacked-account.html

    To see what IP address used the account check the full email headers. The line you are looking for will be the first received line slightly above the Date line. In the example below the spammer is connecting to Yahoo from

    You can do a Whois lookup at the ARIN web site to see which ISP the IP Address belongs to.

    If that doesn't give you a god answer you can also try the reverse DNS :
    Windows users want to start -> run -> command then use "nslookup" instead of dig -x

    Eitehr way the results show fastwebnet.it as the spammers ISP.

    Best guess to report the spammer is to contact abuse@fastwebnet.it and include the full headers from the spam email in the abuse report.

  2. Gogo

    Gogo New Email

    Mar 21, 2012
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    Thank you, this is very helpful.

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