Recognize and secure a hacked Yahoo Mail account
Keeping your account safe is important to us. If you think someone is trying to hack or take over your account, there are some important steps you need to take to secure your information. Know the warning signs and what to do if your account's been compromised.
- You're not receiving any emails.
- Your Yahoo Mail is sending spam to your contacts.
- You see logins from unexpected locations on your recent activity page.
- Your account info or mail settings were changed without your knowledge.
Hackers could edit your filters, auto-forwarding, reply-to, and more to disrupt your inbox or get copies of your emails. Check and restore any settings needed on a desktop computer by accessing your settings (found in the top-right corner of Yahoo Mail).
Even if you're unsure the account's been compromised, we always recommend securing your Yahoo account.