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Suspicious Activity on Yahoo Email Account

Yahoo is blocking emails I'm trying to SEND out and stating a message that my outgoing email wasn't sent because of suspicious activity within my account. What could this activity consist of, spammers and phishers looking for my personal info?

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    Motobaridi's answer is not sufficient. This happens to me irregularly and for no apparent reason, but certainly enough to annoy me after a long day at work - which day includes having USED my account a number of times already.

    It's only been happening over the past three or four months, and on an account that's been around and working fine for 10+ years. And I'd say that 98% of the time even now it works fine.

    My PW is strong and my account has never been compromised. This is an issue to be resolved within Yahoo because their automated tools are generating false positives often enough to annoy the hell out of me and everyone else who runs into this nuisance.



  • patricia coney Oct 02, 2011

    what is the suspicious activity on my yahoo account

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    emails are being sent out from my yahoo email that i did not send

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Most probably, someone is using your account to send spam mail.
First and foremost, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY. Use a strong password - with letters, numbers, symbols and long enough to make it difficult to guess. Also, notify Yahoo of the problem.
Still, it may take a while before Yahoo "white-lists" you again.
All the best.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • yahoo user Sep 20, 2011

    I have had the same issue as rycgi and yahoo is of no help. May be time to switch to another email provider. Yahoo appears to be doing a poor job for its users on the new email system.

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If you received a Java update and did NOT do it...that's the reason for the error. Just get the latest JavaScript update and the new Yahoo!Mail will work fine !!

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I think we should delete our accounts, yahoo needs to get their sh-- together! Or loose hella accounts!

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I not only can't send from yahoo, now they say my computer is
locked. I am so sick of this on yahoo. my hotmail is fine along
with others, How can I unlock my computer????? Makes me sign
in every few minutes!!! Yahoo is gonna lose if this keeps up. I am
gonna quit using it period!!
Pat Dumez

Posted on Oct 03, 2011

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Hi, 1 more thing you can do is scan your computer for spam and adware (viruses too) Maybe that is why yahoo has said that. Good luck.

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