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Someone is sending out spam to my mailing list even when my computer is un plugged. My only knoledge of this is if a friend calls and asks if I sent it or you at yahoo send me a nondelivered message. which is great but I would like to rid my account of this virus ! do you have any sugestions pp

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I have recently written a tip on this sort of thing, if you have a Yahoo Mail! account then check out the tip here: http://www.fixya.com/support/r6811952-yahoo_mail_compromised

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People have sent me mails to my yahoo account but when I log into yahoomail the mail is not seen. i.e new mails are not coming in at all. I have checked all the settings and they seemed OK. Please help


Send an email to any one of these people and ask them to use the 'Reply' function of their mail program. Specifically ask them to use the generated 'to:' address and not to type in your email address. You want to eliminate 'finger trouble (splelign erorrs)' as a possibility.

If you receive these replies, the problem might be with the senders not typing in your name perfectly. They could also be spelling the domain portion of the address incorrectly. gmail.com is not the same as gmail.net and gmail.us - if those even exist.

Check your spam folder. In gmail, I have never had a problem with real messages going in to the spam folder.I never even look anymore.

At a former employer i had lots of messages flagged as possible SPAM with the word SPAM added to the Subject field of the message.

Sep 29, 2012 | Yahoo Mail

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Get rid of spam


Unsolicited junk e-mail, or spam, is an unwelcome and often offensive byproduct of the Internet's success. Although there's no guarantee you can avoid all spam, there are ways to avoid looking at most of it.Instructions

  1. Basic prevention
    • 1 If you're already getting spam messages, check with your Internet service provider to see whether it has a spam-prevention option that scans your incoming e-mail for known spammers.
    • 2 If you're lucky enough not to be getting spam now, then sign up for a second (free) e-mail address from a service such as Yahoo or Hotmail. Use this address exclusively for e-commerce, mailing-list subscriptions and bulletin-board postings of any kind. Reserve your main e-mail address for private e-mail to and from friends.
    Rule filtering
    • 1 Create an e-mail folder called Suspected Spam.
    • 2 Use the filtering feature in your e-mail program to create rules that redirect spam messages to your Suspected Spam folder. Most spam is not addressed to its recipient by name.
    • 3 Define a rule for incoming mail that says, "If my name appears in the To: or cc: field, then move this message to the Inbox." The procedure for defining rules varies among e-mail programs, so you should consult your program's Help feature to learn exactly how this works.
    • 4 Define individual rules to catch e-mail that isn't addressed to you personally but that you nevertheless want to receive, such as messages from lists you've subscribed to. Have these rules redirect the relevant messages to the Inbox or to special folders that you have created for mail from those sources--for instance: "If the Sender field includes 'MyList,' then send this message to the MyList folder."
    • 5 Define a final rule that sends all other e-mail that hasn't already been redirected by one of your other rules to the Suspected Spam box. For instance, a rule that says, "If the Sender field isn't 'XYXYXYXYY,' then move this message to the Suspected Spam folder" would work as a catchall.
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  • Never reply to a spam message, even to request that your name be removed from the list. That just tells the spammers that your address is valid.

Sep 21, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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A lot of my friends complaint to me that i keep sending empty mail to them which i did not do it and at the same time i will received the message from mastermail box to inform me that failure delivery...


I would recommend changing your password because someone may possible be hacking in to your account and sending your friends unnecessary spam. If your friends are added to your account, then the failure to deliver mail is less likely to show up. Sometimes you may have to send it a second time, or call or text your friends to find out if they received it.

Jul 14, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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Some one is using my E mail address to send X rated material to people on my E mail list.


Change your password quickly. You have been victim of a phishing scam.

Apr 07, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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Some of our email friends are receiving ads from an outside source through our email account. How do I fix that?


Scan your computer for any possible malware that may steal confidential information. Some infections cause your computer to send out unsolicited emails or some may steal your login information and use your account for spamming or other illegal stuff.
Change the password of your email account.

Hope this helps! :D

Sep 08, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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When sending an email using yahoo mail program ,


Make sure that you are not on the blocked list of the reciepent. If this is not he case ask him to check the spam/bulk folder. This is becausemails with certain keywords are automatically redirected there. Ask the reciepent to open it and mark your mail as "Not spam". That should prevent this from happening in future.

Jul 04, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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Someone has gotten all my contacts off my computer and is sending spam and links using my email address, HELP


This is the main reason why you are getting all this spam email. 95% of all junk mail you get is because you gave your email address to somebody, somehow, somewhere.

Ask yourself to whom you gave your email address.

Examples to whom you disclosed your email address

Online Forums
News Groups
Sign-ups software downloads
From IRC and chat rooms
Your homepage
Your business card
White & yellow pages
Your friends!
This list only contains the main sources where you disclose your email address.

Other sources of Spam Email

Through Mail Relaying
Mail Relaying is sending mail to a user that is not local to the server you have connected to. It slows down your email and gives spammers free bandwidth.

Through dictionary attacks
This happens when spammers connect to your server and just trying random address or even stepping through the alphabet. Some servers will block the sending server after X number of failures, some set max recipients per message and others set a delay between recipients to slow down the spammer, causing them to go elsewhere.

Through the selling of e-mail addresses
Companies sell your information to other companies.

Trojans/Script capturing
By using HTML e-mails, spammers can confirm your email address. Best to disable preview window and delete the message. You can disable HTML or even block the email client from communicating on port 80.

Thanks

Have a great day.

Bhautesh

Feb 24, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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A lot of my friends use yahoo mail however yahoo has my address blocked or marked as spam what can I do?


If your emails are being marked as spam by Yahoo, then you could try this
(1) send an email to one of your friend's yahoo mail
(2) ask your friend to go into their yahoo mail Spam
folder, open the message from you, and click the "Not Spam" button.

Dec 11, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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Hi I was wondering that if someone has 2 Hotmail Accounts with the exact same name does this mean that they are a Computer Hacker? So far I've had a few people from Russia requesting to be on my contact...


Quite probably

NEVER open a friend request unless you are 100% certain that you know the person.

These types of thing can also be used to infect computers and to them infect the computers in your friends list.

You can check your mail (ONLINE) and mark them as spam or junk.

Aug 25, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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