My yahoomail accounts used by someone.

@deserve40 (1643)
India
November 28, 2008 10:35pm CST
Yesterday night I had checked my yahoomail account and then today morning when I opened my mail box I found two delivery failure messages. I was surprised to see these messages because I had not sent such mails to my friends. One thing is clear that the person who has tried to send these messages has used my saved addresses because delivery to these addresses has failed. So I think that my yahoomail account was hacked by someone. It is good for me that none of the message was delivered. I am worried if some wrong messages are going to be delivered then I may be in trouble. Could any member here suggest me what I should do in this situation? Thanks for the advise in advance.
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13 responses
@ajit25 (1010)
• India
29 Nov 08
you should change your password and if you are using public computer then don't save your user name or password or delete cookies, history. If you are more conscious about your mail then change your password in every 6 months
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@deserve40 (1643)
• India
29 Nov 08
Thanks for the advise. I will keep changing my password more frequently. I do not use public computer.
@pitstop (7224)
• India
29 Nov 08
Immediately change your password and send a email to all your friends about the problem - some of your friends may have actually got messages from the hacker. Sometimes viruses can do this automatically and also some spam emails look like this. Better safe than sorry!
@deserve40 (1643)
• India
29 Nov 08
Thanks for the advise. I have changed the password and I am going to send mails to all my friends telling them about what has happened to my yahoomail account.
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
I experienced the same situation. Worst is, the person who hacked my account changed my password and keeps on sending hate messages to my friends. I asked several computer techs on how to retrieve my password and what can I do to stop the hacker. He told me it is difficult for me to get back my account. He advised me to create a new account instead and inform my friends of what happen. In your case, I would suggest that you change your password now before the hacker can do it and prevent you from accessing your account.
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@deserve40 (1643)
• India
29 Nov 08
Thanks for the advise. I have changed my password immediately. I was fortunate enough that the person who had hacked my account had not changed the passowrd and so it is little safer thing for me.
@gigipipi (10)
• China
29 Nov 08
Don't worry!!it's nothing.change password. what i want to say,because of my poor english,i can't express my advise.sorry!!
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@deserve40 (1643)
• India
29 Nov 08
I am worried just because I have heard that many times illegal messages are sent by such people and the account holder is unnecessarily questioned about such mails. It may invite unnecessary trouble.
• India
29 Nov 08
I know yahoo mail contains some password number.If nobody don`t know your password he cant logged on your account.I think its your known person its not then i will suggest you to close the account.
@deserve40 (1643)
• India
30 Nov 08
No my friend, it is not done by my own person for the sure. I think so because, the mail which was sent was about joining some site and if my own person wanted my support in this matter, I would be pleased to do so. All my own people know that I would be the first person to help them if I can. So it is a work done by someone else only.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
29 Nov 08
What a scarey thing to have happened. Such an invasion of privacy, huh? I hope you've changed your password. I've begun changing mine at least once a month. I have to keep a journal by the computer so I'll remember what it it...lol. You might want to consider sending a quick email to the people in your address book to watch for anything received 'from you' that looks out of character. A short while ago I started receiving emails from a friend using an account that she hasn't used for several years. It looked like a link to access some kind of offer from Home Depot. It was suspicious because it was poorly worded and had misspellings. So before opening it, I called her. She, of course, had not sent it, and several of her friends had received them too. I deleted it, but received several more over the span of a couple of weeks. It's scary to think that email spammers have (and use) addresses that they harvested years ago. With that happening, the idea of only opening emails where you know the sender is not even reliable. You almost have to scrutinize everything you receive now. Good luck to you!
@deserve40 (1643)
• India
30 Nov 08
That is right, now we have to scrtinize almost everything we receive through email. The biggest worry is illegal use of our email accounts. Let us hope that such thing is not going to be repaeted .
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
29 Nov 08
There are several websites out there that when you sign up with them they import your address book & send messages to your friends under your name asking them to join. I have had several friends who have joined these sites & atleast once a month I receive a request under their name asking me to join. When I complained to my friends, they said they joined but didn't like the site & left. One person it has been over a year & I'm still receiving the emails. These sites don't have your password & do not go back into your account. They just steal your address book at the time you join & harass your friends. When a friend changes email addresses, the notice will come back to you as they cannot redirect them to their site. I've not heard of a way to stop these sites. From what I have been told they do not compromise your Yahoo account just your address book at the time they can steal it. Good luck with your problem. I hope changing your password takes care of the problem.
@deserve40 (1643)
• India
30 Nov 08
Well this is something new for me. I did not know that the site may be able to import email addresses of my friends from my mail account. Another thing is that some of my friends are still working with the same email addresses so it is surprising that the mail sent by that hacker has not been deliver and so I got the failure report. Otherwise, I may not have been able to know that my mail account was hacked...! Well I have changed my password so let us hope that it is enough to protect my email account. Thanks for sharing.
@Croquetilla (1798)
• Spain
29 Nov 08
hello you can recived this error e-mail one day after that you send some e-mails. You can comprobate ifone or two days before you send some e-mail to this adresse that can produced this error
@deserve40 (1643)
• India
30 Nov 08
Yhanks for your response but I could not really get what you intend to say. Could you please elaborate?
@result7 (136)
• Malaysia
30 Nov 08
Always Log Out and clean cookies. Change password and use with some simbol in your password. Its hard to trace.
@pau_79 (793)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
How can it be accessed by someone..do you opened your account somewhere and forgot to logout? I suggest you change your password just for security reasons. btw how many email account do you use?
• United States
29 Nov 08
Sounds like you might have a virus on your computer. I dont know but I had one on mine once and it sent out messages to all of my friends in my address book, and the messages were not something I ever would have sent. Or you may have been phished. What I would do is run a virus scanner just to make sure you dont have a virus and then I would change your yahoo pass word just to make sure that no one has it. The other thing that it might be too is a glitch in yahoo. I have sent messages before and then like a month later it was returned to me as undeliverable. When I open it I dont remember sending it but I am sure its me that did it but I just cant remember when. LOL. Any way I am hoping that you have not been hacked or attacked and its just a silly yahoo glitch. Good luck finding out what it is either way.
• United States
29 Nov 08
I am glad that you changed your password because that was the first thing that I was going to suggest. Hackers have nothing better to do and we all know that.... just hope that it was them and not your significant other checking your email :). I had a similar experience to this and it was my freakn bf who hacked my account. I was lucky that there was nothing juicy in there.
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
29 Nov 08
you can also report those to yahoo. or delete all your address book or send your friends a warning about the fail email. if you could, open a new email address and let your friend know.