Yahoo Mail Spoofing Problem

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  1. conrad1on

    conrad1on Registered Member

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    For a while now I've been receiving the occasional message in my inbox that Yahoo Mail was 'unable to deliver my message' to a particular Yahoo Group that I'm a member of.

    The thing is, I haven't been sending messages to that group, and upon looking at the content of the message that I've supposedly tried to post there, it's clear that it's simply a spam link to some dodgy website.

    I haven't really been too bothered about this up until now, partly because I just assumed it was someone 'spoofing' my email address and there was nothing much I could do about it, and also because the email address of mine that they're trying to use is different from the one I use in the group, so none of the messages get through anyway.

    Today however, I opened up Yahoo Mail to find a saved 'draft' message in my account that I don't remember writing. Upon opening it, I found it to be the same kind of spam message that I mentioned previously, presumably ready to be fired off to my poor group again.

    So my question is this: does this mean that my account has definitely been compromised - bearing in mind that these feeble spamming attempts on my behalf are the only discrepancies that I've noticed - or could someone save a draft of an email in my Yahoo Mail account by spoofing my email address, without actually ever having my password?
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    change the password to start with and see how it goes. Should be better
     
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