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.

Signs of a hacked account

Review your Yahoo Mail settings

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).

  Missing any contacts or emails? – Restore your contacts or submit an email restore request

When in doubt, secure your account

Even if you’re unsure the account’s been compromised, we always recommend securing your Yahoo account.

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