Email Account Attacked

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Merkava_4, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Yahoo is my email provider and I have it routed through Mac Mail. I'm getting over 200 of these failure notices everyday. Each one seems to have a different address. What can do to make it stop?

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    #2
    Change the password for your email address.
     
  3. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you very much. I will try that. :)
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Yeah that'll do the trick. Normally some bot just gains access to an account and spits out spam to everybody; pretty common thing to happen. Simply changing the password will revoke access.

    If there's anything similar to two-step verification on Yahoo mail, I'd recommend enabling that too. :)
     

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