Security - how can i stop sending spam by my mail?

Asked By sara asa on 01-Mar-12 03:37 AM
hi
unfortunately i didn't get my response.i have yahoo provider and there is sending spam all by my mail to my friends and company by my send item.i even changed my pass word but its still sending spam  by my id .
i even changed my password...i appreciate if u help me how can i control it..it was an old id and i really cannot change my id.
kalpana aparnathi replied to sara asa on 01-Mar-12 04:33 AM
hi,

TO stop sending spam email from mail:

In order to re-secure an account that has been compromised/hacked/stolen you will need to check and fix at least all of the following settings.

But first you need to check the bottom of the Inbox and make sure your account is not open at any other locations.  If it shows additional locations, open the Details window and "Sign out all other sessions".

Account Security:
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password [pick a new secure password]
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password Recovery Options [verify secret question, SMS and recovery e-mail address]

Potential Spam:
Settings -> General -> Signature [make sure nothing as been added]
Settings -> General -> Vacation Responder [make sure it's disabled and empty]

E-mail Theft
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Send Mail As [make sure it is using your correct e-mail address]
Settings -> Filters [no filters that forward or delete e-mail]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> Forwarding [disabled or correct address]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> POP Download [disabled]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> IMAP Access [disabled]


Regards,
dipa ahuja replied to sara asa on 01-Mar-12 05:40 AM
Basically, you can send an email from ANY address. But spammers like to collect genuine addresses because if an email has come from a genuine email address it has more chance of getting past spam filters on the internet. 

It sounds like they have found your email online somwhere and added it to their spam list. When somebody recieves the email that looks like you have sent it, if they click the link, their own email address could get added to the list and spammer may use their address. Its a continuous cylcle. 

For more detail check here:

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100304033346AA5DfuP 
http://help.yahoo.com/l/in/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/account/account-018.html