By The Yahoo Mail Team
We recently changed our DMARC policy to proactively protect our users from increasing email spam that uses Yahoo users’ email addresses from other mail servers. This is an important step to secure our users’ email identities from being used by unauthorized senders. It…
By Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer
When I joined Yahoo four weeks ago, we were in the middle of a massive project to protect our users and their data through the deployment of encryption technologies as we discussed in our November 2013 Tumblr.
So today, we’re updating you…
If you’re being bullied or harassed online, you don’t have to take it. First, take screenshots of the offending messages and save a copy of the conversation history. Then block the perpetrator in Messenger, and fill out this form to report them.
Have you ever been Phished? Do you know how to spot a Phishing email or instant message?
If you ever feel unsure that an email is officially from Yahoo, please send a message to Yahoo Messenger on Facebook or @Yahoomessenger on Twitter, and I’ll be glad to confirm or assuage your suspicions.
When was the last time you changed your password? If you can’t remember, consider changing it today.
This one goes out to all you lovebirds out there!
Introducing Autocompose by Yahoo Mail. The first love letter generator that lives right in your inbox. Just choose the kind of love you want to send and let Autocompose do the rest. Finally, the perfect words for everyone in your life.
Tell your sweetie that they play the strings of your heart with delicate grace, or tell your best friend that you wish you had even a quarter of their swagger. Feeling disenchanted with V-Day? There’s a whole category for you, too. With 100 million different message options, there’s no shortage of love to go around.
Do you remember the answers to your security questions? Take some time today to pick fresh questions and new, easily remembered answers. Choose questions that have meaningful, but private answers. If none of the suggested questions apply to you personally, you can create your own question.
Get started here:
Some guidelines to keep in mind:
* Security questions must be 5 to 100 characters in length and may only contain letters and numbers.
* The answers to your questions must be 4 to 32 characters in length and may only contain letters and numbers.
* Security questions cannot contain the answer.
* The security questions cannot be the same.
* The answers to your two security questions cannot be the same.
If you get an email that seems like it’s from Yahoo but asks you to click on a suspicious link, think twice. Official mail from Yahoo will always have the Y logo next to its name.
Be savvy about the files you download via Messenger. Some malware has been known to masquerade as a different type of file, for example, YOURS.JPG.exe
Also, use your best judgment when clicking a link sent to you via message. If it’s from a person not in your buddy list, definitely don’t click it. If it’s from a buddy, but it’s the first message they send, be wary.
Thinking about account security? Make sure you’re the only one who can sign in with your account by setting up your secret questions.
• Visit your Yahoo Account Information Page at http://edit.yahoo.com/config/eval_profile
• Sign in with your Yahoo account and password
• Under the category “Sign-In and Security,” click “Update password - reset info”
• Click “Change questions and answers”
• Chose one of the options or make up your own question
• Add your new answers, making sure to use 4-32 characters or numbers; Answers are not case-sensitive. Pro-tip; make sure the answer you give is not associated with your name or Yahoo ID anywhere online.
• Click “Save” and you’re set!
While you’re on that page, make sure your alternate email address and phone number are up to date.