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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Sat 08-Jun-13 22:51:29
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


[re: caffn8me] [link to this post]
 
The latest thinking going on the BT thread about this issue, is that Yahoo arent actually getting hacked every single time, and instead its some unknown security flaw in Yahoo's servers that means they can get access to your account even without knowing the password.

If thats the case, then nothing the end user can do
Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Sun 09-Jun-13 10:05:24
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


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In reply to a post by bobble_bob:
If thats the case, then nothing the end user can do
except change provider.

I did get to the stage a while back of nearly blocking all incoming email from Yahoo as it was almost all spam and, worse still, it's near impossible to report spam abuse to Yahoo. Reports sent to [email protected] and [email protected] fail (a breach of RFC 2142).

I raised the issue with Yahoo UK, got an acknowledgement and then nothing. Yahoo doesn't take abuse originating from its servers seriously.

Sarah

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 09-Jun-13 12:30:48
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


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In reply to a post by caffn8me:
Yahoo doesn't take abuse originating from its servers seriously.
Perhaps rename it Ya-Boo wink

Tony
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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Sun 09-Jun-13 22:12:52
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Re: Strange email (spoofing?)


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Before i disabled my account due to all this, i had the Yahoo spam filter block a message and sent it to junk mail folder. The sender? Yahoo customer services laugh Was genuine aswell
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