Originally Answered: Im signing in to nothing until I get an answer from Yahoo?
I'm glad you're wealthy enough to take on frivolous law suits.
First of all... you don't write to Yahoo! here. If you're smart enough to think you can consider a "major lawsuit, then you should be smart enough to know that this is a Q&A forum for users like yourself to ask and answer questions... not a means to contact Yahoo.
Second, perhaps one of us could've helped you but you have not provided enough information. First of all, Yahoo does not (and did not) compromise your email!! I admit, you are creative to even come up with that.
You've also just threatened a very large corporation... do you really think that's wise? It's a FREE site. You are NOT required or forced to use it. When you do file that major lawsuit, make sure you can prove to the court that Yahoo! is the one compromising your account... not some virus or some unknown user hacking into your account (which Yahoo! would have no control over). I'm also assuming you must be a lawyer because you seem pretty sure Yahoo! has broken some sort of law and you can benefit from a "major lawsuit". Again, you use the site of your own free will, and could leave at any time, but apparently chose not to. I bet you're even still using that account, which probably has a virus, which you're spreading around to others. If you're not an attorney, chances are you wouldn't find an attorney who would take on the case. I'm also assuming you are brand new to the internet to NOT know about email viruses and how they happen, or know nothing about email accounts being compromised by others.
I'm going to take a guess here, and assume your contacts have been receiving spam emails seemingly coming.
If you DO have a virus, they are set up to use contact lists to send spam to all on your contacts list. Run a virus scan.
If your account has been hacked, Yahoo! has a neat thing where you can check to see if any unauthorized parties have logged into your account (I have tried this and it works):
1. In your mail, click "Options"
2. Then "Mail Options" from that list
3. From the list on the left, choose "Account Information" (you will be asked for your password)
4. Then under the "Sign-In and Security" section, click "View your recent login activity".
Once you do that, a list will pop up showing all recent login in activity. You will immediately see anything out of the ordinary. If you do see something, cancelling the account could be your best option:. Before cancelling the account, first create VERY strong password consisting of letters, numbers, symbols, capital letters, etc. Then continue to monitor log-in activity as described above. If you continue to see unauthorized log-in activity, consider creating a new account. Or even consider not using Yahoo! mail for your personal mail. I would recommend Gmail.
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