Yahoo Abuse and spam mails problem
It is generic for a user to receive an email that may or may not happen to have received from a recognized source. Such emails are at times lucrative and arises some curiosity that leads a user to open such mails. They happen to show that the user has been registered for a big time monetary offer. It smartly asks you to enter your personal information like your name, address, phone number and further your national insurance number or your credit card details. Yes of course we are smart people not to enter such sensitive information as our national insurance number or our credit card details. However by the time a user has decided not to make any further proceeding with the email loop that seems to end maliciously, we have already let them to compromise on our personal information and that this infection will affect the other users added to our email account. Such malicious emails can have attractions related to games, money, free gifts, prophecy telling, sex, threats, popular company etc. Such spam and abuse emails lead to cybercrimes that has become a heeding concern for any state of affairs.
Receiving emails is a part of phishing emails and can be done with or without internet. Such emails lead to website that contains virus and parasites that infect your computer system and triggers on obtaining your personal and bank information. There can be a spoofed email with a recognized sender containing a malware that just waits to get opened by the user and it starts to breed more and more malwares that infects most of the other email addresses linked with the infected one. Such emails with forged sender email address are not easy to trace however with a little bit of understanding and knowledge it can easily be prevented.
It is also to be noticed that Instant Messaging is also one of the biggest source of phishing activities. Cybercriminals have consistently used instant messaging for their malicious intentions. It is a real time chat window that pops up to your screen and begins chatting like there is another person chatting on the other end. However such chats are actually text based communications that are very proficiently socially engineered which can work in both online or offline mode. Such chats are very deceiving and contain malware or infected files to corrupt the computer system or simply carry a URL to allow the user to hit on it and that leads to a website that downloads malicious worm codes. A user entering any personal information to these live chats can fall victim of phishing. Yahoo! users are suggested to be cautious of all such activities and prevent themselves from sharing their personal information including their used passwords, bank information, personal information and also prevent themselves from downloading any software that seems to help them to have a security software installed in their computers.
Block spam email sender:
- Sign in to your Yahoo! Account.
- Click on Mail.
- Click the gear icon in the top right corner. Click Settings in the menu bar.
- Select Blocked Addresses. Enter the email address to block and click the Block button.
- Select options.
- Go to the General category.
- Make sure automatically move spam to Spam folder is checked under Spam Protection.
- Click the x that appears in the OPTIONS tab header as you move the mouse cursor over it.
Default spam to spam folders
Default spam to spam folders
- Select the email you're reporting.
- Click the down arrow next to "Spam".
- Click Report a Phishing Scam.
It is important for all the Yahoo! users to take safety measures not fall prey of any kind of cyber crime by being just a little cautious about sharing any sensitive information or replying to any email or pop-up windows. If at all such mishap takes place Yahoo! users are advised to call our helpline number and we shall do our best guide you through the further steps to avoid any fraudulent activity to occur.