How to see your Yahoo! Mail log activity

Published July 22, 2022

Sometimes, your Yahoo! Mail account would have been compromised or hacked. The hacker would have sent spam emails to contacts in your address book. And then, you want to find out who it was, what the hacker's IP address was or where the hacker was from.

The best way for you to find out who logged into your Yahoo! account is using the section that contains your login history and activity.

The link is at


Yahoo! Recent Login Activity

You will see the list of locations (city, country) from where your account was last logged on. If you find that your account was logged in from a location where you've not been to, then change your password immediately.

If you want to find more information about the IP address and time of logging in, click on the corresponding entry. You get a popup with information like this:

Yahoo! popup

Note that if the hacker has changed your password, you will have to contact Yahoo! and have them reset your password.

A good precaution would be to add alternate emails to your Yahoo! account so that if your mail gets hacked, you can use your alternate email to reset your password. Or else, your account is lost forever!

If you have any specific questions, feel free to mail me. I will try to reply within 48 hours.

Please note that I am NOT affiliated with Yahoo! Inc, and I'm just helping out in my own free time.

Related questions:

  • Who accessed my Yahoo! Mail account?
  • Who sent spam messages to contacts in my Yahoo! address book?
  • My friends said that they got emails from my email address with links to a mortgage, financial or pharmacy websites. But I never sent those emails.

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Last Updated: July 22, 2022.     This post was originally written on March 26, 2013.