How to Check Account Activity on Yahoo Mail?

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Two Stanford students, Jerry Yang and David Filo discovered Yahoo for the first time back in 1994. They established Yahoo to act as a portal to the Internet. During that time, the Internet was just a mess of unauthorized websites and information. At the time, there were very few options for you to view something useful and accurate.

The company Yahoo went public in 1996. In 1997, Yahoo ranked second in terms of Internet traffic. This is how Yahoo started over two decades ago, and it is still relevant at present. Now, Yahoo acts as a web service provider and provides Internet communication services such as Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo News, advertisements, support services, etc.

Yahoo Mail is one of the most popular services that people use. It helps to send emails to different people all around the world. Yahoo mail has four different email plans, three for personal use, and one for business ventures. One of the prominent features of Yahoo is its ability to check the account activity.

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Check Account Activity on Yahoo Mail

In the age of the Internet and social media, you mustn’t overshare your information. When you create an account on the Internet such as your mail account, you are obligated to provide certain information. This information can be private to some level, and if other people have access to it, they can hack your account and leak critical information.

Therefore, to make sure that your data and information stored on the Internet are safe, you must ensure maximum safety. Monitoring your account is one way to ensure your account is safe.

Yahoo provides you with the feature of monitoring your account activity. In this feature, you can view different devices that logged into your account, location of the devices, their IP addresses, as well as the date and time of the last login.

You do not have to trouble a lot if you want to check the recent activities on the Yahoo account. It is quite an easy and useful feature, as well. You just have to follow the following steps.

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Steps to Check the Account Activity on Yahoo Mail

  1. Open your preferable browsers on your device.
  2. Enter the Yahoo website link www.yahoo.com
  3. Click on the sign-in button at the top right and sign in with your Yahoo email and Password
  4. Click on the user icon from the top navigation and click on the Account info option.
    Yahoo Account Info
  5. A page that states Personal Info pops up
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  6. On the left sidebar, you will see the different options. Click on Recent Activity
    Yahoo Recent Activity

Once the page of recent activity opens, you will be able to see all the activities you have carried out during the different courses of time.

Apart from that, viewing the recent activity on Yahoo also allows you to view different Apps that you connected to your Yahoo Account. These are the applications, which you permitted to access your Yahoo Account. If you do not recognize some of the applications connected, you can also easily remove them.

In addition, you can also view the changes that occurred in your account as well. These changes can be updating the Password, adding a phone number, or even adding the alternate email.

This feature also asks if you think you saw something malicious in your account. If your answer is “yes,” then you can click on “Change your Password” link. Resetting your passwords and signing out from other devices can help you secure your Yahoo account.

Why is Monitoring Important?

Security is of utmost importance in today’s generation. Since all the business transactions, important information, and even financial statements exchange take place through the Internet, monitoring your account helps a lot.

As mentioned earlier in the article, Yahoo provides different services to users, whether for personal or business purposes. If the monitoring of your account is not regular, you may not be able to track down any attempts to hack or infiltrate your account. Monitoring regularly can help you track down different attempts for unauthorized access for your account.

When you can track the malicious activities, you can report them to Yahoo. You can also change your passwords or other precautions at the right time. Hence, monitoring the account is very important.

Access Notification Sent by Yahoo

Sometimes when you try to access your Yahoo account or someone else attempts to log in to your account, yahoo sends access notification in your account of recovery email. It simply means that Yahoo has detected several unsuccessful login attempts from your account. Such a case happens even if it is you who is trying to login to the system.

This is not a huge concern for you because sometimes account having similar address can unknowingly try to access the account. However, access notification can send an alarm in your mind, and it can remind you to monitor your account. Whenever you receive this notification, it is better to improve your account safety either by logging off from other devices or simply by just changing the Password.

 

Things to keep in mind when you are monitoring your Yahoo account

  1. Make sure that you are using a secure password.
  2. You must report any malicious and suspicious email to Yahoo
  3. Always check your recent activity page for any activities that you did not do.
  4. Check the information in your account to verify that nothing was changed.
  5. If you believe someone accessed your account without your permission, you must immediately change your Password

We have written on “How to reset your Yahoo password?” in our previous article. Check the article if you want to know about it.

When you follow these steps daily, you will know if something is different in your account immediately. You will know the various precautions you need to take if anything happens.

Tips to secure your Yahoo account

  1. Set up a strong password
  2. Enable two-factor authentication
  3. Enable Recovery email
  4. Check and monitor account activity regularly
  5. Beware of scam emails

We have mentioned details of these steps in our past articles. Make sure to read them if you want to know in detail.

FAQs

How to remove Yahoo account from other devices?

Here are the steps to remove Yahoo account from other devices:

  1. Open your preferable browsers on your device.
  2. Enter the Yahoo website link www.yahoo.com
  3. Click on the sign-in button at the top right and sign in with your Yahoo email and Password
  4. Click on the user icon from the top navigation and click on the Account info option.
  5. A page that states Personal Info pops up
  6. On the left sidebar, you will see the different options. Click on Recent Activity
  7. You will see different devices that you are logged in to
    Yahoo Recent Activity
  8. You will be able to see the “sign out” button on the adjacent sides of each of the devices
  9. Click on the “sign out” button of the devices you want to remove.

 

How to view what devices are logged in to Yahoo account?

Here are the steps to view what devices are logged in to Yahoo account:

  1. Open your preferable browsers on your device.
  2.  Enter the Yahoo website link www.yahoo.com
  3. Click on the sign-in button at the top right and sign in with your Yahoo email and Password
  4. Click on the user icon from the top navigation and click on the Account info option.
    Yahoo Account Info
  5. A page that states Personal Info pops up
  6. On the left sidebar, you will see the different options. Click on Recent Activity
  7. You will see the list of devices that are currently logged in.

How to track different devices that logged in your Yahoo using an IP address?

Every device has a unique identification, known as an IP address. When someone logs in to your Yahoo account, you can see the IP addresses of the device used. The IP address is very useful to track down hackers.

You can check the IP addresses for different devices by following the steps below:

  1. Open your preferable browsers on your device.
  2. Enter the Yahoo website link www.yahoo.com
  3. Click on the sign-in button at the top right and sign in with your Yahoo email and Password
  4. Click on the user icon from the top navigation and click on the Account info option.
  5. A page that states Personal Info pops up
  6. On the left sidebar, you will see the different options. Click on Recent Activity
    Yahoo Recent Activity
  7. You will see the list of devices that are currently logged in from your Yahoo Mail. Click on the device from the list of which you want to see the data.
  8. You will see a pop up on the screen that contains the IP address of the device.
    Yahoo Recent Activity Detail

How to Sign out Yahoo account from other devices remotely?

You can also access your Yahoo account from different mobile devices. Sometimes it will be hard to keep up with all the devices logged in to your account. You may forget to sign out from different devices when you are in a hurry. Yahoo mobile application also has a feature to log out from the devices that are unwanted remotely.

Follow the following steps if you want to know more.

  1.  Open any browser in your mobile or Open Yahoo app
  2.  Sign in with valid Yahoo ID
  3. After successfully signing in, you are redirected to yahoo Inbox Page.
  4. Tap on the User Icon from top left corner. The navigation menu will expand.
  5. From the navigation menu, tap on Manage accounts option.
    Yahoo Mobile Manage Account
  6. You will see a page open with your credentials. Tap on Account Info
  7. Tap to the Recent Activity
  8. You will see different devices that your Yahoo account is logged in
    Yahoo Mobile Recent Activity
  9. Tap on the Sign out button in the right side of the device list

Like many of you, I also have to face different issues when maintaining my Yahoo account. Therefore, I thought of writing the steps you should take to check your account activity. I hope that this article provides you with the information that you need and help you prepare against any suspicious account activity on Yahoo mail.

Finally, I hope that you can learn how to maintain and monitor your Yahoo account and also realize the importance of doing so.

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