Is my email account compromised?

Hi,
When I try to mark an email as Spam it gives me this message:

Is Bill's account compromised?
You marked your contact's (my_account@yahoo.com) message as spam. Do you think this account may be compromised?
Yes   No

Is my account compromised?
What does that mean?
What do I do?
How do I get it uncompomised?

Thank you,
Bill
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You should be able to mark an email spam without issue.

1. Change your password right away and to something strong.
2. Delete all Junk Mail (empty folder)
3. Delete any suspicious emails.

Close out, shut down, start up and check your mail again. Is it working correctly?

You may need to clear out your junk settings and set them up again.

What email tool do you use?
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
You marked your contact's (my_account@yahoo.com) message as spam. Do you think this account may be compromised?
Yes   No
I think this is asking you think whether the sender's email has been compromised/hijacked.
It is most likely nothing to do with YOUR email.

Why else would you mark a message from one of your contacts as spam?

If you delete the contact you should then be able to mark the email as spam without any issues.
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BILL CarlisleAPEX DeveloperAuthor Commented:
my_account@yahoo.com is MY email address... :(
I replace my email address with my_account for this post.

thanks..
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BILL CarlisleAPEX DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi John,
I am using Yahoo...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would definitely change your Yahoo password right away.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Now I'm confused. Does the message definitely say .... Your contact's followed by your email
I still stand by my original post.

It's never any harm to change/strengthen your email password.
Don't forget to update any security info that could be used to retrieve/reset your password.
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BILL CarlisleAPEX DeveloperAuthor Commented:
As I said.. this is exactly what it said except that I substitute "my_account" for what MY actual email address is.

Is Bill's account compromised?
You marked your contact's (my_account@yahoo.com) message as spam. Do you think this account may be compromised?
Yes   No

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And that is why I posted this here because it was MY email - bummer!
Thx, Bill
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Sorry, I really thought that when it referred to a contact, that it must be someone else.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It has been close to a week since we said "change your password".  Did you?  And then, did I have any effect?
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BILL CarlisleAPEX DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi John,
Yes, I change my password as soon as you mentioned it.
I haven't tried to make something spam to see if anything changed so I have an answer this post until now.
I will see if it still doing it this morning and post again.
Thank you all for your help,
Bill
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