Yesterday we created an article on to check the login history in GMail. One reader commented on how to check the login history in Yahoo. This article describes the Login Activity feature from within the Yahoo Account Manager that can show you what login activity your account has had over the past several days.
- Login to your Yahoo! eMail.
- Click on the Account Info menu option which can be found by clicking on your name on the top-left side of the Yahoo Mail screen.
- In the ACCOUNT INFO page you can see many categories like Profile Information, Contact Information, Sign-In and Security, Account Settings and Notifications and Subscriptions
- Click on View your recent login activity link under Sign-In and Security category
- You would be taken to the login history page.
Yahoo’s login history is better than Google’s report. Yahoo’s report contains not just eMail login history but it is Yahoo account login history. i.e., if anyone used your credentials to log into other services of Yahoo, it would be captured in the report, however Google captures only the activity in GMail.
Here is the description of each field in the report.
Date/Time: This indicates the date and time the account was accessed.
Access Type: This is the method of access such as a browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome etc..), a mobile device, or a Yahoo! product like Yahoo! Messenger
Event type – This shows exactly how the login took place
Location/ IP Address - This is actually a drop-down menu that allows you to select how you wish the physical location to be displayed. (Location is selected as the default.)
- Location - Indicated the Country and State (if in the US, otherwise only country) of the computer you logged in from
- IP Address – Indicates the Internet Protocol Address of the computer you logged in from.
Well, what would you do once you identified some suspicious activity on your Yahoo or any other eMail accounts?
If you see anything here in the report that looks suspicious to you, It is recommended to change your account password immediately. It is the easiest way to prevent suspicious activity.
You can also create a Yahoo! sign-in seal, to prevent such illegal activity such as Spam and Phishing.