To anyone here who has Yahoo email or has contacts who do: This has been going on quite a few years, Yahoo didn't respond to long-ago inquiries: Some person/persons somewhere have been engaging in hacking- they somehow get ahold of Yahoo email addresses and send phony emails to people on the actual email address owner's contacts list. Nobody seems to know who is doing this, much less how to stop it. The fake emails even have the true email address owner's name in the 'from' section. My most recent experience really creeped me out- I received an email allegedly 'from' a longtime online friend, and weirder yet it was addressed to me by the nickname only this one friend ever called me. The catch: my friend died around 5 years ago.