Yahoo! is a well-known and well-liked search directory, second only to search engine giant, Google, in terms of popularity. Many Internet users enjoy everything Yahoo! has to offer, including its email services. Therefore, even if you do not have a Yahoo! e-mail account yourself, it is likely that many of the people who send you electronic mail do.
Since Yahoo! mail is well recognized, it may have never occurred to you not to trust every e-mail you receive that contains Yahoo! as its email host name. You cannot make the mistake of assuming that simply because a web mail provider is popular, that every one who creates an email account with this provider is trustworthy, or will not engage in spamming activities.
Therefore, if you receive an email from an address that features a Yahoo! subdomain, but you don't recognize the name of the sender, or the message itself appears suspicious, you should find out the identity of the sender.
Why? It could turn out the sender is a spammer, scammer, or someone trying to abuse the system. In this case, the individual along with the email you received should be reported to Yahoo! so they can deal with the troublemaker accordingly. On the other hand, you may discover that the sender is your friend who switched email addresses but didn't bother to tell you.
How can you find out information on the email owner through their address? The most convenient and quickest way is to either search the Yahoo! directory for the address, or use different general reverse email lookups provided by other websites that include the Yahoo sub domain in their directories.
Essentially, what you will find is the more reverse searches you can perform on the mystery e-mail, the better. This is because you will quickly discover that the vast majority of free reverse email traces are limited due to web mail providers allowing their clients the choice of opting information in or out of their directories. Thus, finding useful or any results is not typical.
Therefore, if you really want to learn the unknown email sender's information, you will need to consider paying a nominal fee for a Yahoo email address lookup. You will have more luck at finding the details you seek with a pay search, because the technology tools this service uses is more high-tech than free lookups.
Lindsay has been writing about web applications for 4 years and is tracking the latest trends in web development. You can check out her latest project at http://www.reverseemaildetective.com