Is a Legitimate Website?

Today I received an e-mail from with the subject "Help Improve Yahoo Axis for a Chance to win $500". The e-mail message states that I was choosen to take part in a survey to help improve Yahoo Axis. I was skeptical at first because I have never received an e-mail message from and though it was setup by scammers to carry out their malicious activites.

Is a Legitimate Website?

The E-mail Message

Dear Yahoo! Axis user,

In an effort to continually improve our service and provide you with the best possible Axis experience, we gather information from a select group of users, of which you are one.

Whether you've used Axis once or several times, we'd like to hear what you think of Axis. Please take a moment to share your thoughts about your recent Axis experiences with us.

To show our appreciation for your time and effort, all participants will be placed into a sweepstakes for a $500 check

The Response from Yahoo! Regarding

We use as one of the main addresses to manage emails that we send to you. We already use email addresses for our users' personal Yahoo! Mail accounts so we prefer to use a separate address. That way, it is easy for everybody to tell the difference between users' personal emails and email from Yahoo! itself.

Click here for more information.

The domain name is actually owned by Yahoo! and is use for sending out newsletters.

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  • October 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM by info

    If you receive any email asking you to update your account, please ignore those emails. Although the email appears to be sent from, it is possible scammers may have spoofed this email address.

    Yahoo will notify you of any changes to your account after you have signed into it.

    • April 10, 2014 at 6:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

      In fact, right now, I am been asked to upgrade my yahoo mail so i want to know if its from yahoo or not.

      • April 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM by info

        Please post a copy of the email message for us to analyze.

  • October 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

    I have received an email from requesting me to update my security parameters within 10 days. Could you kindly confirm if this is a valid and authorised yahoo address and if this request is authentic? Thanks

  • October 1, 2013 at 2:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

    i will throw away such emails to be on th save side. I am not interested in getting drive by viruses.<br/><br/>In my case the email talked about actualizing settings and it leads not to but to, so i had to login with my yahoo id and password, i never would do such a thing.

  • June 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM by info

    It seems that cybercriminals are sending these spam emails to you and spoofing the email address, to make it appear as if it came from With, anyone can create a free email account and sent spam from it, but the account will be terminated as soon as Yahoo finds out about it. It is also possible that all of these email messages have spoofed email addresses. Read more about email spoofing by <a href="" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.

  • June 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Azusa, California, United States

    Yahoo is self destructing with this spam.

  • June 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Azusa, California, United States

    I've been getting a lot of spam from a address for at least a month. The links on the spam are all to or addresses. I've tried to unsubcribe (at the link provided), but I'm still spammed. It looks like Yahoo is self destructing.

  • March 29, 2013 at 7:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Enfield, England, United Kingdom

    Realistically, anyone can send an email and make it appear as though it came from any address.

    It's more useful to look at the links in the email, to see where they link back to. It's harder to hijack a legitimate web server pointed to by a domain name than it is to send impersonated email.

  • March 29, 2013 at 4:30 AM by info

    An e-mail address cannot be registered with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), only a domain name. The email address cannot be registered by anyone. Once you register a domain name, only the owner of that domain name can create e-mail addresses for it. So, only Yahoo! can create the e-mail address

  • March 29, 2013 at 3:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Jouy-en-Josas, Ile-de-France, France

    I think that while may be a legitimate domain, people can somehow register for things like and similar that have actually nothing to do with yahoo...

    • May 16, 2015 at 12:11 PM by an anonymous user

      Yahoo is not allowing the registration of email addresses So, no one can sign up for an email address like But, they may use other email addresses

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