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How to Protect EMAIL account from hackers?

Most of the time its difficult to judge emails,It might be sent by a hacker to take control over your account.I often come across people who is facing this problem,and sometimes its difficult to recover your email account as well
I will give you few tips, How to protect your email account from hackers( gmail, hotmail, yahoomail etc)


  • Always remember your secondary email address-you need to provide secondary email address while creating a new email account
  • Don't use the same password for different accounts.
  • Do not entertain password reset emails-you may receive email saying you need to change password by clicking the url provided.webpage may look real,you won't be knowing hackers trick.
  • If your using wireless router to access internet (hot spot) make sure your using url as https://gmail.com....This provides more secure access
  • Register your phone number with the associated email address-In case of emergency you will receive your password through sms,This helps a lot while recovering your account.
  • If possible please make a note of few details to verify ownership
  1. Account created date
  2. Security question and answer
  3. Most frequently used email contact address.
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unable to log into Hotmail. It is saying someone else is trying to use it.


Note: Hotmail has now changed to Outlook.com

To troubleshoot the issue, you can follow the instructions mentioned on the following link:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/outlook/forgotten-password

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help me get a new pass word 4 face book .


Hi Susan ,

If you account was hacked you might have a hard time getting a new password as the hacker may have blocked you out.

you could try by going to facebook website , under passowrd click on the forgot password link , then type your email addres in the top textbox.

if the hacker didnt have access to your email account aswell you shoulld be able to recieve the email from facebook about resetting your password.

Click on the link in the email and follow the instructions on screen , most obvious to input a new passowrd reccomended to type in a passowrd as strong as possible.

Hope this helps.

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Someone sent spam email purportedly from me to everyone on my contact list. How can I prevent this from happening again?


Perform an immediate virus scan, your computer may be infected. Hackers get in through malicious links you may have clicked, and this is what results from those hacks.

Also perform malware and spyware scans, either of these can cause an issue such as this as well.

Change your password frequently, make it difficult so a hacker cannot gain access to your account.

Be sure to change your password after performing these scans, otherwise anything on your computer that a hacker will have, they will still have if you change your password prior to the scan.

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my yahoo account have been hacked i cant assess my mail, i can't reset my password i need help


hi
With the amount of dependencies constantly growing on the usage of emails it is quite difficult to imagine your email account getting hacked. Losing your personal emails, pictures, contacts, registrations details, confidential files, etc. And once a Yahoo account is hacked, the first thing that is found altered in most cases is the zip code and the password. Hackers even change you alternate email id, in order to gain complete control over the account.

If your account has been hacked, there is no point in wasting time in looking for tricks to get back the account. The amount of time you waste, is the amount of time the hacker gets to browse through the account. So, without wasting time, send in a mail to Yahoo Security department @ "account-security-help@cc.yahoo-inc.com" mentioning the details of the problem. Do mention few details like the last password, the last time you accessed the account, and all the information that you had given on the registration page(at-least some of them). You would receive a reply soon, giving you the details to follow.

For more information click this link:- http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/4739…

regards

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