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
- Account created date
- Security question and answer
- Most frequently used email contact address.
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