Cannot get on to my e.mail
Find Hidden Email Accounts on a Computer
Trust in a relationship, whether parent-child, between
spouses or at work, is sometimes put to the test.
When one party feels that trust has been abused, he might
want to ease his doubts.
New technology makes it possible to effectively hide email
accounts, but most people do not use or understand this technology.
Check the history on your Web browser for free email sites like mail.yahoo.com,
hotmail.com or gmail.com.
Most of the time nontechnical users do not realize how much
information is contained in the browser history.
When searching the history, most free email accounts will
show up with the various user names that were used to connect to them.
It is easy to differentiate between regular email accounts
and new suspicious ones.
Check her regular email accounts.
Most free email accounts have the option to enter a trusted
email address to be used in case the user loses her password, or to warn her if
that information changes on the account.
Checking for such email is easy and quick.
Do a search on the account for words like
"welcome," "yahoo.com" and "gmail.com" to check
for communication from free email providers.
Check for instant messaging logs.
All major free email accounts have free instant messaging
such as yahoo messenger, msn and gmail talk.
Each of those messaging services have logging options that
save the live chats to the hard drive. If you have an instant messaging
software installed, check to see if the logging option is turned on.
Check in the software where the log is saved and go to that
Installing messaging software usually creates one folder
named after each account to store the logs.
Check for virtual machines on the computer.
More technical people might be tempted to install a virtual
machine that allows them to have a dedicated operating system to use as their
If you have a virtual machine software such as Vmware,
Virtualbox or Virtual PC, try to boot any operating systems present and do the
same searches done on the main computer.
Install a key logger on the computer to monitor activity
taking place during anonymous browsing. Modern browsers have an anonymous
browsing mode that does not record anything done while turned on.
It is easy, however, to install a key logger that will
record everything the user types on the keyboard.
It will allow you to discover any email accounts accessed
during anonymous sessions.
Get Into My Email if I Don't Remember My Password or ID
It is not uncommon for users to forget their user names and
passwords, especially when trying to access an email account not often used.
Email providers like Yahoo! and Google are aware that users forget
and have implemented a way to identify the user in this situation. In order to
use this retrieval method, you must have submitted an alternate email address
when you signed up for that email.
Go to the email sign-in page. Notice the option underneath the login fields for
users that have trouble signing in; in Yahoo! Mail this option is "I
forgot my Yahoo! ID" and in Google Gmail this option is "Can't Access
Click this option.
Enter the alternate email address entered when you set up up
your email address.
Yahoo! Mail users also need to enter the birth date, country
and postal code entered when the email address was set up. Click
Log in to your alternative email address and click the email
Your email user name is available in the body of the email.
Click the link within that email to reset your email
To reset your email password, the provider might require
that you answer your security question.
Go back to the email sign-in page and log in using your user
name and new password.
Sep 08, 2013 |
Computers & Internet