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I've been phished by email, using hotmail, and it has wiped all my contacts from my email address book. Is there any way of recovering these?

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If you have been using the web interface to access your Hotmail e-mail, then your contacts are likely lost, unless you have a backup copy on your PC. If you ever exported them from Hotmail, then you can import them back into Hotmail.

There is also a small chance that if you contact Hotmail support, they might be able to restore them if they have a backup copy and you explain your situation; however, it's unlikely that they will spend the time to do so.

If you have been accessing your e-mail via an e-mail client on your desktop, like Outlook or Outlook Express, then there is a chance that you might be able to restore them from the web interface via the Export function.

Good luck.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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I forgot my pattern password and my email password


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Email providers such as Hotmail, Yahoo! and Gmail make it easy for email account holders to request an old password.
You must know your complete email address and have an alternative email address or cell phone number where a confirmation code can be sent.
If you cannot get your password back, your email provider will delete the old one. You can then create a new password.
Go to the email provider's website. For example, if your email address is registered with Yahoo!, go to Yahoo.com and if your email address is registered with Hotmail, go to Hotmail.com.
Find the sign-in section on the main page of the website.
You will see one box for your email ID and one for your email password.

Click the link that says, "Forgot your password?" if you're trying to recover a password belonging to a Hotmail email account.
Click the link that says, "Can't Access Your Account?" if you want to recover a password belonging to a Yahoo! or Gmail email account.
Check the circle indicating that you need to recover your password.
A page under the heading, "Reset your password," will appear.
You'll be asked to enter your email address.
Enter the characters in the picture box to confirm that your request is authentic. Email providers such as Hotmail, Yahoo! and Google employ this security feature to stop automated programs from illegally accessing email accounts.
Click "Continue."
Confirm your cell phone number or alternate email address, which the email provider will use to send a confirmation code.
Do not exit from this page.
You will need it later.
Go back to the page where you confirmed your cell phone number.
Enter the confirmation code that you received.
Click "Next."
Enter a new password, if requested, or sign in using your old password, which will appear on screen.

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Oct 17, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Phishing continues to be one of the most significant security threats facing Internet users. During 2007, scammers distributed millions of phishing scam emails that targeted many different entities. Phishing attacks are sure to continue in 2008 and scammers will use such attacks to steal money and identities from many new victims around the world. Armed with a little knowledge about how phishing scams work, however, you can ensure that you do not become one of these victims. phishing-scammer.jpg
Phishing scammers continue to find new victims all around the world

A phishing scam is one in which victims are tricked into providing personal information such as account numbers, passwords and credit card details to what they believe to be a legitimate company or organization. In order to carry out this trick, the scammers often create a "look-a-like" webpage that is designed to resemble the target company's official website. Typically, emails are used as "bait" in order to get the potential victim to visit the bogus website. The emails use various devious ruses to trick readers into clicking on the included links, thereby opening the bogus website. Information submitted on these bogus websites is harvested by the scammers and may then be used to steal funds from the user's accounts and/or steal the victim's identity.

Phishing scam emails are created to give the illusion that they have been sent by a legitimate institution. Emails may arrive in HTML format and include logos, styling, contact and copyright information virtually identical to those used by the targeted institution. To further create the illusion of legitimacy, some of the secondary links in these bogus emails may lead to the institution's genuine website. However, one or more of the hyperlinks featured in the body of the email will point to the fraudulent website.

Links in phishing scam messages are often disguised to make it appear that they lead to the genuine institution site. The sender address of the email may also be disguised in such a way that it appears to have originated from the targeted company. Because they are sent in bulk to many recipients, scam emails use generic greetings such as "Dear account holder" or "Dear [targeted institution] customer". If an institution needed to contact a customer about some aspect of his or her account, the contact email would address the customer by name.

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Prevent Phishing Attacks


• Did you ever receive an email that appeared to be from your bank? • Did you click a link that sent you to what looked like your bank's website?• Did you enter your username and password?• When you clicked submit, did the site turn out to be bogus? If you said yes to any of these questions then you may have been ‘phished’. Phishing is a hacker term that essentially means trolling for personal or financial information. Phishing is also a crime! Millions of people online, 3.3 million in fact, fall victim to ‘social engineering’ such as clicking on tainted links in emails, receiving legitimate looking emails that direct you to poisoned sites to steal passwords and usernames, or any number of malicious ploys to get you to give up your personal information. Simply put, the perpetrators of these scams intend on selling your information or using it in some manner for personal gain. However, there are ways to stop them before they get you. Phishing (pronounced ‘fishing’), is the act of misleading people into turning over sensitive information under false pretenses. ‘Spoofing’ or ‘brand spoofing’ is when a hacker copies or crafts web pages and emails from the spoofed sites web site content. These emails and web pages are the used as bait. Once the victim takes the bait, the hacker proceeds to bleed victims financially from the information they glean. In 2007, victims of phishing lost an average of $886 per person. That’s $3.2 billion (USD). The number of people who actually got their money back is astoundingly lower. Only 1.6 million recovered money lost to phishing scams, that’s just over half of last years victims. You’ll be interested to know two things about phishing. If you know what to look for you know what to ignore. If your email provider is worth their salt, and you have a good mail client, these lures never see the light of day.

Instruction On How To Prevent Phishing Atacks :

    Steps to Fight Phishing
  1. Step 1 Gmail is at the top of the line when it comes to filtering out spam. Google offers infinitely better spam protection than AOL or Yahoo. What’s more, Google’s email service, Gmail, is free.
  2. Step 2 Abandon outdated mail clients. Upgrade to Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. I know for a fact people still use Outlook Express. If you use it, uninstall it and get something else.
  3. Step 3 Never follow links in an email claiming to be from your bank. Ignore these types of emails. Banking institutions never ask you to verify your online banking username and password, except perhaps during initial sign-up, though this is not a common practice. These links may lead to a website that looks like your bank’s site but is not.
  4. Step 4 The website linked to in the email may ask you to enter your username and password. Do not do this until you have verified you are dealing with your banking institution. Call customer service and ask if this is a common practice. If customer service tells you it is not common practice, notify them of the email you received, as well as the url in the email. Indicators are bad urls, no padlock icon in your browser or other security indicators missing from your usual online banking session experience.
  5. Step 5 The next step in protection is to install a good Anti-Virus and firewall. Some products for you to consider are:• AVG Free • Avast! Anti-Virus • ZoneAlarm • BlackICE PC Protection
  6. Step 6 Adjust you browser settings to tighten up security especially if you use web based email. If you receive an email with a bad link in it, add the link to your 'Restricted Sites'. To do this go to Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Security. On the 'Security' tab go to 'Restricted Sites', move the slider to 'high' and remember to add blocked sites so the computer knows whom to trust. Do the same in your email client and firewall. If you are using IE, the rule of thumb is to uninstall IE and use:• Mozilla Fire Fox• Maxthon Web Browser

In this way , you can prevent phishing attacks .

on Jul 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My computer keeps "auto-adding" contacts I already have. how can I stop this?


If you use Windows Live Mail to manage your Hotmail account, any email addresses that you reply to at least three times are automatically stored in your Address Book as frequent contacts. If this function is cluttering your contacts list and you want to deactivate it, you can do so through Windows Live Mail's Options dialog.

Open Windows Live Mail and click the "Show Menu" button, then "Options." Select the "Send" tab in the Options dialog box that appears. Uncheck the box next to "Automatically put people I reply to in my address book after the third reply" and click "OK."
Email Tutorial
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My mns messanger is temperly blocked and i cant get into it


your account might need to be re activated ?

You may notice occasionally that your MSN or Hotmail/Windows Live account has been locked by Microsoft. Due to this, you are unable to login to your email account. You may not even access your Windows Live Messenger. This typically occurs when your account was compromised. Someone may have hacked into your account or stolen your password. Windows Live offers a systematic process to recover and unlock your account. You will need an alternate email address to perform this task.

Navigate to Windows LiveID Account Recovery help page. Read the instructions and click "Continue" twice. Type an alternative email address in the box under Contact Email Address. Click "Continue." Log in to your alternate email account. Open the email from "Windows Live." Click the link provided to you in the email. This will take you to the password recovery process. Type a new password and retype it to confirm. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset. Try to log in to your MSN account using any of the MSN products, including Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger. You will be able to access your MSN account.

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man go to hotmail.com, look at the left corner down the page you will see contacts, click and go to contacts, now mark the ones you wanna delete and at the top of the page there is Delete command!!!

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The hotmail site might be down or you you must have typed in their email adresses wrongly. if you are using a phone book,try to manualy type in the email adresses and send.

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