Articles tagged: email hacked
My Email Is Hacked, How Do I Fix It?
If your email is hacked, there are several steps you need to take to get it back and prevent it from being hacked again.
Someone’s Sending from My Email Address! How Do I Stop Them?
Email spoofing is rampant. Spammers often send email that looks like it came from you, and there’s little that you can do about it.
Could the Microsoft Servers Be Infected?
It’s tempting to blame the mail service for account hacks and vulnerabilities, but in fact that’s rarely the case. Much more likely is that hackers gained access to individual accounts through more traditional means.
Would You Please Recover My Password?
Every day, I’m asked to reset lost passwords, recover hacked accounts, or retrieve lost information in them. Here’s my answer.
I Know My Password Is Right, But I Can’t Sign In. What Do I Do?
If your password won’t work and your secret questions are different, it’s pretty clear what’s happened and what you need to do.
How Do I Keep Outlook.com from Locking Me Out When I Travel?
When your email is suddenly accessed from a new location, it could mean someone other than you is trying to log in. Email providers like Outlook.com watch for this.
How Do I Tell If My Email Has Been Hacked?
It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when hackers cover their tracks. I’ll show you a couple of possible signs.
How Do I Find Who Hacked My Email Account?
It’s natural to want to find out who hacked your email and why. Begin by recovering and securing your account. I’ll review what steps you can take after that, and their chances of success.
How to Tell if Your Email, Computer, or Facebook Has Been Hacked
Unless a password’s been changed, it’s difficult for a typical user to tell if their computer or account has been hacked.
My Flood of Auto-Responses
I made a minor change to the newsletter and as a result was flooded with auto-responses when it sent. What I learned about auto-responses is important to know.
Why Do I Need Another Email Address to Access My Account?
This is a system designed to help you recover your email account if something should go wrong… and things go wrong more often than you would like to think!
I got two identical spam messages from two friends. Which of us has been hacked?
It’s unlikely that you’ve been hacked. It’s possible that your friends have both been hacked, but this kind of thing can happen without anyone being hacked at all!
Why is mail getting automatically placed in a folder I didn’t create?
If you didn’t change the folder rules, then who did? I’ll show you how to fix this problem.
If My Email Account is Hacked, What Kinds of Things Should I Check?
When a hacker has access to your email account, they can do anything — even change settings you know nothing about. Let’s take a look at some of the possible dangers.
Can a hacker get away with only my address book?
If you’ve been hacked… you’ve been hacked. That means the hacker had access to everything on your computer or in (and linked to) your email account. In either case, you need to review your security.
Can Backups of Email Be Hacked?
Not just email, but any information that is anywhere on “the cloud” is subject to backups. That means there is a copy somewhere. Is this a problem?
Did Someone Log In to Google with My Password?
It’s frightening, on the server side, to watch the constant attempts being made to slowly brute force a way into email accounts. So it’s safe to assume that if Google notified you – someone got in!
Someone’s Sending Email that Looks Like it’s from Me to My Contacts, What Can I Do?
If your contacts are getting email from you that you didn’t send, then it’s very likely that your email account has been compromised.