Has my email been compromised?
Email is used for many important purposes and normally contains a lot of private information. Therefore you need to make sure your account does not get compromised because if it were to fall into the wrong hands, criminals would be able to use a lot of private information against you. It’s therefore essential that you’re able to use your email safely online.
Here are three ways to tell if your email details have been accessed by someone else:
1: Password has been changed
If you receive a notification your password has been changed even though you haven’t done so, then it is highly likely that this has been done by someone looking to acquire your data. You should also keep an eye out for password reset emails, which you haven’t requested.
2: Unusual IP addresses, devices, and/or browsers
You should be able to check your login activity and show the IP addresses or locations from where your account is being used. It may also show the browsers and/or devices used. If you see locations or devices you don’t recognize, it’s possible that someone else has access to your account.
3: Receiving unusual emails
If you begin to receive more spam emails or your sent inbox shows emails being sent from your account not by you, then someone else may have access to your account.
Ways to stop this from happening There are multiple ways to stop someone compromising your email. Some of the easiest ways to do this is to constantly change your password, keep an eye on account recovery information and to constantly make sure your computer or device is clear from viruses.
Emails can be compromised easily and it is very important that you are constantly checking to make sure no one has access to your account.
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