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Email hacked question
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:21:37 AM »
A question:

Is there a possibility for a person to have access to other person's email account, without the password? Isn't this illegal by all means? And how can I check if my email account has been hacked or not, if there is a way of course. 
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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 11:36:46 AM »
First thing to do is to change your email password.  But, aside from that, what would make you think your email has been hacked?


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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 02:01:15 PM »
In gmail, you can check exactly what IPs were used to access your account
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/45938?hl=en

the details is in faint gray below the emails in the inbox.

I'd have to do some searching to see if outlook and yahoo have this. I think I remember looking this over a Yahoo.

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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 02:11:58 PM »
I found the directions for yahoo email
https://itstillworks.com/can-track-logged-yahoo-email-3438.html

the only thing that is different, is step 4 which says
"View Your Recent Sign-in Activity" where I clicked Recent Activity. It gave the browser and location of where the sign in occurred but not the actual IP.

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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 02:41:06 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 04:44:48 PM »
In gmail, you can check exactly what IPs were used to access your account
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/45938?hl=en

the details is in faint gray below the emails in the inbox.

I'd have to do some searching to see if outlook and yahoo have this. I think I remember looking this over a Yahoo.

No need to check Outlook and Yahoo. I mainly use a Gmail account. But ... the Details option only shows  the last 10 entries into the account.

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First thing to do is to change your email password.

So the only way for someone to have access to my account is via password? But what if I never gave my password to anyone?

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what would make you think your email has been hacked?

The guy ''did'' that, told me that he did it.
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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 05:31:04 PM »
Can you access your email without entering the password?  No.  So if you can't, how would you expect someone else to?

What "guy"?  Someone you know?  A telephone call?  An email?   


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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 06:10:21 PM »
Can you access your email without entering the password?  No.  So if you can't, how would you expect someone else to?

What "guy"?  Someone you know?  A telephone call?  An email?

I'm sorry I cannot explain exactly the situation. Yes, I'm talking about someone I know. He insists that he did it. It's important for me to know that without a password, he has no access to my email account, and he just wants me to get worried. Thanks.
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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 06:18:30 PM »
Unless he has physical access to your computer or mobile device with your email account logged on (or password remembered by the browser), the account cannot be accessed without the password.  So, as I said before, change the password.


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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 06:21:25 PM »
Unless he has physical access to your computer or mobile device with your email account logged on (or password remembered by the browser), the account cannot be accessed without the password.  So, as I said before, change the password.

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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 02:31:32 PM »
One more question, please, Corrine, just to clarify this.

Could it be possible for this to happen, when two devices are connected to the same wi fi?
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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 02:54:42 PM »
Having the wi-fi password to the router does not provide network access to a PC.  Even if remote access was set up on your computer, the email password is still required to access it.


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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 03:08:12 PM »
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Re: Email hacked question
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 04:25:36 PM »
Enabling two-factor authentication can help with protecting your account. You’d need your cell phone to get a code that’s either texted to you, or is generated by an app. Entering this code along with your password would let you log in to your email. If one or the other is missing or wrong, then one cannot log in. You need both when two-factor is enabled.