How can I protect my eMail from being hacked?

beatriz August 8, 2010
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Someone hacked my eMail. He already sent more than 60 emails to my friends. This is the second time this person did this. I don’t know who it is. I already changed my password. But I’m afraid. Please help!

  1. Sirben20002000
    April 21, 2012 at 8:35 am

    mail protection

  2. Jack Cola
    August 14, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Scan your computer for keyloggers, also did you change your secrete answer and question? Make sure you do that too.

  3. Tina
    August 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Beatriz,

    we have had a similar question previously. You can review the answers here: http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/hacking-email/

    Since your question describes almost the same scenario, I will basically give you the same answer I gave the other person. First of all, please specify how you check your mail. Is this an online eMail account like Hotmail or do you download your eMail with a program like Outlook?

    Changing your password was the right move. You should regularly change your password, whether or not you suspect a hacker.

    However, what you describe sounds more like you're dealing with malware on your computer rather than a hacker. Did you scan your computer for viruses, trojans, worms, and adware? For advice on which security tools to use, check out the answers to the following questions:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/security-programs/
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/recommend-free-virus-protection-program/

    Apart from that, if you want to find out when your eMail account was hacked, these articles may be helpful:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/are-you-sure-your-email-isnt-being-hacked/
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-if-your-gmail-is-hacked-with-activity-monitor/

    Good luck!