Solved how do i know if someone has accessed my emai

October 3, 2011 at 10:03:10
Specs: Windows 7
Hello, how do i know if someone has used a (3rd) computer to access my email account and send emails from my account without my knowledge. How do i prove that the emails were not sent from my computer even though its from my email address???

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October 3, 2011 at 12:05:42
The first thing you do is change your password. What makes you think someone else is using your account? Who else uses your computer? Are there items in the sent folder that you didn't send?

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October 3, 2011 at 12:20:08
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ignore what the sent from address says.
go to the properties of the email [assuming MS email client like outlook] and look at the Return-Path:
is it your email address or someone elses?

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October 3, 2011 at 13:05:05
Thanks for your reply,

I know the email account has been accessed as malicious emails have been sent from my account to another that i did not send. Its not a virus i think i know who it is i just need to know how to prove it. I have of course now changed the password, i need to know if each computer had its own identification number/code proving the email account was accessed from another computer that is not mine, and show that the malicious email was sent from that computer rather than the email address.

if it does have its own id imprinted somewhere on the email, how do i find it.

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October 4, 2011 at 00:27:14
It also depends on whether you email service can be accessed using webmail, that way, if someone has got your address and password they can send and receive emails from any machine. More difficult to race but your isp should be able to tell you if your email account was accessed in such a way, though whether or not they would be bothered to help is another matter.

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