Cant get into my email accounts. Compromised?

January 27, 2012 at 18:47:07
Specs: Windows 7
can't sign onto my emails believe someone took over my email accounts and I can't sign on. One email account they had me verify my user and password after clicking onto their link. I thought because they said they were the Admins. When I try to reset my password for Live account,, it comes up with someone elses email. ,: xo........@ hotmail.co.uk. , I live in the US. that is not my email account, All my email accounts seem to be affected. I' am afraid of someone finding my pay pal / bank account number either on my email or my computer file.What can I do? I have
Wwindows defender and McAffee Plus.,
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#1
January 29, 2012 at 09:13:18
You should never quote your banking or paypal log-ins in an email, and neither the banks nor paypal will include your login details in emails they send to you. So if you've got those confidential details in your emails (especially in a weak security system like Windows Live Mail), you have been very unwise.

If someone has accessed your emails already, there is nothing you can do other than inform your bank and close your paypal account. Then use a more secure email service, that means none of the free ones. Use the one that you pay your ISP for.


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#2
February 1, 2012 at 05:28:26
Well that's funny cause my email account is an extra account I pay for. which I got the email notice saying it was the Admins. I use that email for all my work related projects. I called the company real quick when I realized what happened. And they had me change my password.
Are there any suggestions that I can use a different email provider?

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#3
February 1, 2012 at 15:27:26
yahoo is about the best free one out there....with unlimited storage and great spam tools.

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February 6, 2012 at 12:53:17
I just realized I can't even sign onto here.. after registering .. The account here on Computing .net also keeps asking me for my password, which I wrote it down and it won't work...
So this problem with signing onto places with password is not working all together and it must be a glitch in my Windows 7 program. In other words it's in My computer.
Any ideas ??????

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