Conversation between people started long time ago and since then man has used several procedures for communication. It all started with letters tied to the legs of a pigeon and with modernization being the order of the day we have reached a time when Email or Electronic Mail has become the need of the hour. In the corporate world today individuals just cannot imagine a situation without the facility of Email. Keeping pace with modernization and technical development, plenty of Web mail services has come up lending their helping hand forward like Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail and many others, but with such advancement of technology and growth of facilities some evils have also crept in this network. We cannot prevent them but what we should do is to keep away from them or even if we have already been victim of it, we should learn to recover from the disease. Here we shall discuss how to recover from an attack i,e how to take the control of an hacked Email account back?
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The danger with Email Accounts today is due to Hackers who are undoubtedly great programmers. But being an email account holder you should want to keep your account in safe custody and you should also know to retrieve your control over your account even if it gets hacked. If any of you do not know the latter just read on :
Your Fightback :
The first and foremost step in your fightback process irrespective of whatever mail service you are using should be to reset your password. Now we shall discuss the procedure for each mail service in detail.
For Gmail Accounts :
If your Gmail account gets hacked and you lose your control over it then first of all go to your Gmail Home page from where you used to login. In that very window there is a link entitled “ Can’t access your account? “.
Click on that link and this operation will lead you to a new page where you will be asked the reason why you cannot access your account.
From the options given choose ” I forgot my password ” or ” My password doesn’t seem to be working ” and immediately some options will appear below and from them click on the link of the first option as shown below:
A new page appears requiring you to give the username as shown below. Just give the correct username in the space marked and click on ” Submit “.
The operation above once completed will open another page which deals with captcha code (shown at the below). Type it carefully and then hit ” Submit “.
Now a security question will be asked to you as you have selected during creating the account. Answer the question correctly and then you will be able to type and retype your new password. When finished hit the “ Reset ” button to change the password.
For Yahoomail Accounts :
Open the YahooMail home page and click on ” I can’t access my account ” . Once done you should have a page opened before you looking like this :
From the options given choose ” I forgot my password ” or ” My password doesn’t seem to be working ” and then click on ” Next “.
A new page appears where you are requested to give your username and the captcha code as shown below :
After entering the details below correctly click ” Next ” and then you will see a page where you will be asked some questions and which you need to answer as you have given them during creation of the profile.
If you have answered the questions correctly then you will have apage where you can reset your password. After doing the same click ” Next ” and your password will be changed.
An Extra Feature that Yahoo! Provides to more Secure your Email Account:
It’s recommended that you should enter an alternative email address to finally get back your hacked email account. If do not have, it’s really a tough job to get back the control. However Yahoo had an extra feature to more secure your account. It’s a sign-in-seal. This seal is an image or a word that you have chosen while you have added the sign-in-seal to your account. Check out the details procedure below…
1. Click on “Create your sign-on seal” link in any yahoo account page.
2. Click on “Create a text seal or upload an image” option.
3. If you have chosen text then enter a message that only be known to you. If you have chosen an image, upload it and choose the color scheme.
4. Once your seal is prepared, click on “Save this Seal”. It will appear on your login page in a short while.
For Hotmail Accounts :
If you are a HotMail user navigate to the link ” Forgot your password? ” and you will see the following page :
Here just fill in the required details and then click on ” Continue ” . Then go to
” Next ” and you will need to give the Email where your new password will be mailed .
Password reset details will be sent to this email address. Click on the link, sent in mail. Enter your Windows Live ID and type/confirm a new password.
After completion just click on ” Continue ” and your job will be done.
Though a lot of password recover procedure has been described here but you should always keep changing your email account password. Also add an alternative email address to your main email account.