HELP! someone hacked my email how do i trace it

  weezul 15:01 21 Dec 05
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someone has accessed my hotmail account without my permission (they know me very well and guessed my password i think)
Is this illegal?
Is there anyway to trace the computer used to access my hotmail and thus prove it who it was?
Any help greatly appreciated

  mattyc_92 15:04 21 Dec 05

1. Yes it is classed as "illegal", but some people disagree

2. Not as I know of, apart from asking Microsoft for their "I.P" address and going from there, but MS is aren't likely to pass this sort of info onto you.

  pauldonovan 15:05 21 Dec 05

If you are sure then you can take the thing legal or to the police if you wish to do so, not sure if Microsoft keep logs of IP addresses accessing email, but in theory the police or a court can force the ISP/MS to reveal them.

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