My email address seems to be hijacked!

  geek84 08 May 11

Hi Folks

It seems as if my email address has been hijacked.

I have received a lot of spam emails and other strange emails i.e. not 'normal' emails. How can I rectify the problem? Would it be sufficient if I change my email address password?

Thanks in advance.

  spuds 08 May 11

Does your ISP use or offer a spam filter?.

Does your email actually have your email details correct, or is it a variation?.

Have you signed up for something recently, that you should have perhaps unticked a box?.

  buteman 09 May 11

Change your password would help.

  Proclaimer 09 May 11

Changing your password will not stop spam...

  johndrew 09 May 11

Who is your ISP?

Most of us get a fair amount of junk trying to sell all sorts of products and services, many not in good taste.

If your ISP offers a Junk Filter, it can be found by logging into your Webmail account - generally by going to the ISP's site and looking for the facility to check your mail - You will need your e-mail address and the password you use to get onto the internet to do this.

Once in you need to look for the filter facility - often a button/tick box beneath the folders showing in your account. Here you can enter key words or e-mail addresses that you want blocked. The filter will offer the facility for immediate deletion of moving to your on-site deleted folder for a given period before deleting completely.

  wee eddie 09 May 11

e-mail Spam Filters. One problem they can have is:-

Sometimes Items that are not Spam get Flagged as such and Filtered, so you need to check the Filter Box fairly regularly.

This has happened to me a number of times, on one occasion I almost missed a very important e-mail, so now I check my Spam Filter every day before clearing it.


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