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How do you know if your mailbox was hacked?

Tim Summers
Technical Support

Email can be hacked in a variety of ways.

One such method is tricking people into opening an infected email attachment.  Once opened, the email account and contact list can become vulnerable to the hacker.

How do you know if your mailbox was hacked? 

Typically you will see one or more of the following symptoms:

* Incoming emails do not land in your inbox

* You no longer see any new incoming emails in your inbox

* All of your contacts are deleted from your mailbox

* Many of your contacts begin receiving a fake email that you did not send

* Many of your contacts receive an infected email attachment from your email address

* You are no longer able to send emails

* You cannot log into your email to check for new email messages

What to do if you suspect your email has been hacked? 

Check out our article, Ten Steps To Take When Your Email Account Is Hacked

About Tim Summers

Tim Summers is a long-time nerd and the owner of Diversified Computer Solutions, Inc. Tim has built a reputation within the Dayton, Ohio area as an honest and reliable computer consultant who blends sound business principles with quality technical advice and service. Tim spends most of his waking hours in front of a computer and some of his sleeping hours as well. Currently, Tim splits his time between providing I.T. support services, building websites, and trying to train a high energy Dachshund mix named Gizmo.

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