It's easy to hijack a persons email account. Depending on the email account (and maybe not).. all a person needs to do is send you an email, and if click on the link provided inside of it, you will have then exposed your password to the account. They know the username, because that's how they the email to you.
Your email account is finished. And if I were you, as long as I live, I'd never use it again.
I've talked about email security here and there, and the most important thing to do is to never use an email account setup for you from your isp. And another point to remember is that if you do not know the source of the email, don't clink on any links within it.................. and if you want to hear something really mind boggling, you should never even open up any emails if you don't know who it came from.
And let me give you a warning
now. If you know what you know about your email address, and then you still use it, you're asking for more trouble than you thought you had.
Email security isn't hard at all, and you definitely don't need any special softwares or such... you just need to know that you can not ever give out your real email address to anyone. Let it forward to your real email address, if you want..... but reply back to it, using a different email address.
There are more ways than you think to prevent others from hijacking you, all without software intervention.
DO NOT USE THAT EMAIL ACCOUNT AGAIN!
Trust me on this one... there are plenty of FREE
ones out there. As a matter of fact, there is a FREE
one that will dispose of the email address after a specified period of time, automatically.
Know the facts, and protect your privacy, including your emails.