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#1 keybored

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:24 PM

Hi -
I have a new hotmail accout. Please tell me if another person can access my hotmail account from another location. If I change the password is it secure and private?
Thank you for any help and info!

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:29 PM

It is highly unlikely that anyone could access your Hotmail account from another computer unless they knew the account NAME and the account PASSWORD. While complete privacy of E-mail communication can be assured only by encryption, for all practical purposes keeping your computer safe from keylogging and malware, not divulging your password to anyone, and changing it periodically should assure its privacy.
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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:39 PM

Thank you very much jgweed for your help!

Someone had been on my computer and i believe had both the password and the name. That person is now out of state and I have changed the password, but I still felt a little uncomfortable and wasn't sure.

Have a great day!

Edited by jgweed, 19 October 2005 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 03:06 PM

If your computer is somewhere other people can have access to it, it is wise to password-protect Windows, and to never leave your computer on unless you are in view of it. My own computer case has a lock on the front that prevents anyone from even turning it on; I use this during parties, for example.
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