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Windows 7: Best Advice Re:Security for Changing E-mail Accounts

09 Sep 2014   #1
gplea

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 
Best Advice Re:Security for Changing E-mail Accounts

So, my gmail account was hacked again. This time the e-mail says "Hello, how are you?" It did NOT get the email addresses from my gmail address book. Apparently, it came from addresses linked to my Microsoft One Drive (formerly Skydrive) account because this morning they sent me a Security Alert telling me to change that password. I had changed my password on that gmail account, and my LastPass account, but forgot to change the password on that cloud. After running a security check on my LastPass sites, they also advised deleting a BUNCH of old addresses (especially ones from gmail) that they had on file for me. They also advised letting them generate their own passwords on the sites that I have with them.

Here's one of my dreaded questions that I dread the answer to. Should I delete my current gmail account to limit anymore damage and annoyance to the people that keep getting these hack emails? And if I do that, I obviously have to migrate all of my important e-mails I have in folders in that account. What's the best way to do that? Finally, are there any free private ONLINE e-mail accounts that are secure?

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks,
GPL


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09 Sep 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm well gplea I am not sure but it does sound like your security is not up to much if you are being hacked like that. So just what have you got for security.
The Gmail account again I am not sure but it might be able to add that account to WLM if you are interested in something I find really quite good for an email service. There again I have some hefty security set up on my machines and don't have to worry too much. Plus I tried Gmail once and it was frankly crap in my mind.

This shows you how How do I add an account to Windows Live Mail? - Windows Help

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How to Access a Gmail Account in Windows Live Mail

WLM is free after all
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09 Sep 2014   #3
gplea

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 

Thanks ICit2lol,

Being one that isn't much into security like a lot of folks, I'm not sure what you mean by "my security". I mean I run M'soft Security Ess., SuperAnti-Spyware. So, I'm not sure I understand how adding my gmail account to Windows Live makes it so much more secure. Granted, if it does, which would mean (I assume) that I wouldn't have to get another e-mail address, and/or migrate all of my old emails to a new address.

Thanks,
GPL
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10 Sep 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate I was really implying for want of a better term that being Microsoft it is better covered by the Microsoft security stuff via their updates so WLM might be better.
Granted the transition is quite involved but worth I would say for peace of mind and some flexibility.

If you are thinking you need some free security see this.
Search results for Gizmo's Freeware website
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11 Sep 2014   #5
gplea

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 

Thanks again, ICit2lol,

I REALLY tried to set up my gmail account in Live Mail, and I can't remember exactly, but it said it was having problems with my IMAP setup in gmail. I checked and rechecked the instructions, and everything was as they instructed. I just gave up.

I finally took the route of deleting the old gmail accounts I never use, and other accounts I don't use. I beefed up the security on my LastPass account, changed my passwords to randomized alphanumeric 12 character passwords. I use their authenticator scanner. I HATE all this crap, but I guess I don't have any choice these days.

Thanks,
GPL
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11 Sep 2014   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi GPL, this is how I manage my email. WLM Tips.pdf Hope it helps.


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11 Sep 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi GPL, this is how I manage my email. Attachment 332937 Hope it helps.
Hiyya Rodey it sounds like it could work for gplea. I think I mentioned earlier was never a fan of GMail when I tried it as it was fro me at least very convoluted and prone to not working.
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