How to Tell If My Email Has Been Hacked

Email accounts often contain very sensitive information, and this makes them a prime target for hackers. If you are afraid that someone might be reading your personal email, you can perform a simple test to find out.

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Email hacking

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Set up a new email account.

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Create an account at sitemeter.com, a free counter and statistics tracker (see Resources).

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Compose an email with the new email account that contains an enticing subject line but don't send it.

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Log into your Sitemeter.com account and copy the html code provided there.

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Paste the code into the bottom of your email. This code allows Sitemeter to monitor how many times the email has been accessed.

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Send this email to the email account that you think has been hacked.

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Check your account at Sitemeter periodically to see if anyone has read the email.